Hi there! I am a professional cinematic composer. I would love to work with you on your next project! :) What I don't have in credits, I make up for in results. My samples are my proof.
My samples speak for themselves.
This gig includes one piece to be composed to your specifications. I can also mix the piece.
I care very deeply about my craft. I will tailor fit my music to your needs. My past work has necessitated that I have mastery over the entire music production process, from lyrics to composition to vocal performance, to editing, and mixing. My focus is the composition process.
I have many VSTs (ProjectSAM: Orchestra Essentials, Lumina, Symphobia, Pandora, Cinebrass/winds, Eastwest Gypsy, and Full Kontakt, Halion Sonic, Groove Beats, and more! I have a Behringer Motor 61 key controller, Yamaha HS studio monitors, Sennheiser 700s Headphones, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, I am happy to demo sing your songs too! I have the Rode K2 condenser microphone, with a pop shield.
I will write limitless instrument tracks to get you the sound you want. Imagination shouldn't have limits :)
I have written pieces for the past 15 years, professionally for 8, and have honed my skills to get a unique sound. My music sounds much like Two Steps from Hell and similar artists.
I am extremely collaborative by nature and I love working with other dreamers to make something bigger than I could do by myself! I'd love to work with you next! :)
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
2 ReviewsEndorse Music Forge
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Michael was great to work with! He sent me an amazing production with a lot of great musicians on it for mixing and mastering. Everything was pretty much spot on, the song was a joy to work on. Michael himself was great to communicate with, me managed to wrap up a relatively large project in only a few days. Great stuff!
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Michael was such a pleasure to work with! He is very professional, reliable, a very talented composer, and most importantly extremely passionate about his work. So the final product turned out amazing! Would absolutely recommend him to anyone who's looking for a collaborator, and hope to work with him again in the future!
Interview with Music Forge
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you give me a free sample? - Please, no. Can you work with a lower budget? - Yes. I understand budget problems and I try to be very understanding.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the details of the music and see if they match the story...ask yourself "how brilliant is this composition?" Then ask, "how good is the quality?" You need both. But they are separate issues.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: The 4 Elements - an instrumental programmatic setting of Air, Fire, Earth, and Water
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ari Vogue Martin Mereyni Silke
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work and work and work to get it right for you. I will go to great lengths for my clients. I communicate well and extremely promptly. I will drop everything for you.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have changed people's lives for the better. I have inspired people, and that is worth more than any money. I get to create stories that no one has ever heard before and I get to work with other amazing artists to bring their work to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I already know what you want. Composers go to great lengths to be great at imitation. We try to be able to create ANYTHING. So, if you don't give us clear directions, you're doing yourself and us a disservice. We want to help YOU! :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's your vision? What story are you telling? What emotions, characters, etc. are involved here? How can I help you get that across in the most efficient way from the start? What's your budget? What's your timeline?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: ha ha...okay... 1) large knife 2) cooking pan 3) sleeping bag 4) flint & steel 5) lots of rope
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started composing back as a kid on Mastertracks Pro in the 90s...old, cheap midi! I worked my way through college, started a group with my family back in 2012, and have been composing professionally ever since. I have continuously upgraded my skills and sounds each and every year.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: It's very full, big, and it tells a story. It's always spinning and packed full of meaning.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I actually love to work with all kinds because I am the composer...so I love going out and finding vocalists, instrumentalists to fill out my work. I love working with Claudio Pietronik...a guitar legend!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If something isn't working, don't over-compose as the solution. Go back to the drawing board and get it right at the source.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Cinematic/soundtrack styles. Also folk/pop songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing melodies...they come to me so easily.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, passion, dedication. I have a very strong work ethic. I take criticism very well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start in my head, I spill it out in a session, I see what sticks, I repeat. I am very open with my clients along the way so that they can speak into the process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A fully treated (GIK acoustics) home studio with Yamaha HS5 studio monitors w sub, Cubase 11 pro, tons of Vsts, a Behringer Motor 61 controller, Sennheiser 700HD pro headphones, Scarlett 2i2 interface, Rode K2 mic, a MacBook Pro.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Thomas Bergersen of Two Steps from Hell, Hans Zimmer, James Newton-Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Williams, and lots of old, past, and anonymous composers. I have a lot of respect for more mainstream composers as well.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Cinematic compositions: both songs and soundtracks. I write lyrics, I compose full instrumental (hybrid orchestral) tracks, I sing, and I mix my own music.