Symphoneers

Composer and Audio Engineer

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Experienced with every step of making great audio market-ready, from building instruments to mastering audio.

Armed with a bachelors in music and a well equipped studio, I'm able to tackle a wide range of audio jobs quickly and professionally. I've been the lead composer on every major Cybercraft Video Productions release, so I'm particularly well equipped for producing film music, however I also have significant experience with sound design, advanced audio repair, and general audio editing/production.

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Interview with Symphoneers

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: The bulk of my professional experience is in composing music for soundtracks, and getting that music sync/release ready. While it's a relatively specific type of job, it's given me a breadth of knowledge, including live recording/field capture, advanced audio editing&cleaning, instrument building, mixing, mastering, etc.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Modern composers I love include Chrstobal Tapia De Veer, Brian Reitzell, and Disasterpiece. They each have a distinct compositional style, but also do a wonderful job tailoring that style to each project they work on. I'm deep into EDM, but the clarity in Deadmau5 tracks - both in terms of mix and composition - is always motivational. I'm also a fan of self-starting independent musicians like Johnathan Coulton, Eliza Rickman, and E-Dubble.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a JBL 5.1 setup for mixing. While the primary speaker's just the LSR305, they're a suitably sized speaker for the room. I also have a Behritone speaker for use as a grot box, and AIAIAI headphones configured for mixing. I use a Behringer X-Touch control surface, and have a Saffire Pro-40 for in-studio recording.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: It varies significantly, but in general I'll develop some sample tracks for a client to help narrow in on a perfect sound, and then work over the course of a project to refine the selected tracks into something release ready.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: And interest in abstract and advanced composition and mixing techniques, combined with a pop/commercial sensibility. Music/audio I work on is often unique, while still having having broad appeal or catchy elements.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Developing music uniquely tailored for a project. While it might sound relatively basic, many professionals can be surprisingly inflexible in terms of what they can comfortably produce, or simply copy trends. I take pride in the range of my ability.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: My last few film scores have been electronic-oriented, although I've been using guitars and brass in some recent projects. I'd love the chance to work on a fully orchestral score again though.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: I love mixing against -6db pink noise. I think it's a great way to manage gain staging, and highlight either mix or composition problems to do with instrument overlap.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: David Byrne? He seems like a consummate collaborator, and strongly developed sense of music in all contexts. I feel like it'd be one of the few celebrity collaborations I could pick that would be both educational for me, and yield high quality music.

Terms Of Service

Revisions as needed, fast turnaround. Will never charge additional costs unless discussed with client in advance - usually for additional services part way through a project.

GenresSounds Like
  • deadmau5
  • Hans Zimmer
  • John Carpenter
Gear Highlights
  • Make Noise 0-Coast
  • Arturia DrumBrute
  • Saffire Pro-40
  • Behringer X-Touch
  • Apex 787 (pair)
  • various custom instruments
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