Diego S.

Orchestral Arranger & Engraver

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Hello! My name is Diego, and I'm a Music Professor who graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Buenos Aires "Astor Piazzolla". I compose/arrange orchestral music and engrave sheet music. You will not only get realistic sounds from my projects, but also print-ready professional sheet music for other musicians to record or perform live.

I offer:

- Orchestration: Symphonic/chamber orchestral writing using high-quality sample libraries. I can make an orchestral track from scratch, or based on MIDI files, or even transcribe music from a PDF into a final orchestral mix.

- Arrangement: Reinterpretation of your material (e.g. piano) into an orchestral soundtrack with or without foreign instruments (guitars, world percussion, choirs). Any style from tender ballads with strings to a blasting epic sound.

- MIDI programming: MIDI files ready to import into your DAW session, with velocities and CC programming.

- Music notation: Professionally engraved sheet music including dynamics, articulations, and every detail of the final track. Full Score and/or Individual Parts (charged separately).

This service includes a 3-min track with one revision. The track will contain ONLY a mixed version of the FULL ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT.

Delivery time 10 days (3-min track)

*** EXTRAS ***

- Audio stems for $15
- Commercial License for $15
- Sheet music (price depends on the project)

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Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further questions, every project is unique.

Hope I can be of service. Feel free to place your order!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Diego S.

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

  2. A: I generally do orchestral arrangements for different music styles, enhancing the client's original music with an orchestral/chamber textures. Sometimes the client wants the stems to add the orchestral soundtrack to their existing mix, and other times, they want only my orchestral track by itself. Depends on the project. Because I have a classical background, I write down my arrangement in Sibelius unlike other composers who only do arrangements by ear or by playing a keyboard. This gives the client the chance to purchase a professionally engraved sheet music of the project for recording or performing live.

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

  4. A: Never modify a track in solo without listening to the result in context. Sometimes "exaggerations" are necessary to cut through the mix.

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

  6. A: It really depends on the project. Usually rock-pop songs, sometimes heavy metal songs which require a big orchestration, but also classical piano pieces turned into orchestral pieces or chamber music arrangements.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I am very organized with my files, and I always use spreadsheets to register the steps I made with each project, as well as version numbers, feedback from the client, technical considerations, deadlines, etc.

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

  10. A: I give my sense of colour and balance that enhances the richness of a melodic top lines or add depth to the harmonic movement. I see the orchestra as a living organism that it's very flexible: powerful yet intimate if it's used properly.

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

  12. A: 1. I get a source file which I analize and study in order to understand its structure and musical content. 2. I make a "big picture" sketch, almost like a storyboard, where I imagine which instrumentation and texture fits each section of the piece. 3. I write the first draft. Usually one minute of music to let the client the chance to listen and give feedback (using mock-up sounds to avoid a time consuming process). 4. I finish writing the arrangement and give the final touches. 5. I program the MIDI instruments and mix the track properly with sample libraries. 6. (Optional) I deliver stems and/or engrave the sheet music for live musicians.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: Sibelius Ultimate for writing arrangements and engrave sheet music. // Cubase Pro 10.5 with Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 for producing the orchestral tracks (MIDI programming & mixing). // My sample libraries includes different products from: Cinesamples, Orchestral Tools, and Spitfire Audio.

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

  16. A: Besides great classical composers from the past, I really admire individuals who combine musical passion with education like Christian Henson and Anne-Kathrin Dern.

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Asphyxia (Orchestral arrangement)

I was the Arranger & MIDI programmer in this production

Terms Of Service

This service includes a 3-min track with one revision. The track will contain ONLY a mixed version of the FULL ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT. Extras: Audio stems / Commercial License / Sheet music

GenresSounds Like
  • John Williams
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Thomas Newman
Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro 10.5
  • Sibelius Ultimate 2019
  • Orchestral Tools
  • Spitfire Audio
  • Cinesamples
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