Carlos Virgilio Mendoza

Composer | Orchestrator

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I'm a composer with over 10 years of experience in film, electronic and orchestral music. I've participated in over 22 projects related to film and several more related to arrangements, recording sessions and orchestration. I would be honor to participate in your project and meet you through this platform.

Composer, arranger and producer Carlos Virgilio was born in Colima, Mexico (1996). He has worked on several important films such as "El Ocaso de Juan" (Sauce Negro Films 2016) short film winner of the Ariel prize for best fiction short film in 2017 and "Libre de Culpa "(Memento Mori Films 2017) short film nominated for the same award in 2018; on both projects Virgilio participated as a composer. In 2015 and 2016 he had the opportunity to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, one of the most prestigious in the world, where he trained as a musician.
I can:

❉Compose orchestral music for your song.

❉Prepare the score and parts for your recording session.

❉Create professional quality digital mockups from electronic sounds, strings or piano, to a full orchestra.

❉Compose original music for your project, whatever the application may be.
Just contact me and we can talk of how my abilities can adapt to your project!

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Interview with Carlos Virgilio Mendoza

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

  2. A: One of my last short films as a composer, "A song for Maria" it's a Mexican short film that has received several recognitions and make feel particularly proud because of the great quality standard put into the score, making a wonderful combination of electronic elements and session musicians.

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

  4. A: I'm currently doing score preparation for some recording projects in Taiwan and also creating orchestral tracks for licensing.

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

  6. A: Not really.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, it's the way in which the industry has evolved and in my opinion will continue to do, a perfect balance.

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

  10. A: I'll do my best to sum into your project with my abilities.

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

  12. A: That is always exiting to begin a new project and that whatever you create stays there forever.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: If there will be any opportunity to review the process, and the answer is yes, there is always a period of revision with the client.

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

  16. A: That is something not that complicated, it's quite complicate but practice and time helps.

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

  18. A: If they have any audio reference to what they are looking for.

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

  20. A: To have a video call so we can meet and share our thoughts in a more direct way.

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

  22. A: My Macbook, my midi controller, my headsets, my guitar and 2 guitars.

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

  24. A: I've been a composer for over 9 years, and I've accomplished several things related to film scoring and composition, but definitely is a long way to the top, I'm planning to move to L.A. and continue my profesional development with the best.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I would say, that is a mixture of some "traditional" Mexican background and electronic and experimental elements.

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

  28. A: John Powell Hans Zimmer. I think that they are dictating the way that new music for films and orchestra it's made and will continue to be made in the future.

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

  30. A: Never stop preparing your self, the industry is always evolving.

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

  32. A: Cinematic, but I've worked in music from different genres, from mariachi to electronic.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Composing/Orchestrating

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

  36. A: A good combination of craft and creativity

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

  38. A: I usually create a rough mock up on logic and send it to the client, if the client approves I create the final version of the work with the highest quality standards

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I've working in my studio set up for the past years, it's mainly created for creating hybrid productions and professional quality mockups.

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

  42. A: John Powell, I think that he is a wonderful example of the combination of craft and creativity.

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

  44. A: Original music for film projects, but the orchestration and score preparation is also common.


GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Alexandre Desplat
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Axiom 61 (MIDI controller)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Yamaha HS5 (x2)
  • Blue Baby Bottle (Mic)
  • Shure SM57
  • Spitfire Libraries
  • Kontakt Libraries
  • Komplete Libraries.
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