Coen Strouken

Viola, Violin, Strings,

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Add emotion to your track with some Live-Strings.

During my classical Viola studies at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, I developed a passion for arranging producing and playing livestrings/violin/viola for artist of all different genres. I'm here to help you create your own string section. Wether it is by recording layers to create an ensemble sound, help you carry out your string ensemble session, dubbing your midi ideas for a more realistic feel or just some solo lines for the extra something.
All the solo and layer recordings are done by myself in my homestudio. You can also join the arranging and editing process via Zoom or Discord so that the final tracks perfectly match your imagination.
So regardless if you are a Metal band, Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, DJ, or Musician without any genre, lets work together and create something special!
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Interview with Coen Strouken

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

  2. A: Making music, being creative, meet new people.

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

  4. A: That you can replace livestrings with Midis :)

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

  6. A: I started playing violin when I was 4 years old and switched to the viola with 6. In 2014 I became a member of the Metalband Circus of Fools and developed a great interest in writing and producing strings. 2016 I started studying classical music in Zürich and started producing my own music at home. Today I'm still a Member of Circus of Fools and work as a session musician and violin/viola Teacher.

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

  8. A: We listen to your song together, sketch some ideas, I record a demo, we talk about the demo, and then I do the final recording + editing.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Neumann KM184, RME Fireface UC, Kemper-Amp

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

  12. A: Arranging and Recording Viola/Violin parts

Just some Beat and Viola

I was the everything in this production

Terms Of Service

We will go over the demos together via Zoom or Discord. All final tracks will be edited by me.

Gear Highlights
  • Different acoustic Violas and Violin for Layer Recording
  • Neumann km184
  • Logic Pro X
  • Kemper amp
  • Electric Viola
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SoundBetter Deal

Free first meeting on Zoom or Discord where we listen to your ideas and try first arrangement ideas