Welcome to jonathanmerkel.com!
Thanks for checking out my website. I am a Songwriter / Producer / Composer based in Los Angeles. I co own a song catalog / production company / record label - Beat Chamber, we produce artists and music mainly aimed at song placements in film and Television.
Some of our recent placements include...
Burn Notice - USA 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008
Storage Hunters - TruTV 2011, 2012
Arena - MPCA 2011
Sons of Anarchy - FX 2011
White Collar - USA 2012
Blue Mountain State – Spike TV 2010
My Life in Ruins - Fox Searchlight 2009
Keeping Up With the Kardashians - E! 2008
Bad Girls Club - Oxygen 2008
Cutting Edge 3 - Disney 2008
Real World The Gauntlet- MTV 2008
Real World Road Rules – MTV 2009
Some of my song placements include Burn Notice (USA), Arena (MPCA), Storage Hunters (TruTV), Blue Mountain State (Spike TV), Cities of the Underworld (History), Real World The Gauntlet (MTV), Real World Road Rules (MTV), Rock Dinner (MTV), Quiero Mis Quinces (MTV3), Access Hollywood (NBC), Harpo Productions (Oprah, Dr. Phil, Oxygen Network), Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!), Bad Girls Club (Oxygen), Watch Over Me (CBS), Sunset Tan (FX). Commercials and Trailers for LA Times, The Shield (FX), Mr. Brooks, Oceans 13, Sony Blueray, Ghost Rider, etc.
Beat Chamber's new trailer collection, Cryptic, is available on iTunes and on CD Baby.
Beat Chamber's latest artist album by Malise is also available on iTunes and on CD Baby.
In early 2009 I worked with Dino Cazares on Divine Heresy’s new CD “Bringer of Plagues”. I have 2 orchestral arrangements on this album, track 3 “Undivine Prophecies” and track 11 “The End Begins”. This is a really great CD, I am very proud to have been a part of it.
My studio has Pro Tools 9, Logic 9, plugins by UAD, Massey, Waves, Slate, Tritone Digital, etc. I use an analog summing mixer, a Dangerous D-Box, this makes a huge step up in quality. I have many great mics including Royers, Mojaves and outboard pres and compressors by Overstayer, Millenia Media, Summit Audio, David Royer, A Designs, DBX, etc. Drum software includes Superior Drummer 2, BFD2, Stylus RMX, EZ Drummer, etc. Soft synths include Omnisphere, Absynth, Evolve, Alchemy, Trilogy, etc. I can start from scratch and end with a finished product or anywhere in between.
I play guitar and bass, I played guitar on most of the songs on this website, bass on many of them. I work with a drummer who has a very nice studio, if you need drums on your project for an affordable price this is a great option.
If you are not in the Los Angeles area we can work over the internet via yousendit or my FTP server.