Santo J. Bell

Composer, Engineer

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Hello and thank you for stopping by. I am part of a music and sound design writing team for tv, film and the gaming industries.

We provide music creation and sound design specific to your project. Our goal is to ensure that we establish your vision of the project and build a lasting rapport as well as meeting or exceeding your expectations and deadlines.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Santo J. Bell

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

  2. A: That I will meet or exceed your vision, expectations and deadlines.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I use both types of equipment, each platform has pros and cons however, they each present sonic characteristics that are appealing to me. Hybrid studios are fast becoming the new standard in recording and post production. As far as I'm concerned, if Andrew Scheps says that a hybrid setup is acceptable in his music production studio, then I'm on board.

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

  6. A: A Multi genre catalog for Song Rocket Music.

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

  8. A: My top three are: Andy Wallace, Kevin Churko, and Andy Johns.

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

  10. A: I would someday like to record David Draiman's vocal. I would love to experience the raw power of him singing in person.

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

  12. A: I have been a musician, song writer and guitarist since 1984. I began my mixing studies in 2004 and have been refining and continuing to learn ever since.

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

  14. A: Everything, I can't get enough of it!

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

  16. A: Soundtrack and audio production for the TV, Film and Gaming industries.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: Fully operational professional recording and mixing studio. OS: Pro Tools 24/48

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

  20. A: Client communication, establish vision and deadline. Project evaluation, plan, create, implement and refine, Deliver.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Instrumentation Clarity, Balance and Power.

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

  24. A: Any that is requested.

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

  26. A: Lots of layers.

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

  28. A: I like to discuss the clients overall vision of the project as well as the expectations and deadlines. But most importantly, I like to build a rapport with the client so that we can work comfortably together to achieve the best possible product.

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

  30. A: Our writing team has a combined 90 years of experience in the music industry and a combined 40 years of audio engineering experience. Multi genre capable with an array of talented session musicians and professional equipment.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Surgical while focusing on power. I like larger than life productions.

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

  34. A: Guitar, Cable, Laptop, Headphones, and a solar powered power supply.

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

  36. A: The faster we can obtain your vision of the project, the faster we can have it delivered to you.

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

  38. A: That we can create a film score in four hours.

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

  40. A: Sound production for film is a collaboration of many people, there is a certain amount of communication that must be done throughout the process. Because of this, there is no one common question that I can list. However, I will answer every question that you may have.

Terms Of Service

One (1) Revision, Track count determines turnaround Completed Mix Files: High Resolution 24/48

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