A couple of weeks ago I was approached to add some strings to a track by a talented singer/songwriter who I had recorded for last year. He wanted to record 6 passes of first violins and 6 passes of second violin parts for two songs and the session...―
Over the weekend, a good friend helped me to record this video of a piece of unaccompanied solo violin music by J.S. Bach. Although he is an excellent sound engineer and producer with his own studio, we chose to record this piece with a very ...―
Recording in Churches – the Advantages and Disadvantages ∙ When musicians are looking for the most natural sound to record in (particularly for an acoustic instrument or group) then nothing can compare with the acoustics that a Church ...―
Last Monday, we recorded three songs for an independent singer / songwriter based near to Milton Keynes. The client had written a number of songs, many of which required strings - either as a full orchestra or a string quartet. Sometimes, when non...―
This week, we were delighted to receive some complimentary copies of the new album by Usman Riaz entitled ‘Circus in the Sky’ - for which we provided strings (as both an orchestra and solo instrumentalists) on three of the tracks:...―
Today, Alexandra and I were engaged to record some string parts for an independent musician Mike Marlin, for his forthcoming third album. The recording session took place at a private studio near Baker Street in London and overall, we helped to...―
On Sunday 28th October we once again recorded music by the composer Philip Henderson. The music was a suite of movements entitled ‘Sea Voices’ and scored for 5 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and a double bass. The recording venue was in...―
On Sunday evening, starting at 6pm - three of us were engaged to add six individual string parts to 8 tracks being independently produced by a singer songwriter. The studio we recorded in (After Dark Studios in Soho) was chosen by the client and ...―
Yesterday, we were booked to record some string parts for music producer Manon Dave who travelled up to a studio in Milton Keynes to attend the recording session. It’s often helpful when the producer is present, particularly in terms of ...―
I recently visited a friend’s house and discussed a new album of mine that is imminently due to be released. ‘Great’ he said, ‘you must let me know when it’s out’. ‘I certainly will’ I replied, ‘I’ll let you know how to download it’. ‘No, don’t ...―
A couple of weeks ago, I was hired to record some live strings on 5 tracks by a band from Louisiana who are having their album recorded and produced here in the UK. The files for the string arrangements were all sent to me in advance so that they...―
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