Nathaniel Wolkstein

Violin|Viola|Composer|Producer

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I have music represented by Elias Music (UMG) and I've recorded strings for Alessia Cara, Jorge Meijia (CEO/President of Sony Latin Publishing), SNL, Netflix and countless planetariums, science centers, educational institutions, videogames and bands/artists.

"Moving, inventive and consistently exhibiting a talented musical sensitivity...expertise performing in many musical styles"

— Michael Tilson Thomas
11-Time Grammy Award Winning Conductor
Music Director and Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony and the New World Symphony
Conductor Laureate of the London Symphony Orchestra

"Outstanding, creative violinist and talented composer who delivers excellent musical results."

— Jorge Mejia
CEO and President of Sony/ATV Latin and U.S. Latin Publishing

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I've been a professional violinist for the past 20 years and I've been a violin soloist with 11 orchestras, performed internationally in dozens of classical chamber music festivals and recently finished a 4-year violin fellowship under the baton of world-renowned conductor and 11-time Grammy winner, Michael Tilson Thomas.

Want to hear more? Check out my Spotify pages to hear more of my original work.

Just Nathaniel (Classical/Cinematic Project):
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4T2hvvBhDw7uBtB3e1ckvB?si=V5rnfe4dQmqLGrSlB9mWFQ

Gravity the Architect (Instrumental Hip-Hop/Cinematic Project):
https://open.spotify.com/artist/67Lxp8bGOL9K5bRrI9cQI8?si=IGp5tSzIQ-6tQk2KngrLRg

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

84 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sabir A.
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    Again, very professional and a very talented violonist!

  2. Review by Sabir A.
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    Amazing! Very friendly and very professional! :)

  3. Review by Rob Murray
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    Another great tune!

  4. Review by Arianna O.
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    Amazing job!!! Highly recommend. No one else I'd rather work with on producing/mixing.

  5. Review by Shawn A.
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    This was absolutely incredible. I asked him to make an instrumental version of a vocal track and he far exceeded my expectations. He really nailed it. In fact, if I were designing an opening sequence of a play, I would be using his work for that sequence.

  6. Review by Arianna O.
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    Amazing job, Nathaniel makes musical art everytime! Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Antoine B.
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    Nathaniel did a great job and in a short time, really enjoy working with Nathaniel, he is open, asking for comments, ready to revisit if needed,will work with him again very soon. Dascq.

  8. Review by Chris O.
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    This is my second time working with Nathaniel and again, he's a terrific collaborator and musician. Really helpful, good listener, strong player, and did a great job working with me to get the project sounding right.

  9. Review by Arianna O.
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    amazing job, Nathaniel really made this song shine and helped turn it from good to amazing! :D

  10. Review by Rob Murray
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    Beautiful music!

  11. Review by Fridolin N.
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    What a star ! perfect playing and recording. Super easy communication and delivery. I would recommend him to anyone.

  12. Review by Logan G.
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    Holy crap, this man is on top of his game. When I tell you it is elevated, I mean it. The quality of work as well as the delivery/service was impeccable. This is the type of people we need more of in the world. I can't stress enough how amazing my project turned out because of him.

  13. Review by Arianna O.
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    amazing job, so happy! my tracks are never finished until nathaniel works on them and makes them better!

  14. Review by Chris O.
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    Nathaniel was a great collaborator and is a really talented musician. Took my vision for the track and really elevated it with beautiful playing and orchestration.

  15. Review by Rob Murray
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    +1

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    +1

  17. Review by Arianna O.
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    Amazing job! Highly recommend working with Nathaniel. My songs are never finished until he helps me.

  18. Review by Rob Murray
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    Another one!

  19. Review by Shawn A.
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    Superb work with a very difficult piece.

  20. Review by Zachary L.
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    This was my first time working with Nathaniel. I was blown away by the quality and creativity of his work. His recording technique is fantastic, and he was extremely easy to work with. I can't say enough good things about him. I'm already looking forward to the next project!

  21. Review by Robert H.
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    I will definitely be working with Nathaniel again. The work he did on my project is pure, flawless magic. A pleasant and seamless experience. Thrilled!

