Live horn tracks

18 Reviews (13 Verified)

Boost your music with LIVE HORN TRACKS. I pursue a deep appreciation/understanding of your music so my participation can hit the mark. From subtle to rich and regal to overpowering ferocity, my horn stacks will make your track soar. World-class arranging/scoring, world-class brass playing, high-end recording/mixing: a rare & unbeatable combination!


Trumpets: 2 size Bb trumpets, cornet, flugelhorn
Trombones: jazz tenor, symphonic tenor, bass
Tubas: euphonium, 3/4 CC, 4/4 CC
Improvisation on all above

Sax section
French Horn
African vocal artists, musicians and instruments (feature)
Flute, violin, etc., i.e. single solo instruments (orchestral, jazz) or vocals.

Arranging, scoring, composition
Live horn stems/stacks.

------MODUS OPERANDI------
To start, I’ll need your track in its current form and a clear description of your needs, ideas, and preferences. From this I’ll provide an initial proposal, perhaps mentioning other options.

Once the proposal is settled and funded, I’ll score an arrangement, then record. You’ll receive dry mono stems, numbered logically, and each with a “pip” to line things up. I also provide a rough mix of your song with my horns mixed loud for reference.

I can work with your midi brass if you prefer (a bit more work) in which case I’ll also need a separate midi brass track. Please allow some flexibility in my realizing your midi to live brass!

Let me know if there’s a tight deadline. Delivery date assumes funding within a few days, otherwise may need to be adjusted.

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

18 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

  1. Review by Gary G.

    Very professional, knowledgeable and a great help with my project!

  2. Review by Mark P.

    William was fantastic, a true pro. He really went the extra mile, I strongly recommend!

  3. Review by Brian H.

    William went way above and beyond for my project. Built out an entire, impeccably performed horn arrangement that has really elevated my project. Thank you so much, William!

  4. Review by Harm P.

    In the beginning, we had some small issues aligning the feeling of the brass I was looking for with his output. After some messages back and forth, we managed to get it just right. Glad I decided to swap the Native Instruments track for the real thing.

  5. Review by Phil P.

    My first time using William and I was pleasantly surprised. He perfectly captured the nuances I needed. I'll use him again!

  6. Review by Kevin P.

    William knocked it out of the park. Best brass I've ever received. Incredible work, highly recommend

  7. Review by Joel B.

    Once again, William has smashed it out of the ball park! I wouldn't expect any less at this point! Incredible work!

  8. Review by Diego V.

    very good work *****

  9. Review by Joel B.

    This is my third collaboration with William, and he out does himself each and every time! He is an incredibly talented individual that seems to be able to turn his hand to any genre thrown at him. Not to mention a true gentleman that always goes the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with the project. I can’t recommend William enough!

  10. Review by Richard M.

    William did an outstanding job. his horns and arrangements
    are warm, beautiful, precise, and first class. Will call again!

  11. Review by Joel B.

    This is my second time working with William as he did such an amazing job on my first track, and I must say he has absolutely transformed our latest project! He is an incredibly talented individual and also extremely versatile!

    I cannot wait to work with him again in the future!

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

  12. Review by Joel B.

    William did an incredible job on my Ska/Punk track! His work has really made the song feel complete and I will be looking forward to working with William again on future projects! Great work!

  13. Review by FREDERICK

    Amazing arrangement and stellar recording! Was a pleasure working with Willie!

  14. Review by Pierre Greeff
    by Pierre Greeff

    Willie made an incredible contribution to my bands’ last two albums. Super professional and breeze to work with. Thank you Willie from myself and “Die Heuwels Fantasties” till the next one!

  15. Review by Frank Smuts
    by Frank Smuts

    I’ve known Willy since mid 90's. His arragements and production of an African soundtrack music library blew my mind away. Years on everything he composes, arrange or collaborates with is still on Hollywood standards. So much respect. If Quincy Jones, David Foster or Hans Zimmer is unavailable, ask Willy.

  16. Review by Richard M.

    I asked William to add saxophone’s to a brilliant horn section he had previously arranged for me. It was a superb job, adding the fullness I desired along with his
    wonderful rhythmic and melodic lines. They perfectly complimented the big band style arrangement. Thank you William!!!

  17. Review by Mike Rossi
    by Mike Rossi

    William (Willy) Haubrich is an all-around great brass player, talented arranger and composer across many musical genres. He has been an integral part of the Mike Rossi Project over many years, a dear friend, and my go to person when production challenges arise. This a a great source for one-stop shopping when it comes to enhancing any project. Well done Willy!

