Marty Fowler

Producer, composer, bassist. I love working with students on turning their production ideas into full-fledged, hard-hitting bangers.

Work With Marty

Music

About Marty

Martin is a composer, producer, and bassist with his hands in a huge variety of musical projects. He's produced music for acclaimed podcasts such as This American Life, Limetown, and The Spark, and written for various artists and production houses. He's recorded and performed all over the world with acts such as VÉRITÉ, the PLS.trio, Arthur Moon, Emel Mathlouthi, and other NYC-based artists, and produces original electro and house music and remixes as MDFX, and trap/jungle/bass music and remixes as WNNR. He's also written lots of the music featured in Soundfly videos!

One of Martin's most memorable musical moments happened while working on the score to the indie film Experimenter, composed by Bryan Senti. During the recording session, Marty was asked to re-voice and notate a section that involved a lot of string harmonics — one of the toughest things to notate given all the math of matching which note works with which harmonic and which finger hovers where. Marty dove in head first and got it done, despite biting his nails the entire time — and in the process learned not to be afraid to put it all on the line for the music.

Martin hopes to help all of his students tangibly further themselves as musicians, as well as meeting the goals of the course. He says the most important advice he ever got was to only speak when you have something to say — a lesson he applies to music.

Marty'S COURSES

MAINSTAGE

Orchestration for Strings

Arrange and compose your own original pieces for the string section of an orchestra.

with Ian Davis

$499
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords

Produce more compelling music by harnessing the underlying emotional power of chords and harmony.

with Ethan Hein

$649
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Beat Making in Ableton Live

Master the processes and techniques for programming professional-grade electronic drum beats in Ableton Live.

with Dan Freeman

$499
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

The Creative Power of Advanced Harmony

Move beyond cliché chord patterns by understanding how to apply more complex harmonic concepts to your music.

with Ethan Hein

$649
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Headliners Club: Custom Mentor Sessions

Work 1:1 with a Soundfly Mentor through a month-long personalized learning program based on your musical goals.

with Soundfly Mentors

$499
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

The Art of Hip‑Hop Production

Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop.

with Charles Burchell

$649
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Faders Up II: Advanced Mix Techniques

Become a quicker, more versatile mixing engineer by exploring how pro mixers approach real songs in different genres.

with 4 Top Sound Engineers

$649
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Faders Up I: Modern Mix Techniques

Learn the basics of how to create better mixes of your music with insights from top sound engineers.

with 9 Top Sound Engineers

$649
Mentor-driven learning.
MAINSTAGE

Songwriting for Producers

Take all those unfinished ideas and half-developed loops and transform them into fully fleshed out, compelling songs.

with Will Marshall

$649
Mentor-driven learning.