Erik Nickerson

Producer, Orchestrator

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Let's turn your idea into a hit song. Experienced Pop/Rock Producer, Writer, Arranger

Producer and orchestrator specializing in transforming musical ideas into fully realized songs. Whether you have rough tracks or a just an inspired voice memo, I can help each idea reach its full potential with professional production, colorful orchestration, arrangements, and first-rate musicianship.

Over the past 20 years, I've written, arranged and produced music for feature films as well as television programming and advertising. I have worked with both independent singer songwriters as well as premier film and classical artists such as Joshua Bell and the London Symphony Orchestra.

A graduate of Berkelee College of Music, I am adept at arranging and producing in a broad range of genres including pop, rock, alternative rock, electronic, classical and soundtrack. While these genres are my specialty, I always enjoy exploring new genres and uncharted musical territories.

Transcription Services: In addition to Production services, I am a professional music copyist, having transcribed everything from Oscar nominated original songs to orchestrating and preparing sheet music for symphony orchestras. Please contact me for pricing.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik's orchestral arrangement and programming are world class. I've done a lot of high level film work and can say with certainty that his production and arranging are extremely professional.

  2. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Wow! I gave Erik a simple piano and vocal, and he created an amazing and very realistic orchestral arrangement that brought the song to a whole new level. So much production value.

  3. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    I'm very happy with Erik's work. He really elevated the track.

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    Another amazing job with Erik. He's very good at arranging strings to compliment a production.

  5. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another amazing job from Erik. He is such a talented arranger and producer.

  6. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik did such an amazing job. He really came through on this production. He put so much care into his work and a lot of attention to detail.

  7. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is an amazing talent and a wonderful collaborator. I really enjoy working with him and am starting another project right away.

  8. Review by christian a.
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    Erik transcribed a song I wrote and it was great to work with him. He was nice and thorough with my songs transcription.

  9. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another great project with Erik. Starting another one right away. He is a huge help.

  10. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is a real talent and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

  11. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is very professional and always puts extra care into his work. I'm starting another project with him right away.

  12. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Yet another great job. He's very responsive and puts a lot of care into his work. I'm definitely going to work with Erik again.

  13. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Once again Erik crushes it. I'm getting ready to start another project right away.

  14. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is a consummate professional. I've worked with him on a professional capacity many times in the past and am thrilled to see him on SoundBetter.

  15. Review by Jay Israelson
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    Erik has helped breathe life into my music. Whenever I’m stuck, caught in a loop, I can count on Erik for a unique solution to break the cycle.

  16. Review by Mishka Shubaly
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    I brought Erik a real turkey: a four-year-old unfinished project that had been partially recorded to an 8 track reel-to-reel. I was familiar with his work so I had high expectations. His arrangements, his production, and his mixes exceeded my wildest dreams for these songs. Working 'in the box,' he somehow preserved the lo-fi analog sound I'd been chasing while adding cello, synths, realistic drums... My drummer friends complimented the drummer, my audiophile friends thanked me for going to 'a real studio.' It was all Erik. Highest praise.

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