Roy Osherove

I Make Trailer Songs

7 Reviews
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You can hear my stuff at Turn your song into a trailer song - make it epic, huge haunting, creepy or euphoric and empowering. This is what I love doing and have been doing since 2011.

We start with your vision - you might have an existing song in mind, or you want to create an original one. It's up to you. You'll come up with a topline and I'll make sure there's a trailer around it. It will be good enough to pitch to trailer houses. Assuming there's already lyrics and a topline, the process usually takes 2-4 weeks of back and forth until the track is complete, You'll get to hear the song as it's being created and give feedback on the direction.

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

7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Carla Marrow
    by Carla Marrow

    I’ve had the pleasure of working on a project with Roy. He knows what makes a good trailer - gear, techniques, and gets great results. Perfect balance of professional and casual, great collaborator and continuously works with folks through out the industry to hone his craft.

  2. Review by Chu
    by Chu

    I worked with Roy on a cover of Staying Alive and I was blown away by what he can do sonically and the vision he had to see exactly what the track needed to bring out the best in me. He was quick to respond to my emails and the flow of information was seamless. Can't wait to work together again.

  3. Review by Ashley Riley

    Roy and I have worked together on a few different cover projects for sync licensing. He’s got a great ear and great ideas. Roy is easy to work with and always wants to make sure your are happy with the results. He gets work done in a timely manner. Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Unabashed Productions
    by Unabashed Productions

    Roy and I met in line at a music networking event. When we discovered we both liked to make trip hop influenced songs, we knew we had to collaborate. It was nice being on the same page creatively from day one, speaking the same language. Despite being in different cities, working together on recordings from each of our home studios was a breeze.

  5. Review by Shavon L.

    Oshro is a top knotch creative production talent! He is great to work with, easy to communicate with and very professional. His ability to experiment with new sounds and take a track to another level is in high praise in the Sound Legion Studio with his quality work on my original track "Call Me a Bitch" his very interesting production take on the track perks ears and breathes fresh air!!

  6. Review by Les Sampou
    by Les Sampou

    Roy is great to work with. We collaborated on a couple tunes and I enjoyed it and found him a great resource. I laid some vocals and top line down on some creative parts he wrote. Always on time, great sounds, easy to work with, creative....I'd work with him again! Les Sampou, Film/TV writer;

  7. Review by Anna
    by Anna

    I worked with Roy on a cover for sync and he also remixed on of my songs this past year. His production sounds very professional, and he has developed his own style when it comes to sounds and interpretation. Very personable and receptive to feedback - Would definitely endorse working with him on a project!

Interview with Roy Osherove

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

  2. A: I finished a full album recently titled "Neon Nomad" that is an 80s synth-style instrumental that has been a great adventure to work on:

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

  4. A: A new song for a singer that has yet to be released is on its way to itunes and spotify as I write this. I am currently working on a theme for an Australian short film.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: James Nagel - great producer and sound engineer.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I work fully in the box, along with UAD plugins that mimic analog hardware. It's much better for working on the move, and lets me move much faster with fixes to clients.

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

  10. A: Your song will be unique, but still approachable.

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

  12. A: - It is very creative - I'm a geek so I get to geek out on all the technology stuff

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

  14. A: - "Can you make my voice higher in the mix?" -> "Yes" - "I can't hear my voice!" -> "I'll check the mix and EQ settings" or "I'll bring it up"

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

  16. A: - That Revisions and changes are free

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

  18. A: - what other songs do you like the sound of that match the genere of this song?

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

  20. A: Be open to new ideas, and be ready to give feedback several times over the course of the production.

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

  22. A: Shadowhills mastering compressor, macbook pro , a generator that runs on sea water, and a pair of Genelec 8050Bs (assuming there would be a good power supply!)

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

  24. A: I've been working as a software engineer for a couple of decades, and in the past 5-6 years have slowly been inching into the professional music world. Music, along with technology, have always been passions of mine, and I find it challenging and rewarding to create something from scratch, both as software as well as sound. I learned drumming as a kid, and guitar when I was a bit older, and Drama was my favorite highschool subject :)

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Trip-hoppy

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

  28. A: Clarity - has an amazing voice.

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

  30. A: Use mid-side EQs at the mix bus level to open up the track and give much more depth to the listener. I usually cut out some lows on the sides, as well as MONO all frequencies under a specific threshold to keep the track balanced.