  22. Review by Coop The Truth
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    Nathaniel was quick and easy to work with. 100% accurate in replaying my composition reference down to the millisecond. I highly recommend hiring him!

  23. Review by Arianna O.
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    Amazing job finishing the final song for my album. Came out great!

  24. Review by Arianna O.
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    Created a pure masterpiece, thank you so much. Highly recommend, great addition of strings.

  25. Review by Arianna O.
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    AMAZING JOB! Nathaniel mixed the entire album making all the songs sound perfect now. Highly recommend working with Nathaniel on composition and mixing. A song isn't finished in my eyes until he's touched it.

  26. Review by Jean-Miles C.
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    It was a great blessing for me to have someone of the quality of Nathaniel play my music. You won't find a better violinist. He is very professional and the go to guy for a highly emotive performance.

  27. Review by Arianna O.
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    Great job, all the tracks are sounding amazing, brighter, and very smooth. Highly recommend working with Nathaniel, will use again and again.

  28. Review by Arianna O.
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    Amazing job, the song sounds so much better and more vibrant now. Will use again for sure. Thank you so much.

  29. Review by Rob Murray
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    Always love working with Nathaniel, great musicality, and floats between genres finding his own niche/genre.

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    +1!

  32. Review by Nicholas Huyler
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    Nathaniel is a musical genius. He met an exceeded my expectations. I cannot wait to get started on our next project. Dude legit knows exactly what I want. He is my Guy!!!

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  35. Review by Andrew C.
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    Nathaniel did a great job and was quick to respond. Would definitely work with him again.

  36. Review by Rob Murray
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    +1!

  37. Review by Rob Murray
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    Always a pleasure!

  38. Review by Joshua A.
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    Nathaniel is a true professional! I have worked with him on a variety of projects and he always delivers a quality product. I will definitely be working with him on more projects in the future.

  39. Review by Rob Murray
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    Always a pleasure!

  40. Review by Jared Hopkins
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    Nathaniel was great to work with. Very detail oriented, and clear throughout the whole tracking process. There were no misunderstandings or miscommunicated information. AND, the stems sound great. Clean mic placement and no mud.

  41. Review by Brian Losch
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    Nathaniel is a world-class musician and quality person. I enjoyed getting to know him during this brief listening. His talent is obvious and so is his humility and eagerness to learn throughout the production process.

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  43. Review by Adrien M.
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    Working with Nathaniel has been a really wonderful experience. Amazing energy, patient and most of all, he is very talented at his craft. The recordings are not only beautiful but the quality is great and his exports are clean and well organized. I will be working with Nathaniel again without a doubt. If you’re looking for a quality musician and a good human, give him a shot you won’t regret it.

  44. Review by Rob Murray
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    Pleasure as always!

  45. Review by Rob Murray
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    Pleasure as always! Super cool music.

  46. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel helped me sort out the strings from a big Orchestral song and improvise when then needed. The strings are soaring beauty it makes my heart swells. He spend lots of time making sure it's big, great and perfect with lots of layering. Thanks Nathaniel

  47. Review by Ethan Day
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    Nathaniel is an amazing artist with intent behind his music. He is a pleasure to work with and I highly suggest him to anyone who requires string accompaniment on their song. He brought my song to the next level and I can't recommend him enough! I will be using him again in the future.

  48. Review by David G.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Nathaniel. Hired him to do violin on one of the songs for our upcoming album. Outstanding performance, delivery and customer service. Top notch!

  49. Review by Erik T.
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    Nathaniel was very easy to work with and fast delivery as well! Great quality strings, will fit my track perfectly!

  50. Review by Joaquin C.
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    It was great working with Nathaniel, great job and effective communication, a real master of his craft. Thank you!

  51. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel is doing Violin solo for my track and it's awesome. Can't wait for the next project :)

  52. Review by Rob Murray
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    Nice guy, cool music, hope to work together again!

  53. Review by Simon
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    Nathaniel's playing is wonderful and he has true artistry. He did such a fantastic job on my piece.

    I am so happy with the end result, he put a lot of hard work into making the solo as perfect as possible.

    Nathaniel really nailed it!

  54. Review by Thomas Daniel
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    Nathaniel is a delight to work with. Very talented, always professional, and gives very clear concise notes to ensure a successful collaboration. Work with him!

