Joe Sanders


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I've composed/arranged tunes for network television shows, films, and 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 or pop vocals, I've got you covered. I truly believe that music is for everyone and that some of our best work as musicians comes from knocking our heads together.

Send me an email, and let's figure out what your vision sounds like!

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Interview with Joe Sanders

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both! Each have their merits.

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

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

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

  6. A: Haha. I always joke with others that my job is literally making people feel things. But you know what, what about that isn't true? The best part about what we musicians do and my favorite part about composing is crafting a unique experience for somebody to have through music.

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

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

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

  10. 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 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.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. A: My wheelhouse is orchestral and/or synth-based score for TV shows, films, and video games. Combining orchestral textures with synths is what I LIVE for.

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

  20. A: I like to physically play what I compose rather than draw in MIDI notes all day. Recently I built a custom desk with a keyboard in it so I could do just that.

The Purge

I was the Composer, Producer, and Vocalist in this production

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