Remote recording from chamber musicians and experienced London session players
NATALIE KLOUDA - VIOLIN/VIOLA/COMPOSER ASHOK KLOUDA - CELLO
Welcome to SoundKlouda - the bespoke remote recording solution for adding violin, viola, cello, or even multi-tracked strings sections to your tracks.
We have spent the past 15 years performing chamber music in concert venues internationally such as Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall, as well as recording extensively for TV, film, games and albums in London studios such as Abbey Road and Air Lyndhurst. We now bring that experience to our home studio where we record violin, viola and cello using high-end recording equipment.
LATEST NEWS 09/12/2021: Spitfire Audio has just released their incredible "Abbey Road TWO: Iconic Strings" sample library, for which Ashok recorded all the solo cello material.
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Composed by Theo Vidgen
Violin recorded remotely by Natalie Klouda, cello recorded remotely by Ashok Klouda.
SONY PLAYSTATION 5 LAUNCH GAME: 'GODFALL'
Composed by Ben MacDougall
Solo cello recorded by Ashok Klouda on multiple tracks of the Godfall soundtrack
OLD (2021 MOVIE)
Composed by Trevor Gureckis
Ashok recorded cello remotely for many of the tracks on the film's soundtrack.
CONVERGENCE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
Composed by Patrick Jonsson
Solo cello recorded by Ashok Klouda on multiple tracks of the Convergence soundtrack
BBC1 drama "The Salisbury Poisonings", composed by Rael Jones. Cello parts recorded remotely by Ashok Klouda, including multitracking to sound like a small cello orchestra in this particular track.
'Orbit', composed by Andy Huckvale for a Facebook advertisement, September 2020. Natalie Klouda - violin, Ashok Klouda - cello.
'Hoist', composed by Andy Huckvale for a Facebook advertisement, October 2020. Natalie Klouda - violin, Ashok Klouda - cello.
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op.80, multitracked, Natalie Klouda - violins & viola; Ashok Klouda - cello
J.S. Bach Cello Suite No.3, III. Courante
"Fleeting" for 2 violins, written and recorded by Natalie Klouda
"Lullaby" by Jenny Plant, cello recorded remotely by Ashok Klouda
"Cycles" by Theo Vidgen. Violins recorded by Natalie Klouda
Violin by Joseph Anthony Chanot
Cellos by Tibor Semmelweis and Colin Irving
Microtech Gefell UMT70S
Stereo pair of Microtech Gefell M300s
Coles 4038 ribbon microphone
Cascade X-15 stereo ribbon microphone
RME UFX II Audio Interface
DAV BG2 4 channel preamp
AEA TRP preamp
Cubase 10.5 Pro DAW Software
Acoustically treated studio
2 x Se Reflexion Filter Space for increased acoustic control
examples of concert performances and projects recorded elsewhere
WHAT DO YOU REQUIRE?
It makes the whole process much easier if we have all of the following at the outset:
- a PDF of the sheet music (violin, viola or cello part). Improvising may also be possible if there is no sheet music.
- a guide track of the full mix
- ideally also a guide track minus the part that needs to be recorded
- full details of any click, either as a bpm number (if constant), or by providing a MIDI track with the click info embedded in it, or as a printed click
- a description of how the part should be played in terms of character/articulation/dynamics etc
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Every project will require something slightly different and depending on the intended usage, the rates may be different. We always like to talk through a project with a composer beforehand to fully understand what is required before quoting a fee, so please do get in touch and we will get back to you quickly to discuss the project.
WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
Normally a few days, but if something is extremely urgent we may be able to record something and get it back to you within 24 hours.