25 years musical experience. Published orchestrator and arranger. Diverse skillset. Works quickly, communicates clearly, with professional results.
Here’s what I can do for you:
- Record piano or keys parts.
- Compose a soundtrack for your project.
- Create sheet music from your song/piece (rhythm chart, lead sheet, piano/vocal, etc)
- Arrange instrumentals for your song.
- Tune your vocals.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
4 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Eric Belvin
Eric is super knowledgeable in Logic and a great tutor.... everything from the simple to the complex. Patient with a novice Logic user.
Eric's score gave life and a new dimension to my film. He's understanding and great to work with.Very thankful.
Excellent work done with expertise and patience. No matter what I requested, he completed it quickly and perfectly. I will definitely be using Eric again!
Eric is amazingly talented and professional. Goes above and beyond and is very patient with a very indecisive client. He's quick and very helpful. Very happy with his work.
Interview with Eric Belvin
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In 2019 I helped create vocal and orchestral charts for a musical written on the life of Princess Diana. The showcase premiered in England and was well-received.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a short film shot in England called "Family Reunion." I also recently created several orchestral demos for a client who sent me scores.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Greg Johnson is an incredible composer that I would recommend to anyone. He's been a regular source of inspiration and advice.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both, though studies have shown most people can't tell the difference. Digital is how I create and consume most music because it's much more accessible.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always do my best to match your vision. If it's not right the first time I'm not afraid to go back to the drawing board.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with other talented people.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm known by many as a piano player (which I love), but really my passion is composition.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask what style they are looking for, how much creative freedom they are giving, and possibly examples of similar work that inspired them.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to start with a good idea of what you'd like to come away with, and be responsive with questions or if additional material is needed.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my laptop, iPad, H4n field recorder, a small midi keyboard, and AT headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began music training as a child and have been composing since about 10 years old. I got into audio production in college. After graduation I freelanced as a music director and did subcontract work for some LA composers. I now music direct at a large church in Texas and continue doing everything from chart prep to audio production for Nashville and LA professionals.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I lean towards piano driven tracks with a classical-meets-soundtrack style. I love using electronic elements along with orchestral.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with a film composer like Thomas Newman. I love the unique sound he has, and his music always touches the soul. As an artist I would love work with a band like Coldplay. Their sound is always evolving and there's tons of creativity on the production side, but the songs are always strong too.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't let nice speakers fool you into thinking you have a good mix. Also, a session that's organized well makes everything easier - from idea creation to mixing. Using templates up front helps but also label and color things well as you go.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on soundtracks, orchestrations, and piano arrangements mostly.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is audio production. I have strong ears and playing abilities that let me absorb music easily. I know my software well and can flesh out ideas quickly.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a lifetime of musical experience ranging from classical to pop. I have an ear for creating sonic space around vocals because I've accompanied singers for years. I know how to flesh out small musical ideas into full pieces.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get as much detail as I can from clients before starting. Better to have more information about what you have in mind than less, although I'm happy to take the creative lead as well. I usually create rough outlines of the piece first, either with a piano track or something similar. Then I fill everything in with instruments that fit the style of what I'm working on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Macbook Pro, two powered Mackie monitors with a sub, a Nord Stage 2, and an AKAI MPK261 midi keyboard. Much of my production is in the box. I have some of the best sample libraries available and pride myself in making music sound authentic and real.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Composers that inspire me: Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri. Producers that inspire: Ian Kirkpatrick, Fede Vindver, Brian Eno.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the work I do involves recording piano, composing/editing audio and creating charts for people.