Meredith Moore

French Horn/Composer/Arranger

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Elite Professional French Horn Player and seasoned session musician (NYC/London) with a professional recording studio. All styles and genres with multiple revisions to make sure you are completely satisfied. Also, an accomplished composer and arranger who is able to write and arrange instrumental parts for your track in any genre or style.

I am a seasoned professional French Horn studio musician, having recorded on several soundtracks for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, BBC, HBO, and Netflix, and with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Robbie Williams, and Josh Groban. I have played with nearly every major orchestra in the United Kingdom (London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra to name just a few). Recently I have been working in New York City and have played in the pit for several Broadway shows and tours (Radio City, Les Miz, Phantom, Lion King, etc) and with the Hawaii Symphony.

I am also a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. I have written instrumentals for tracks of varying genres and styles. I can also hire additional musicians to record in my recording studio in Brooklyn

My Equipment
Mics: A pair of Coles 4038, Cascade Fatheads (x3), Rhodes NT1-A, Sure SM57.
Universal Audio Apollo 8x, Universal Audio Apollo Twin X, Behringer interface
Logic ProX
I can guarantee a smooth and clean recording, allowing you flexibility when you do your mixing and editing. I allow multiple revisions to make sure you are completely satisfied.

I studied composition at Juilliard and Berklee. My horn studies were at the Guildhall School of Music and Royal Academy of Music (London). I studied music production at Berklee

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75 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jian
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    It's been an honor working with Meredith. She's very professional and meticulous. Our communication has been smooth, and she delivered the recordings excellently and on time. Looking forward to collaborating again!

  2. Review by Kaiwen C.
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    Professional work, and great communication! I would 1000% recommend Meredith to any artist/producer who is looking for a great horn professional!

  3. Review by Van
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    Meredith recorded a great horn part for my track, it's precise and full of emotion. Happy experience!

  4. Review by Gordon G.
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    Meredith is wonderful to work with and her skills are exceptionally excellent. Thank you Meredith!

  5. Review by Chris M.
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    really happy with the results, Meredith was quick and professional and communicated well to make sure the parts played were exactly what the song needed. would highly recommend working with Meredith

  6. Review by Stephen N.
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    Meredith really brought a level of satisfaction and light to the title track of this project. Her efficiency and keen ear to detail has earned I respect
    & admiration indeed. Now looking forward to engaging her again in the near future,

  7. Review by Steve O.
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    Meredith is amazing. Not only a true professional player (and with fantastic recording quality), she works fast and is a great communicator. Though there were some chart issues on my end, she straightened it out without a hitch and delivered final results on the first delivery. I wish everyone was as professional and fun to work with!

  8. Review by Darren T.
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    My first time working with Meredith was an awesome experience. She worked with me to bring the best to my piece via the French Horn. Very dependable and on schedule!

  9. Review by Scott
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    Meredith played French Horn swells that complemented the other parts in my mix. Great job. Very professional and beautiful.

  10. Review by Richard Becker
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    Meredith is a super talented player. She took direction very well and I'm very pleased with what she delivered. Highly recommend her!

  11. Review by Scott
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    Meredith added several French Horn parts to my written score and I am impressed with the quality of her playing. Great job.

  12. Review by Jeffrey P.
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    Great communication and talent

  13. Review by Frank L.
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    Fine playing and quick recording.

  14. Review by Thomas Lessels
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    It was a great pleasure to record these two pieces for clarinets. Meredith wrote beautifully for the clarinets, showing great understanding of style, character and timbre. Her writing for bass, e-flat and b-flat was full of personality while at times challenging but suited the instruments perfectly. She showed great patience with me and my schedule too! I’m looking forward to hearing more of her music and seeing where her career takes her. Thank you!

  15. Review by Brian H.
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    Meredith is the real deal. Great tone. For this project I gave her some space to invent some arrangements and she killlled it. So happy with the results. Thanks, Meredith!

  16. Review by Zeff
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    Meredith is a really nice person, and it was a pleasure working with her on this track. I hope we'll be able to work together again soon

  17. Review by Zoa W.
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    Meredith was excellent in every respect (thoughtful communication, fast delivery, great creative input, etc.) and her recordings were exactly what I needed for my project. It was a great pleasure to work with her and I couldn’t have asked for more, full 5 stars!

