Harley Eblen

Emotional String Arranging

17 Reviews (12 Verified)
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Whether it's soaring or subdued, intimate or intense, I will record the emotional string arrangement that your song needs to come alive.

So your song needs some strings? Well you’re in the right place. I work with Pop, Folk, and Indie artists / producers to take their music to the next level with real, emotional strings.

Strings (and cello in particular) can add something to a song that’s hard to get anywhere else. A good arrangement brings a richness, depth, and sparkle that can glue your track together, convey the emotion in your songwriting, and just make it sound like a record.

I’m passionate about diving into the work you’ve created, and creating a uniquely emotional string arrangement that will get your song noticed.

How I Work:
Once you send your track, I’ll dive in and start working on ideas. I usually dive in and start laying down ideas on the cello, but love working with guide tracks, references, charts, midi data, you name it. I’m happy to work around your schedule, and can usually turn a song around in 5-10 days. From there, we can refine ideas, re-track as needed, and I'll send your arrangement ready to be mixed.

I may not be the quickest or the cheapest option available, but if you are looking for a string arrangement that is unique, emotional, and makes your song stand out, then let's talk.

If you’re interested to hear more, just get in touch. I would love to hear about your project, talk about what it needs, and see how I can help you bring your song to life.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

17 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lucas F.

    This is my second time working with Harley on a track of mine and he once again brought my ideas to life wonderfully. Couldn't be happier with his arrangement.

  2. Review by Chase O.

    Patient and professional. Helped bring my vision to life.

  3. Review by Stefan O.

    Such a pleasure to work with Harley, such a pro and a very nice guy aswell!

  4. Review by Stefan O.

    Once again an amazing job by Harley, more projects to come!

  5. Review by Stefan O.

    It was a pleasure working with Harley, he is a true professional and a great Cellist! Very easy to talk to and easy to collaborate with. I will continue working with Harley!

  6. Review by Mitchell S.

    Again, can’t state enough the joy I get while working with Harley. He has unsurprisingly created another masterpiece and wonderfully constructed this sober swaying atmosphere for my new song. I couldn’t have chosen anyone better for the job.

  7. Review by Mike L.

    Harley was very reliable and did a great job injecting some cello in exactly the right spots. Very talented man that comes with a positive insight! Mike

  8. Review by Mitchell S.

    Again, I could not have been happier with choosing Harley. This man has the mind of a true genius and creates everything with his heart and soul poured into it. Harley and his works are authentic and just spectacular. I can’t wait to work with Harley again in the future!

  9. Review by Ben T.
    by Ben T.

    Harley spends the time to understand the song, its meaning, and the direction that you'd like it to go as an artist and songwriter. He's professional, courteous and was honestly really great to work with. Highly recommend!

  10. Review by Lucas Fournier

    Harley is an all-round excellent collaborator. He is super easy to communicate with, works quickly and with great organization, and puts together wonderful sounding cello arrangements. Looking forward to working with him again in the future!

  11. Review by Mitchell S.

    It’s an absolute honor to have Harley play on yet another one of my songs. His talent brings these songs to life and they wouldn’t be nearly as perfect without Harleys magical touch! Can’t wait to have Harley work on more projects with me in the future!

  12. Review by Mitchell S.

    Harley is a musical genius. He has the ability to read the minds of those he works with to execute the perfect sounds. The way he plays the cello allows any listener to immediately connect and be moved by his sounds. Harley is wonderful and wonderful to work with.

  13. Review by Kyle P.

    If you're looking for a professional, skilled and creative producer then look no further. Harley arranged and produced one of my songs, transforming it from a bedroom recording into a captivating and emotive sonic experience, while preserving the essence of my original creation.

  14. Review by Dominic Romano

    Harley is the perfect blend of session musician and producer. I was fortunate enough to have him do some production and string arrangement on my most recent track and he blew me away.
    Not only did he work with me and listen to my wishes as an artist, he also went above in beyond to show initiative and care for the project and how it turned out. I'll gladly work with Harley again anytime!

  15. Review by Thomas LaVine
    by Thomas LaVine

    Harley is an INCREDIBLE cellist. He worked on two songs for me on an EP. I will absolutely use him in the future. Clear, concise communication, and very professional execution of his craft. Also, the quality sonically was extremely easy to work with as strings can be really tricky in that area. He knows what he’s doing all around and will keep your vision for the song in mind for what he writes.

  16. Review by Will Chant
    by Will Chant

    Worked with Harley on a track, and was very impressed. He’s very attentive to details, and very easy to communicate with. In addition to that, his playing was very tasteful, and the recording quality was great! Would definitely recommend!

  17. Review by Matt
    by Matt

    I’m so glad I asked Harley to create an arrangement for my track. He brought so much life and creativity to the project and is a great communicator. I definitely recommended him to anyone looking for someone who understands his clients needs and works until they are 100% happy with the result. Thank you Harley! Can’t wait for next time.

Interview with Harley Eblen

  1. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  2. A: What are you trying to communicate with this song? What are you hoping to achieve with this song? What are you hoping that a cello will bring to it?

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

  4. A: Indie-Folk, Acoustic, Americana, and Singer-Songwriter

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

  6. A: I bring a deep appreciation for the power of a good song, a cross-disciplinary approach that is informed by my work as a songwriter and a producer.

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

  8. A: When I first get a track, I spend time sitting with it to really understand it. From there, I start exploring ideas, and refining parts until the song really comes to life.

Christmases Together by Mat and Savanna Shaw with Jim Brickman

I was the String Arranger and Cellist in this production

Terms Of Service

Revisions until the arrangement makes your song feel just right.
Usually 5-10 day turnaround, but happy to work with your schedule.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bon Iver
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Taylor Swift
Gear Highlights
  • Hand Carved Wooden Cello
  • Townsend Labs Sphere L22
  • RME Babyface Pro
  • Studio One Professional DAW
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