  55. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel is an all round producer. I work across all music genres and like to work with the same producer that can handle different styles. Nathaniel took on all challenges and each resulted in an Epic song. We're moving from Explosive Rock to Powerful Orchestra to the Fun 50s retro and hopefully our next stop is a Energetic Dance number.

  56. Review by William Jacobsen
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    Nathaniel is just a super professional player. He understands the music, he plays to perfection, and he brings a lot of attitude and musicality to the project. Just a wonderful experience!

  57. Review by Logan N.
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    We're jumping from one epic project to another, completely different genre & story need to be told through different colours of sound. Nathaniel is very diverse and able to tackle all the challenges so far and consistently producing rich tonal sound. I can't wait to set another challenge to Nathaniel where we've moving to a completely different area & genre :)

  58. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel cares for music and taking time to make everything great. Whether it's a full track Epic track, or just mixing a song, he does it with passion and very patience when I try to figure out the best sound for the song. Very talented and down to earth composer.

  59. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel is my go-to producer when I want my song to have a rich and luscious sound. Especially if the project is big, I can always count on Nathaniel's incredible talent to make the song shine. Highly recommended.

  60. Review by Stephen Sims
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    Nathaniel is a great instrumentalist. Someone who I truly trust musically working with and a loyal client!

  61. Review by Thomas Daniel
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    Nathaniel is a true talent and professional. He is communicative, organized, and still open to creative input. I highly recommend woking with him!

  62. Review by Logan N.
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    Nathaniel mixed an acoustic song for me and the result is very nice. Clean sound and he brought out the different part of the guitar at difference places to support the vocal. He's so passionate and talented, and I've decided to put his name against all my future projects.

  63. Review by Logan N.
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    Gave Nathaniel a little brief and an little song. The result is mind blowing. I'm speechless listening to his arrangement, so much energy, passion, and feelings in a song. EPIC.

  64. Review by Josef S.
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    Nathaniel is a joy to work with! He is extremly talented, kind and fast.
    Probably one of the best profiles on this site!

  65. Review by Logan N.
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    Amazing talent with a great personality to match. Nathaniel is a fine, talented musician and I am so blessed to have him arrange my song. He'll add layers and layers to your music with light and shade, and take your song on a awesome unforgettable journey of sounds and feelings.

  66. Review by Thomas Daniel
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    Nathaniel is an absolute joy to work with. He is such an undeniably talented composer. His works always are tasteful, moving, and intentional - and its honestly a pleasure to sing for him. I HIGHLY recommend working with him!

  67. Review by Olyver Q.
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    Extremely talented composer and musician. Nathaniel is very personable and full of creativity. He takes great pride in his work and provides excellent results. Highly recommended!

  68. Review by Thomas Daniel
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    Nathaniel's works are extremely musical, moving, and a real treat to get to sing on! I honestly look forward to working with him, and he's as professional and kind as you could ever hope for in a collaborator. Highly recommend working with him!

  69. Review by Thomas Daniel
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    Nathaniel sent me an absolute STUNNER of a song. Extremely talented composer/writer/musician and I highly recommend working with him if given the chance!

  70. Review by Stephen Sims
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    Always a pleasure working with Nathaniel. He knows exactly what he wants and lets you also experiment on the song. Each piece is a work of art and beautifully played. I look forward to the next song!

  71. Review by Adam G.
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    Amazing musician! Will continue working with him on all future projects :)

  72. Review by Adam G.
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    Nathaniel was absolutely delightful to work with. He’s got an amazing ear and really brings a whole new element to the music. I would recommend him to anyone that wants a fast, effiecient, and creative collaborator!

  73. Review by Stephen Sims
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    As always Nathaniel gives me a beautiful song to sing and record. I love working on this material and I'm very excited for many more projects together!

  74. Review by Coop The Truth
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    Nathaniel is a consummate professional. Always going above and beyond to meet my needs. I can be very picky and he's always been more than glad to help me get the sound I desire no matter how much back and forth messaging it takes. He delivered very quickly, which is very important in the work that I'm doing. I look forward to working with him again soon.

