I've been arranging strings since I was a kid. I have a home studio here in Nashville, TN. I play all four classical string instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass). I started doing that because I didn't have anyone else to play it for me where I grew up. So I became my own string section. I can be your string section too.
I arrange strings for your string section to record, or I'll record it for you!
I have my own home studio so turnaround time is about a week.
I have the full version of melodyne, so tuning vocals is quick and easy for me!
I've been editing/producing music for over 5 years now.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Gavin's String Arrangements
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on arranging strings for a full length folk pop album. I'm also producing/writing a full length indie alternative album.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love writing arrangements, and most of all I love seeing the reactions people give me when they hear new strings on their songs for the first time. They almost always get teary eyed and it means so much to me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The more descriptive you are up front about the direction you want it to go, the less revisions will be necessary and the less time it'll take for you to get an arrangement you really love.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've worked on a lot of folk pop, pop projects, but I really want to be working more on the indie alternative side of things.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I let the song play a lot before I start working on a song. Then usually, with direction from the client, I start doing some sketches using a vst. After I have a solid idea of what's going on in the song, I'll record the real string parts and layer them with the Vst.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Focusrite Forte as my main interface (I got lucky because they don't make these babies anymore). An Akai MPK249. Native Instruments Komplete 9. Lots of soft synths. Some JBL 305s. The full version of Melodyne. I work mainly in Studio One 3 Professional but it can easily be exported as a Protools file.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic really inspires me. Mainly because he does it all- songwriting, producing, singing, playing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually do pop or folk pop string arrangements.