  18. Review by Ari G.
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    Meredith did a perfect job on the Fr. Horn parts - everything was clear and we had a good back and forth - trax came back awesome! thank you.

  19. Review by Mario H.
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    She was excellent as usual on my remake of Etta James' "All The Way Down"! Bravo!

  20. Review by ibiza l.
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    meridith does magic helped me to move forward with my project Thank you very much

Interview with Meredith Moore

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: My style is my sound, with is big, warm, and smooth. But I also have a wide palette of tone colors and articulations to add character to your tracks. Great for orchestral playing but adaptable to all styles and genres

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

  4. A: Jacob Collier and Peter Gabriel but if Richard Strauss was still alive I'd love for him to write me his 3rd horn concerto

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

  6. A: I am also a Juilliard-trained composer and arranger. I have a very creative musical mind and know how to write well for my instrument in all styles and genres.

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

  8. A: I was recently a featured soloist on the BBC/HBO documentary "Four Hours At the Capitol". Streaming on HBO Max and BBC iPlayer. In the past getting to work with Sir Paul McCartney was kinda a surreal dream come true. If you told me when I started playing the horn as a teen that I would one day record with a member of the Beatles, I never would of believed you! There are also some arrangements I've done for clients that I am very proud of. I love arranging for the horn so feel free to ask me to arrange some tracks for you!

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

  10. A: This week alone I've arranged a solo for an indie rock song, recorded a video game soundtrack, recorded some tracks for a podcast jingle, and added some layers to a hip-hop song! Outside the studio, I play in the Radio City Orchestra (NYC) and the Hawaii Symphony as well as freelance around the New York City area. I am also writing a bunch of my own music and producing my own materials.

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

  12. A: Peter Martin on Trumpet, has done a lot of work for me on some personal projects. Great improviser and has a huge trumpet sound. Extremely musical and energetic player. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/361908-peter-martin

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

  14. A: That you'll get a track you are 100% satisfied with, even if it takes multiple takes. I usually nail it the first time though!

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

  16. A: I really enjoy being in the studio and getting to write and arrange tracks

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

  18. A: What's your budget

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

  20. A: Please let me know what your budget is so I can best price for you. Please let me know the sample rate!

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

  22. A: My laptop w/Logic Pro, a ribbon mic and audio interfacer, a MIDI keyboard, and obviously my horn!

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

  24. A: I've been playing horn professionally since 2008 when I had my first "real" big-time pro gig with the London Symphony Orchestra. I studied in London and worked in the UK and Europe for about 8 years, playing in several top orchestras, in sessions for big-budget movies, and with a few UK pop artists. I moved to NY in 2014 and began playing on Broadway. Since the move to the USA, I've had a more commercial track, and have done commercial work and Broadway shows and tours.

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

  26. A: It's not always necessary to double horn lines (un-like vocal tracks) but if you do, panning really helps and sounds great with the horn! If you want an orchestral horn sound, the panning to sound like a horn section sounds great.

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

  28. A: It really varies! I can do anything!

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My tone, accuracy, and intonation. I take a lot of pride in my sound. I also have a very wide range and control in the extreme registers of the instrument.

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

  32. A: Set up the session: upload client's files into my DAW, create new tracks, check mic placement and levels, make sure the sample rate is set to what the client needs Recording: I do a couple of takes and pick the best one. I am a real perfectionist. Bounce and send to clients. Always open to notes and will do several takes to make sure the client is happy

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I use ribbon mics (Cascade Fatheads) and I either set them up in a stereo set up or just one near my bell. I record in a very dry sound-treated room to give the client a lot of flexibility when mixing. I use a scarlet Focusrite audio interface and Logic Pro is my setup. I am looking to upgrade my gear soon, but so far what I have has suited me and my sound well!

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

  36. A: Producer: Jacob Collier Composer: Richard Strauss Horn Player: Radovan Vlatkovic

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

  38. A: Mostly recording horn tracks for songs in a variety of genres. At the time of the interview, I have written, arranged, and recorded tracks for pop songs, folk songs, indie rock, hip-hop, jazz, country, video games/movie/TV soundtracks as well as for contemporary classical composers

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I allow as many revisions as needed, turn around usually under 1 week, depending on the project

Gear Highlights
  • Ribbon Mics (which are excellent for brass
  • giving the horn a warm tone) A pair of Coles 4038 and three Cascade Fatheads
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