Mitch DeMatoff is a musician, composer, artist and audio producer. His education includes studies in filmscore and orchestration at UCLA and piano studies with Mike Garson and Edith Knox. His scoring and sound design credits include, episodic television shows, commercials, industrial videos, animations, documentaries, TV station promotion and ID packages. He is adept at writing music for live ensembles as well as digital creation.
Mitch became involved with music in his early teens, learning piano and almost immediately composing music. As proficiency developed, he began playing with bands and ensembles in the Los Angeles area. In college he studied music and art and began working in the LA area studios, learning the craft of audio and recording.
After touring with Chick Corea in 1978, he put together the west coast jazz fusion band, Aurora Borealis. Continuing toward doing film music led him to studies at UCLA under the direction of Don Ray and Jerry Fielding.
In the mid 80's he worked for Hitsville/ Motown studios in Hollywood, producing publishing demos and scoring music for minor film projects. He went on to write music for radio and television commercials, as well as ghost cues for major broadcast media.
After moving to Colorado in the late 90's, he began composing music for cable televisions shows for Discovery Network, Animal Planet and the Food Network. He partnered with a post production company ( Valentine Pro ), where he was mentored in the art of sound design.
He has also composed many tracks for the Auracle, IMG and Audio Formula Production music libraries.
Mitch understands and loves the art of film making. Helping to tell the story with music and sound is an integral part.
He is also an instructor for piano and keyboard technique, as well as digital music / audio creation with computer software.