Gregory Allison

strings . composer . arranger

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I will create string arrangements and compositions for your song or film. I play violin, viola and cello and create string quartet arrangements, or a full string orchestra sound. I'm a Berklee grad and have twenty years of performing experience, and over 10 as a professional recording musician.

I specialize in creating instrumental melodies that heighten the emotions of your song. I will provide solo violin, viola, cello, or full string sections (violin, viola, cello) for your music. I can create a string quartet arrangement and record all the parts (2 violins, viola, cello) or track three or more parts per instrument to create a full string section.

All tracks are recorded at the highest quality in a professional recording studio. I'm classically trained with performance experience in Folk/Americana, Neoclassical, Indie Pop, and electronic music.

Fast turnaround time. Easy communication. Professional quality. I can't wait to hear from you!

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

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Chance B.
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    Great communication and accompaniment, would certainly work with Gregory again!

  2. Review by Shane H.
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    Professional string player with a great sound. Cello part sounded superb.

  3. Review by Thomas Schillebeeckx: Poldoore
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    Gregory was a true pleasure to work with. Professional, responsive, fast and open to feedback. I can highly recommend him if you're looking for a beautiful string section.

  4. Review by Charlie R.
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    Gregory did an amazing job laying down strings on a track of mine. Highly recommended to all!

  5. Review by Surya S.
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    Good studio setup. professional sounding violin. It was wonderful working with Gregory.

  6. Review by User 1.
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    Gregory Is a true artist and professional. I had the pleasure of working with him recently and enjoyed every minute! Do yourself a favor and work with Gregory if you get the chance.

  7. Review by ella luna
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    i made my record alongside greg and i would have never had it any other way. greg is an astounding musician, creative force, producer, and friend. not only did we create a record i'd dreamed of making my entire life, but i had a blast every day of the process because it was with greg. do not miss out on an oppurtunity to work with him, i cannot reccomend enough.

  8. Review by Vintage Lion
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    Greg is a World class musician, producer and engineer. He continues to promote and produce exceptional music and productions. His understanding of Analogue and digital production capabilities sets him apart from the pack.

  9. Review by Tristan de Liege
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    by Tristan de Liege

    Greg is extremely professional and timely and has a wonderfully developed personal vocabulary with his violin that is sure to add a special touch to your music. I’ve used Greg on a few string arrangements and it’s amazing to me how he’s able to bring a track to life with all his layering. He’s masterful at pretty much any articulation you can think of and in terms of work flow is also very organized and communicative, which is always very helpful.

Interview with Gregory Allison

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

  2. A: I run a record label called Holy Volcano and I am producing an album for the amazing singer-songwriter Ella Luna. I've also started a video series of live in-studio recordings that will be going up on the label's YouTube Channel. There are two other instrumental albums that will be released on the label this year: one ambient piano and strings record by Tristan de Liege and a folk/Americana album by the trio RAQIA.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Listening. I highly value deep listening and when a client brings me a song, I really want to hear what they hear and serve the needs of the song.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run a professional studio with control room and isolation booth. I run everything through a 40-channel Allen & Heath board and Neve 1173 preamps. I have a great mic closet, choice outboard gear, and use UAD plugins.

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

  8. A: I record violin, viola, cello, and full string sections remotely for songwriters and bands.

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Gregory Allison - Descending on the Ship's Prow

I was the Violin, Viola, Cello, Composer in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Andrew Bird
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Gear Highlights
  • Soyuz 013 (stereo pair)
  • Soyuz 017 Tube
  • AEA KU5A
  • Neve 1073 Preamps
  • Empirical Labs Distressor (matched pair)
  • Allen & Heath GL3300 42-channel Mixing Console
  • Antelope AD/DA Converter
  • UAD Plugins
  • Melodyne
  • iZotope RX9
  • Isolation booth
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