Nick Rosen Music

string recording and arranging

2 Reviews (2 Verified)
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I play violin/viola/cello/upright bass/guitar/synths and can write and record my own arrangements/parts to your songs or compositions.

I have recorded/arranged/produced for many artists/producers such as Phantogram, Tinashe, Ty Dolla sign, MAX, Frenship, Gladys knight, Linda Perry, Dallas Austin, LP, Macy Gray, Aj Mitchell, and many more. I have also played on numerous TV and Film scores such as LOST, Star Trek, Fringe, Super 8 and Land of the Lost. I have a full studio with open room/wood floors that sounds incredible for string recording and have tons of experience mixing strings/sections as well. I can send great stems or a mixed two-track of the strings, can be anywhere from string quartet/single instruments to full string orchestra. I am fluid in all styles and also read treble, bass, viola and tenor clefs. I also produce a lot and can program strings or synths if needed for your song, and/or add to the live strings that I do. I love making up my own parts, adding to parts that you have started or reading down charts.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

2 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Sean Switzer

    Nick's my go-to guy for upright bass. Very skilled musician, professional communicator, and always gets the recordings to me in record time. You should work with him if you can.

  2. Review by Sean Switzer

    Great upright bass player and provided super clean, professional recordings. Very quick turn around.

Interview with Nick Rosen Music

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

  2. A: I music directed and played cello for a international campaign for Gucci with Mykki Blanco that was so amazing and one of the biggest / most creative things Ive ever done. I also did all the music for Disneys 2020 holiday special which was super fun.

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

  4. A: producing/ arranging a new album for Kerry Hart and some stuff for Phantogram and Mykki Blanco

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both, whatever the song calls for, I try to be fluid in all forms so can communicate however needed

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

  8. A: that they will be completely satisfied with my work and how the song comes out.

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


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

  12. A: everyone can play the parts but only some can really understand and accent the story

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

  14. A: cello, tascam 4 track cassette recorder, komplete kontrol, SM7 mic, laptop

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

  16. A: I have been a studio musician / music director for 16 years, I got my start playing upright bass on film and tv shows such as LOST, Star Trek and many many more

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: organic, a mixture of punk rock with extreme classical discipline.

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

  20. A: .I love working with Phantogram because they really let me have creative freedom and their music is so fun.

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

  22. A: no rules, go with whatever you are hearing and find however best to get the ideas / sounds down without worrying about process or convention

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

  24. A: pop, indie, hip hop and folk

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: listening and understanding what the song needs to create a magical moment for the artist and listener

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

  28. A: I bring life and clarity to a song and also a magical element when a orchestra of myself is added.

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

  30. A: I like to sit with the artist/song and find the best way to help tell whatever story they/it is trying to convey and then work out the best parts to help accent the story / voice.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I have a full studio, converted huge living room, with most pieces of gear one could ever need, upright piano, tape machines (fun for strings and bass sounds), lots of synths and guitars and tons of amazing software on studio computer.

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

  34. A: Im inspired by artists such as Bon iver, the National and just anyone who writes great songs like Taylor Swift, Jon Brion, the 1975.

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

  36. A: I do a lot of studio work where I arrange and record full string orchestras of myself for artists songs, I have done strings for artists ranging from Phantogram to Ty Dolla Sign to Linda Perry. I also have played bass/guitar/synths on many albums and commercials.

Phantogram - Someday

I was the arranger/cello/viola/bass in this production

Terms Of Service

2-3 revisions, turn-around in 1-2 days

GenresSounds Like
  • Phantogram
  • Bon Iver
  • The 1975
Gear Highlights
  • stereo pair ribbon mics
  • royer 121
  • neumann TLM103
  • all UA/waves/soundtoys/slate/native instruments/output plugins
  • reel-to-reel tape machines
  • custom built tube amps for frazier monitors
  • 1950 stegler upright piano
  • juno 106
  • prophet 6
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