SIMON FRANGLEN

Composer, Producer

Simon Franglen is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated composer and producer

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His credits include four of the top grossing films of all time and six of the top selling albums (Wikipedia). He is known for handling complex, demanding scoring projects, in particular the marriage of orchestra and electronica in innovative ways. He received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year for his production of the smash hit single “My Heart Will Go On” from James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’, and received Golden Globe, Grammy Award and World Soundtrack Award nominations for work on Cameron’s ‘Avatar’.

  • "I always knew what I wanted to do. At 13, I was pretty certain that I wanted to be producing records and doing film scores, and I just headed that way from 13 onwards, and I’ve been lucky enough to continue doing what I love."

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)
  • “I've worked with the best microphones in the world, and this is one of them now. It's great.”

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)
  • "During the ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ scoring sessions I was sent a pair of the RNR1s for trial; they instantly became my favorite ribbon mics in the entire world. I bought them after the first day. Nothing’s come close since. It’s my favorite piano microphone. A pair of those on a Steinway is about as good as it gets."

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)
  • "The RNR1 ribbons are wonderful on brass and strings, electric guitar cabinets sound huge through them…they have that lovely extension on the top end that normal ribbons don’t have, but still have all the characteristics that I love. I’ve even used them for singers when I needed a classic sound or there’s an edge in the voice that the RNR1 can smooth. They sound luscious."

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)
  • "After my experience with the RNR1’s, I immediately trialed a pair of RN17’s with the capsule set when they were released. Once again they were an instant hit. The RN17 has become my desert island microphone. If there was one microphone I knew I could take with me that would get me out of trouble, it’s this."

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)
  • "We just recorded a film score in Los Angeles; I and a very famous engineer did a blind test between this and the usual suspects: the RN17 won. He said, 'Please don’t send this back.' The RN17 can handle pretty much anything and sound great. I use this especially when we’re recording acoustic guitars. We did a lot of work with one of LA’s top session guitarists, and he loved the sound of this. Woodwinds, percussion, all sound fabulous."

    — Simon Franglen (Grammy-Winning Composer & Producer)