Live Strings Tracking: 2015 Package Deal

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Have you ever wanted live strings on your album, but thought you didn’t have the budget?   Think again!

Red Box Recording in association with Studio Orchestrations  have created a competitive package deal, aimed at helping you take your recording project to the next level. Here’s how it works.

We regularly book an evening session (approx. every 4-6 weeks) with five professional string players (3 violins, 1 viola, 1 ‘cello), aimed at tracking a maximum of 8 minutes (max. 4 titles) of music. This means each musical section is recorded four times over, giving you – with some very fine playing and technical wizardry – the sound of a 20 piece string section on your album track. The bonus to you is that it costs a fraction of hiring a full string section.

Isn’t this cutting corners?

Won’t that affect the quality of the results? Well, have a listen for yourself:

Andrea Begley: In the Bleak Mid-Winter (click to play YouTube)

Mark Leen: Fly Home for Christmas (click to play YouTube) 

How much does it cost?

Our guide prices for 2015 are as follows:

£390 per song, where you provide MIDI guides/manuscript for sprucing up (max. 2 minutes recorded strings) [UK clients will incur an additional £27.50 VAT per song]

£500 per song, where you need the string arrangement written from scratch (max. 2 minutes recorded strings) [UK clients will incur an additional £49.50 VAT per song]

[Note: Where you require more recording time (for example, if you are recording a ballad where the strings feature throughout), you can book a double slot]

SPECIAL OFFER: 10% OFF when you book a full 3 hour session

Will it affect my recording royalties?

No. Our string players are contracted on a full buy-out basis. There are no hidden charges in the price you pay.

Can you provide other instrumentalists too?

Yes. We can source reliable, professional musicians of any kind (brass, woodwind, rhythm sections tailored to your required style, backing vocals, etc.). Please get in touch for a bespoke quote.

How do I find out more and book a slot?

Call or email us now:

Dónal (Red Box Recording): +44 (0) 28 90314981 /

Cormac (Red Box Recording) on +44 (0) 28 9031 4981 /

Paul (Studio Orchestrations): +44 (0) 7753 807063 /

John (Studio Orchestrations) on +44 (0) 7768 491368 /


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