Award-winning composer specializing in Orchestral Arrangement. Scored over 2000 projects including feature films, advertisements, theatrical productions, and dozens of internationally recognized artists
Hi, I'm a freelance composer and arranger from Ireland. I have a Masters in Music Composition from the National University of Ireland, 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
-Play the piano
I specialize in classical music, so I excel at orchestral scoring, piano, chamber ensembles, etc. I'll take care of all the classical elements of your song.
If you have any questions, you can message me any time!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
33 Reviews - 10 Repeat ClientsEndorse Paul J Cecchetti
Great person! Great teacher! Incredible strings!!
Dream a creepy dream of me :))
Fast turnaround and professional service, highly recommended!
This is the 2nd time I've used Paul's world-class talent, and the second time I got WORLD-CLASS results!! Amazing string arranger! Eloquent and intricate voicing’s and his creativity abounds. Plus, he's very easy to work with and goes above and beyond to make sure the results are as desired.
I was going to hire Paul for just 3-4 songs on a childrenʻs musical on which there are 20 or so songs. He did such an excellent job on the first three, I wound up hiring him for all but three of the 20 songs. Paul elevated the project to a whole new level, and Iʻm so grateful to have found him. He works quickly, communicates well, and also does great revisions if necessary (and he nails it on the first try most of the time). Iʻm so grateful to have found him. 10/10!
Paul is so humble, he arranged the entire orchestra on my little song and it feel grand, epic, like a big cinematic masterpiece. i couldn't put down my head phone. Paul is a talented musician, I am so glad to have my 2nd song arranged by him.
Paul is talented and very down to earth. I compose a little song I thought it sound cool but don’t know where to go next, Paul bring the composition to the next level, which inspired me to overcome the writer’s block issue, allowed me to write beautiful lyrics to it. It definitely a blessing for me to work witch such great musician. Thanks Paul.
What else can I say about Paul? Just awesome. He works with speed and efficiency and exceeds expectations every time.
Paul was just given a piano/vocal and did a full string arrangement on a song for a children's musical with two separate musical ideas. He connected the ideas seamlessly and gave the track the epic feel I was looking for. He also made an immediate great revision to improve upon it even more. Can't say how impressed I am with him, and have hired him to arrange several more songs in the show!
Paul is great! He works quickly, and made a very thorough revision that really improved the track. I'm working with him on a large project and can't wait to have all of his string arrangements on the songs!
Another great project completed with Paul.
Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely talented and timely. Will use in the future!
OMG - Paul is a pro's pro! He blew me away with his amazingly vibey string parts for my pretty simple, pop tune; He's also tremendously fast, takes input extremely well, and a great communicator. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Paul.
Pauls patience and persistence has been admirably appreciated ! thank you again for helping with this song. i really really enjoy working with Paul. highly recommend Paul for your projects.
Another great orchestration project with Paul - great quality and fast turnaround. Looking forward for another collaboration.
This was my first time collaborating with someone on SoundBetter, I couldn't have asked anyone better to work with than Paul! Paul was very kind throughout the process and his end product was better than I imagined. I'm looking forward to working with him in the near future!
You have made Holly's song stand out fantastic. Brilliant!!
Paul is very very very good! im amazed. Finally, someone that works with the melody i created. im very pleased with the outcome of this project. Pauls turn around time is the best. i really hope we can work again. communication was really really good, im 100 percent satisfied.
The solo strings was organic and lifelike, great musicianship as usual.
Another great orchestral project with Paul. He always provides the best advice and direction.
Another set of amazing orchestra strings to accompany my production. Awesome musician!
Paul is an extremely talented musician and is professional is every aspect. I've never seen such fast delivery and response on Soundbetter. The programmed orchestral strings sounded human like and very emotional. Awesome job!
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: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with Carsten Neugebauer quite a lot, he's my go-to for guitar. Awesome guy, fine musician / producer and genuine all-rounder. He rocks!
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: 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.