Daniel DiMarino

Music Producer, Composer

3 Reviews (3 Verified)
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International award-winning composer and producer. Diverse, conservatory training within numerous styles of music. Specializes in cinematic music and string arrrangements.

My name is Daniel DiMarino and I am a music producer and composer specializing in music for film and media. My skill set is wide in scope, ranging from orchestral/instrumental music to epic soundtracks to song production. I am a quick worker and can make your song, production, or mix come alive efficiently and effectively. With my Renaissance man approach to music production, whatever your request may be, I am confident I can make it happen for you. Message me now to let me know how I can help take your music to the next level!

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  • English
  • Italian
  • Latin

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dunn ".

    Hey Daniel,
    You are such an amazing talent.....Your string section that you did for me on my song...."Star Bright" is so beautiful and emotionally heartfelt. I am looking forward working with you again very soon.
    Thanks.....Dunn AKA "D. Pat. II"

  2. Review by simon e.

    Daniel is a great talent! He has helped to make the songs ready for the radio!!

  3. Review by Dan Giffin

    Daniel is amazing. 5+ stars for this guy. Such a talented composer and easy to work with. Will definitely work with again.

Interview with Daniel DiMarino

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

  2. A: Finishing up and publishing an audiobook production and soundtrack.

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

  4. A: John Konopka is a legend, super creative colleague of mine and knows his way around many aspects of the creative process, including mixing, composition, mastering, recording, and sound design.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital is the way today.

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

  8. A: They usually ask me what kinds of music I've done, and I tell them I am exploring and have done almost every style there is. Then they ask what my favorite thing is to write and I tell them "Epic soundtrack music-- or whatever I'm currently working on."

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

  10. A: My KRK Rokkit Speakers, an iMac, keyboard, sound libraries, and audio interface is all I need.

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

  12. A: Studied classical composition at Cleveland Institute, then studied film scoring at Jacobs School of Music. I've been a freelancer in production since 2017 and am working on building my career.

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

  14. A: Hiroyuki Sawano--would be a dream to understand his approach more in depth.

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

  16. A: I was a producer and composer for an audiobook. I am very proud of it because it is probably close to an hour of original music and it brings the story to life in a way that is magical.

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

  18. A: I will not leave you hanging. You will get it when you need it, and if it's not what you want, I will fix it.

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

  20. A: I love when clients are happy and feel their song is now where they want it because I added the final touch. It is one of the greatest feelings.

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

  22. A: That it's simple and that making music is for teenagers and their new mix tapes...not true.

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

  24. A: I always ask for examples if they can give them. Usually people have a song or track they are inspired by.

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

  26. A: If you have thoughts or specific items you're looking for, give them to me. I am a functional artist and am not overly married to my ideas. What you want is what is most important.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Full-throttle, detailed, dramatic

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

  30. A: Less is more, start simple and add, don't add so much that you can't figure out what the problem in your mix is.

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

  32. A: I usually work on larger orchestrations for songs that want that concert orchestral space gluing them together. I know how to put a song into a world that makes it bigger and thicker.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is my well-rounded understanding of orchestration, coupled with my advanced ear. Being able to pick out a particular instrument's line in a mix is really helpful when I am working in the opposite direction and am creating something new. I have an understanding of instruments' roles and abilities and a tuned sense of timbre and texture that are very strong.

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

  36. A: I bring songs to life by creating a musical space understood by someone who is richly classically trained and can develop complex, nuanced soundscapes. Sometimes a client wants a particular instrumentation but is not quite sure how to compose or produce for those instruments. My conservatory training and well-rounded musicianship allow me to be familiar with many different styles and worlds and help bring a song to the world where it wants to live.

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

  38. A: I generally will listen to a client's song and divide it into sections in my head where I think different colors, textures, and other elements might end up living. Then, I listen to whatever sample tracks the client has provided and try and come up with a theme or hook that closely resembles what they are looking for. At that point, I begin the orchestration/production process more head-on and figure out how to navigate my thoughts musically and texturally through use of different instruments, types of harmony, range, dynamics, etc. I work quickly and like to get the client a first draft within a very fast timeframe, allowing them to comment on what I did and help me shape it even more perfectly into what they want.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use KRK Rokkit 7's, a Yamaha keyboard, and a basic interface, though I am hoping to radically upgrade my studio setup in the future. I use Reaper DAW but am also familiar with Pro Tools for mixing and mastering.

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

  42. A: I am very inspired by composers/producers who are multi-faceted and can do many aspects of large-sounding projects. Examples include Paul Dinletir, Carol Sovinksi, Billy Van Alstine, Hiroyuki Sawano, and others who can create large, epic soundscapes.

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

  44. A: I most commonly do orchestrations, string obbligati, and additions to people's existing songs. I also do original compositions/productions, film scores, mixing and mastering.

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I was the Composer, Producer, Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Project delivery includes first draft sample + mix and stems, one substantial edit round/rewrite, one final set of tweaks.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • John Williams
  • Michael Giacchino
Gear Highlights
  • KRK Rokkit 7
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$200 string arrangement with one rewrite and one round of final tweaks included