Los Angeles-based music composer, music producer and foley artist/sound designer for film and media including features, TV, trailers and video-games
Los Angeles-based music composer, music producer, and foley artist/sound designer for film and media, features, TV, trailers, and video-games
I started as a producer and composer in the mid to late 1990s after crafting a string of hits for pop artists and collaborating with several international artists such as Eiffel 65, Toni Braxton, S Club 7, Busta Rhymes, Jean Michel Jarre, Kool & The Gang, Laura Pausini.
I worked on films distributed by Sony Ent, STUDIOCANAL, and TV shows for nationwide networks such as Disney Channel, HBO, CBS, Discovery Channel...
I am really versatile. I worked with many artists, directors, pop singers, classical musicians.
I learned how to get to the point of understanding them, their feeling, and their directions. I produced hundreds of songs and many albums in various genres.
- Composition and Production music for film, TV advertising, and media.
- Foley Artist/Sound Design including sound restoration, audio editing, and audio mixing,
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5 ReviewsEndorse Dom Capuano
Before working with Dom, I was already a fan of his works. Working with Dom on one of my film projects proved my instincts on him were spot on. Dom's passion and assiduous work ethics transcended typical collaboration and approached an intimate connection with the film. This is a dream come true for a filmmaker. His experience and expertise make communication with him effortless and a pleasure. His composition brought into full fruition the emotions I sought to achieve through music. From beginning to end, Dom was an absolute joy, and I look forward to working with him on future film projects.
I had the chance, as a film producer, to work directly with Dom on a couple of projects, and can only say the best of him as a composer and collaborator. His communication with both the producers and directors were always very responsive, clear and detailed which immensely helped the sometime difficult process of composing for film. He understands director's needs and most of all knows, through good communication, how to achieve their overall vision. He is a highly skilled composer that brings in a broad experience in music, allowing directors to expand their vision and really feel satisfied.
Dom's skills as a composer are second to none!
He worked on a couple of scores for films I produced and the result was impeccable. His remarkable ear and his assessment of the specific musical needs for each scene/sequence enhance every project he works on, thus taking it to a level of superior quality.
Will definitely work with him again in the future.
Absolutely amazing, Dom produced few tracks for my artists,few of those went on the chart on billboard and iTunes all over the world, his last production for my artist was a difficult one, I Wanted a pop song only produced with strings and he made it sounds absolutely fantastic
I’ll use Dom again and again and hope you will do the same!
This guy simply makes it right!
He's an expert of the sound design and he brings out the pure energy in every production!
His communication is quick and accurate and he's always willing to do whatever is necessary to complete the project on time and make the client happy.
Interview with Dom Capuano
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes people think that when an artist does different things it is not able to do one for good. I am originally from Italy were this industry is much smaller and to succeed we are used to learn multi-skills and tasks at their best. Now that I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA this became my secret weapon ;)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear idea of what you need or just trust the artist that lives inside me...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Of course: "When a bass line doesn't have low frequencies you won’t be able to add it, so choose your sound wisely. It’s like getting a picture without light and trying to add it on it, doesn't work. ;)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Understanding my surrounding. I used to work as a ghost producer with DJ’S and I learn how to talk about music from different points of view so I can understand also the language used in a not technical envirtoment. My other skill is understanding music, analyze the meaning of a piece of music getting the pure nature of it.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Well the Eiffel 65 project and a couple of films I work on such Richard The Lionsheart released by SONY pictures and Branded a Indy thriller, really coo stuff.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am on a video-game and on a feature film. I just placed a sync for the NBA restart 2020. I am also working on a couple of songs for 2 clients.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Fabio Campedelli is a great songwriter really versatile. Krystle Simmons is an amazing singer, versatile and open minded.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do it? I answer honestly yes or not
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started in the '93 when I was just 18 I have been involved on a number of project selling million units worldwide and getting recognition in the USA with 3 Platinum and a 3rd position in the album chart of Billboard and and number 2 in the UK. I have other projects were I got in the first spots of the charts in Germany, Spain, Australia and Brazil.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Electronic epic which is combinable on music for media and pop songs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I used to work on EDM and music for film.I have another profile where I specifically working on EDM (BlaekMusk) on here I am focus on cinematic electronic tunes for media such film, tv, trailers and video-games.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think to bring fresh new vibes, I am always up to date with new sound trends, gears and tools.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always accomplish my clients asking them their vision and desire. I always ask for music references to analyze and discuss with them. I start working on some samples trying to find the right way for the client. When the client is happy with that I finalize with mixing and mastering enriching the final result of the product.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, it just depends cost and effective results.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do it well and on time ;)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What would you like to accomplish? Deadline?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, small keyboard, a microphone, 2 speakers, headphones.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Well I would love to work with some big director such Ron Howard, but I would love to work also with Drake. I think is a real open minded artist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio includes 2 monitor speakers setup Yamaha and Adam. Mac Pro 16 Cores. UAD interface with DSP plugins, Neuman custom U87 microphone, AKG 414 mic, PA suite, iZotope Suite, Sound kontakt library made by 2Tera, entire suite of other plugins including all newest synths virtual instruments. Console mix and MIDI motorized controllers. Modular Eurorack custom synthesizer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many... from Wagner to Deadmaus, from Bach to Harry Greyson-Williams
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am professional trained composer and producer and I offer my skill for cinematic compositions for film, tv series, trailers, documentary and video-games. I also work as producer and songwriter on electronic pop and EDM productions. I provide mixing and mastering service as well. Because my passion for music starts from sounds, I also learned and developed a great skills with sound design/foleys and I use to offer this as a additional service to my clients for film and video-games.