PocketEnsembles|Strings&Brass

Strings & Brass Sessions

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Latest work: Filous & The KOOKS "Hey Love"! _________________________________________________ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgAwLblu9gI .

OSKA - Misunderstood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Izo6YaLT0U

DUO - French House
https://youtu.be/_slqcq9FNFs

Examples for section size:
solo players (for example: Ariana Grande's "Positions" Album would be one player overdubbing herself/himself)
6 violins + 3 celli (most booked sectionsize!)
6 violins only
brass sections (trumpet, saxophones, trombone)
woodwind sections
medium sized string sections (6+6+4+4 without basses)
- hybrid string sound (sample libraries plus real players)

Pro:
- we got our own recording studio !
- we can hire halls, churches, scoring stage in vienna if needed.
- many musicians in our pool are ready to play

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

Interview with PocketEnsembles|Strings&Brass

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

  2. A: Specialist for String work - writing, recording, mixing

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

  4. A: The great composers & arrangers

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: 3 Rooms, (big, small, control room) great microphones :-)

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

  8. A: having fun with different musicians and clients love it. that's my favorite way of doing things

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

  10. A: emotions through the addition of a string ensemble. put the samples away

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: keeping a good atmosphere up during a session

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

  14. A: scores, hiphop, rnb, jazz, classical works

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

  16. A: be happy about it and never stop learning

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

  18. A: Dr Dre, Trent Reznor - my personal geniuses

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: allrounder - from jazz to death metal. adding strings to stuff :-)

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

  22. A: music since 21 years, recording since 10 years, writing since 15 years, playing live since 12 years

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

  24. A: my trombone, ableton live, 88keys, speakers, computer

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

  26. A: do it - let's try to work together ! it's better than avoiding it =)

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

  28. A: how's the price? "affordable as nowhere else" :-)

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

  30. A: the music - all day long. happy people making music with me.

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

  32. A: it will be the best we can deliver. we give everything to make you happy

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: digital - you don't want me to send you tapes =)

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

  36. A: writing music everyday. with and without financial support. that doesn't matter to me

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

  38. A: Conchita Wurst - I was the sound specialist for the symphonic orchestra (sound) for one song. she won the eurovision song contest in 2014.

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