Erik Nickerson

Producer, Arranger

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Experienced Producer, Arranger, Composer, specializing in String and Orchestral arrangements.

Producer, composer and arranger/orchestrator specializing in transforming musical ideas into fully realized songs with world-class orchestral arrangements, dreamy vintage synthesizers, exceptional keyboards, guitars and percussion. Whether your song or soundtrack needs a small string section or a massive orchestra, amazing results can be achieved with the sample libraries available today - making it possible for artists without massive budgets to get the same big sound. Of course, the real thing is also pretty great and I offer full arranging, music preparation, producing/recording for live ensembles.

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 piano 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 new wave inspired pop to psychedelic rock to string quartets to modern Zimmer-esque soundtracks.

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

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

21 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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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.

  2. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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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