Composer for Film, TV, Games and Production Music. Specialized in Cinematic tracks and minimal underscores. Professional knowledge of Pro Tools, Cubase and many other DAW's. Currently busy with my first feature film that will be released in cinemas in 2020.
My name is Jelle Dittmar and I'm a 24-year-old composer from the Netherlands.
I have released many albums with various record labels such as BMG Production Music and Amadea Music.
I'm specialized in orchestral music and cinematic underscores.
More recently I'm working on my first feature film that will be released in the cinemas in 2020.
I started with making music at the age of 11.
Played in various bands and ensembles and composed songs for them as well.
Currently, I'm studying at SAE Institute Amsterdam for the Bachelor Audio Production.
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Interview with Jelle Dittmar
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Composing Cinematic music for Film | TV | Games | Production Music
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Queen, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Imagine Dragons, Olafur Arnalds, Alexandre Desplat, Brian Tyler
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use a specially built computer optimized for large orchestral templates. Specs: AMD Ryzen 7 3rd gen, 64GB Ram DDR4, 3x 1TB SSD M.2 Drives. Keyboard: Komplete Kontrol S88 MK2 2 Monitor screens and one 4K TV for footage. Plugins: Spitfire Audio BBCSO, Albion One, Labs and Olafur Arnalds Toolkit Spectrasonics, Omnisphere Native Instruments: Komplete Ultimate 12 East West Composercloud Gold
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have templates for different sizes of orchestral songs. Most of the time I start with some basic chord progressions and after that I play with different sounds. After the composition is done, I make a basic mix and add some EQ, Compression, and Saturation. I have two tracks for reverb, one for all the instruments, and one plate emulation for the strings.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A combination of moving and warm strings, orchestral instruments, and synths
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Quickly composing complete orchestral mock-ups and original tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Cinematic Underscores and Orchestral
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay Organised, make templates so you can easily access all the important plugins and compose songs in no time. Also, know your shortcuts! they are a huge timesaver.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Actually two, I would like to collaborate with Hans Zimmer because I admire his style and sound and this has alway's been my childhood dream. The second one are Imagine Dragons, I am a huge fan of their songs and before I listened to them I didn't really enjoy listening to songs with lyrics.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: This could be many things, but I prefer the term, Minimal Cinematic
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am only acting as a professional composer for over a year now, started my company in 2018. But I composed and made music already 10 years before that as a hobby.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop. Akai Mini Headphones Alway's that Cubase Dongle Satellite Phone so I can contact for help
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise them to really think what sound they have in mind, not all styles of music fit under the same footage.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think that making music for film is an easy job to do. For me it is, but that's only because setting the mood for a scene is something I can do naturally, in my sleep even, but it will take years of experience to reach that point.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most frequent question I get is How much does it cost to make music for my film? I always respond with, what is your budget? no film is the same and should be treated as a unique production.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative freedom.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm a strict worker, I alway's work on time and organized and alway's discuss with the client the options for their production.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer a combination of both, best of both worlds actually. It just has something extra if you put your individual stems through an SSL Mixer, more depth and warmth.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not Yet
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on multiple albums for various record labels and I am working on my first ever feature film wich will be released in cinemas 2020
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: For now, that has to be the first album I ever wrote for a record label (BMG Production Music). With this album, I proved to myself that what I make is good, and this was a huge confidence booster.