Trevor Rabin scores Grudge Match

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Dan Goldwasser



Last summer, composer Trevor Rabin was at the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage recording his score for the dramatic comedy, Grudge Match. Released on December 25, 2013, and directed by Peter Segal (with whom Rabin had worked with previously on Get Smart), the movie brings Sylvester "Rocky" Stallone and Robert "Raging Bull" DeNiro, together in the boxing ring, for the first time.

Gordon Goodwin conducted a 57-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the historic Sony Pictures Scoring Stage.


Gordon Goodwin conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Grudge Match

The violins

The woodwinds

The brass section

The French horns

In the booth, Rabin gave feedback on the performances, and was supported by long-time collaborator and scoring mixer Paul Linford. Steve Kempster handled the orchestra mixing, and in the back of the room was music editor Robbie Boyd and ProTools Recordist Larry Mah. In addition to director Peter Segal, producer Michael Ewing and editor Bill Kerr were in the booth to also lend feedback.


Scoring mixer Paul Linford and composer Trevor Rabin listen back to a cue

Music editor Robbie Boyd, orchestra contractor Peter Rotter, and ProTools recordist Larry Mah

Producer Michael Ewing, director Peter Segal, music editor Robbie Boyd, ProTools recordist Larry Mah, scoring mixer Paul Linford, composer Trevor Rabin, and orchestra mixer Steve Kempster

Conductor Gordon Goodwin and the strings

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