Filip Magnusson

Session Strings

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I compose, arrange and record your strings for every genre in a professional setting. Performed for the Swedish royal family multiple times and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Organic arrangements and fresh ideas! Unlimited revisions!

My grandmother took me to violin lessons at the age of 5, it's been a long journey since.
I studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, toured China playing the key harp and studied tabla in Kolkata. Then returned to my deep love of arranging strings. I benefit a lot from all the ear training I did growing up, and instantly hear a lot of colorful ideas to suit your project.

Typically 4 main voices with 3 sonically different overdubs on each, violin and viola. Then additional texture and effects if the music asks for it. I can get a lush cinematic sound, but some acoustic tracks may benefit from more stripped arrangements.

Tracks are delivered well organized, making it easy for you to add them to your song. I gladly receive your reference songs and thoughts in case you desire anything specific. Pop, Hip Hop, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Indie, Classical, Folk, Country - you name it!

Listen to my showreel 2022 here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i6ua8zl9tmoc2o/Show

Some earlier work:

Arvid Lizell - Framed Freedom
https://open.spotify.com/track/3u4yv00DhMWtUl0Nj67K6G?si=yPqwauNrT6ejoNOt5zEOWQ

Livia Rowe - The Distance
https://open.spotify.com/track/4ng2aD9BzBJ4UdUnMPK7WW?si=rH43IOAZRGKwzz1Da1k0UA

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

21 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Charlie R.
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    Filip did an amazing job laying down some strings on a demo of mine. Highly recommended to all, thank you Filip! :)

  2. Review by Lee Y.
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    Detailed and great musicianship

  3. Review by Giuseppe C.
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    Filip is very professional and reliable, he delivered the work one week before the deadline with very good quality recs. Super recommended!

  4. Review by Jimmy W.
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    Filip truly comitted to making this song as good as it was ment to be. At first only to put a string ensemble but eventually he also mixed the song. His strings contributed to a feelin of completeness and every littel nuanse of it was spot on. Not that I couldnt do revisions on it, it just was no need to. He also added some other tracks because he felt the song needed it. When I asked for something he found ways to solve it. And it was great. Id love to work with him again!

  5. Review by Bret E.
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    Great to work with, Filip is talented

  6. Review by Ashwin G.
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    Excellent experience and string arrangement.

  7. Review by Vincent P.
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    This is my second song I worked on with Filip and I couldn’t be happier. Really looking forward to the next collaboration with him. Couldn’t recommend enough.

  8. Review by Alexxsjohnson
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    Amazing translator of ideas and emotion

  9. Review by Andrew U.
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    Filip did a fantastic job replacing the midi string arrangement I sent him - he also provided some additional textural strings that really brought the intro to life. Would happily work with him again :)

  10. Review by Vincent P.
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    Look no further this is the guy to work with. I gave Filip a few reference tracks and my song and he literally nailed it in one pass. No revisions necessary. A consummate professional and a pleasure to work with.

  11. Review by Andrew B.
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    Filip came up with some lovely parts that were exactly what the songs needed, and made the whole process easy.

  12. Review by Kevin P.
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    Filip did a great job with my track and was able to provide some truly beautiful strings. Highly recommend!

  13. Review by Alexander E.
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    Filip delivered really beautiful strings for a song of mine, with such enthusiasm and genuine feeling, which really made the song reach a new level. Communication was easy, and Filip has a high level of professionalism regarding his work. I am truly thankful for his addition to my song, and would recommend him for any project!

  14. Review by dlibman
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    Did an amazing job. Couldn’t of asked for anything better! If you’re looking for an incredibly talented musician look no further.

  15. Review by Stephen T.
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    Filip did a really good job for the violin part of my song! He was willing do more than was required for the part and his violin playing adding a great deal of richness and quality to the audio mix of my song!

  16. Review by Dakota Girton
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    Filip is top notch. He'll take your song to another level and is a great talent. Turnaround time was very quick and communication is great as well. I look forward to working with him again soon!

  17. Review by Miles S.
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    Filip was an absolute pleasure to work with. With his musical talent, his skill, along with the contribution of his own ideas, he really made the tracks come to life and completely surpassed my expectations. I could not have asked for better string composer for this project. I highly recommend choosing Filip for your next project and hope to work with him again in the future. He will provide you the best strings you could ask for!

  18. Review by Anders E.
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    10 out of 10...no question! He delivered a string section that fitted my track perfect. I really couldn't ask for more. He matched the mood of the song so good with his work! This is really a professional guy.
    I will hire him again for sure!

  19. Review by Charlie R.
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    Filip did a great job adding a string section to a track of mine! Highly recommended to all. A++++

  20. Review by Stephen T.
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    Filip was very fast and sent me several high quality versions of the part that I needed for my song. He gave me an audio recording that was better than I had asked for! I definitely recommend!

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Showcase 2020

I was the string player in this production

Terms Of Service

- Unlimited revisions
- Typical turn-around time 24h

GenresSounds Like
  • Dirty Projectors
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Gear Highlights
  • UAD
  • Preamps. Neumann klm184
  • neumann u87
  • neumann u47
  • IS8 full monitors
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