what is the string garden?
The String Garden, founded by Eva Walsh in 2017, is an affordable and personal string instrument recording service.
Working with The String Garden allows for collaboration from anywhere in the world, without sacrificing communication, quality, or time. In fact, this often helps streamline a project from the client's perspective because they don't have to sit through take after take. Instead, they are presented with a high quality set of tracks without the wait or extra studio time.
how does it work?
✆ We discuss the project in detail.
♫ Recording time! The ideas and details from our original project discussion blossom into high quality recorded string tracks.
✉ I send you the tracks and we review. If you love it, you love it! If you have minor tweaks and edits, I can incorporate the feedback quickly. This process can repeat until you are satisfied with the work.
✓ When we have completed the recording process, I provide you with the high quality files you need to mix each and every line of strings as you see fit. These are raw tracks, recorded in a special studio space designed to best capture the sound of my instruments. How you mix them, use them, apply effects, etc. is up to you.
why use the string garden?
String instruments are a crucial element for recording projects across all genres. Whether it's a lush, nostalgic background, a flashy solo, a tag melody interlude to return throughout a song, or an intricately arranged string quartet, string instruments can help a song reach its highest potential. Record labels employ unionized teams of string players to come in and sightread music for an afternoon. That's great for them, but what about the rest of us without record labels and big budgets? For most people approaching a recording project, there are limited resources and it's pretty unlikely that someone would happen to have a dynamite string section on speed dial.
This is where I can help. I am your violinist, violist, string arranger, fiddle player all rolled into one. I can create the same textures as you might get with large groups of string players by overdubbing each instrument, one at a time, at a fraction of the fee. As a fellow songwriter and as someone who has gone through the recording process for my own project, I intimately know the process and can use that knowledge to work with you to keep your project moving forward as seamlessly as possible.