Composer Erick Schroder — On Crafting the Perfect Palette of Sound for a Movie

Crafting the perfect palette of sounds around a picture seems like a daunting task, but for musicians who have made this their profession, it’s just another day at the office. Composer Erick Schroder knows this first hand, with over 70 IMDB credits to his name, he has scored everything from documentaries to sport dramas. His latest project is Hulu’s comedy/drama The Ultimate Playlist of Noise starring Madeline Brewer (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Keean Johnson (Euphoria)….

Mastering Best Practices Explained with Alan Silverman – Part 2

Alan got his start doing tech and assisting at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios, covering sessions for The Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Hall & Oates. Thereafter, he accepted a staff engineering position at A&R Recording, where he worked with legendary producer Phil Ramone and renowned musical artists Billy Joel, Kiss, and Judy Collins. He recorded and mixed musical scores for film directors David Mamet, Francis Coppola and Frank Oz, and top composers Elmer Bernstein and John Barry. He also fostered professional relationships that would come to last decades – he and Judy Collins still work together on numerous projects…

Paul Abbott’s Zen Approach to Mastering – Part 3

Paul Abbott is an audio mastering engineer, musician, and owner of ZenMastering (located in San Diego, CA). Paul established ZenMastering in the late 1990s — at a time when there were very few high-end independent mastering studios. Since then, Paul has mastered over 1,000 projects for clients throughout the United States and around the world, ranging from up-and-coming indie bands to award-winning artists and labels.

Mastering Process Explained with Alan Silverman – Part 1

Alan Silverman is a Grammy nominated engineer and producer. He coproduced, mixed, and mastered “Winter Stories” by Judy Collins, named “The Best Folk Album of 2019” by Digital Journal. “Mountain Girl,” a single from the album, hit #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart. He mastered Catherine Russell’s “Alone Together” a Grammy finalist and the most played album on jazz radio in 2019, and the ground-breaking “SYSTEM EP” by DJ Delia Beatriz, listed in Pitchfork’s 10-Best EDM albums of 2019…

Composer Guillaume Roussel Talks Scoring Disney’s Film “Black Beauty”

After churning out classics for decades now, it has become known that when you watch a Disney film, you are about to watch a heartwarming tale about family, friendship, courage or love. With amazing music to go along with it. This applies to Disney+’s new slate of films too, which include Lady and the Tramp and more recently Black Beauty starring Kate Winslet. This latest adaptation of Black Beauty was scored by French composer Guillaume Roussel. This marks his first foray into the Disney world, which he couldn’t be more thrilled about….

Scoring Holiday Music with Chad Rehmann

With the holidays in full swing, we wanted to learn more about what goes in to crafting the perfect Christmas score, so we spoke exclusively to Rehmann. In this exclusive Making Music Magazine interview he talks about everything from what instrument he reserves solely for Christmas scores to how he keeps a fresh approach to all these films. Read the full interview here: