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 figure out what your vision sounds like!
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- Mike Garson (David Bowie)
- Wong Fu Productions
- Marvel's Inhumans
- Grand Prize / Lennon Award Winner in John Lennon Songwriting Contest
- Thomas Pridgeon
- OSU Films
- Eric Whitacre
- Ryan Potter
- Andrew Balogh
- Cabel Sasser
- Adam Berry
- Stevie Wonder (sang backup)
- Luther Vandross (sang backup)
- Low Leaf
- Mark Phillips
- Voodoo Kungfu
4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Joe Sanders
I truly love working with Joe! He always sends some great music over!
Joe is very talented composer! Super professional, and easy to communicate! I'm looking forward to with him again! Highly recommended!
Joe was very Proffesional and commuicative. he created a great Demo layout for me.
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
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you're in the market for some serious 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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Each have their merits. Digital music tech allows for an insane amount of refined production tools that we now have access to, while analog will always have that punchy organic sound that is so sought-after.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I truly take every piece of music I work on extremely seriously.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: 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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1) A saltwater powered generator 2) Composing rig 3) Violin 4) Prophet synth 5) Baby grand piano
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Passionate, heavily melodic, and eclectic. I have influences all over the map, from classical music to bebop jazz to EDM.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would die happy if I had the opportunity to collaborate with Quincy Jones in any capacity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to physically play what I compose rather than draw in MIDI notes all day. I recently built a custom desk with a keyboard in it so I could do just that.