Over 20 years of writing, recording, and performing on multiple instruments. I specialize in guitar-based compositions that are meant to support the vocal and let it shine.
I love writing music. Whether it's programming an orchestral score for film/TV or knocking out a rock banger, I'm happiest in my studio. I love to infuse rock and blues with soul, funk, and jazz. Whether you are looking for big, anthemic tube amp driven rock sounds, or intimate RnB/neo-soul, I can provide the tracks to support your song.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Paul Lichtenauer
Paul exceeded my expectations with what he was able to do with such a small window of time. With an (extremely) rough cut of a TV pilot and little to no direction Paul was able to produce an entire score for the episode in under a month. The theme music matched the tone of the story perfectly and the background music throughout was so impactful that it led to a change in photography direction and pacing just to match the music he had created. Not only did he master the music but he went that extra mile to do additional sound design to help the team meet the festival submission deadline.
I worked with Paul on a few songs already and I am excited to see what we can do next. Paul was easy to work with and has a brilliant ear for music. Our first experience in studio together was a RnB cover/remix that I will forever be in love with. Then an original love ballad that he composed perfectly. Work with him if you get the chance.
Interview with Paul Lichtenauer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I scored an animated film that is in the selection process for a few different festivals. The music ranged from Bernard Herrmann inspired orchestral music, to White Zombie style industrial.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender combo amp, boost pedal, telecaster, trumpet, cajon
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to go back and forth between mono and stereo while mixing. It gives me a better perspective on how everything fits together.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My background has been in rock and metal, but I have done a lot of work on country, soul, and orchestral pieces lately.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is knowing my place within a song. I put my ego aside long ago and make it a point to not overplay a song. I have an innate ability to know where to come forward, and where to lay back.