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Services for Compositon (“Composer for Hire”), Orchestration Transcriptions etc.:

If you should be interested in working with Frederic, just send a mail orchestration servicesto frederic.bernard88 (at), or use the contact form below.

At this time his services include:

    • Custom Score for your Film-, Video game-, TV- or Web Project
    • Composition-/Orchestration-/Arrangement- Feedback and Optimization, Proof-reading
    • “From your original Midi or Mockup, to Full Orchestral PDF Score” -Music Transcription/Arrangement/Orchestration-Service* 
    • “From third party MP3/WAV, to Full Orchestral PDF Score” -Music Transcription-Service*
    • Scoring Session Video Cutting/Production
    • Piano Remote/Online Recording Sessions *Such a transcription is basically possible for any ensemble size: from a simple piano solo part, up to large full orchestral scores. But, let’s say we’ve got a 3:00 minutes piece of music; there’s obviously still a huge range in terms of complexity levels and, such a transcription could range from just a few hours of work (monophonic playing, thus “soli”, e.g. flute-, violin- ,bassoon-, trumpet- or trombone solo), to a few days (e.g. slow-med tempo piano solo, solo guitar or organ), to several weeks (larger ensembles, e.g. string orchestra-, big band-, or musical pit band scores), and even up to months (lush and/or lengthy full symphonic orchestral scores, concert-/wind-/brass-band works).

      Check out two example score transcriptions here, which he did a while ago:
      -Greg Edmonson: Uncharted – “Drake’s Elegy”, original by-ear transcription (PDF Download)
      -Greg Edmonson: Uncharted – “Nates Theme”, original by-ear transcription (PDF Download)

      Frequently Asked Questions:

      How much do you approximately charge?

      The rates Frederic charges for above services are mainly depending on your project’s budget and general type and can therefore vary a lot. He generally tries to charge as less as possible for private- or low-budget projects, just as directly opposed to music for a commercial project of a major brand, like an ad campaign for SONY or INTEL, or similar previous works.
      Of course the music type and general instrumentation expenses are important factors to count in too – means that a three minute long solo piano track may be composed and recorded in just one to two days, while a three minute full orchestra track could need several weeks to months til it’s perfectly pollished, as this would be much more complex to accomplish (and therefore likewise more costy).

      For those tight on budget, he and his clients so far always found a way; so for instance the music can also be composed on a non-exclusive basis, which means that you wll still get original music for your project, at its highest quality, and an unlimited + in perpetuity license, but the music can be bought for third-party projects as well. Frederic is generally happy to discuss all of that, so that there can be found a perfect solution for both parties.

      Is all music out of the portfolio royalty-free?

      Yes! At least for his catalogue of stock music, which you can buy licenses at Pond5, Getty Images, or Soundtaxi. This specific production music is completely royalty free, while his live orchestral works as published via Music Junkies, Montage Mx and Boomerang Music , and some other works, like for Epitome Music are PRO registered. As for custom music for your project: if it’s a low budget production, then yes – these are generally free of further royalties, while for productions with a high(er) budget, the music would be most likely not royalty free, unless we agreed on a buyout license deal.

      He’s a member of the US Performance rights organisation BMI.

      Are you able to work for free?

      He unfortunately can’t work for free, as he’s a busy and professional, full-time composer. Still low budget/indy projects should be possible – depending on how complex you want the score to be. For such projects the pricings start out at low to mid three figures USD range.

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