There are - last I checked - 328 million people in the US alone. And of them probably 62% want to write music for your next project. So why hire me? I write only what fits your vision, not what I think demonstrates my musical genius. I take criticism well, have scored multiple features and short films, a musical and written myriad songs to boot!
I received an MFA in Film Music Composition from UNCSA in 2018. The education I received was highly technical as composing for visual media is a predominantly self-sufficient profession today, one which requires mastery of DAWs (namely Logic, Cubase and Pro Tools), virtual instruments, mixing/mastering plugins and recording techniques. And these are things I'm well-versed in.
In addition I have been writing and recording music for nearly two decades in one form or another. Though I've predominantly operated as a solo artist under the name "He Thought Of Planes," I've concluded that my strengths are much better suited for collaboration. So I've since put greater priority on helping others realize their visions rather than fixate on my own.
My specializations include: composing music for visual media, songwriting, guitar (I'm not Eddie Van Halen but I can record most parts and write ya something interesting), vocal melodies, string arrangement, synth selection, creative producing, synthestration, drum programming, and general audio mixing & editing.
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Reed is super professional, friendly and talented. Highly recommend.
I've had the pleasure of working with Reed on multiple occasions. He is professional, courteous, and is a awesome collaborator due to his great communication skills. Reed is both an incredible composer/arranger, but an overall wiz who is comfortable with all aspects of digital production. His great ear and musicality ensure that whatever project he is working on will have depth, balance, and richness. I'm thrilled at every chance I get to work with Reed!
Interview with Reed Trachy
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the project, but generally melody is the last thing i write. I typically start with a riff and building out chords, bass lines, etc. from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Nothing too extraordinary but I have everything I need to make stuff sound professional.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jonny Greenwood would be number one all-around. For film specifically I admire the late Johann Johansson for his uniqueness and total commitment to serving the films he was associated with. For pop/rock music Damon Albarn for his willingness to evolve and embrace different styles. For hip-hop it's Nujabes, who served as a primary catalyst of the explosion in popularity of Lo-Fi beats.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music for film, video games and advertisements primarily. I have also written hooks and trumpet parts for other artists.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have a video game I'm scoring with a friend of mine, a hip-hop for kids TV show pitch I'm making some beats for and I'm wrapping up another full-length album for my solo project, He Thought of Planes.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brennan Carter - amazing trumpet player, great person, knows how to write you something that will
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because $$$
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I sever my ego for collaborative projects. You do not have to be afraid to tell me you don't like something or it doesn't work for you.