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I am a freelance violinist and vocalist based in London, UK with over 20 years experience playing classical, folk and jazz music. With conservatory training from Carnegie Mellon University(in classical violin) and the Guildhall School of Music(for jazz violin), I create bespoke tracks and arrangements for my clients productions. Using Logic X and Sibelius, I can write and record anything from solo violin and voice to an entire string section.
Aside from my session work, I write and compose my own music (influenced by blues, classical, folk and jazz styles) in which I combine live looping with electronic violin and voice. Some of my performance credits include headlining the PHILLTER Festival and opening for Crystal Palace feat. Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band. I have also toured worldwide as a member of several classical ensembles, most notably the Boston Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (reviewed in the New York Times).
My biggest strength is my ability to listen and to execute a vision with the goal to exceed expectations. I am a curious individual and a quick learner who loves writing, playing and editing all kinds of music. I have passion and integrity for the work that I do and would love to contribute to your project. Feel free to shoot me a message and can't wait to make music with you!
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Interview with Sloane Monroe
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Jordan Astra. Great producer/DJ and he's wonderful to work with!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My electric violin, my Boss RC-200 loop station, the POG Octave pedal and an AER amplifier.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Jacob Collier. His use of the harmonic system is incredible and I would love to write some solos over his chord changes.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more when it comes to mixing strings. I find the more compression you use, the less expression you get out of the instrument.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything and everything really! It varies greatly from project to project. I've recorded tracks for a Hip-Hop album one day and then for a dance track the next.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to keep it simple. Whether it's for a folk acoustic project or a house track, I use an AKG large condenser microphone (for vocal tracks I attach a pop-filter), a 2-track Focusrite Interface and Logic Pro X.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Maggie Rodgers inspires me both with her production skills and with her songwriting. Everything fits together in such an original way, and she see's all of her music through every step of the production process.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most requested work I get is for single or double violin parts for songs. It varies from simple string pads to small 20 second solos.