  75. Review by Stephen Sims
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    Nathaniel is such a great musician! So easy to work with, which is very important. He knew exactly what he wanted but is so fair with recording. Letting you as a provider really take your time to perfect your vision within the project. I love working with him and I cannot wait to do 100's of more projects together. :-)

  76. Review by Bobby John
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    Nathaniel is fantastic! Quick to respond, gives all files needed for gig, clear instruction, easy to work with, you name it! Would work any time for him and highly recommend!

  77. Review by Bobby John
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    Just awesome! Easy to work with. Direct with what he's looking for. All files needed to do the job and quick to reply.High recommend, would work for any time.

  78. Review by Stephen Sims
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    What an exceptional instrumentalist and talent. I sincerely enjoyed working with Nathaniel on this. The creativity and intuition he put into my string arrangement, was quite honestly stunning. I will 100% be working with him again!

  79. Review by Bobby John
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    Nathaniel was awesome. Straight forward instruction on what he wanted. Gave all files needed to get job done. No delays. Paid quick upon completion. Would work for him and his team any time again!

  80. Review by Ben Botfield
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    Nathaniel is one of the best people I have connected with on SoundBetter, unbelievably talented and a great guy. Highly recommend you work with him if given the chance!

  81. Review by Stephen Sims
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    A brilliant production and a top client! I can't wait to finish this project and more!

  82. Review by Ola B.
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    Nathaniel added violin-layers to our song "Walking" and we got what we wanted: a nice warm landscape of strings. He´s reliable and fast-working and easy to work with.

  83. Review by Ola B.
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    It was (and is) a pleasure to work with Nathaniel. He played violin on our song Paradise and did a remarkable job on the second half of the song (I´d say 6 stars out of 5) and the first half was a solid 4 out of 5 (but it´s still work in progress, so we´ll probably end up on a top score). Just as important are the communication skills and being able to deliver on time, and Nathaniel is very reliable in both of those areas. Highly Recommended!

  84. Review by Ben Botfield
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    I've worked with Nathaniel a few times now and wanted to add a little further to my other review, his composition skills/quality of work are above and beyond and I highly recommend you work with him!

Interview with Nathaniel Wolkstein

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

  2. A: In addition to all my clients, I'm working on my solo project "Just Nathaniel", which you can find on Spotify or Apple Music. It's piano and strings heavy cinematic music. https://open.spotify.com/artist/4T2hvvBhDw7uBtB3e1ckvB?si=dvedlryxQqOP1YCWPvuniA

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

  4. A: Since I'm a classically trained violinist and musician of more than 20 years, I've been exposed to nearly all kinds of music and have a fluency and understanding that enables me to be the perfect working partner on any genre including pop, rock, EDM, jazz, folk, classical, cinematic, hip hop, rap and more!

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

  6. A: 20+ years of professional orchestral performing experience and a very intensive classical training my entire life.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My violin is made by Thomas Oliver Croen, a three-time gold medal winner of the International Violin Society of America annual competition. My violin and viola both have a rich, dark and brilliant tone that lends them to all kinds of music styles and projects. To record my instruments, I use a vintage Neumann M582 tube mic and an AKG C414 XLII to perfectly capture their warmth and clarity.

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

  10. A: The first thing I do with all clients is to listen. I like to listen and hear about exactly what YOU are trying to get out of your project, and what you would like out of our collaboration. I have 20 years of classical training and professional orchestral experience, so I have spent a great deal of time learning to listen, mold myself, and help others sound and be their best. Most of the time I am recording lush strings parts, along with solo string parts to really create a sonic experience of an orchestra, string quartet or solo string instrument.

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

  12. A: You will be 100% happy and excited by what I come up with. I've worked with over 250 clients in-studio and remotely, and I've never had anyone walk away not excited and happy about what I brought to their song or production.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Listening and musical experience. I'm a very good listener and I always figure out exactly what my clients want from me, and then deliver a product that is better than they could ever imagine. I utilize my lifetime of intensive classical training to guide my detail-oriented work, and my love and passion of ALL music to inject everything I do with life, brilliance and joy.

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Gear Highlights
  • I play a beautiful violin valued at $25K. I record with a vintage Neumann M582 tube mic and an AKG C414 XLII. I use Neve 1073 Pre Amps.
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