Diego S.

Orchestral Arranger & Engraver

16 Reviews (15 Verified)
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My passion lies in creating unique and captivating orchestral soundscapes for a wide range of mediums, from songs and video games to commercials, films, and music theatre. I am Diego, a Music Orchestrator, Arranger, and Music Engraver and I am here to help bring your musical vision to life.

• Orchestration: Experience the power of orchestral music with my professional orchestration services, using high-quality sample libraries. Whether you need a custom orchestral track from scratch, a MIDI file transcription, or an orchestral mix of a musical score, I've got you covered.
• Arrangement: Elevate your musical material with my expert arrangement skills, reinterpreting your compositions into an orchestral soundtrack. From soft and tender ballads with strings to a full orchestral epic sound, any style can be achieved.
• MIDI Programming: Get your MIDI files ready for your DAW session with my MIDI programming services, which include quantizing to the grid, fixing velocities, removing duplicates, and CC programming.
• Music Notation: Receive professionally edited sheet music with accurate dynamics, articulations, and every detail of the final track ready for performance.

* Recording Lengths *

- Track up to 30 sec $80 (3 days delivery)
- Track up to 2 min $160 (7 days delivery)
- Track up to 5 min $320 (10 days delivery)

* Extras *

- Extra minute of music $60
- Audio stems $15
- Additional revision $30 + 1 day
- MIDI file of the project $20 + 1 day
- Sheet music (price depends on the project)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

16 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gordon G.

    Diego completed a full set of parts for a multi-movement piece for large orchestra and did a wonderful job on a short turn-around and was super easy and a total pleasure to work with, and he communicated clearly and promptly about any issues that came up along the way. Thank you Diego!

  2. Review by Preston W.

    This guy is always fast and on point. I will be back for more!

  3. Review by Hank T.

    I can always count on Diego to take my songs and make them so much better! I highly recommend Diego and his abilities!

  4. Review by Hank T.

    Another awesome collaboration with Diego! Again my expectations where exceeded! Great communication and great results!

  5. Review by Hank T.

    Diego knocked another one out of the park! I love working with Diego and he always surprises me and takes my song to a whole new level!

  6. Review by Hank Toet

    I like all music and I love experimenting with different genres but working together with Diego on arrangements for my music gives my tracks a level of shine I could not do myself! He is a big part of my sound! and comes up with amazing arrangements. I highly recommend you work with him!

  7. Review by Hank T.

    Another great collaboration!

  8. Review by Hank T.

    I was absolutely floored and blown away with what Diego came up with! He took my song and brought it to the next level! it gave me goosebumps and moved me almost to tears! I can't thank him enough! Highly recommend!

  9. Review by PRESTON

    Fantastic as always Diego

  10. Review by Preston W.

    Diego was awesome. This is my second time working with him and I will be back for more!!!

  11. Review by Preston W.

    Diego did an awesome job and it was done in a timely manner. I definitely will be using him again. 🙂

  12. Review by Hank T.

    I can always count on Diego to take my song to the next level! Great communication and collaboration!

  13. Review by Elvic K.

    Well done as always. Thank you :)

  14. Review by Hank T.

    Diëgo helped me finish my song and composed an epic finale! He exceeded my expectations! Great communication and fast turn around! Can't wait to work together again!

  15. Review by Elvic K.

    Diego made a masterpiece. Really good communication. He worked on my project like it was his own. Thank you so much

  16. Review by Santiago Ortolá

    Diego is an amazing musician and arranger. He took my song to another level with an outstanding string arrangement. I totally recommend his work to every songwriter and producer who wants to give life to his compositions. Thanks a lot!

Interview with Diego S.

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

  2. A: It really depends on the project. Usually, rock-pop songs, sometimes heavy metal songs which require a big orchestration, but also classical piano pieces turned into orchestral or cinematic arrangements.

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

  4. A: I give my sense of color and balance that enhances the richness of melodic top lines or add depth to the harmonic movement. I see the orchestra as a living organism that it's very flexible: powerful yet intimate if it's used properly.

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

  6. A: 1. I get a source file that I analyze and study in order to understand its structure and musical content. 2. I make a "big picture" sketch, almost like a storyboard, where I imagine which instrumentation and texture fit each section of the piece. 3. I write the first draft. Usually, one minute of music to let the client have the chance to listen and give feedback (using mock-up sounds to avoid a time-consuming process). 4. I finish writing the arrangement and give the final touches. 5. I program the MIDI instruments and mix the track properly with sample libraries. 6. (Optional) I deliver stems and/or engrave the sheet music for live musicians.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: Sibelius Ultimate for writing arrangements and engraving sheet music. // Cubase Pro 10.5 for producing the orchestral tracks (MIDI programming & mixing). // My sample libraries include different products from: Cinesamples, Orchestral Tools, and Spitfire Audio.

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

  10. A: I generally do orchestral arrangements for different music styles, enhancing the client's original music with an orchestral/chamber textures. Sometimes the client wants the stems to add the orchestral soundtrack to their existing mix, and other times, they want only my orchestral track by itself. Depends on the project. Because I have a classical background, I write down my arrangement in Sibelius unlike other composers who only do arrangements by ear or by playing a keyboard. This gives the client the chance to purchase a professionally engraved sheet music of the project for recording or performing live.

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

  12. A: Never modify a track in solo without listening to the result in context. Sometimes "exaggerations" are necessary to cut through the mix.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: I am very organized with my files, and I always use spreadsheets to register the steps I made with each project, as well as version numbers, feedback from the client, technical considerations, deadlines, etc.

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

  16. A: Besides great classical composers from the past, I really admire individuals who combine musical passion with education like Christian Henson and Anne-Kathrin Dern.

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Terms Of Service

This service includes a 4 minutes (approx.) track with one revision (commercial license included). The track will contain ONLY a mixed version of the FULL ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENT. See extras.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Williams
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Thomas Newman
Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro 12
  • Sibelius Ultimate 2022
  • Orchestral Tools
  • Spitfire Audio
  • Cinesamples
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