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

  32. A: Electronica mostly. Hip hop, trip hop, chill-out, and EDM..

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Organization, follow through and iterative work-client feedback cycle, to make sure everyone is on the right track and keeping the client with full visibility into the process. I also work fast between iterations (though a track might take from a few days to several weeks, depending on how much "rest" my ears need between sessions, and my work load)

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

  36. A: Usually a vision of a full song structure , and many times the backing chords or even melody.

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

  38. A: When I work with a customer on a new song, we sign a contract detailing our PROs (Ascap or BMI usually) and our royalty splits (if any). I usually ask if they already have melodies or lyrics or even existing vocal rough ideas. Then I'll take those vocals or melodies and slowly start building a full track around them. I'll usually show the client various sketches and rough ideas of track arrangements to see if we are on the right path for their vision, and slowly and iteratively work on the song until the arrangements and structure are on par with what's on our vision. Then I'll start the mixing stage, and again send progression updates to for the client to listen to and give notes. When client signs off, I either master the track myself, or we send it to a mastering engineer. Who bears the cost is set in the initial contract when we start the work. We then register the song (if relevant) in the agreed PROs such as ASCAP or BMI based on the contract details. If the client would like to, I can also distribute the track through my own label (if the track fits the vibe of the label) or directly to itunes, spotify and the like through distrokid.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: HARDWARE & INSTRUMENTS ------------------------------------------ Macbook Pro 16GB, 2TB SSD external Audio Interaces: Scarlett i1820 UAD Apollo Twin Quad mkII (Thunderbolt) (master clock) UAD Satellite Octo DSP Presonus Monitor Station Effects ------------------------------------------ ElevenRack KaossPad Quad Control Surfaces: ------------------------------------------ Softube Console 1 MKII Komplete Kontrol 88 Keys Fully Weighted keyboard Maschine Studio + Maschine MKI FaderPort 8 + Faderport Classic MPKmini Novation Launch Control & LaunchPad Speakers ------------------------------------------ Yamaha HS8 Avantone MixCube (single) Headphones ------------------------------------------ DT 990 Pro (250ohm) ATH-M50X Instruments: ------------------------------------------ Bass Guitar Electric Guitar Acoustic Guitar Uke Mics ------------------------------------------ SM-58 AT2020 SOFTWARE ------------------------------------------ Backups: 2 Cloud Backups(Amazon + Dropbox Business), backups DAWs used: Pro Tools 11.0 Studio One Pro Ableton Live 9 Suite Logic Pro X WaveLab 9 Maschine Addictive Drums Native Instruments Komplete Synths ------------------------------------------ Diva OmniSphere 2 Trillian Stylus RMX Arturia Collection Nexus Op-X Pro II Repro-1 Serum Sylenth Zebra 2 Vocal Auto Tune 8 Melodyne Studio 4 Libraries ------------------------------------------ 8DIO Epic Taiko Ensemble Studio Suspended Tonal Polyphon Instrument New Hybrid Tools 2 Majestica (240 Piece Epic Orchestra) Liberis Angelic Choir Lacrimosa Epic Choir Insolidus Choir Hybrid Tools Vol. 3 Greek Percussion Instrument CAGE Bundle: Strings, Brass & Winds Blendstrument Motion Textures Blendstrument Hybrid Pulses Blendstrument Cinematic Pulse Blendstrument Alive Percussions Anthology Strings Agitato String Bundle LASS Full Orange Tree Evolution Dracus Evolution Sitardelic Evolution Stratosphere SLIDE Acoustic SLIDE Lap Steel Diva M-Tron Pro Output Substance Heaviocity Gravity Natural Forces Vocalize UVI Vintage Legends

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

  42. A: Massive Attack, Deadmu5, Moby

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

  44. A: I usually either take vocal stems and build a full song around them (verses, churuses, bridges), including instrumentation parts, arrangements, mixing and mastering. The second most common thing I do is create Beats for use in hiphop. I also dabblle quite a bit with Remixing existing songs, usually from pure vocal stems.

Forever Young - Trailer Version (feat. Ashley Riley)

I was the Producer & Composer in this production

Terms Of Service

Work is remote - All files sent via wetransfer or dropbox. two free revisions up to two hours work.Further revisions cost extra.

GenresSounds Like
  • Massive Attack
  • Moby
  • Audiomachine
Gear Highlights
  • ElevenRack
  • UAD Quad + Satellite 8
  • FaderPort 8
  • Console1
  • Yamaha HS8
  • Maschine Studio
  • Komplete Kontrol 88
  • Pro Tools
  • Studio One
  • Logic
  • Ableton Live
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  • Bonnie Legio Album features "Call me a B$%tch" song produced by Roy Osherove (Oshro)Jun 30, 2017

    Bonnie Legion has released an album named "Journey of a songwriter", featuring a song produced by Roy Osherove (Oshro), titled "Call me a Bitch".You can get the album at