Mike (Music Forge)

Songwriter, Vocalist

20 Reviews (2 Verified)
Mike (Music Forge) on SoundBetter

I wrote this song for a special someone. Share someone's story with me, and I can do the same for you! I am a full-time music composer who has mastered the whole musical process: writing lyrics, composing, producing, singing, and mixing. My emphasis is on telling a story with my music. I am very collaborative and would love to work with you!

Don't hesitate to reach out! I'd love to chat with you! :)

I care very deeply about my craft. I am doing this for a living, so you know I will give you no less than professional quality. I will tailor fit my music to your needs. My past work has necessitated that I have mastery over the entire music production process, from lyrics to composition to vocal performance, to editing, and mixing. My focus is the composition process.

I have many VSTs (ProjectSAM, Cinebrass/winds, Eastwest, and Full Kontakt, and more! I use Cubase Pro, a Behringer Motor 61 key controller, Yamaha HS studio monitors, Sennheiser 700s Headphones, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface,

I sing too! I was classically trained as a vocalist at University and I have a rare background in Gregorian Chant. I have the Rode K2 condenser microphone, with a pop shield.

I will write limitless instrument tracks to get you the sound you want. Imagination shouldn't have limits :)

I have written music and been singing for the past 18 years, professionally for 10, and have honed my skills to get a unique sound. My music sounds much like Two Steps from Hell and similar artists.

I am extremely collaborative by nature and I love working with other dreamers to make something bigger than I could do by myself! I'd love to work with you next! :)

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • Latin

20 Reviews

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  1. Review by ERYN
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    Mike created a really moving and cinematic piece that I had the pleasure to sing on! Highly recommended :)

  2. Review by Ari Vogue
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    Oh, Mike is just such a treasure of a creator to work with yet again! We've done quite a few projects together and I hope for many more! He is such a talented composer, arranger, producer, gives great direction for the vocals he's looking for, so humble and kind, and SUPER reliable. Great communicator. Would work with him on ALL my projects if I could! :) Would recommend x1,000,000!!!

  3. Review by Jaki Nelson
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    Mike was great to work with! Clear and concise communication and a really fun project to get to record!

  4. Review by Nicholas V.

    Michael was very fast at responding to all my inquiries, and he completed my project exactly the way I was hoping it would be! I highly recommend using Music Forge, the work done is professional and always well done!

  5. Review by Savannah Stone
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    Mike was incredible to work with. He's extremely talented and kind, and I'd recommend everyone work with him!

  6. Review by Jaki Nelson
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    Music Forge was a dream client!
    I look forward to any potential future projects together!

  7. Review by Burak Besir
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    It was wonderful to work with Mike. He knows what he wants and very clear communication. The whole process went very smooth. Thank you!

  8. Review by Francesca Federico
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    Mike (Music Forge) was an incredible client and a joy to work with. He is kind and responsive, and I had a blast singing for his project. Would absolutely work with him again and cannot recommend his work enough.

  9. Review by Ari Vogue
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    It is always a pleasure working with Mike. An incredible composer, so kind, and he has a wonderful vision for the kind of sounds and tone he wants for his projects. As a singer, it makes it a joy to work with a professional like him with a clear direction. He is a joy to work with and his projects are always so musical. :)

  10. Review by Shelley H
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    Mike was such a pleasure to work with. A true professional. Great communication and friendly. I hope we can work on more projects in the future!

  11. Review by Elvya
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    This was a great experience! A literal travel in time! Definitely recommend!

  12. Review by Wendy Kay
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    Mike was very clear on his vision and direction! Had so much fun with this project!

  13. Review by Bethany Highley
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    Their personality and understanding are hard to beat, and their music is full of energy I resonate with. I look forward to any future collaborations. I have officially added them to my list of recommendations.

  14. Review by Savannah Stone
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    Mike is an incredible person to work with! He has such a good heart and a great musical ear. I would definitely work with him again and again!

  15. Review by Idan Bigler
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    The whole process of the job from the request to the approval went smoothly and kindly. Music Forge was extremely professional, kind and easy to work with, not to mention an incredible composer, and I'd be happy to work with him again in the future. Highly recommend!

  16. Review by Mary d.

    I was extremely satisfied with Music Forge’s work! My request was very specific and he definitely delivered. Music Forge never left me hanging, but instead was very responsive and receptive of feedback. I would definitely recommend using Music Forge.

  17. Review by SongMood Productions
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mike! Beautiful song, amazing composition, and great communication. Highly recommend!

