Emanuel Pavon

Cellist & String Arranger

114 Reviews (110 Verified)
Emanuel Pavon on SoundBetter

•• Zagreb Philharmonic Cellist •• Minimalistic, Ambient, Atmospheric, Cinematic, Neo-Classical •••••• "Welcome to my music world! I bring the captivating sounds of the cello, viola and violin to your compositions. Whether you're seeking a moving cello solo or the elegance of a string quartet, I'm here to infuse your music with emotion and depth.

• On the cello, I specialize in crafting delicate, lush ambient passages that seamlessly blend into your music, adding a beautiful layer of richness.

• As for the string section, I can employ a range of playing techniques to enhance the body of your song, from creating an intimate airy sound to a solid, clear resonance. For additional audio examples, please visit my SoundCloud profile.

• Once I've completed my recording, I mix and edit all the tracks to provide you with a preview that showcases the potential of our collaboration.

• I offer two rounds of revisions at no extra cost. For any subsequent revisions, the fee is $20 per iteration, ensuring that we fine-tune the music to meet your vision.

• When we embark on your project, I commit to completing it within a span of 3 to 10 days, depending on its complexity and the level of detail required.

• 𝐋𝐞𝐭'𝐬 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝! 🎶

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


Discogs verified credits for Emanuel Pavon
  • Jure Brkljača
  • David Temelkov

114 Reviews - 22 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nadav Cohen

    Awesome work, listens to feedback, pleasure to work with!

  2. Review by Juan A.

    Immaculate work again from Emanuel! This is my second time collaborating with him and he recorded the parts just as passionately and intimately as I had imagined, if not better! Thank you!

  3. Review by Bret E.

    Emanuel is an awesome performer, great sound.

  4. Review by Bret E.

    Emanuel is awesome. Always great performance & recording!

  5. Review by Antoine F.

    Emanuel is an outstanding player - truly incredible musicality! Can't recommend him enough!

  6. Review by Martin Kutnar

    Another great performance by Emanuel, amazing! I enjoyed the new approach of working over a live camera, as it gives the feel of being in the same room as the musician. The ability to make changes on the spot without waiting for a revision is fantastic. Will definitely come back soon!

  7. Review by Sanjay A.

    Emanuel is very professional, the recording is excellent and communication with him is very fast. I would recommend him for your project and I would work with him again.

  8. Review by Bret E.

    Emanuel is awesome — great performer & recording engineer with a great intuition. Highly recommend!

  9. Review by Cory Clark

    Just wow. Emanuel nailed it. Absolutely beautiful Cello lines that added just what I needed for the song. Exceeded my expectations!! Emanuel is a master!

  10. Review by Siobhan W.

    Professional, excellent tone and clean recordings. Also a great communicator and responded fast. Would highly recommend

  11. Review by Drew
    by Drew

    Emanuel was incredibly professional and was able to craft his beautiful string sounds exactly how I wanted for my song. I would highly recommend him!

  12. Review by Marko Otmacic
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    "Once again, I had an excellent experience working with Emmanuel. He is a highly talented cellist with exceptional musical ideas and, above all, a wonderful person to work with. Communication throughout the project was superb. Thank you for your trust, and I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate again."

  13. Review by Mehis K.

    Emanuel is true professional! He delivers exactly what you wish and in my case even more. Communication was nice and smooth and he understood my vision perfectly.
    I deeply recommend Emanuel services!
    Thank You.

  14. Review by Barrett M.

    Emanuel does a fantastic job. Very easy to work with and quick response time. Thanks!

  15. Review by Evan M.

    This is the second time I work with Emanuel and honestly I'm already counting down the days until I have another project to work with him again. He is hands down one of the best cellist, if not the best, that I've ever worked with! His professionalism and his drive to go above and beyond for everything is what makes him so incredible.
    Thank you again Emanuel for making this music come to life! I'm very grateful to have you on this song!

  16. Review by Steve B.

    Love working with Emanuel.
    Quick. Professional. Great quality.
    And that's been the case for several songs that I'm recording with him for an album.

  17. Review by Christopher Galovan

    I have worked with Emanuel on multiple projects! He's a very talented cellist and composer! I highly recommend !

  18. Review by Steve B.

    Emanuel, Emanuel and Emanuel!
    There is no better!

    Extremely talented musician!!
    He brought my songs to life with a breathtakingly heartfelt string arrangement. His performance elevated the music by adding a beautiful, emotional layer that was exactly what the song needed. He always do his best to help me to reach my vision and his quick and precise delivery of files are more than impressive. Working with Emanuel is always a great experience and I'm a lifelong fan! 100 stars!

