Mark Rudin

Horns (Brass And Woodwinds)

24 Reviews (18 Verified)
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Mark Rudin is an accomplished artist, producer, and songwriter with a masterful command of multiple instruments - particularly horns. His song "Miracle" was a winner on season 2 of the NBC show Songland, and his work has been featured in major ad campaigns for brands such as Grey Goose and Simple Mills, as well as trailers for the Tom and Jerry Mov

-Send your track and I can arrange / record a full horn section

I am a multi- instrumentalist specializing in horns. Namely, trumpet trombone, fluegelhorn, saxophone and flute. Combined with my years of arranging experience, I can create a beautifully blended horn section for any style of music.

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24 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Shanti L.

    Mark was super fast and an awesome player. He delivered a clean stellar performance, made a small adjustment quickly and an easy, smooth exchange. Grateful!

  2. Review by Zach R.

    Mark has an excellent ear for melodies to complement your songs and is a pleasure to work with.

  3. Review by Ashwin G.

    Mark was able to quickly understand what I needed from an instrumentation perspective and was able to quickly deliver warm and rich brass. Can't wait to work with him again.

  4. Review by Gabriel S.

    More dope horns from Mark! :)

  5. Review by Garrett R.

    Mark did an incredible job on my project. He absolutely nailed the parts, taking into consideration what the tune called for. I will absolutely use him again in the future when I need horn parts. Very professional, great communication, and incredibly talented!

  6. Review by Mark Magram

    Mark is flat out incredible. He is mixing my raw tracks to such an exceptionally professional level. giving him more to mix - brilliant

  7. Review by Angelo S.

    Fast turnover! Great quality.

  8. Review by Mark Magram

    A true Pro's Pro......literally. Mark did outstanding work on my mix and I could not be more happy with the result. Mark knows what he is doing for sure - as he should. His music has been featured in some major market placements. Mark understands exactly what is needed in order to make your mix as professional as possible.

  9. Review by Gabriel S.

    Mark did an awesome job with the horn arrangement and added ideas I never would have thought of that made the song better.

  10. Review by Gabriel S.

    Great to work with Mark, cool horn arrangements and easy to work with during the mixing process, will be back!

  11. Review by Mark Magram

    if you dont hire this guy for horns its your loss. more for me. he is reasonable, easy to work with, astoundingly professional (check his credits) and his arrangements are artful and perfect....whatever the feel needed.

  12. Review by Doug K.

    Mark did excellend brass work for our short film, turned it around quickly, and nailed the sound we were looking for! Highly recommended.

  13. Review by David A.

    Mark is timely and precise! Seasoned at what he does. I recommend him for any music and production needs you may have! Will be working with him again.

  14. Review by Ken N.
    by Ken N.

    Mark's arrangement and playing were amazing for the track, and his engineering/recording of the parts captured everything perfectly. Very creative, great ideas, excellent communication and overall a pleasure to work with.

  15. Review by Georgia

    Mark is a consummate professional! He did a perfect job with my mix and with the revisions. I feel like I hit the jackpot getting to work with someone of his caliber!

  16. Review by Mo D.
    by Mo D.

    It's been a wonderful experience working with Mark. He is incredible and talented producer and musician overall. I highly recommend.

  17. Review by Liam S.

    great work

  18. Review by Mark Magram

    Holy (expletive) Mark is completely amazing. Just a quick listen to his own material AND his credits would tell you that. He's a pro's pro but moreover I handed him a really funky track with only vague ideas about horns and a craving to add them, and Mark went to work with something between world class creativity and arranging, and ESP. having nearly passed out attempting to play my own trumpet I can't even put into words how impressive his skills and "touches" are. Gotta do more with him.

  19. Review by Mike Robinson

    Mark can do it all... He’s a great producer, amazing horn player, and a fantastic mix engineer. He’s communicative, a total pro and a true pleasure to work with.

  20. Review by Andreas Feels

    Mark is an excellent musician. We hired him for a trumpet part and he delivered a very nice part in a very fast time. Mark is very communicative and you can easily work with him. Hopefully soon again. Thank you!

