Emmet Haden

Horn Parts, Synths and Keys!

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If lush Rhodes, wavy synths, dirty basses, powerful trumpet crescendos or tight horn lines are what you are missing from a track, let me bring your song to life! I can provide chord changes, synth solos, horn arrangements, sub basses or anything else you can think of! I've worked in a wide range of genres, and will put your time first!

Hey! My name's Emmet, and I'm a trumpet/keys player based in Nashville, TN. I've been playing trumpet and keyboards for over 10 years, studying under and performing with amazing artists such as Grammy-award winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin, world renowned trumpeter John D'Earth and composer/arranger Ryan Middagh. My work in Nashville involves recording and playing alongside incredible musicians and artists. I have recorded on songs totaling over a million streams on Spotify, and recently won a DownBeat Magazine award for best rock and blues album for my work with "Commercial Break."

I'd love to get to know you and your music. Some of my favorite artists I am listening to right now are D'Angelo, Butcher Brown, Men I Trust and Masego.

Here are some of the musical services I specialize in:

- Trumpet Recording/Arranging (Custom horn arrangements or solos)
- Keyboard Recording (Nord Electro 5 and MIDI)
- Synth Recording and Sound Design (Nord Electro 5 and Novation Bass Station II)
- Song Writing/Composition (Chord progressions, hits, melodies, loops)
- General Arranging (Professional-level charts for songs or sheet music for horn sections)

If you have any questions feel free to hit me up or listen to my studio reel! My promise to you is that I will always respond promptly, provide inspiring work and respect your vision!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

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13 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Sean D.
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    Very creative, smooth, and talented trumpeter! Would work with him again for sure!

  2. Review by Guy Furious
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    Working with Emmet was an incredibly easy and enjoyable experience. He's a very talented musician with great communication. I highly recommend him to everyone! I look forward to working with him again soon.

  3. Review by Master M.
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    Once again, it was pleasure working with Emmet and he continues to exceed my expectations every time. Highly recommended and I will definitely work with him again I the near future.

  4. Review by Mark Francis
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    Emmet was fast and absolutely nailed what I was looking for. Thank you!

  5. Review by Jamie C.
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    Emmet has truly blown me away. He is gone above and beyond my expectations. Absolutely pro performance and production as well as making the entire process as easy and smooth as possible. I can't explain how liberating it is to now be able to write for brass knowing that I'll get be able to hire Emmet to record on my future projects.

  6. Review by Herman L.
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    It was absolute a pleasure working with Emmet on this song. I provided just a little direction and gave him room to add his own flavor and input. The horns totally exceeded any expectation. Outstanding and beyond professional!!! Highly recommended.

  7. Review by Master M.
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    It was a great experience to work with Emmet. He’s an amazing musician, the keys and trumpet sound so beautiful. I’ll surely use his services in future.

  8. Review by Tanner
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    I really enjoyed working with Emmet! He was quick to respond, very professional, and delivered high quality material that exceeded my expectations. Thanks again!

  9. Review by Ben Pleasant
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    Emmet has incredible musical vision and can execute flawlessly. I've worked with Emmet for several years now and continued to be amazed by the freshness of his ideas and his versatility. He is able to take his high-level ear and knowledge of music and blend into any musical setting with ease. Everything he does feels and sounds so natural. Emmet's horn arrangements and sound design on keys/synths are next level.

  10. Review by Aly Lakhani
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    Emmet is one of the most talented, versatile, and humble musicians I've ever come across and had the pleasure to work with. His musical vocabulary is dense, and he understands music at many different levels. He has been able to translate my vague ideas and 'feelings' for parts into incredibly polished multi-instrument arrangements time and time again. He also has been extremely communicative and prompt in his responses. On top of all of that, he's got an incredible ear for creativity and an ability to serve the music in the best way possible. Could not recommend him higher.

  11. Review by Charlie Hackemer
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    I highly recommend working with Emmet on your next project. He is professional and timely, but he is also amazingly creative. He really devotes himself to the music and makes your songs sound even better than you thought was possible. Emmet switches so fluidly between trumpet and keyboard, and his chops on both instruments are impressive. He has such a wide musical vocabulary; it's clear that he always knows how to best serve the music. I've always been blown away by his horn arrangements, because he's not just a guy that plays the trumpet- he really makes himself sound like the whole section.

  12. Review by Charlie Hackemer
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    I highly recommend working with Emmet on your next project. He is professional and timely, but he is also amazingly creative. He really devotes himself to the music and makes your songs sound even better than you thought was possible. Emmet switches so fluidly between trumpet and keyboard, and his chops on both instruments are impressive. He has such a wide musical vocabulary; it's clear that he always knows how to best serve the music. I've always been blown away by his horn arrangements, because he's not just a guy that plays the trumpet- he really makes himself sound like the whole section.

  13. Review by Charlie Hackemer
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    I highly recommend working with Emmet on your next project. He is professional and timely, but he is also amazingly creative. He really devotes himself to the music and makes your songs sound even better than you thought was possible. Emmet switches so fluidly between trumpet and keyboard, and his chops on both instruments are impressive. He has such a wide musical vocabulary; it's clear that he always knows how to best serve the music. I've always been blown away by his horn arrangements, because he's not just a guy that plays the trumpet- he really makes himself sound like the whole section.

Interview with Emmet Haden

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

  2. A: Do not be scared of remote collaboration! I will work incredibly hard and do as many revisions as I need to in order to accomplish your vision. Instead, be excited about the incredible musical possibilities of hiring remote musicians like me.

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

  4. A: I started recording and producing about 5 years ago, and began playing trumpet and piano 10 years ago. I originally got started tracking remotely in order to support one of my favorite producers, Aly Lakhani (Lackhoney), who would often ask me for horn arrangements. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to dedicate more time and energy towards my remote recording, which led me to soundbetter.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I started playing trumpet and keyboards in a jazz setting, and have spent the last 5 years playing and recording with hip-hop and R&B groups. I think my style lies in the intersection of the two genres.

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

  8. A: DJ Harrison. An amazing producer/multi-instrumentalist from Richmond, VA. His style and understanding of musical culture always to blow me away. I grew up watching him perform in bars in Charlottesville, VA, and have been really enamored with him ever since.

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

  10. A: My most common work I do is creating and recording horn arrangements. Usually a client will come to me with an idea or feel for a song, and I will layer trumpet recordings to create horn pads, melodies or hits.

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I was the trumpet player, trumpet arranger, keys player, and synth player in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions (within reason). Typical turn around time is a 4 days per song.

GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Scodwell Trumpet
  • Selection of Trumpet Mutes (Harmon
  • Straight
  • Cup
  • Plunger
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  • Nord Electro 5 HP
  • Novation Bass Station II
  • Scarlett Focusrite 4i4
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