Composer, Arranger, Producer, and Audio Director. I can create melodies, harmonies, arrangement,s and full instrumental compositions!
I am a composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer, and owner of a Symphonic Orchestra (now on hold due to pandemics). I have composed and arranged music in many genres, from metal to orchestral and everything in between.
I've scored for many games and films and made arrangements for artists in different genres (such as Orchestras, Rock Bands, and Trance Artists). When it comes to cinematic music,
I've played the oboe on different orchestras and keyboards on rock and metal bands
I've made arrangements for full symphonic orchestra, as well as for smaller ensembles (such as strings and woodwinds).
You can hire me to:
- Add an orchestral part for your song
- Add strings or pads to your song, arranged as if played by real musicians.
- Create a melody for you
- Create harmonies for you (or vary the harmonies in your song)
- Compose an original piece of music -in tons of genres
- Make a whole new arrangement for your song
- Score a Soundtrack for your film, TV show, or videogame.
- Make interactive music for your game
Please, feel free to reach out, I love to discuss possibilities!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Juan Schweizer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am composing music for myself (releasing a single and album soon), composing music for an Indie Game, and directing some composers and sound designers who are working for some games under my direction.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will not stop until we are both satisfied; I settle with no less than excellence.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my monitors and my piano. That's all I need to make music. Though I would also like to take my oboe for relaxation :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing the piano at the age of 5 (1992) and begun composing rock/metal in 2006. I then became an orchestral composer and arranger. I entered an orchestra as an oboist, but soon afterward I became the main arranger. Finally, I co-founded my own orchestra, with which we play music from Films, TV, and Animé (I design the show and make the arrangements). Though I've been to some schools, I am self-taught.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't underestimate the power of dynamic range. Just when nowadays everything is fo compressed, shocking the listener with a bump of loudness and new frequencies can deliver a memorable experience.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have made strings and orchestral parts to trance and rock tracks. I personally compose orchestral, hybrid, and rock/metal music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can make it more epic, more emotional, more immersive.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the project. For making an arrangement for a song, I listen to the original song several times and set myself in its mood, I try to live through it. I discuss the underlying message with you, and then take a couple of days to make my first approach. We then discuss possible improvements. If it is about the creation of something from scratch, then we first discuss what you are trying to say until we both have the concept as clear as possible, and then I get right into it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Cubase Pro 11, tons of Virtual Instruments and digital plugins, a pair of JBL Lsr 305, Sennheiser 380 Pro, Kawai ES6 Digital Piano, custom-made Electroacoustic Guitar, several midi controllers.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Orchestral inspiration: Hans Zimmer, Ludwig Göransson, Max Ritcher, Jon Williams, Howard Shore Rock / Metal inspiration: Tool, Queen, The Mars Volta ... and tons of other amazing artists
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: - strings and orchestral arrangments (for productions and live performances) - create melodies and harmonies - add an orchestral part to a song - original compositions for media (films & videogames)