Dirk is a composer (BMI) from Germany now living in Los Angeles. His music has been used for feature films, games, filmtrailers, advertising and a wide range of TV Networks like Bravo, MTV, HBO and NBC.

He works as a trailer music composer with dos brains, Brand X, Ghostwriter Music and others. 

He is also the host of the education programme "Composing With Virtual Instruments" providing composing live streams, sample library walkthroughs and more.

Besides working as a composer Dirk is also beta tester and demo writer for various sample library developers.


"Caratacus" is the musical side project of film & media composer Dirk Ehlert. Caratacus has a focus on epic symphonic orchestral celtic and medieval music.

"Composing With Virtual Instruments" offers production advice and live composing walkthroughs based on more or less regular live streams on twitch.tv. The videos are unedited, therefore sometimes pretty long. What you get is a real-time look into Dirks workflow, composing / arranging and mixing decisions.

Eden Tomorrow Released

January 16, 2019

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