Ross Grant

Violinist/composer/arranger

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UK based violinist with classical qualifications but a vast experience of playing in the folk/acoustic/pop industry.

Hi there, my name is Ross Grant. I am a professional violinist, composer and arranger with a good number of years experience.

My passion is playing violin and I love collaborating with other musicians. I love using my skills within playing and writing to help other musicians succeed.

I can record any track dry or fully mixed, whether that is solo violin or strings arrangement using software instruments. I can provide strings for any genre and pride myself on being very easy and professional to work with.

I have worked with some of the biggest names in the UK folk and pop scene and have played in a number of different classical orchestras.

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  1. Review by Brent L.
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    Ross was great to work with. not just extremely talented but good on communication and worked to make my deadline def work with him again

Interview with Ross Grant

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Forge, an album by Inlay. I co-wrote, mixed, mastered and performed on the album. It included mandolin, fiddle and vocals. It gained national acclaim with 5* reviews.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A brand new album and live show with my band Inlay.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Ethan Cronin

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: A nice mix of the two. They both have their advantages and faults.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To deliver the very highest and most professional service I can.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love the diversity in jobs you receive.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you improvise, and yes it's one of my favourite elements of performing and recording.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I need sheet music to perform music on a violin.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What do you want strings to add to the track you've recorded. What role do you want them to have?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Keep the brief concise and give me the feeling and emotion you want the strings to bring to the piece.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Violin, guitar, manuscript, pocket recorder and rosin

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: Always wanted to be a violinist professionally. I've been working as a professional for over ten years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Traditional folk, blues player with a modern edge.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Caomhin O Raghallagh, he is an inspiration and genius when it comes to inventive fiddle playing.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Panning strings is really important and using your mics carefully to capture the energy of the player.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: All genres but specialise in pop/folk/acoustic/jazz and rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Huge diversity in styles when it comes to string playing.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: 25 years of playing string instruments, over ten years as a professional. I have an experienced ear for hearing what strings can bring to tracks and make subtle but crucial decisions in arrangements.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Improvisation or reading from sheet music, I'm flexible and happy to work in different situations.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Focusrite Scarlett interface, skyinbow violin pickup, selection of room mics.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Lau, The Gloaming, Stuart Duncan

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Violin solos/ string arrangements

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Songwriting with share ownership with client and work for hire negotiable. Need permission for Feat.

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  • 1856 C.A Wunderlich violin (German)
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