Studio Work

The musicians of String Section are happy to record session strings in any location chosen by the client, including churches, halls, home studio recordings as well as at professional recording venues. If clients do not have a specific studio in mind, we can recommend studios which are experienced in recording an excellent string sound and who offer good value for money.

Here is a list of some recording studios that we have previously worked at:

Abbey Road Studios, St John’s Wood
Air Lyndhurst Studios
Angel Studios, London
RAK Studios, St John’s Wood
SARM West Studios, Notting Hill
Air Edel Studios, London
The Engine Room (Miloco Studios) London
The Premises Studios, London
After Dark Studios, Soho
Chestnut Studios, London
Snap Studios, London
Play Studios, Soho
USP Content, London
Red Gables Studios, Greenford
The Chiller Studio, Surrey
Black Frog Studios, Oxfordshire
Fit Dog Studios, Northamptonshire
Woodworm Studios, Oxfordshire
Soundworks Studio, Oxford
Atomic Studios, London
The Dairy Studios, Brixton
SAE Studios, Oxford
Gravity Shack Studio,Tooting
RCM Recording Studio, Kensington
Smokehouse Studios, London
Saltwell Studios, Huntingdon
Voltaire Road Studios, Clapham
Orpheus Studios, Shoreditch
Shepperton Studios, Buckinghamshire
MBJ Studios, Bermondsey (sadly no more)
CTS Studios, Wembley (very sadly no more)

Here are some comments from past clients:

“Thank you once again String Section for your brilliant work. You made the process very easy for me from start to end, and the results are better than I could have hoped for. I will come to back to you time and time again, for your musical calibre, total professionalism, and value for money. You made the whole process easy from start to finish, and the results are exquisite” (Don S – independent singer/songwriter)

“I just had a listen to some rough mixes this morning and the strings sound fantastic, thanks a lot for all your work and I’ll send the finished mixes to you when its all done!Cheers!” (Ian de S – independent singer/songwriter)

“I have downloaded all the tracks and have them imported to my Protools session. They sound absolutely prefect…I’m so happy with it! You, Tony and Neill are doing a great job. Neill is getting a good sound on the tracks – that’s 100% the right sound that I’m looking for. Also, thanks for setting up the recording for me so quickly, really appreciate your effort and I can tell you are doing music with a good heart. All the notes that you and Tony played, I can hear the “feel” & “soul”.Have a great week, looking forward to our next recordings.Thanks again!” (Jon W – Hong Kong based music producer)

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both again for your facilitation, flexibility and friendly nature during our session today. It was a true pleasure working with both of you! I hope this is the beginning of a greatly productive and collaborative relationship.Wonderful work!” (Manon D – music producer/writer)

“I wanted to thank you again for yesterday! The experience was wonderful for me and it was an absolute pleasure working with you. Your playing was wonderful and the size of the strings at the end of the session was actually so much more than I was expecting! I will of course send the completed track when it has been properly mixed. I hope to work with you again in the near future!” (Alexandra M – independent singer/songwriter) 

“Thanks so much for all your hard work on Monday – I was so pleased with how it went. I haven’t heard anything back yet, but Adam (producer) said it’s sounding amazing through his proper monitors. We’ll be putting it all together later this week. You were both spot on with all the playing and very enjoyable to work with too!” (Dave Roberts – independent singer/songwriter)

“Thanks again for your help and for your beautiful playing! Many thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.” (Bex R for Mike M – producer and writer)

“I just wanted to say thanks again for the session you did just before Xmas. I have only managed to do a rough mix so far but the strings are sounding great.” (David F – independent singer/songwriter)

“Once again, thank you so much for your professionalism and outstanding work on this project Vaughan, I am very happy with the way it all turned out. I look forward to working with you on many more projects. All the best.” (Alan K – music producer/writer)

“The tracks are beautiful. It was such a pleasure to listen to your interpretation of my piece. This is the first time I have heard anyone play a piece I had written. Well worth the effort. Thank you for making the whole experience a pleasure and the outcome better then expected!” (Peter C – Composer based in Australia)

”Thank you so much for such a great performance and a pleasant time today. I learned a lot from it and really enjoyed myself. I think the first mixes sound really great. Amazing texture and feel. It’s been a great pleasure and I hope to repeat it someday. Thank the other musicians again from me.” (Paul Tyan – film composer)

”It all sounds great! Your playing is beautiful, the recording quality is excellent and everything sounds in synch. I really love the sound of all the strings together! Thank you again for these wonderful recordings and for taking the time to record the additional violin lines.” (Patricia A – Composer based in U.S.A.)

”The strings sound beautiful in the mix! Vaughan has been very accommodating and versatile, even providing score notations when I only sent him audio in the first place, and the result of the recordings is outstandingly brilliant. I really hope that we can work together again for other pieces of music.” (Chris R – Composer based in France and U.S.A.)

“I really can’t thank you enough for your beautiful string arrangements. You have captured the vision of my songs and gone on to take them to a whole new level. The strings flow effortlessly into one another rising and soaring through each song, stirring the listener to their very core to reach in and touch the soul. Each part sits harmoniously together like every stroke an artist makes with their brush adding a fresh pallet of colour to create an emotional soundscape akin to the movement and momentum of an ocean wave. I would highly recommend Vaughan Jones as both composer and performer to anyone wishing to add strings to their music.” (Pete G – independent singer/songwriter)

‘‘Thank you so much for realising what I had in mind and so much more! I thoroughly enjoyed it all and you were great at coordinating everything too, which made my task a lot easier. Thank you also for your professionalism and enthusiasm. Your expertise and experience has meant that we were able to get it all done on time and efficiently, and that’s always fantastic!’’ (Mathieu K – Music composer for film, TV and media)