Yannick De Pauw

Orchestrator, Composer

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Orchestra Fanatic with a passion for hybrid and classic scoring. Scored music for the Grand Prix 2017 in Texas, Longines Hong Kong Masters, Rose D'Or Awards, National Orchestra's and many more!

Orchestrator, Arranger and Composer working with live and digital orchestras for all kinds of projects. Wether you need a String Quartet arrangement to give some extra depth to your singer/songwriter project or a massive sounding orchestral score for the screen or live performance, I am your man!

After we talk about your project and discuss what you need, I will dive into my studio and start scoring. The end result can be a completely polished and mixed realistically sounding digital orchestra or a professionally engraved masterscore for live use or studio recording.

Additional sounddesign, synthlayers and guitartracks are also possible.

I have a masters degree in composing and producing. I still take masterclasses on a regular basis to become the best I can be. I have also finished the Cinematic Orchestration course at Thinkspace Education. I have been working professionally since 2012 and have written and/ or orchestrated the music for Rose D'Or Awards, EBU Awards, EEM World Longines Masters, 2K Games Evolve Trailer, National Symphony of India, National Orchestra of Belgium, Grand Prix 2017 Texas, etc. and worked with artists such as Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Baba Yega, Dirk Brossé, Brides Of Lucifer among others.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Another awesome project done with Yannick. Thank you!

  2. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Awesome working with Yannick! Great music, communication, and production!

  3. Review by Stijn Kolacny
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    Yannick De Pauw is a very gifted composer, arranger and musician. We have been working with him for the last few years and he always met our artistic and productional expectations. Yannick has many musical talents and moreover … he always respects deadlines. Working with Yannick De Pauw is something you won’t regret at all!

  4. Review by Daniel Verstappen
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    I really like to work with Yannick. He is really talented and try to push me into new directions to give me a unique sound. One of the latest collaborations resulted in more commercial and modern tracks, like “Soulmate” and "On my mind". These tracks features a combination of a very recognizable piano style and Yannick's hybrid scoring. In one word; Innovation!

  5. Review by Dirk Van De Catsyne
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    Yannick is not only creative but also a very well organized and punctual composer and music producer. As a creative director and producer for TV and big events and concerts I've been working with him for years and he always keeps surprising me with his musical talent and his work. Next to the excellent work his delivers ,he is a great guy to work with.

  6. Review by Kristof Van Mensel
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    I have worked with Yannick on several productions such as recently, the Longines Masters in Hong Kong. As a light/set designer the music is very importan to create the best results, all aspects of the show should be in total harmony! A good professional cooperation is key to achieve these results. Yannick always pushes himself to deliver the perfect track! I would definitely recommend him!

Interview with Yannick De Pauw

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: I promise that their project is my priority and that it will get all of my attention. I will put all of my skills and equipment to use in order to create for them as if I was creating for a personal project!

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: The freedom to be doing music all the time!

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: Studio Computer, Studio Speakers, Master Keyboard, Guitar, Case of beer

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I started out as a sound engineer, doing international tours with bands. I studied music production and composition at the conservatory of Ghent and afterwards I joined the Cinematic Orchestration Program at Thinkspace Education. After touring for some years, I felt that the urge to create music could no longer be ignored. I stopped touring and sound engineering and focussed completely on composition and producing. I have been doing this for about 6 years and have worked on lots of productions!

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: On a style-level I am a bit like a chameleon. When I am writing a kids musical, I immerse myself in that style and celebrate all the little things that I think a kids musical needs. But at the other hand I can also transform into an aggressive guitar player when I am on stage with my band "Brides Of Lucifer". I would say that my personal taste leans towards music with impact. Loud & intense music that gets your heart pumping. This can be orchestral music, rock, electronic.

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

  12. A: All artists that have a true love for music!

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

  14. A: Orchestral music, Hybrid music, Film Music, Rock and sometimes even EDM.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I would say that my strongest skill is to get inside the head of the client to see and feel what they want or need. Taking the abstract and making it into reality.

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

  18. A: In short: Talk to client to see what they want/need --> Hit the studio start creating --> Reviewing the creation with the client --> Adjusting the creation (max. 2 revisions at no extra cost) --> Mixing & Mastering the MIDI Mockup / Recording --> Creating the score if asked for (extra cost) --> Delivery --> Celebration!

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

  20. A: Orchestrations for either digital or live orchestras. Adding orchestral flavors to tracks. Adding sounddesign, synths or guitars to tracks. Composing original orchestral music. Reproducing music or creating instrumental versions in almost all genres.

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

  22. A: Zoom out! You have to keep an eye (or ear) on the bigger picture. What is the emotion or story that you are trying to tell? You can be the most technical producer or arranger with the best arrangement on a technical or theoretical level, but there is no point in this unless it benefits the true music. So zoom out and see that whatever you do to the music is doing the right thing! Also: let your ego out of the equation!

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

  24. A: I think that orchestral instruments always bring fresh and inspiring colors to a song. As an orchestrator I always make sure that the original value or intention of the song is preserved. The level of depth in the orchestration depends on the personal taste of the client and myself. With the bigger, massive sounding scores, I always try to go for impact. I try to push the audience to the edge of their seats.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I use a combination of different computers to host my vast collection of sample libraries including Project Sam Symphobia Series, Chris Hein Horns, Native Instruments Komplete, Steven Slate Drums, Superior Drummer, East West Symphonic Orchestra, etc. I listen to either my mixcubes or my main speakers, which are Genelec 8050. As a DAW I am a Protools user and I use Vienna Ensemble Pro to access my different computers, running the samples libraries. For recording I use API preamps and a few microphones. My main microphone is a Mojave MA301-fet which I really like. For tracking guitars I use a Kemper Profiler and depending on the required sound, I will choose one of my two trusty Fender Stratocasters, my Ibanez RGA or my Gretsch hollow body. For bass I usually go with my Ibanez SR500 series or my Fender Precision. For music notation I use Sibelius.

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

  28. A: The list is virtually unlimited and is definitely not limited to orchestral genres only! To name a few: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Brian Tyler, Michael Giacchino, John Williams, James Doolel, Stravinsky, Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Massive Attack, Slipknot, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, Nine Inch Nails, In Flames, Tower Of Power, Chic, Michael Jackson, Charlie Parker, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Chris Jones, Celldweller, Armin Van Buuren, Varien and many many more...!

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Terms Of Service

I allow 2 revisions. Turnaround time is about 2 weeks. Additional costs come from external services if needed such as a live orchestra or recording facility.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • James Newton Howard
  • Brian Tyler
Gear Highlights
  • Project Sam Symphobia
  • East West Symphonic Orchestra
  • Genelec 8050
  • LA Scoring Strings
  • Mojave MA301-fet
  • Kemper Profiler
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