Erik Nickerson

String Arranger, Producer

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Credits with Joshua Bell, London Symphony Orchestra, Discovery Channel, Budapest Scoring Orchestra, and more. String arranger, film composer, and producer with 20 years experience writing, arranging and producing in a wide range of styles for film, tv, and song writers.

Arranger/orchestrator, composer, and producer specializing in elevating tracks with first-rate string and orchestral arrangements. Services include:

* String Arrangements written and recorded for your song
* Full Orchestral Arrangements (Brass, Winds and Percussion, and more)
* Full song production (Piano, Synths, Bass, Beats, Guitar, Percussion)
* Full score and parts copying
* Music transcription for sheet music
* Original film scoring

Over the past 25 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.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

53 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Yoed Nir
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    A pleasure to work with. Great sounding track. Thanks again!!

  2. Review by David G.
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    Yet another job done with Erik. Super duper terrific guy to work with as always. The outcome was great as always. :)

  3. Review by Lisa M.
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    Wow! If you're looking for a brilliant arranger, you MUST work this MEGA TALENTED composer/arranger! Erik breathed life and passion into my composition! His arrangements are original and outside the paradigm. I am so grateful to have found Erik and am going to be hiring him for every string arrangement! I LOVE his perfectionism and desire to explore everything... never settling for what is actually already brilliant... taking us both to new heights! He is professional, nice and wonderful!

  4. Review by Russell P.
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    Erik did a great job with the strings I asked him to play. Works extremely fast too. Almost felt like I was getting the performance back instantly!

  5. Review by David G.
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    Another job done with Erik with amazing results. Super happy. :)

  6. Review by Yabou
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    Really great guy! Was super easy to work with and delivered quick. A+

  7. Review by David G.
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    Hired Erik for another job (intro with organs, choirs and brass) and was equally pleased as the one before. Great work. Super good, super fast and super service minded.

  8. Review by David G.
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    It was a true pleasure working with Erik. He realized my vision for the job to perfection. Would recommend him to everyone. Word class service, deliverance and performance!

  9. Review by Ryan D.
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    Erik is incredible, can't recommend him highly enough!! So awesome

  10. Review by Zakhar Valaha
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    It's always nice to work with Erik. High-quality musical material with which to work is really a pleasure. Erik is a professional in his field. Highly recommend.

  11. Review by Vicky T.
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    Erik is a well-experienced professional musician and a great person to work with! He is responsible and passionate in what we're working on together and I would love to work with him again!!

  12. Review by Pistol
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    Erik is fantastic! you will not be disappointed if you work with him.

  13. Review by Zakhar Valaha
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    Another wonderful experience with Erik. Thank you!

  14. Review by Zakhar Valaha
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    Erik was super easy to work with as always, quick communication and payment!

  15. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another great project with Erik. Huge help putting this together and making the music right. Always puts in extra care to get what we need. Looking forward to starting another project with him again soon.

    Thanks,
    Arthur

  16. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another great project with Erik. He has been an incredible help and always comes through when I need him. Starting another project very soon with him.

  17. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another great project with Erik. His work is impeccable and he always delivers. I'm going to start another project with him very soon. Highly recommended.

  18. Review by Liane G.
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    Eric produced 3 demos to give some ideas about how the final track could sound. He is clearly an extremely talented, knowledgeable, and professional musician, and also easy to communicate with. It was a mutual decision to put the project aside for awhile, as we were both busy with other projects. As a psychologist who studies creativity I can say it is often beneficial to let a project gestate before returning to it, and common to do so. I look forward to completing the final track with Eric!

  19. Review by Simone Q.
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    It was amazing working with Eric, he is extremely professional. He made a really beautiful string arragement for my song! :) I can highly recommend him to everybody, and I will definitely hire him in the future again! :)

  20. Review by Zakhar Valaha
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    Erik is a professional in his music business. Erik demanding quality of sound. Easy to work, everything is clear. I would be happy to work again with Eric. Highly recommend.

  21. Review by Lorenzo E.
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    Another great project completed with Erik. He is very intuitive and full of great ideas. Thanks!

  22. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is a fantastic string arranger. Really one of the best. I've worked with him a lot and he always comes through. Hope to do another project with him soon!

  23. Review by Lorenzo E.
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    Erik was great to work with! Very responsive, accommodating, and he keeps you in the loop every step of the by providing snippets, asking for feedback, offering his own opinions & suggestions, and is willing to go above and beyond whatever is asked. Looking forward to working with him again!

  24. Review by Bobak T.
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    Erik has amazing musical intuition, great sounds, and is very patient and focused. You will not be disappointed. He is a true professional. Berklee trained a superb musician / composer :)

  25. Review by Mark B.
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    Erik is amazing! He created a beautiful arrangement and worked directly with me to bring out my idea and then with his artistry created music of original beauty.

  26. Review by Ryan D.
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    Beautiful Strings - very happy with the result!! Awesome

  27. Review by Judy Z.
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    Erik is such a professional composer!He is so patient and kindly!It's a wonderful experience to work with him!

  28. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another amazing project with Erik. Great to work with.

  29. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another excellent job! Erik is very professional and always gets the job done. Highly recommended.

  30. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Erik is fantastic. Can recommend him enough. Staring another project with him right away.

  31. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

  35. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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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.

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

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

  40. Review by Arthur Pingrey
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    Another amazing job with Erik. He's very good at arranging strings to compliment a production.

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

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

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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.

  51. Review by James mhaske
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    Hey this is James here from India,
    I'm a music composer and songwriter. Looking for strings arranger for a song from my EP.
    I would really love to get connected to you and know more about how you work and how much do you charge. Hope to hear from you soon.

  52. 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.

  53. 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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Shalou (Instrumental Excerpt) by SoundBetter Artist

I was the Arranger, Co-producer, Mixer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • David Bowie
  • Hans Zimmer
  • John Williams
Gear Highlights
  • Sibelius
  • LASS Scoring Strings
  • Spitfire Audio Libraries
  • Cinesamples Samle Libraries
  • VSL Sample Libraries
  • 12-string electric
  • Beatle Bass
  • P Bass
  • Telecaster
  • Jazzmaster
  • Classical Guitar
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