Award-winning composer and arranger
Hi, I'm a freelance producer, composer and arranger from Ireland. I studied music in the National University of Ireland (M.A), and I'm at your service!
You can hire me on soundbetter.com to:
-Add an orchestral part for your song
-Compose an original piece of music
-Produce your track in a genre you specify
-Play the piano
I specialize in classical music, so I excel at orchestral scoring, piano, chamber ensembles, etc.
I could brag about my work, my experience, awards I've won, my client history, etc, but that's what my website is for!
You'll find more information about me and hundreds of my tracks posted there.
If you have any questions, you can message me any time!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
12 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Paul J Cecchetti
Paul built a very beautiful orchestra around a simple string idea i gave him that left me very satisfied with the work done. His ability to capture my creative intent and mold his expertise around it is what caught my admiration in him as an excellent producer. !!!
Paul is one of those rare creative professionals that excels at both creativity and professionalism. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of theory and reference materials, brings tremendous choices to the table, and has the uncanny ability to understand and amplify another person’s creative vision. He is a great collaborator and wonderful person to have with you on a project.
My second go around with Paul was quick, efficient and a pleasure. Just like the first time. Wonderful string tracks! Thanks, Paul!
Paul sees your song like his own and makes it sound like something you could have never imagined! Definitely coming back again. Extremely professional and understanding.
Thank you Paul!
Paul does a great job collaborating and performing all of the music. He has some mad skills on piano! He's my go to guy for all of my orchestration!
After a couple revisions, it sounded great!
His professional arrangement has transformed my song. Very fast with his communication
Thank you very much Paul
Paul did a great job with my song and a fast turn around. His piano style and orchestration made my song far better than I imagined. I'm lining up my next project to do with Paul already
Paul made something so basic sound so spectacular; it's hard to believe what all can happen with a string section. Surely coming back again with more songs. Thank you Paul!
Paul is excellent to work with. Great musical ideas. I asked for quite a big revision and he did it in a few days, impressive.
Paul is awesomely responsive and very taleneted. Did an amazing job scoring some choirs for me quickly and provided a lot of added value without me even asking for it. Very conscientious and professional. An absolute pleasure.
Paul really delivered! After my initial contact he got back to me within a couple of hours. He answered all my questions, was fast on the turn around and gave me much more than I had expected.
Great job, and thank you, Paul!
Interview with Paul J Cecchetti
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I really enjoyed working with Cristina Botnari, violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia. She sent me this beautiful recording of a piece for violin and piano, to which I added the orchestration. It's on my soundcloud profile, I'm very proud of that one.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Spencer Creaghan has to be one of my favourite guys on this platform,, he rocks!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because it gives me complete control over every aspect of the sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% Satisfaction or a full refund
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to meet and work with different clients from around the world, and all the different styles of music they bring to me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just sit in the studio all day pressing the "make music" button
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Send me the track that you're working on, describe in as much detail as you can what you want the song to sound like. Include plenty of YouTube links and audio samples of music you love.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my audio interface, my monitors, a rode NT1-A microphone, and my copy of Walter Pistons book on Orchestration!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began doing this professionally when I studied music in university. That's over 10 years ago... Man I feel old right now :D
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more- let the music do the talking, don't try to over-complicate things with too many plugins.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lots of pop, rock, worship music, country, dance, heavy metal... All with a classical twist.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My intimate knowledge of how an orchestra works
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I add grandeur, depth and class to productions I work on. An orchestral part really helps fill up the space in a mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 80% of it is coming up with ideas. Once a good idea manifests, the music writes itself.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For orchestral arrangements, it's just me, my keyboard, my computer and my manuscript.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sebastien Petiet of the Irish National Symphony Orchestra taught me everything I know about conducting and writing for orchestra. He's a stunning violinist, conductor, composer, and all round great guy. Really humble too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Bands and musicians send me their unfinished tracks, and I write an orchestral part for them. I then deliver a full set of stems (Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion), which they can have mixed. I also provide a reference mix.