Live horn tracks

39 Reviews (34 Verified)

Music producer specializing in horn stacks, arrangements, scoring, and live instruments. This broad perspective enables deep insights into your music, so that my contribution facilitates your goals, perhaps even elevating your music beyond expectation.

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 outlining options.
Once the proposal is settled and funded, I’ll score an arrangement, then record. You’ll receive individual, dry mono stems, numbered logically, with a pip/cue to line things up. I also provide a rough horn-heavy mix for reference.
Let me know if there’s a tight deadline. Delivery date is contingent on reasonably prompt funding.


Arranging, producing live horn stacks, mostly trumpet, trombone, tuba but extending to all brass except French Horn (hire-in).

In collab with my top-flight partners, other production work falls under the heading Haubrich Media Music Production (no separate site), offering:

Rhythm section

Virtual instrument sampling

Cue sheets
Transcription (from audio or midi)

Backing vocals

Mixing and mastering including edits (mono, radio, 30-second etc.)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

39 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

  1. Review by Wendy D.

    William provided brass for a song I am working on. His work really elevated my track and I highly recommend using his services. He was super easy to work with. Communication was great and he delivered the files in a very timely manner. I will be using William again.

  2. Review by Adrian S.

    William Haubrich Brass Studio has done it again for Six Of One! This guy just "gets me" so much. His attention to the intended vibe and what the song is trying to convey is nothing short of amazing, or astounding or some other appropriate adjective. "I am as giddy as a school boy"!..as George C. Scott exclaimed on Christmas morning in his performance of Scrooge. The feeling the author had to be going for was perfectly depicted. I love working with William and hope to do more projects coming up!

  3. Review by Kameron Masullo

    I could not be more pleased with the work that William provided. He really filled out my reggae track with an arrangement that was unique, tasteful, and fit the song perfectly. The audio quality was excellent, and he was always professional, polite, and willing to work with my suggestions. Full recommendations from me!

  4. Review by Tony Sims

    William and his team were such a pleasure to work with! His detailed proposal let me know he was the guy for the job. The arrangements that he came up with were nothing short of amazing, and they were delivered ahead of schedule. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! Thank you so much for helping me bring my vision to life!!!

  5. Review by Clara B.

    Look no further! William is the producer of your dreams. It’s like having Quincy Jones at your service. He can transcribe sheet music, arrange, orchestrate, and play a variety of horns. He has access to the finest musicians and you will have a piece of music that sounds like you are friends with the entire London Philharmonic. May I further add that he is timely, he communicates perfectly, and always rises to the occasion with joy and musicality. Well done William you are a treasure.💯💯💯

  6. Review by Mike C.

    Wow! So awesome! Love working with William. Second time working with William and again the horns he delivered were spot on and sound amazing! What a difference having great horns on a song can make. Thanks William!

  7. Review by Mike C.

    The horns William put down on my song was perfect. I couldn't ask for more. What a great experience. Thank you William!

  8. Review by Dan K.
    by Dan K.

    William did a great job. He took the time to share our vision. He really "got inside" the project and knew what we wanted. The end result was just what we wanted.

  9. Review by Randall T.

    Highly recommend using William. He delivered on what I asked for, and even added some extra for me to use if I choose to. Professional with a fast turnaround. I'll be back

  10. Review by Bruno Lewis

    William is an excellent player and very professional. Everything was delivered on time and f exceptional quality. Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Adrian S.

    William Haubrich Brass Studio did an amazing job in a surprisingly short time. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon the site and received an offer from William. In my opinion his performance and level of talent is excellent in every category. Highly recommend! 🙏🎶👏

  12. Review by Howe C.

    So Great!!

  13. Review by Kevin P.

    William did an incredible job once again and provided just what I was looking for

  14. Review by Clara B.

    PURE GOLD. If you discover William Haubrich, then congratulations my fellow music creator, you WIN. He is a RARE combination of the finest talents. William is a brilliant producer, arranger, and the highest caliber of a horn player. He can score/transcribe sheet music and work from Midi or create his own orchestral parts. He also has access to the top studio musicians to help you create your masterpiece. Furthermore he is organized and timely. Look no further, you've already found the best.

  15. Review by Ariel E.

    Amazing. Always quick responses and exactly what I asked for.

  16. Review by Charles S.

    William without exaggeration made my dreams come true. He expertly saw my vision and helped bring it to life within a very short window. I would love to work with him again and cannot reccomend him enough!

  17. Review by ALAN L.

    We had a serious production issue which required us to seek out 6 separate parts for brass and woodwinds within a two day timeframe. William and his contacts took care of our every need with class and excellence in technical execution and communication. If you have come across this review, then my firmest advice is to hire William. Thank you again William for your efforts!

  18. Review by Clara B.

    William is a master. My jaw is on the the floor and I am in tears.This fully exceeded my highest expectations and I am stunned. His work is a masterpiece and I’m so grateful. Thank you William ever so much for lending your talents to this project which is blessed to have you as a part of it. You are a true, genius creator of music and I thank God that I found you.

    William scored, arranged and orchestrated the most glorious parts. He also produced and found the perfect musicians to enhance.🏆👍👍

  19. Review by Gilberto N.

    Great Job! William helped me add life to my song. Technically he added live trumpet, trombone, and even sprinkled great trumpet solo phrases here and there, but you know, he gave life and brightness to my track. He had creative freedom and did a great job with the score. Quality is up wonderful. Our schedule was 2 weeks and we kept to it.

  20. Review by Kim C.
    by Kim C.

    William completed our project to perfection. He went the extra mile to clearly explain all the details and completed in a very timely manner. Will work with him again.


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

  2. A: At the moment I’m juggling several SoundBetter projects: • Brass stack: Dub track • Brass/sax stacks: big band/vocal track • Full production: big band track • Score editing and transcription: spiritual orchestration. In the past few months on the platform, I’ve also provided: • Brass stack, clarinet: circus tune, radio drama • Brass stack: Edm track • Brass stack: Latin Reggaeton track • Brass stack: Trap Soul track • Full orchestral production: vocal track • Score editing and transcription: 8-cello ensemble • Score editing and transcription: spiritual orchestrations • Trombone stack and solo: repair and replace.

  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: My horn stacks have been utilized in various contemporary styles including EDM, Reggaeton, Latin, Dub, Hip-Hop, Trap Soul, and ambient music. Additionally, they have been featured in genres such as jazz, African, World, classical, soundtrack, and more. Full productions have incorporated orchestral, jazz, spiritual music, African, Wind Band, folk, Klezmer, and a diverse range of other genres.

  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.

GenresSounds Like
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  • Earth
  • Wind & Fire
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Gear Highlights
  • AKG C414EB
  • Rode NTK
  • Beyerdynamic M88TG
  • Focusrite ISA One
  • Warm Audio TB12 Tone Beast
  • Focusrite Clarett 8preX Interface
  • Logic Pro
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