Ethan Cohen

Composer | Producer

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I'm a Composer/Producer/Sound Designer based in LA. I've worked on projects featured on Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and National Geographic. I specialize in Film, Television, Trailers and Ads, as well as Pop and Electronic music.

I've been composing/producing for 12+ years and currently work at Hans Zimmer's 'Remote Control Productions', but have been freelancing from my personal studio since the start of COVID-19. In working on large-scale projects, I've grown to appreciate the importance of a consistent fidelity and detailed delivery in my work. On the technical side, my studio offers not only an endless assortment of sound options, but extremely transparent pres and pristine conversion. Additionally, my mixing services allow for delivery up to 5.1 Surround (Standard Dolby Digital).

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Interview with Ethan Cohen

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

  2. A: Although I'd like to take myself seriously and say "it allows me to build communities of people by emoting human experience in a sonic space", I think I just enjoy the fact that I can nerd out and play with toys everyday.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I think a combination of the two is the secret sauce. Digital is invaluable for both its recallability and its duplacatablilty, but analog simply adds a warmth and crisp that 1's and 0's can't quite emulate.

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

  6. A: Being pigeonholed as simply an "orchestral guy" because I've studied orchestration and film composition, is a stereotype I run into a lot. In the film and tv industries, you have to be prepared to expertly write and produce in any genre of music asked of you. Pop, Rock, Hip-hop, Trap, Jazz, Metal, EDM, Emo, Classical, Experimental, Reggae.. the list goes on. I continue to listen to, study, and produce as many styles of music as I possibly can, not only because I enjoy it, but because my industry demands it.

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

  8. A: Use your ears. There's an endless amount of information and production techniques online that may work, but they're no use if you throw them in your mix "just cuz". Using your ears to imagine the potential of a sound is the foundation of your production style. Using an effect or technique with intention displays far more individuality than using a plugin "just because professionals use it".

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

  10. A: I bring musicality and narrative to the songs I work on. I've been playing piano/keys for 17 years, and feel as though my instrument is an extension of my body. I also work in film and tv where story and character have to be reflected in the tracks I write. These two areas of experience allow me to bring a unique and cultured sensibility to my music.

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