Joe Sanders

Soaring Cinematic Music

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I've composed/arranged tunes for network television shows, films, video games, and rock/pop albums. I'm extremely lucky to have had some serious heavy hitter musicians play my music. I also have a strong background in choral singing (baritone) and classical violin.

Collaborating with other musicians is what I live for! Whether you're looking for complete tracks, arrangements, violin lines, or choral vocals, I've got you covered. I truly believe that music is for everyone and that some of our best work as artists comes from knocking our heads together.

Drop me a message and let's craft the sound of your vision together!

IMDB Credits: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5298457/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Nan L.
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    He sounds perfect every time! Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Nan L.
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    Joe is an incredible musician! He knows what you want! Quick and professional!

  3. Review by Mastering The Mix
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    Awesome producer and professional to work with. Perfect communication from start to finish.

  4. Review by Nan L.
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    I truly love working with Joe! He always sends some great music over!

  5. Review by Nan L.
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    Joe is very talented composer! Super professional, and easy to communicate! I'm looking forward to with him again! Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Asaf K.
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    Joe was very Proffesional and commuicative. he created a great Demo layout for me.

  7. Review by Jon A.
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    I've worked with Joe for years. He's an incredible guy and his work speaks for itself. As a director I almost prefer not to send Joe notes regarding music for a film as he has great intuition when scoring and is able to see/create what the scenes need to really invoke emotion. With that being said, even when I want a scene to sound a particular way Joe is able to understand what I'm looking for and create a piece that's even better than I had imagined. Joe is a professional on the business end as well and always has great communication regarding deadlines, music passes, and style.

  8. Review by Aya S.
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    Joe is just phenomenal. I've had the pleasure of working with Joe on a film and he nailed it. He's incredibly open to collaboration and takes your thoughts and feelings for something and marries it beautifully with his fantastic music. No ego, easy-going, and talented as hell.

  9. Review by Beth Peregrine
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    Joe is a fantastic producer, composer and musician. He's written original pieces for me for demos, and absolutely nailed the styles I was looking for. He's also contracted me as a vocalist for some awesome recording gigs, as well as tutoring me on setting up my own recording space. He has an amazing work ethic, and I genuinely believe he will be a household name for film/tv/video game music in the near future.

  10. Review by janice markham
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    I have hired Joe many times to help with arrangements for my students as well as for my own professional ensembles. Whether I’m asking for very specific arrangements regarding chord progressions and harmonies or if Joe has totally creative freedom with a project, he always delivers a fantastic score in a timely manner. I recommend Joe for any composition or arranging job, simple or complex, with freedom from a deadline or a quick turnaround!

Interview with Joe Sanders

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

  2. A: If you're in the market for some seriously good pop songwriting or male pop vocals, check out my buddy Zach Alwin. He's been killing it on here for a while and was the one who told me about SoundBetter in the first place.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both are great in the right applications. The digital audio production tools we have nowadays are so ridiculously refined to the point where you can basically make anything sound like anything. However, the workflow and inherent organic sound of analog gear is a different, equally beautiful side of creating the sounds we want to. It just depends how one wants to approach making their art.

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

  6. A: That I take every piece of music I work on extremely seriously.

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

  8. A: One of my favorite things about working on music together is the feeling that we are elevating each other's understanding of music itself. I learn something great from every person that I collaborate with!

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

  10. A: 1) A saltwater powered generator 2) Composing rig 3) Violin 4) Jupiter 8 synth 5) Baby grand piano

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

  12. A: At some point playing in student orchestras as a kid I got bit by the composing bug and I haven't looked back since. A couple years into studying at the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB I started interning for Mark Phillips, a fiercely skilled rock guitarist and orchestral composer for TV shows. He became my mentor/close friend and is by all accounts responsible for my knowledge of the music industry today. Working with him and my school contacts led to other opportunities, which led to others, and now I get up every day and just write tunes. It's pretty great.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Passionate, heavily melodic, and eclectic. I have influences all over the map, from classical music to bebop jazz to EDM.

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

  16. A: I would die happy if I had the opportunity to collaborate with Quincy Jones in any capacity.

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

  18. A: Dynamic range is the bees' knees. Even with super loud, in-your-face tunes it is nice for the sound to be able to breathe a bit!

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TRACE (Score for Wong Fu Productions film)

I was the Composer and Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Two revisions, but it usually doesn't come to that! Turn around time is dependent on what style of music we're doing. I work very fast and typically only need 24 hours for changes.

GenresSounds Like
  • Alan Silvestri
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • John Powell
Gear Highlights
  • Mojave MA-300 condenser mic
  • Seventh Circle Audio N72 (1073 clone) preamp
  • Focal Solo6 BE studio monitors
  • Violin
  • Mandolin
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