Composer and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Zillner’s beautifully crafted melodies paired with a strong sense of rhythm, create the backbone of his sought after musical style. Born in Salzburg, Austria he is now based in Los Angeles, collaborating with artists internationally and manifesting his sonic identity.
Instrument repertoire includes Saxophone, Flute and the Armenian Duduk.
Besides improvised solos I also offer woodwind arrangements, re-arranging of songs, sound design and beatmaking.
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Great experience working with Seb! I'm really happy with how he interpreted my written part and will definitely be working with him again on future projects.
Seb was super responsive, efficient, and delivered exactly what I described! Beautiful work, would absolutely work with him again.
Top quality work! Great woodwind arrangements, wonderful harmonies and poignant solos.
Interview with Seb Zillner
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Too much to touch on. Constantly moving.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nikodem Milewski. The best mixing/mastering engineer on this planet!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Best of both worlds, we are living in the 21st century afterall.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and punch!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having people trusting in my contribuition and expertise.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you contribute to any style of music? Yes!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: In order to deliver promptly and to the point I always ask clients to provide references and clear structures of what they have in mind.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for qualifications, quality and speed of delivery. I pride myself on all three!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the client and the style of music. I can both contribute woodwind arrangements & solos to an existing production or produce the foundation to build on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Selmer SA80 II Tenor Saxophone, Yamaha YFL-787H Flute, MKS Duduks (A,C), Austrian Audio OC818, Shure SM7B, Neve Portico 5017 Preamp/Compressor, Universal Audio Converters.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Selmer SA80 II Tenor Saxophone, Yamaha YFL-787H Flute, MKS Duduk, Shure SM7B, Universal Audio Converters.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Did my undergrad and grad studies in jazz improvisation and composition. Been working as a session musician for about 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic and groove driven, but very melodic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Logic. I absolutely love his production process and creative drive.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find the right microphone for the right application and everything else will fall into place.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Soul, Hip-Hop, Trap, Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Woodwind multi-instrumentalist.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: That little bit of extra instrumental magic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Masego, Will Wells, Terrace Martin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording woodwind instruments for session work. Improvised solos, melodies, stacked woodwind chords. Addiontally I either fully produce or additionally program to work-in-progress productions.