  19. Review by Yoav A.

    Great job as always 👏

  20. Review by Onur T.

    Working with Emanuel has been a rewarding experience that added a unique layer to my music. His musicality, technique, and emotional investment are exceptional. He approaches collaborations with rare ownership, infusing life into every note. His contributions are invaluable and I'm eager for our future projects. Highly recommended for anyone seeking depth in both technique and emotion.

Interview with Emanuel Pavon

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

  2. A: I would recommend my colleague Marko Otmacic(Violist and string arranger), fantastic violist and string arranger. Also, Martin Kutnar, very creative cellist, string arranger and accordion player.

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

  4. A: Just finished one cover album and currently working on cello concerto with vst orchestra. Not every music get a chance to be performed with live orchestra and it's great to have options now.

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

  6. A: That remote session work leads to lower-quality recordings.

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

  8. A: I'm very proud of my cello cover of Olafur Arnald's song Saman. I made my own arrangement and played viola and double bass on the track. For that cover we filmed a beautiful music video in Samobor Castle, Croatia. You can listen to it on YouTube (Emanuel Pavon - Saman).

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Digital, because of minimalism. Maybe few analog gear but I like to have only the gear that I actually use the most.

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

  12. A: Customer: "I would like to add cello to my song, but I'm not sure how to arrange it. Could you listen to it and share your ideas?" My answer: "No problem, I can do cello arrangement for you. Let me record a short preview of the intro part and you can tell me what you think."

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

  14. A: What sound or emotion you want from my cello playing? Can you send me an example of sound or production that you want in your project? Do you what me to improvise or you will write me sheet music?

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

  16. A: My whole studio equipment. :-) Cello, microphone (with stand), headphones, Macbook & audio interface.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I would describe my playing as very soft and airy.

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

  20. A: Ólafur Arnalds, because of his approach to music. I like the fact that he is down to Earth and that his music is inspired by Icelandic landscapes and his own life.

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

  22. A: Mostly pop songs with calm and ambient character.

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

  24. A: I can bring simple warm strings touch to a song. One cello line or more to get ensemble sound.

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

  26. A: I hear reference track and simultaneously record raw ideas. I record bunch of takes and then choose or record the best one again. If I have sheet music, I practice first with reference track and than I record cello line. After recording, I edit all cello tracks (pitch, time alignment) and then I export cello tracks in .wav format, 24-bit.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I rent a professional music studio for my work. Microphone: Slate Digital ML-1 Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo Twin mkII DAW: Cubase 12 Pro

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

  30. A: I mostly record cello and make my own arrangements.

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

  32. A: I love that I can work with music because it's a different world to me, world with no worry, pure emotion and expression. I can forget where I am when I play cello or listen to music. It's something that defines me.

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

  34. A: Just communicate with me, introduce me to your project and what sound or emotion you want from my cello playing. Every project is unique and deserves individual approach.

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

  36. A: I play cello since I was 6. Production got my attention in high school but it got more serious when I started studying at the Music Production Academy in Zagreb in 2017.

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

  38. A: High quality of my work! I can offer you good sound, recorded in fantastic room and well played. If you are not satisfied with my recording, I guarantee 100% money back!

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

  40. A: Make more short breaks for clear mind and objectivity. Cello tip: when you don't look at your fingers or your instrument, you're more aware of the music.

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: My most creative work happens when I'm offered full freedom in the arrangement.

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

  44. A: Ólafur Arnalds, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Nils Frahm, Luke Howard, Giovanni Sollima.

Emanuel Pavon - Spring Bloom

I was the Cellist, Violinist, Producer in this production

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    Raw Cello Track, Neumann M149 Tube
Terms Of Service

1. Time of delivery: 3-10 days
2. Revisions: 2 free, every next $20
3. Additional costs: $30/90 per min > 4min
4. Lower price: sheet music, midi

GenresSounds Like
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Max Richter
Gear Highlights
  • Microphone: Neumann M149
  • Audio Interface: Uad Apollo Twin mkII
  • DAW: Cubase 12 Pro
  • Macbook Air(M1)
  • Professional recording room of Hit Records
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10% discount for an album or EP!

  • MusiversalNov 04, 2023

    I joined Musiversal Unlimited as a session cellist! Excited for new chapter in my music journey. :)

  • SoundBetter Pro AccountOct 29, 2023

    Upgrade Unlocked! 🌟 SoundBetter has granted me a pro profile! :)

  • New MicrophoneOct 28, 2023

    I've got access to a new microphone for my recording setup: the Neumann M149 Tube. Excited to bring you a more professional sound!

  • New InstrumentOct 16, 2023

    I recently acquired a viola, so now I can offer string quartet arrangements. Stay tuned for new projects!