Erik Nickerson

Producer, Orchestral Arranger

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Credits with Joshua Bell, London Symphony Orchestra, Discovery Channel and more. Music producer, film composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist with 20 years experience writing, arranging and producing in a wide range of styles for singer-songwriters and independent artists.

Producer, composer and arranger/orchestrator specializing in transforming musical ideas into fully realized songs with first-rate orchestral arrangements, dreamy vintage synthesizers, keyboards, guitars and percussion. Whether you have lyrics, an inspired voice memo or an existing track that needs sprucing up, my services include:

* Complete song production from start to finish - recorded and mixed
* String/orchestral arrangements with premium sample libraries or the real thing
* Original tracking of guitar, piano, synth, beats, percussion, bass, violin, and cello
* Song writing and co-writing
* Song writing guidance, feedback and suggestions
* Music transcription and sheet music
* Re-recording of tracks or song elements that need to be reinvigorated with "a little love"

Over the past 20 years, I have written and produced music for feature films, television programming, commercial advertising, gaming and theater. A versatile recording artist, I'm equally comfortable playing guitar in New York City bands or playing and recording with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road.

As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, I'm adept at arranging and producing in a broad range of genres ranging from pop to rock to synthwave to experimental to modern film soundtracks and more.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

22 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Arthur
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    Another fantastic job from Erik! He really came through on my project and brought a lot to the table. I'll definitely be working with him in the future.

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    Erik really killed it on this project. Amazing production and top orchestration. I'll definitely be working with him again soon.

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    Erik has done an amazing job on this project. His string arrangements and orchestration brought everything to another level. I'm starting another project with him right away.

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    Another great project with Erik. His attention to detail is spot on. Really appreciate the level of care and artistry.

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    Erik's orchestral arrangement and production skills brought so much to the track. Really happy with his work and am starting another project right away.

  6. Review by Gina M.
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    Erik is highly recommended. He created some fantastic, realistic sounding strings for my song. It took the song to an entirely different place, that I would never have thought of. On top of it all, Erik is an extremely nice guy to work with!

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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.

  8. Review by Arthur
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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.

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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.

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    Another amazing job from Erik. He is such a talented arranger and producer.

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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.

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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.

  14. 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.

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

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    Erik is a real talent and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

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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.

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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.

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    Once again Erik crushes it. I'm getting ready to start another project right away.

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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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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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GenresSounds Like
  • David Bowie
  • Radiohead
  • Hans Zimmer
Gear Highlights
  • Sibelius
  • Spitfire Audio Sample Libries
  • 12-string electric
  • Beatle Bass
  • P Bass
  • Telecaster
  • Jazzmaster
  • Classical Guitar
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