Unique and Modern Strings

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Alan Keary on SoundBetter

My name is Alan Keary and I am a string specialist and arranger with over 8 years of experience. I'm a multi - instrumentalist who can play violin, viola, cello & double bass. I write everything from traditional string arrangements to unique sonics using spring reverbs and analogue delays.

"I have worked with Alan Keary intermittently over the last year on a wide and diverse range of projects.These include Neville Staple of The Specials, various orchestrated podcasts and talking books and more recently the new Intastella and Jah Wobble album which has already achieved chart success. Not only are Alan's string arrangements imaginative, he is a consummate all-round musician with innovative ideas that are always fitting to the project."
Mike Bennet, Producer (Ian Brown, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Specials)

Hello! As mentioned above I am a string arranger who can provide you with a traditional string quartet arrangement, having said that I am also a highly experienced improviser and can lay down multiple passes of improvised violin ,viola or cello for you to mess around with for no added cost.

I regularly like to experiment routing violins and cellos through various toys like guitar amps, spring reverbs, analogue delays and tape machines. (See soundlink) These sonics could provide your track with a unique vibe whilst still delivering the emotion of a live violin or cello. If you're looking for something different other than your traditional string arrangements then I'm your guy!

Get in touch if you have any questions :)

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

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mark G.

    Alan was so fantastic to work with both for arranging and recording a full string section. Not only is he a sensitive and excellent musician (tone, tuning, feel, musicality) but very professional, quick, and easy to work with. I'll definitely be using him again and highly recommend his work.

  2. Review by Henry S.

    Alan's such a great player! Totally understanding of what was you're after! Wouldn't use anyone else!

  3. Review by Jeff F.

    Very creative and a pleasure to work with.

  4. Review by Keian B.

    Alan is a fantastic strings player. I worked with him recently on my song 'Seas Unknown' where he played the requested parts accurately, provided quick responses and even added his own awesome improvised touches. I highly recommend him and have would be happy to work with him again in the future.

    Alto Key (https://altokey.com)

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  • UAD Apollo Twin
  • Unison technology Neve & API channel strips
  • RNC compressor
  • Bluebird condenser microphone
  • Custom made ribbon microphone
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