Rosie has a purpose built studio in which she records remotely for clients from all over the world. Sessions vary - from solo violin to lush orchestral pads and everything in between is possible. It’s up to you if you would like a quartet sound, dreamy muted chords or an additional cello line. You can have as much input as you like. Rosie can create parts for you or bring to life the music you have already created.
The Benefits of Remote recording
If you aren’t based in the UK or don’t have the need to hire a full studio to record, Rosie is able to record at her studio and send you the files. She specialises in violin recordings which can be solo or multi tracked to give an ensemble sound. Other instruments can be added to provide depth. Remote recordings are an affordable, efficient way of achieving real strings for your tracks and enables you to get the lush string sound you desire quickly, professionally and at a fraction of the cost. Working alongside Rosie means that you don’t have to compromise on creativity or control. Every producer deserves a live string sound.
Composing and Arranging:
If you are yet to decide on your string parts and need a fresh perspective on your song, Rosie can compose string parts for you. likewise, If you already have ideas for what you would like, you can send these along with references so that Rosie can turn these into a fully formed string arrangement. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. Rosie is flexible, open minded and enjoys working with artists to get the best out of the music.
Below are three typical examples of collaboration;
1. The music is fully notated and it is ready to record without further arrangement.
2. There is no score but there are parts played in by midi that can be replicated with real strings. A little more arrangement is needed but the overall message and melody is conveyed.
3. There is no clear arrangement and you would like Rosie to create something unique for you. In this instance, any ideas and references you have would be helpful.
Rosie uses a combination of Sontronics Sigma 2 Ribbon mic and a U87 Neumann in her recording studio to achieve a professional balanced and rich sound that will be mix ready.
This depends on what you need and how soon you need it. Rosie can start your recordings immediately and how long it takes depends on the complexity of the track. Usually the whole process can be completed in 24 hours.
The fee paid for the strings will cover a complete buyout so that there is no confusion and you can feel free to use the music as you wish*. Rosie will fill out a standard MU form for all recordings and you will be asked to credit Rosie as arranger where appropriate.
*There may be exceptions to this.
The process is flexible but it is typically limited to three revisions.
Your strings will be sent to you in multiple formats, the most common being a mixed bounced stem and the raw processed/unprocessed audio as requested.
This depends on what you want. Rosie works on a day-rate system which means the price you pay is directly related to the complexity of the track and what you want the strings to be.
Typically, one day is sufficient for tracking violins for 1 to 2 songs depending on the complexity and length of parts. Rosie will always include doubles and overdubs where appropriate as most producers and writers prefer a fuller and richer sound.
In terms of string arrangements, Rosie generally completes 1 track per day but this may exclude the additional time needed to record the parts or complete arrangement subject to length and requirements.
If notation or a midi track is provided, a solo violin can be recorded in half a day for an affordable half-day rate. This includes alternate play list options.
Contact Rosie to discuss your music. She can tell you what is possible within your budget and what would sound best.
The exact cost will always be confirmed prior to Rosie starting the project.
String Sounds Offered:
Rosie can record whatever you have in mind but some examples of the different string sounds you might want are here:
multiple violin lines
violin textures and pads
improvised violin in a particular style
riffs and samples
affected strings, created with plug-ins and effects.
synthesised orchestral elements - for example, harp or percussion work well.
Thanks for choosing Strings by Rosie.
I’m excited to hear your music and start work.