I am a Belgian composer and sound engineer.

I started taking music lessons at the age of 10 and, soon after, learned to play the guitar. I performed various genres of music, including funk, rock and hip hop, and was heavily involved in bands.

My musical experience not only shaped me as a musician, but also inspired me to compose.

In 2010, I wrote the theme for the famous French YouTube show Joueur du Grenier, which marked the beginning of my composing career. I now compose for numerous web series (Bibi 300, Testeur Alpha, ...) and short films.

In Brussels, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Communications, then went to New York's SAE Institute to study sound engineering, where I met my fellow colleague Steffi Paxon.

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • Reaper
  • MacBook Pro
  • Waves plugins
  • Izotope plugins
  • Komplete instruments
  • Miroslav Philharmonik
  • Amplitube 3
  • ...

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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I wrote the main theme for the famous Youtube show "Joueur du Grenier". I am proud of it for 2 reasons : I think it's a very catchy and solid jingle, and millions of people hear it every month.
What are you working on at the moment?
Recording musicians ; writing an EP.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Steffi Paxon.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. I honestly don't have a big preference for one or the other. Digital is so convenient that I wouldn't even argue : I'd go for digital only if I had to make a choice.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A pretty damn solid jingle / theme / background music that fits the project.
What do you like most about your job?
The creation process.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Price ; my prices are set and sometimes negotiable ; never had a problem.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That a 20 seconds jingle takes 20 seconds to make.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I try to know as much as I can, about the project I'm writing for.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Compare the talents and the prices before you make the right choice. Visit composer's Youtube and Soundcloud's, etc.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Computer, guitar, interface, headphones, speakers.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been composing jingles, themes and background music for more than 5 years.
How would you describe your style?
Straight forward, with interesting nuances.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never let yourself get lost and overwhelmed by too many possibilities.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Jingles, orchestral themes and background music.
What's your strongest skill?
Composing.
What do you bring to a song?
I usually compose from scratch, for internet podcasters, or video games.
What's your typical work process?
I usually try to have a clear representation of the project I'm writing for. Then, ideas come to my mind and the music and melodies start to take form. After that, I start recording what I could call a draft, with the main lines and instruments. Then, if I'm satisfied with it, I start harmonizing and adding other instruments and sound effects.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use a MacBook Pro. My main DAWs are Pro Tools 10 & Reaper. My main virtual instruments banks are Komplete 10, Omnisphere, Miroslav Philharmonik, Addictive Drums. My main plug ins are Waves and Izotope Ozone.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Akira Yamaoka, Trent Reznor, John Frusciante and many more.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Jingles, themes and background music composition.