Music creation and production by Richard G. Ames
The perfect blend of artistry, technique, and production management.read more
Richard G. Ames
Composer - Arranger - Producer
Richard G. Ames At A Glance
Composer for TV and Other Media
Richard's music has appeared on every major network and cable TV channel, both through his work for music libraries and directly for a number of productions.
Concert Music Composer
Richard's concert music has appeared in a variety of live venues across the United States. Recent performances include those by the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra and the Georgia Tech Symphonic Band.
Richard's career in the music world began as a performer - he has held a number of professional positions including Principal Clarinet with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra and substitute with the Maryland and Tucson Symphonies.
Richard has studied with Loren Kitt (National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C), David Niethamer (Richmond Symphony in Richmond, Virginia), and Dr. Andrea Strauss (Director of Bands at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia).
Richard has written and produced music for a number of films in a variety of genres. These works include everything from animations to short films to feature films.
Richard has produced arrangements for everything from small-ensemble reductions to arrangements for vocalists with full orchestra. Some of his most popular works are his clarinet/string arrangements.
Richard has helped a number of artists bridge the gap between musical vision and a professionally produced track. Working with a network of studios, Richard is able to deliver top-quality productions with the ear of an active musician and composer.
Richard holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. He spent years developing cutting-edge technology while honing his project management skills to make sure tough jobs get done within budget and schedule, every time.
For the concert stage, film, television, video, software title, or web, Richard can draw on his experience with a variety of styles, formats, and instrumentation to capture the essence of any musical mood.
Pick a Style - Pick a Format
With extensive experience writing for both live and sampled instruments, Richard is able to produce the best possible music given a production's budget and schedule constraints. Whether the production requires a full orchestral score, a pop tune, electronic music, or nearly any other type of composition, Richard is able to draw on his knowledge of a variety of musical styles to produce a score that precisely meets the production's needs.
Much More than Just a Score
Because Richard also has experience in music production, he can take the score and deliver a fully-produced soundtrack ready to drop in to your production, in your choice of formats. Richard's studio is fully stocked with a collection of modern sample libraries. He also has an extensive network of connections to live musicians and recording studios, so whether the project requires live or sampled musicians, Richard has all the tools and connections necessary to take the score to completion.
Whether orchestrating from a single grand staff, arranging to match your instrumentation and experience levels, or building on your basic musical ideas, Richard's arrangements will precisely match your music to your musicians.
Matching Music to Musicians
The key to making a good arrangement lies in matching the music to the availability and capabilities of the musicians. Because he has a broad base of experience with professional and amateur ensembles, Richard is able to construct an arrangement that provides the highest possible musical quality from any musical group.
Equally adept at full orchestrations, reductions, and everything in between, Richard can work within the confines of nearly any mix of instruments.
Soft Copy - Hard Copy - Web Copy
With a fully functional web-based file delivery system, Richard is able to provide your arrangements directly to you and your musicians via a number of delivery mechanisms. Delivery via printed page, CD-ROM, or link via e-mail directly to you and your musicians are all available. And with the ability to immediately produce full parts from changes to the score, Richard can provide a near-instantaneous response to additions and modifications to any arrangement.
Producing live music, sample-based music, dialog, or any other type of digital audio, Richard can take your ideas "from page to .wav" under the careful eye and ear of a trained musician and experienced producer.
Production Matched to Any Budget and Schedule
With a personal studio that is stocked with the latest in sampling technology, Richard is able to take your music to from "page to .wav" in the most expeditious manner possible, all the while maintaining the utmost in musical expression and production quality.
Furthermore, because of his close ties to a broad network of musicians and recording studios, Richard is able to bring together a variety of instrumentalists to match the requirements of nearly any production.
So whether your production requires live musicians in a full orchestra, sampled ethnic instruments, electronic instruments, or nearly any other type of live and/or sampled music, Richard has the expertise and connections to get the production done.
Richard Ames Music
A Registered Business
in the State of Arizona, USA
+1 520 305 5808
Richard lives life at the intersection of technology and art. Trained as both a musician and engineer, Richard possesses a command of both the technical and musical elements of modern music production. He began his musical career as a clarinetist and has held professional positions across the country, most recently in the Northern Virginia / Washington D.C. metro area. He has studied with Loren Kitt (National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.), David Niethamer (Richmond Symphony, Richmond, Virginia), and Dr. Andrea Strauss (Director of Bands at Shorter University, Rome, Georgia).
Richard’s personal studio includes everything required for fully modern music creation and production. From virtual instruments to recording equipment to effects to delivery, Richard makes full use of state-of-the-art facilities. Whether delivering only a printed score or a completely mixed and mastered soundtrack, Richard’s deep technical knowledge and musical training ensures that the job will be top quality, on schedule, and on budget.
With more than 15 years experience as a composer, arranger and producer, Richard delivers the highest quality music on budget, on time, every time.
As a composer, Richard combines elements of 20th and 21st century techniques with standard harmonic forms to create works that are at the same time accessible and sophisticated. His influences are broad but strongly rooted in the classical orchestral style. Richard is most well-known for his works for virtual orchestra, wherein he draws on his classical influences to create music that provides the grandeur of the symphony orchestra using a budget that is on a much smaller scale.
Regardless of genre, structure, or format, Richard’s compositions and arrangements are noted for striking a balance between modern trends and classical sensibilities.