Eric Belvin

Composer, Pianist, Arranger

9 Reviews (8 Verified)
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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.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

9 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Hector Gabriel

    The strings sound perfect! Thank you!

  2. Review by Hector Gabriel
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    Eric, it’s always a pleasure to work with you! I loved the music you made for this last project. Until next time! Peace.

  3. Review by Greg Johnson

    Eric is fantastic to work with - lightning fast and high quality performance and recording. Would highly recommend.

  4. Review by Hector Gabriel

    Eric is a beast! So enjoy working with him and getting to experience his musical talent.

  5. Review by James B.

    Excellent Taste and Feel!

  6. Review by Jill U.

    Eric is super knowledgeable in Logic and a great tutor.... everything from the simple to the complex. Patient with a novice Logic user.

  7. Review by Elie-Pierre B.

    Eric's score gave life and a new dimension to my film. He's understanding and great to work with.Very thankful.

  8. Review by Dr. A.
    by Dr. A.

    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!

  9. Review by Jill U.

    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

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: I would take my laptop, iPad Pro, H4n field recorder, a small midi keyboard, and AT headphones.

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. 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.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Greg Johnson is an incredible composer that I would recommend to anyone. He's been a regular source of inspiration and advice.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: I love the opportunity to be creative and collaborate with other talented people.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I'm known by many as a piano player (which I love), but really my passion is composition.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. 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.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. 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.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I have a Macbook Pro, two powered Mackie monitors with a sub, a Nord Stage 2, and an AKAI MPK261 midi keyboard. I also have a full-size grand piano with a stereo-mic setup.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I lean towards piano driven tracks with a classical-meets-soundtrack style. I love using electronic elements along with orchestral.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. 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.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. 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.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I work on soundtracks, orchestrations, and piano arrangements mostly.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. 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.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. 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.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Composers that inspire me: Thomas Newman, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri. Producers that inspire: Ian Kirkpatrick, Fede Vindver, Brian Eno.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Most of the work I do involves recording piano, composing/editing audio and creating charts for people.

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Terms Of Service

- Depending on the project, 2 revisions will be done before revisiting the overall cost of the project. - I'll do my best to finish the project within a week, if not I'll let you know up front.

Gear Highlights
  • Grotrian 6ft grand piano; AKG214 microphone pair; Nord Stage 2; Software: Logic Pro X
  • Ableton 10
  • Finale
  • Dorico
  • Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra
  • Komplete 12
  • Eastwest Symphonic Orchestra
  • Spectrasonics (all products)
  • Output (all products).
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