Award-winning composer specializing in Orchestral Arrangement. Scored over 2000 projects including feature films, advertisements, theatrical productions, and dozens of internationally recognized artists
Hi, I'm a freelance composer and arranger from Ireland. I have a Masters in Music Composition from the National University of Ireland, and I'm at your service!
You can hire me on soundbetter.com to:
-Add an orchestral or string part for your song
-Create an orchestral / string / choral arrangement
-Compose an original piece of music
-Play piano or synth
I specialize in classical music, so I excel at orchestral scoring, piano, chamber ensembles, etc. I'll take care of all the classical elements of your song.
If you have any questions, you can message me any time!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
- The Joe Rogan Experience
- Antrum (The deadliest film ever made)
- National Russian Symphony Orchestra
- National Concert Orchestra of Ireland
- Maynooth University Orchestra
- Trio Festivale
- Port Mahadia
- House of Lords
- Cristina Botnari
- Derek Sherinian
- Michael Brandmeier
- Umformung (Film)
- Neti Neti- Not This Not This (Film)
149 Reviews - 30 Repeat ClientsEndorse Paul J Cecchetti
Paul was awesome 🤘 super professional, communicative, quick, easy to work with!
Paul is full of wonders with his exceptional talents. He went above and beyond to deliver top notch quality
Paul did a wonderful job on our project. He is easy to work with and very timely in his response... a great professional to work with... will definitely use him again.
Paul is great! He helped me bring my composition to life with his professional musical skills! He was able to turn my notes into a piece of music. He has a great skill. I would definitely recommend working with him. He’s also a speedy replier! I hope to work again with him in the future.
Great and nice delivery
Yet another job im over the moon with love working with Paul always goes above and beyond fantastic musician 10/10👍🏻👍🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Lovely person to work with, very responsive and understanding! Would definitely recommend!
Paul offered a good price to enhance my vocals and completed the job in less than 24 hours. Great to work with
Always exceeding expectations. Paul is a Bar Raiser!
Great composer/arranger to always work with.
Great job again. Thanks Paul for another awesome delivery
I can always rely on Paul for orchestral or big band arrangements. Always on time, high quality work, and so pleasant to work with. It’s almost like I’m in the same room discussing the project with him. This must be our 4th project together.
Absolute pleasure to work with :)
A professional with deep sense of ownership. Paul is highly commendable with his timely deliveries and communication.
It's such a great pleasure to work with Paul. He combines his artistry and skills to create stunning instrumental soundtracks for my vocals. And he's a great communicator. I highly recommend working with him!
Thank you again, Paul, for applying your talents to my song. Hope to work together again.
Did me a huge favor of pulling an all-nighter when I had a tight deadline. I wouldn't want to put anyone through this kind of rush and he had an option to refuse but he delivered. Very professional, high-quality work, and talented. This is my 4th with him and would work with him again.
Amazing things happen when Paul works on a project. Another great delivery.
Always a pleasure working with Paul. He’s amazing at what he does and delivers to perfection!
Paul is an absolute pleasure to work with, amazing classical orchestration that really made my vocals sound better and his artistry is beautiful and incredibly well done. And he's a great communicator. I can't wait to work on another piece of music with him!
Interview with Paul J Cecchetti
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with Carsten Neugebauer quite a lot, he's my go-to for guitar. Awesome guy, fine musician / producer and genuine all-rounder. He rocks!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I really enjoyed working with Cristina Botnari, violinist in the National Symphony Orchestra of Russia. She sent me this beautiful recording of a piece for violin and piano, to which I added the orchestration. It's on my soundcloud profile, I'm very proud of that one.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because it gives me complete control over every aspect of the sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% Satisfaction or a full refund
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to meet and work with different clients from around the world, and all the different styles of music they bring to me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I just sit in the studio all day pressing the "make music" button
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Send me the track that you're working on, describe in as much detail as you can what you want the song to sound like. Include plenty of YouTube links and audio samples of music you love.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my audio interface, my monitors, a rode NT1-A microphone, and my copy of Walter Pistons book on Orchestration!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began doing this professionally when I studied music in university. That's over 10 years ago... Man I feel old right now :D
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more- let the music do the talking, don't try to over-complicate things with too many plugins.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lots of pop, rock, worship music, country, dance, heavy metal... All with a classical twist.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My intimate knowledge of how an orchestra works
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I add grandeur, depth and class to productions I work on. An orchestral part really helps fill up the space in a mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 80% of it is coming up with ideas. Once a good idea manifests, the music writes itself.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For orchestral arrangements, it's just me, my keyboard, my computer and my manuscript.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sebastien Petiet of the Irish National Symphony Orchestra taught me everything I know about conducting and writing for orchestra. He's a stunning violinist, conductor, composer, and all round great guy. Really humble too.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Bands and musicians send me their unfinished tracks, and I write an orchestral part for them. I then deliver a full set of stems (Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion), which they can have mixed. I also provide a reference mix.