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 or string part for your song
-Create an orchestral / string / choral arrangement
-Compose an original piece of music
-Play piano or synth
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 a note through the contact button above.
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- Antrum (The deadliest film ever made)
- National Russian Symphony Orchestra
- National Concert Orchestra of Ireland
- Maynooth University Orchestra
- Trio Festivale
- Port Mahadia
- House of Lords
- Cristina Botnari
- Derek Sherinian
- Michael Brandmeier
- Umformung (Film)
- Neti Neti- Not This Not This (Film)
141 Reviews - 29 Repeat ClientsEndorse Paul J Cecchetti
Always exceeding expectations. Paul is a Bar Raiser!
Great composer/arranger to always work with.
Great job again. Thanks Paul for another awesome delivery
I can always rely on Paul for orchestral or big band arrangements. Always on time, high quality work, and so pleasant to work with. It’s almost like I’m in the same room discussing the project with him. This must be our 4th project together.
Absolute pleasure to work with :)
A professional with deep sense of ownership. Paul is highly commendable with his timely deliveries and communication.
It's such a great pleasure to work with Paul. He combines his artistry and skills to create stunning instrumental soundtracks for my vocals. And he's a great communicator. I highly recommend working with him!
Thank you again, Paul, for applying your talents to my song. Hope to work together again.
Did me a huge favor of pulling an all-nighter when I had a tight deadline. I wouldn't want to put anyone through this kind of rush and he had an option to refuse but he delivered. Very professional, high-quality work, and talented. This is my 4th with him and would work with him again.
Amazing things happen when Paul works on a project. Another great delivery.
Always a pleasure working with Paul. He’s amazing at what he does and delivers to perfection!
Paul is an absolute pleasure to work with, amazing classical orchestration that really made my vocals sound better and his artistry is beautiful and incredibly well done. And he's a great communicator. I can't wait to work on another piece of music with him!
Paul has delivered a masterpiece once again! He’s incredibly talented and uses his expertise to produce music arrangements on a super professional scale!
Paul is a natural talent whose existence is to impress with his creativity.
Another great delivery.
Nice and clean job with timely response to questions. Paul is a top-notch arranger that pours himself into any work.
Nailed it first time and super quick turnaround. Paul came up with an arrangement that was really sensitive to the track and my requirements, perfectly. thanks!
Very experienced orchestral arranger, very easy to work with and ready to help. His input took my song to another level.
Very professional, and quick turnaround times. Was also happy to make adjustments.
Just finished my 6th Job with Paul. This a dude is a maestro. Unfathomable talent. Wonderful human being. Every aspect of my working experience with him is World Class. Book him today. Don't waste your time with anyone else.
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.