Kate I’Anson

Media composer

Kate I’Anson on SoundBetter

I am going to make your music stand out! My ideas, creativity and emotion all blend into an amalgamation of musical loveliness that I want to bring to your projects. I have worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, The Spice Girls, The Saturdays, to name a couple.

A media composer who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, The Spice girls, The Saturdays, Moonbug Entertainment, Tonies Audioboxes.

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Interview with Kate I’Anson

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

  2. A: I worked with Gwyneth Paltrow on her film ‘Country Strong’ and all of her appearances in ‘Glee’ We were a team helping with vocal arrangements/song keys,and we had the best time and I got to work with Gwyneth Paltrow every day!!

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

  4. A: A kids show

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

  6. A: Not yet, I’m sure I will tho

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. I love creating my own sounds, yea that’s the best fun!

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

  10. A: To do my absolute best and work hard to deliver everything they have asked for.

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

  12. A: Every.single.thing. I adore what I do. I’m so lucky and grateful.

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

  14. A: Can you make it sound like …

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

  16. A: We earn a lot!

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

  18. A: How long would you like this to be? What sounds do you envisage? Am I free to use my initiative? What is the deadline! Let’s talk about the fee…

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

  20. A: Hire me immediately you won’t be disappointed!

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

  22. A: Phone, mic, clarinet, recorder, snare. I could create the other sounds myself.

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

  24. A: 25+ years

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Eclectic

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

  28. A: Christian Henson, Pink, Alison Moyet. Christian as he’s got the skills I aspire to have, Pink and Alison as they’re amazing vocalists in different ways!

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

  30. A: Wait a couple of days to mix.

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

  32. A: I have spent a lot of time recently on kids music for audiobooks and a stage show. But I’m at my most creative when I work on something really emotive.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I’m a brilliant pianist!

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

  36. A: I bring life, emotion, depth, diversity. I think of any form of creative process as a journey.

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

  38. A: I start with a template usually. I find that the quickest way with my brain going at 100 miles an hour! I have 3 favourites that I fire up and off I go. I work quickly and intensely and like to wait 2 days to mix and let the music breath in my head!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My DAW of choice is Logic Pro X with lots of spitfire audio plug ins, I love omnisphere for creating my own sounds, and anything orchestral tools is a fave too. I use Rokit speakers and avantone cube mixing headphones which are a must in my opinion.

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

  42. A: I love Philip Glass, Debussy, Chopin, Penderecki as I rough guide to my Spotify plays! But also I love Hailstorm, Finneus, and any new artist that flips a song into their own interpretation. That works for me. Production wise, I admire Christian Henson and Paul Thompson of Spitfire audio, Marc Giovanni, Streaky, Nathan Larsden, Guy Mitchelmore.

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

  44. A: I am a media composer and also a session pianist