  18. Review by Anthony John Drake
    by Anthony John Drake

    William recently enriched a track I produced for a YouTube tribute. To say that William's brass arrangements took the song to another level would be a gross understatement.

    William's brass arrangement added an amazing extra dimension to the final product. Highly recommended.


  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Brass tracks for a Ska-Punk song. Preparing for various live gigs (brass quintet, jazz, Jewish, orchestral). A commissioned medley (composition) for an LA-based sax quartet. Nascent discussions between my sons’ media company (Haubrich Media Group) and a New York-based talent agency.

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

  4. A: The feeling of creative collaboration. Being and remaining in my flow state. Building rapport with diverse individuals. Effective, constant, artistic, and productive application of my skill variety. Growing with each project. Feedback, which runs from instructive to delight to outright astonishment.

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

  6. A: Thus far my SoundBetter experience has been a fun and wild ride, with journeys through many contemporary genres, lyrics in many languages, songs, soundtracks, ambient tracks, and more. Over my career, I’ve also arranged, composed, produced, and performed orchestral, jazz, opera, wind band, African marimba bands, world music, folk, klezmer, and then some. My current ambition is to introduce my brass to artists from Electronica, Hip Hop, Edm, Country, New Age, maybe Metal?

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

  8. A: If the brief fits my areas of expertise, I provide a proposal clearly outlining options and quoting on the most likely one. Upon funding, I go through the track, taking notes on sections (verse 1, etc). I create a written score, then play in each part. Once this is complete I’ll usually make a brass-forward rough mix mock-up for the client’s reference.

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: Performing with African musicians has allowed me to develop as a performer, arranger, composer, and producer. This has led to some wonderfully innovative collaborations. Arranging/composing commissions from South Africa, the U.S., and Europe for big band, jazz band, wind band, and orchestra-plus (orchestra plus big band, pop band, African band, 20 tenors, etc) have brought about a comprehensive understanding of the process of crafting music from the ground up. On the whole, my work at SoundBetter has been gratifying, with highlights being the sometimes tremendous feedback from artists.

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

  12. A: I’m very consistent with quality control, reliable, creative yet sensible. If you like some of the examples on the demo track, you can trust I’ll create something that works for you. I wouldn’t have taken on the job if I wasn’t sure of this.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can it be done in a week? Yes, but not if funding arrives on day six. Can you replace the midi tracks with live brass/instruments? Yes, but you might like my take on things as well.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Perhaps that brass performs only the narrow role of hits and stabs. There is so much more live instruments can do for music!

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: In what ways do you imagine the live instruments might enhance your song? How close to the provided midi tracks must the live instrument realization be?

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

  20. A: Please remember to include your track and be clear about your requirements. Let me know how you feel about your music. Then trust me!

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

  22. A: I started trumpet at four (not a good idea), and began writing music at nine. I’m turning 62 and still waiting for a mid-life crisis.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Eclectic, steeped in the heritage of great music, centered by an overarching aesthetic vision, blessed by the spirit of Papa Bach.

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

  26. A: Jacob Collier’s young and hip. Taylor Swift’s music desperately needs my input, but I’d doubt she’ll admit to it.

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

  28. A: Seek expert advice.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: This is a loaded question, particularly as I take pride in both my capacity as an arranger as well as my ability to realize my scores through performance! Overarching everything perhaps is a multi-layered imagination that allows me to deeply perceive the artist’s vision while conceiving what might be synergistically added to a working track.

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

  32. A: In general, live instruments uplift a song’s character and humanness, adding depth, fullness, and sometimes a necessary complexity. Also power and punch, depending on the song. In addition to this, my contributions tend to have a delineating and clarifying aspect, revealing or enhancing features that are there, but not yet fully realized. This may be why reviews often refer to the transformative quality of my work.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I run a boutique studio setup with very carefully chosen gear in a controlled environment. This yields the purest and richest sounds from single instruments and vocals. I hire larger studios for larger groups such as rhythm sections, strings, choirs, orchestras, etc.

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

  36. A: Contemporary vocal and instrumental artists, jazz artists, classical artists, world music, and African music.

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

  38. A: I produce brass (trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba) stems to create a brass section for tracks. This accounts for about 65% of my production work.

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Terms Of Service

Revisions usually minor if communication is clear.
Pricing based on preferences, complexity, length of song, hire-ins.
Turnaround 2-14 days.

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Gear Highlights
  • 1x AKG C414EG
  • 1x Rode NTK
  • 3x Beyerdynamic M88TG
  • Focusrite ISA One
  • Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast
  • Focusrite Clarett 8preX Interface
  • Logic Pro
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