Composer | Producer | Arranger

9 Reviews (4 Verified)
MusicbyNowhere on SoundBetter

Orchestrator and composer from Amsterdam!

The one thing that makes me the happiest and most fulfilled while writing music for others, is to succeed into bringing other people's ideas to life, give them a new layer and a stronger identity. I try my best to stay away from the genres I know I wouldn't be fit for, but I try my best to make what I do fit in every genre.

I worked for folk artists and arranged for death metal bands, produced a entire pop album for a songwriter and scored whole orchestra for the tiniest video game. I like dramatic arrangements and I like intimate things. I like spooky moments and I have a lot of fun writing the cheesiest possible solution.

Get in touch and I'll be happy to provide you with a bunch of things to listen to!
My website is listed below.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nan Li
    by Nan Li

    Carlo is a great composer! Professional and talented! Very easy to communicate, and always brought new ideas! Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Claudia Folliero
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    It's always a pleasure to work with MusicbyNowhere. We worked together in many occasions and all I have to say is he is the best. Nice and friendly, very professional, rapid and with great ideas. If you want your music to be epic af just let him do the work! Thank you!

  3. Review by Saral N.

    MusicbyNowhere was a wonderful orchestrator to work with! He is very detail-oriented, patient, a great communicator, and genuinely cares about his work. Highly recommended!

  4. Review by James T.

    Fantastic arranger and composer. I had a tight deadline that he was able to meet with a wonderful final product. You'd be foolish not to work with this guy.

  5. Review by Ben D.
    by Ben D.

    MusicbyNowhere just created/arranged a song for me. It is amazing and represents exceptional musical skill and ingenuity. Carlo is very communicative, responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. I hope to work with him again soon!

  6. Review by Clare G.

    MusicbyNowhere is incredibly sincere and dedicated to his work, managing to give me wonderful insight and communicating very efficiently! I appreciate all of his work tremendously.

  7. Review by Ben D.
    by Ben D.

    I have turned to MusicbyNowhere for three songs now. In each case the work Carlo provided exceeded my expectations. His talent and creativity are remarkable. He demonstrates a command of complex music composition, and I've seen that in multiple genres. He is easy to work with, communicative, and fair-minded. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again!

  8. Review by SCoss
    by SCoss

    Five stars are not enough! Nowhere is absolutely genial. A power, melodic, and romantic sound if necessary. His orchestrations are really natural. I will work with him again

  9. Review by JS
    by JS

    Creative mind, high production skills.
    Always thinking beyond.
    A lovely pleasure to work with.
    One of the best partners I’ve ever worked with!

Interview with MusicbyNowhere

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital. I can write faster, hearing immediately how it will likely sound, I can correct mistakes. Last but not least, I can do recalls.

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

  4. A: Delivering 20 after promising 10

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

  6. A: The music.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: I believe that if you seek an arranger you are looking for someone to babysit your child, and if you seek a composer you are looking for a babysitter for your idea, which is kinda the... same? You get my point, hopefully. When it comes to your children you probably want someone to raise them properly and do their very best. Be sure you understand each other and they can take care of them. For as much as this is certainly "just a job" for some people, I believe you will be able to tell when there is gonna be some extra care, if you are talking to the provider that is right for you.

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

  10. A: Seven years this year - if you don't read this in 2023, seven years and running. I studied harmony and classical literature, and years of papyrs and vases turned me into a sucker for storytelling, which hopefully says everything about how I write music today. I like music that develops, and I like music that tells a story. I moved to Amsterdam to finish my studies, and here I kept working on music for my friends in Italy. When it came to the point that I realized I could turn it into a job, that is exactly what I did. I opened my company here in the Netherlands and through internet and contacts I kept it going, and I'm quite proud of that.

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

  12. A: I got four for you! Wiggle your CC1's and volumes a ton when writing or mixing instruments such as violins, flutes Saturate your brass ever so slightly to give them the brassy magic. Brightening too much the mix bus, then compress or even limit exactly the area you boosted, it gives a lot of air without destroying anyone's ears. Use an imager on your doublebasses, so you can keep them panned heavily (as they should be in most classical music scenarios) but their low end you can make mono, to keep the punch and depth of the mix. Extra: phase and reverbs are the real enemies.

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

  14. A: Mostly soundtracks. When it comes of arrangement, simple string sections for pop songs, or heavy orchestras for heavy music.

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

  16. A: Width and depth. And drama, why not.

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

  18. A: A lot of talking, questions, back and forths of ideas, and exchanging of references, to understand what my clients seek. I like to have a call when it is possible, to get to know each other and have a deeper understanding of what's needed: I found that usually is more clear when it happens via speech. After that, technicalities, bpm, key and such if it is an arrangement, specific indications if it is an original piece. And after that, I would start write, usually I make at least a couple of demos or alternatives, on piano or with simpler patches, to be sure I'm on the right path. Once that is confirmed, I keep working until completition.

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

  20. A: Typically on Soundbetter, if it is not regarding a full production, I like to think I give a facelift to songs. Song which the artist believed to be needing some extra oomph, and if they come to me that is typically the orchestral type, of oomph! I believe that is a good 60% of what I do through this platform. The rest is composition, tailored to whichever needs are requested.

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