My name is Steve Turner, a string arranger and composer for commercial music, based in London.
For the last twenty years I've been a session musician, touring and recording with many UK and international artists: from Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson to Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Although my career has mostly been in the pop domain I was classically trained on piano and violin.
When, about 15 years ago, I was asked to write a string section arrangement I found it come naturally to me and was incredibly rewarding. With a head for both pop and classical I was able to achieve a uniquely fresh sound.
I make my compositions a vibrant part of the track, innovative, contemporary and distinctive yet unobtrusive. I achieve this with melodic counterpoint and distinctive harmony to make the strings sing out whilst sitting comfortably in the mix.
I've arranged for styles ranging from pop and soul, R&B and gospel to country and folk, urban and rock, even african. Stylistically versatile, I've written for films, animations, TV, advertising and commercial music media.
The whole job can be completed online using mp3 for demos, pdf for finished parts and Aiff or WAV for audio. There'll be plenty of opportunity for you to tailor the arrangement until you're completely happy.
If your budget is restricted I'm also a skilled keyboard player and using samples, recorded part-by-part with human emotion, amazingly realistic results can be achieved.
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Terms of Service
After reviewing your track a fee will be agreed. A short demo will then be prepared. Once accepted the arrangement will be finished. The fee will include an allowance for reasonable modifications.