david william hearn

I write music.

It's probably the best job in the world.


I'm an English composer and music producer, working in London. My music can be heard in television shows; commercials; live tours; records; trailers and films. Some recent work includes music for television shows such as Friday Night Lights, Dancing On Ice, American Idol and The Voice; commercials for Waitrose, Samsung and Lexus; and live events and concerts for  major recording artists.


In addition to writing my own music, I also work with other talented composers to help bring their musical vision to life, usually through orchestral mockups or additional arrangements and orchestration. I've recently worked on feature films such as "Les Misérables", "Heart Of The Sea", "The Right Kind of Wrong" and "The Chronicles of Narnia", and on live shows and events, including George Michael, Katherine Jenkins and the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony.


I create apps.

StaffPad is a revolutionary music notation app for Windows 8.1, Surface and  compatible devices.


StaffPad uses ground-breaking handwriting recognition to allow composers to work naturally, as if they were writing on paper. Simply write music using the digital pen, straight onto the screen, and StaffPad will convert the notation into beautiful sheet music. Powerful, full orchestral playback and advanced notation features ensure that StaffPad is perfect for pros, yet intuitive enough for everyone else.


StaffPad redefines music notation. I've been working with my business and development partner, Matthew Tesch, on this project for over 3 years. I feel it's hugely important to take that next leap, and evolve the process of writing music notation to make it more relevant to today's composer.



Find out more about StaffPad at www.staffpad.net

Cinematic Strings 2 is a beautiful sample library of a full, cinematic style string ensemble, for Kontakt and Kontakt Player.


Cinematic Strings 2 is designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, allowing composer's to realise their vision and hear their string parts in breathtaking realism. CS2 features an elegant interface and powerful features, like true legato, round robin, intelligent speed control, high and low playing positions, and many different recorded articulations.


Cinematic Strings 2 has garnered critical acclaim, and can be heard in many of the biggest TV and film productions.


Co-produced with Alex Wallbank, Cinematic Strings 2 was a labour of love - a desire to make the most appealing, easiest to use string sample library ever made.


Cinematic Strings 2 is available for purchase at www.cinematicstrings.com


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