Composing Seductive Cinematic Score for the Masses .:. #filmscore #soundtrack #cinematic
Having been influenced by surrounding iconic musical talent, and culture in the great city of angels while growing up had an impact on his musical palate. He spent his early years working for radio stations. His main pastime is attending Electronic Dance Music events worldwide. One that stands out in particular for him was experiencing “Daft Punk’s” “Alive” tour. His outlook on expressing his passion for music was viewed from a different perspective from that night on.
Under the name SoUnD WaVeS, Los Angeles native Michael Martinez remixes art and imagination to rhythmically infuse his musical notes; generating passion along with menacing excitement to his luscious beats. Let him help you escape your reality!
His music speaks out for voices who get heard but are overshadowed. That was Van Gogh's similar issue during his lifetime, his talent on a canvas was often obscured.
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Interview with SoUnD WaVeS-
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The City of Hamburg, Germany (The second largest city in Germany) used my work in one of the videos they displayed on their official YouTube website; They had an Urbanathlon event taking place in their town and wanted to display it for Tourism purposes.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a remix of a song used that was used in an older popular movie. Which will be available on select major streaming sites in the near future.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction is guaranteed. I will work with them and listen to all their needs in order to come up with something they will be happy & proud of.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: -May we use your music for our project? Of course, you may and then we work out the proper details for recognition purposes. -Where can we purchase your work? Depending on what customer's needs are, I direct them to the appropriate sites.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people aren't big fans of instrumentals because of the lack of words, but when it's combined with visuals/video it compliments the work so well.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path as a composer is to always continue perfecting my skills and to receive acknowledgment for it. I have been doing this for 10+ years now.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Persistence is, and my passion for music is what have pushed me forward. When you do something that you love and does feel like working at all.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am an individual that loves to think outside the box. My work is intended to create a thrill, build suspense and create excitement for the audience.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio and gear consist of multiple Apple products. I compose my music using Logic Pro along with multiple music-producing plug-ins. My work goes through a number of protocols from start to finish; To achieve that professional commercial sound.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists like Moby and Hans Zimmer are both musicians whose work has been displayed in films I have greatly enjoyed. They have definitely been an inspiration for me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The music I compose is geared for Film, Video Games, and TV Advertisements. I submit my compositions to a number of music licensing companies which in turn provide services to film and advertisement companies. I have also connected with independent companies overseas which have provided my songs to be used in multiple ways.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both can easily be effective in their own way. They both add their own style of sound to the table.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every aspect of it, but having to use my creativity to start something from nothing, and then seeing your finished project can be an amazing feeling.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I make sure to gather and take note of any details small or large regarding the work they are requesting.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Satisfaction is of great importance, and so is working closely with a composer who listens well to what the customer's needs are.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. MacBook Pro 2. Guitar 3. Piano 4. Maracas 5. Long Island Ice tea
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I enjoy mixing art, and creativity into my work. Each song I compose is like a diary, where stories are told, with feelings and emotions; With the side reaction of a sudden urge to: Shake that booty!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Skrillex is an artist that started with very little and displays great Imagination in his work.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My genre of music is called Electro Orchestral. I have worked on remixing music as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start composing from scratch. Creativity is a quality that comes to play in my work. I add a large number of layers to my music. Self-produced sounds.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creativity is my strongest skill. I display it in my work process.