Multitrack Strings | Arranging

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Adrian K - from orchestra leader for Sir George Martin to leading sessions for Australian Top10 hits - Multitrack String Recordings typically up to 10, 16, or 25 tracks Want Funk or Soul on your Strings? Indie? The Blues? I have an original approach as an arranger - Session work as a reader or improviser - original arrangements

Adrian K was a career Principal Violinist with Opera Australia for over 25 years; he is also a rare breed of musician not only as an Orchestra Leader but as an
improviser who favours a Funk/Soul/Blues style.

Collaboration with Geoff Achison as 'Classically Blue'.

Adrian directs the Sydney Lyric Orchestra involved in large-scale productions performing at the Sydney Opera House (All You Need Is Love; the ZepBoys); Film+ Orchestra performances (Bugs Bunny on Broadway - Psycho - NatGeographic - Twilight - Zelda - Love Actually); two tours of the Paris Opera Ballet to Sydney; Opera in the Vineyards (7 seasons) & the various large scale corporate functions as they come up.

Adrian K has led & directed sessions on over 10 Australian "top10" radio hits.

Arranger for Jimmy Barnes 'Flesh & Wood' National Tour.

I can record multitrack strings emulating a full section by myself, or organise & perform a session to fit your budget using the professionals whose styles we know.
Typically for arrangements with Band etc full emulation by me is possible.

can record & recommend up to 96k resolution.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


Discogs verified credits for Adrian Keating
  • Joanne Jackson
  • The Don Burrows Quintet
  • The Don Burrows Quintet
  • Grace Knight
  • Ian Cooper (3)
  • Geoff Achison Band
  • You Am I
  • Orszaczky Budget Orchestra Featuring Tina Harrod
  • Orszaczky Budget Orchestra Featuring Tina Harrod
  • Leonardo's Bride
  • Steven K Jaymes*
  • Leonardo's Bride
  • You Am I
  • Grinspoon
  • Geoff Achison
  • Hubris (13)
  • Grinspoon
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Various
  • Diesel (3)*
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Roy Wilders & Acoustic Mood
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • Don Burrows
  • Harry Manx
  • Clare O'Meara
  • The Widowbirds
  • Jimmy Barnes


  • English

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  1. Review by Gary S.

    Adrian is an amazing violinist, he helped bring one of my tracks to life. Adrian has a quick turnaround and is very professional.

Interview with AdrianKViolin

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

  2. A: Orchestra leader for Sir George Martin. Why would I Not say this?

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

  4. A: Running my music venue, teaching, multitracking at home, playing in bands these days

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

  6. A: record at 96k. Video is constantly going up in res. Why isn't audio? A lot of 'processing' can't be handled by 48k it becomes audible or deteriorates the sound.

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

  8. A: Instrument. Computer/Sound system. HD's with Music & IMSLP on it.

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

  10. A: Youth Orch system -->Conservatorium --> every local amateur semi-pro orch --> SSO casual --> Opera Orchestra, as Principal Violin for 25+ yrs. Started playing in bands on gigs 'sat in' as Elec vln played every style 3+ nights a week after work for 10+ years. I like the funk heavier style. I try to 'accompany' whatever I am fitting in with.

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

  12. A: Brian May - because I think he has publicly shown what a great sport he is (jam with Bri during the lockdowns) & his consistent originality professionalism & quality as a performer & composer.

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

  14. A: there is no 'usual' - unless calling orchestral work across 300 years of stylistic content, & any contemporary style since Elvis 'usual'

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: quality of playing. bringing ingenuity to a track.

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

  18. A: Ability to fit in. Performing to the Style. Bringing to the table 30+ years of being embedded with orchestral soundscapes on a daily basis.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: home studio. Rode Classic valve is the main weapon.

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

  22. A: Everyone I've ever worked with.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: Rick Melick is an ace keys player. He's played in my Venue a fair bit, & played with Joe Bonamassa all over the World.

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

  26. A: An above-quality standard of performance

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

  28. A: the sounds. Creating Something from Nothing.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: I am trying to make your track sound like You, so the answer to this question is "your style"

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

  32. A: Understanding how to EQ large numbers of strings, & how to pan them is a fundamental. I am aware lots of producers try to "problem solve" using compression. Typically because they are not 'used' to how large ensembles sound at close range.

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

  34. A: let's say a commission to do 15 strings on a track, 'carte blanche' I will typically have the track on rotation randomly the day before I get into it I may record a couple of bars as a memory aid if I think of something solid. If all goes well at the time I start recording I treat the track as if I'm improvising along with it, then use this as a guide & rebuild the harmonies etc from the bottom up. I actually found this is about twice as quick as me writing an arrangement, then performing it!

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

  36. A: typically multitrack string backings as arranger. Arranging. Outsourcing/recommending pro players mixing.


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Flexibility & negotiable outcomes are typical.
Turnaround for smaller projects can be one day once I get to them.
Deposit of 50% neg fee required to start, remainder before final High-Res upload.

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