Interview with Mark Rudin

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

  2. A: I started on trumpet at 11 years old. By the time I was 12 I was sure that I was going to be a professional musician. Picked up a few more instruments in high school, then moved to the East Coast, Philadelphia, for college. Left college to start the band Townhall. In Townhall we made 3 studio albums one live album, and toured 280 days out of the year. In 2006 after almost 7 years we decided to end the band. After Townhall, I moved back to L.A. and worked as a studio musican. A random horn session with Producer Cisco Adler for his Top Ten project, Shwayze, led to a position in the live band as well as a full time instrumentalist co-producer and co-songwriter in the studio. After leaving Shwayze in 2011, I closed the computer and spent a year focused on writing with only an acoustic guitar, and my voice. In 2012 I was asked to be the Music Director at Hotel El Ganzo, a job which included building and designing a recoding studio and moving to Los Cabos for two years to develop El Ganzo's artist in residence program. Through El Ganzo, I have had the pleasure of recording with artists from all over Latin America and Europe. Currently living in L.A. I work with artists on their projects as well as building of library of music that is intended for film, television and advertising synchronization.

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

  4. A: First to mind would be Sia, John Mayer and Adele. All for the similar reasons, Because they are the best, but also because I know the lyrics will be cool and the vocals will sound great. I can learn so much from people like that.

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

  6. A: So many styles! When producing for sync I love high energy, feel good pop music.

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

  8. A: Right now I'd say producers like Ricky Reed, Mark Ronson, Greg Kurstin are a few of my favorites. I like that they are very diverse in their work but you can still hear their quality strung throughout the different productions. For mixers, I'm inspired by Manny Marraquin because he is simply the best and Andrew Schepps because he is an excellent teacher.

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

  10. A: I have a project that I am producing called Clover Club. It is with the artist Addie Hamilton. The song "Heaven" is our first release.

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

  12. A: My promise is to always be 100% honest and transparent and that I will do my best work for every single client.

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

  14. A: I like the fact that at the end of the day we made something amazing out of thin air.

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

  16. A: That anyone can do it. There are many many steps to producing music These days. I would argue, much more than in the past, and that is because technology has become a part of music. It takes a lot of time and patience to produce a whole song, and to be a good producer you have to love the monotony of the process.

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

  18. A: What is the feeling you want for this song? What emotions are you looking to create for the listener?

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

  20. A: Never be afraid to give any feedback. Its very important that there is a clear communication and you are always 100% honest. If you don't like something, we will change it.

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

  22. A: Assuming the island had power: 1. Computer (Fully loaded) 2. Apollo Twin 3. A set of monitors 4. A microphone 5. Acoustic Guitar

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Again, creating a musical vibe, but to be less ethereal I'd have to say arranging a song and the instruments on that song.

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

  26. A: First and foremost, Vibe. When you are starting from scratch, I believe the most important thing is to establish a vibe. To me, the vibe of the track is what gives life to the melodies and lyrics. Vibe is #1 and I am a vibe man!

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

  28. A: Ethan Roberts. He's a great all around musician/songwriter/producer and is super consistent.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Digital... In my work flow, I need to be able to reproduce sounds as well and go back to make revisions. In the digital world there is never an issue with that.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Vibey, Tight and Clear.

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

  34. A: Most commonly I will do horn recording and arranging, or production and mix work.

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

  36. A: To me the most important thing is to start with the best sounds you can get. Don't think that a sound can be improved later by plug-ins.

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

  38. A: A typical song writing session would look like this. In Ableton I will develop chord progressions, drum beats and other elements to create a "vibe." Then offer top line and concept ideas. I like to find the "title" or main hook of the song first, then write around that. For artists that are strong top liners and lyricist, I focus on bringing the best out of what they are writing and contribute lyrics or a cool twist of phrase. Once lyrics are written, or a section of the song is ready, we will record the vocals. After vocals are recorded the co-writer/ artist will often add a few more elements, and go on their way. I then proceed to add the instruments, sound design, samples and programming that the song needs, this is my production process. Once the production elements are complete I will transfer everything to Pro Tools and mix the song. I will then send the mix to the artists and my team for feedback, and all revisions will be addressed to get the best mix.


Terms Of Service

Revisions are stated in the proposals. There will be a $75 minimum fee for each additional revision.
Turn around times range 2-7 days.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton
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