Chris Wirsig is an award-winning composer, songwriter & producer, with classical training on piano and saxophone. He has studied audio engineering at SAE Munich, and has written & produced music for more than 20 years.
If you like songs that are unique, have some twists and turns, and create an immersive atmosphere, I'd love to work together with you. By mixing electronic and acoustic instruments, I'll help you to create a truly captivating (often cinematic) song that stands out - realizing your vision, working together for a memorable track.
And if you like to get a song remixed or have it "trailerized," I'm happy to help. Check out no:carrier's epic-orchestral cover of The Cure's "Lovesong" to hear what a trailerized version could be.
Some of my recent productions include Rising Voices' charity cover of Depeche Mode's "People Are People" (recorded by 36 international musicians & singers, including Synthpop legend Marian Gold (Alphaville)), several award-winning short films, and music for numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, Fox Sports, Audience Network/DirecTV, and others.
I'm also constantly co-writing and producing songs with artists and songwriters like Psyche, Liza Marie Sparks, Queen Chameleon, Roxanne Seeman, Lori Barth, Audio Terrorist, Melissa Harding, and many others.
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- Virtual Conformity
- Liza Marie Sparks
- The Dust Ryde
- Karyssa Lynne
- 20 Matches
- MTV's The Challenge
- Cat Dexx: Inkosi
- Intervention The Movie
- Kaspersky Lab
- Bunim Murray
- Audio Terrorist
- Alien Tribe 2
- Text Anywhere
- TEDx Munich
- Pink Shark Music
- Atrium Music
- Lab Hits
- Fox Sports
- E! Entertainment
6 ReviewsEndorse Chris Wirsig
Chris is a great musician, songwriter, and producer. As a fellow member of The Society of Composers & Lyricists, I’ve had the pleasure of writing several songs with him and continue to collaborate on various projects. But even more than his skill and talent, Chris is a great guy and easy to work with. I’m honored to be his friend and work with him.
Working with Chris Wirsig has been one of the best experiences of my music career. From production value, to creative collaborations Chris Wirsig can turn a bus ride idea into a full song with different versions to suit the need of film, TV or single song release or placement. Chris makes you feel like an equal partner yet making your music shine and your journey with him special.
I've had the pleasure of working with Chris a number of times and in a number of ways. As a singer, he leveraged his keen ear to present me in my best light; as a remixer, he crafted unique and creative arrangements of my songs; as a producer, he quickly composed music as my songs developed in the studio; and as a songwriter, he has written tunes that were so inspiring I covered them as singles and quit my day job. To say that working with Chris has changed my life is an understatement.
I've had the pleasure of recording several songs with Chris Wirsig over the years.
My own DON'T MENTION IT plus more. His songs ROOM WITH A VIEW, HERE'S TO YOU and recently RISING VOICES were all an honor for me to sing on.
Chris has the ability to hone in on the essence of whatever instrument he is recording and extract a quality of sound which fits the mood and feeling of the song. He is easy going, has a brilliant, open mind and is adroit at what he does. I would jump at the chance to work with Chris Wirsig again!!
Chris Wirsig is one of my favorite people in the world to work with. Period! Working with him in a collaborative effort for the "Heavy Metal Beast" collection for his library, he was very open to new ideas, and encouraged experimentation.
He's also extremely adept at organizing large groups to bring projects to life in a quick and efficient manner. Working with him on the "Rising Voices" charity project, with over 30 other musicians, was one of my favorite projects that I've been a part of in my career. Chris is the kind of guy to get the job done and have you smiling the entire time!
The song " My Father's Hands" is a gift from my daughter Karyssa Lynne. It's the story of her growing up, and me trying to be a good father.
Chris Wirsig, using his extensive editing and mastering skills, took this song and the sound involved and brought it to a higher level. Chris helped my daughter finish it professionally, a gift that will stay with me until the day I die. Thank you Chris
Interview with Chris Wirsig
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just use what's been recorded, mix it and it's finished. I mean, I can do that, but if you like your song to be a bit different, stand out with some unusual sounds or instruments, I'm the one to bring these elements in.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When mixing, make room for the vocals: Use the EQ, but also make physical room by utilizing the full stereo panorama. Don't have all the instruments and sounds cramped together, but spread them out to the left and right, and immediately the vocals will stand out more already.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening and transforming a song idea into something special and unique, not just another song in a certain genre. Also I love to "trailerize" existing songs, make them into a big, blockbuster-type track perfect for movie trailers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I listen and then bring something unique to the table. I really like mixing things up, making parts shine that the writer/artist often didn't think about, adding something unusual that will make the song special. That can be just a simple Cello, something electronic, or an epic blockbuster production for trailers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many, and from very different genres - from electronic pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk to current producers like Finneas, and many in between.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly arrange the full instrumentation around my clients' songs, mix and master them. I really like to mix things up, make songs more interesting, help sharpen them, and bring in something unusual that makes them different and stand out.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: After the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, I heard the Depeche Mode classic "People Are People" in my head, and wanted to produce a cover version of it, benefitting several Social Justice organizations. Over the course of a few months I remotely recorded it (due to the Covid pandemic) with 36 musicians and singers, including Synthpop legend Marian Gold (Alphaville), Hollywood film composers and session players, and Billboard charting artists. Having everyone record in their own studios without knowing what and how the others would play or sing took some work in mixing the song, but everything fell into place nicely.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm mostly writing film and TV music, currently for a tech-horror pilot short, an upcoming LGBTQ+ animated comedy, but also co-writing with and/or producing other artists.