  18. Review by Ari Vogue
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    This is my second time working with Mike, and each time it is such a pleasure! He gets back to me quickly, he is very kind and polite, he is incredibly musical with his compositions, easy to work with...I can't say enough good things about him!

    100% would work with him again and again. Looking forward to another future project together. We always end up with such great work!

  19. Review by Martin Merenyi
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    Michael was great to work with! He sent me an amazing production with a lot of great musicians on it for mixing and mastering. Everything was pretty much spot on, the song was a joy to work on. Michael himself was great to communicate with, me managed to wrap up a relatively large project in only a few days. Great stuff!

  20. Review by Ari Vogue
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    Michael was such a pleasure to work with! He is very professional, reliable, a very talented composer, and most importantly extremely passionate about his work. So the final product turned out amazing! Would absolutely recommend him to anyone who's looking for a collaborator, and hope to work with him again in the future!

Interview with Mike (Music Forge)

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

  2. A: Can you give me a free sample? - Please, no. Can you work with a lower budget? - Yes. I understand budget problems and I try to be very understanding.

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

  4. A: Listen to the details of the music and see if they match the story...ask yourself "how brilliant is this composition?" Then ask, "how good is the quality?" You need both. But they are separate issues.

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

  6. A: The 4 Elements - an instrumental programmatic setting of Air, Fire, Earth, and Water

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

  8. A: Ari Vogue Martin Mereyni Silke

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

  10. A: I will work and work and work to get it right for you. I will go to great lengths for my clients. I communicate well and extremely promptly. I will drop everything for you.

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

  12. A: I have changed people's lives for the better. I have inspired people, and that is worth more than any money. I get to create stories that no one has ever heard before and I get to work with other amazing artists to bring their work to life.

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

  14. A: That I already know what you want. Composers go to great lengths to be great at imitation. We try to be able to create ANYTHING. So, if you don't give us clear directions, you're doing yourself and us a disservice. We want to help YOU! :)

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

  16. A: What's your vision? What story are you telling? What emotions, characters, etc. are involved here? How can I help you get that across in the most efficient way from the start? What's your budget? What's your timeline?

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

  18. A: ha ha...okay... 1) large knife 2) cooking pan 3) sleeping bag 4) flint & steel 5) lots of rope

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

  20. A: I started composing back as a kid on Mastertracks Pro in the 90s...old, cheap midi! I worked my way through college, started a group with my family back in 2012, and have been composing professionally ever since. I have continuously upgraded my skills and sounds each and every year.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: It's very full, big, and it tells a story. It's always spinning and packed full of meaning.

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

  24. A: I actually love to work with all kinds because I am the composer...so I love going out and finding vocalists, instrumentalists to fill out my work. I love working with Claudio Pietronik...a guitar legend!

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

  26. A: If something isn't working, don't over-compose as the solution. Go back to the drawing board and get it right at the source.

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

  28. A: Cinematic/soundtrack styles. Also folk/pop songs.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Composing melodies...they come to me so easily.

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

  32. A: Creativity, passion, dedication. I have a very strong work ethic. I take criticism very well.

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

  34. A: I start in my head, I spill it out in a session, I see what sticks, I repeat. I am very open with my clients along the way so that they can speak into the process.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: A fully treated (GIK acoustics) home studio with Yamaha HS5 studio monitors w sub, Cubase 11 pro, tons of Vsts, a Behringer Motor 61 controller, Sennheiser 700HD pro headphones, Scarlett 2i2 interface, Rode K2 mic, a MacBook Pro.

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

  38. A: Thomas Bergersen of Two Steps from Hell, Hans Zimmer, James Newton-Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams, John Williams, and lots of old, past, and anonymous composers. I have a lot of respect for more mainstream composers as well.

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

  40. A: Cinematic compositions: both songs and soundtracks. I write lyrics, I compose full instrumental (hybrid orchestral) tracks, I sing, and I mix my own music.


I was the Composer, male singer, mixing engineer, producer in this production

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Unlimited revisions, but I usually only need 2 or 3. Turnaround varies, but can be as fast as 2 weeks. Time and cost depend on project length, complexity and additional needs.

GenresSounds Like
  • Two Steps from Hell
  • James Newton Howard
  • Hans Zimmer
Gear Highlights
  • ProjectSAM VST instruments
  • Cinesample libraries
  • Full Kontakt
  • and more! Behringer Motor 61 key controller
  • Yamaha HS studio monitors
  • Sennheiser 700s Headphones
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface
  • Rode K2 microphone
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