Seasoned French Horn session musician with pro home recording studio able to provide you with quality tracks. I do all styles and genres and allow multiple revisions to make sure you are completely satisfied. I can make my own arrangement or play your own. I studied audio engineering and can create a beautiful recording of the horn for your music!
I am a seasoned professional French Horn studio musician, having recorded on several movie soundtracks for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, BBC, HBO and with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Mumford and Sons, Robbie Williams, and Josh Groban. I have played with nearly every major orchestra in the United Kingdom (London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra to name just a few). Recently I have been working in New York City and have played in the pit for several Broadway shows and tours. Currently playing Horn 1 in the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and with the Hawaii Symphony.
My Equipment: I have two ribbon mics (which makes brass sound extra warm) and one condenser mic and do all the processing in Logic Pro X. I can guarantee a smooth and clean recording, allowing you flexibility when you do your mixing and editing. I allow multiple revisions to make sure you are completely satisfied.
I am also a composer, arranger, orchestrator specializing in commercial work and orchestration. I can also help you with writing for French Horn if you feel like you need assistance with that.
I studied composition at Juilliard and Berklee. My horn studies were at the Guildhall School of Music and Royal Academy of Music (London).
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
35 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Meredith Moore
I loved working with Meredith! She came up with really great French horn parts and her playing is phenomenal. Communication was fast and seamless as well. Will definitely keep her in mind for future projects!
Meredith is amazing! Her playing is STUNNING. There was incredibly quick turnaround. Very lovely to deal with. Can't wait to make music with her again.
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Always a pleasure to work with Meredith. I mixed and mastered a beautiful horn trio composed and interpreted by her. If you are looking for a great french horn player, Meredith is the person you are looking for!
Meredith did an excellent job on my song. This is the second song I have done with Meredith. Her French Horn playing skills are spectacular! The turn-around time was super-fast. She is very easy to work with and I highly recommend her services. Meredith is the only person I think of when I have a song that needs French Horn. She is phenomenal!
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It was amazing to work with Meredith!
She is an amazing French Horn player and composer who knows exactly what she is looking for. She is also very easy to communicate with and is very responsive.
I mixed and mastered a french horn trio for her and it was beautiful! Excellent musician and composer!
Meredith is amazing! Great communication, quick turn around and amazing playing!
Meredith played French Horn Harmonies on 4 of our tracks and the results were amazing. Meredith was great with her communication and she was happy to redo horns when I had a different notation that I wanted to try. Thanks for all of your lovely playing Meredith! Great job!
I've had the pleasure to have worked with Meredith on a few songs now, where she has added amazing french horns. She is great to work with and quick records tracks & responds to messages.
meredith is an excellent horn player and is super easy to work with
meredith did a great job and was super quick!
She's a brilliant musician. I always appreciate artists who have the ability to outshine without over playing and Meredith has aced that skill!
Meredith is a phenomenal French Horn player with extremely fast turn around times, and very clear communication. She is great to work with! Hire her!
Meredith was exceptional! Incredibly fast response and the tracks were completed and perfect in one take in less than 24 hours. I highly urge anyone considering working with her to do so. You will not be disappointed!
Meredith was fantastic: prompt, professional, and sounded amazing. Tracks came back to me well labeled, well recorded and played perfectly.
Fantastic arrangement and emotive performance. Highly recommended.
Meredith is an excellent player and her French horn recordings were beautiful and warm!
I will definitely be back for future Horn recordings.
Meredith has a beautiful tone on her instrument and was very precise with the sheet music. Her turnaround time was very fast. Thanks Meredith!
Meredith is a skilled player with creative ideas - would recommend her addition to any project.
Meredith did an absolutely fantastic job recording French horn for my project. She transformed a good track into a great track, thanks to her stellar French horn skills. She nailed it on the first take...phenomenal! I highly recommend!
Had a lovely time working with Meredith! Super quick responses and even quicker turnaround haha :) Great quality recording! Can't wait for the next one.
Quick and Easy! Thanks Meredith.
Meredith delivered outstanding value, I definitely reconmmend!
Easy Breezy. Quick. But most importantly.. right in every way. Tone, feel, I couldn't be happier. I'll be back.
Meredith went way above and beyond to make sure she provided me with lots of beautiful horn tracks to allow me every possible option for enhancing my musical project! The recordings were pristine!! She is an amazing talent with great musical skills and very responsive in her communication! I have saved her in my 'Favorites' with every intention of inviting her again on future musical projects! I highly recommend Meredith Moore for your projects!
Meredith was AMAZING! Such an incredibly talented performer who wildly exceeded my expectations! I have no doubt that I will continue to collaborate with her long into the future!
It was a pleasure working with Meredith. She is super talented! Excellent performance! Beautiful sound! I couldn't be happier! 10/10
Meredith was a dream to work with, so professional and great communicator. Nailed what I wanted perfectly. Great player and sound files were professionally delivered. Highly recommended
Declan - Bluebird Studios Ireland.
Absolutely an amazing person to work with! I would highly recommend contacting Meredith if you're looking for great recording quality, performance and professionalism. She has executed my job to the highest level and I will definitely be reaching out to her in the future regarding other jobs. 5/5! Amazing job!
Great experience. Meredith is a fantastic musician and very easy to work with. Very quick turnaround too. Couldn't recommend more highly!
Meredith is an exceptional French Horn player. She superbly played to our notation. Her communication is awesome and she cares about the details. I highly recommend Meredith to play French Horn on your song.
Meredith did an outstanding job overdubbing french horns on my track. Incredibly responsive, and some of the fastest work I've ever received on SoundBetter. From a musical perspective, she absolutely nailed the parts. Recording quality was excellent, and her horn tone was gorgeous. Would hire her on future projects without hesitation.
Excellent results and very quick turnaround for a fairly complex piece of music. Highly recommend.
Meredith is the go to person for horns
Her performance is sublime and she is very swift and professional
I would thoroughly recommend her service to all
Meredith is a truly exceptional French Horn player. Her tone is superb and her technical abilities on the horn are second to none. You won’t regret booking her for your project!
Interview with Meredith Moore
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is my sound, with is big, warm, and smooth. But I also have a wide palette of tone colors and articulations to add character to your tracks. Great for orchestral playing but adaptable to all styles and genres
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jacob Collier and Peter Gabriel but if Richard Strauss was still alive I'd love for him to write me his 3rd horn concerto
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am also a Juilliard-trained composer and arranger. I have a very creative musical mind and know how to write well for my instrument in all styles and genres.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was recently a featured soloist on the BBC/HBO documentary "Four Hours At the Capitol". Streaming on HBO Max and BBC iPlayer. In the past getting to work with Sir Paul McCartney was kinda a surreal dream come true. If you told me when I started playing the horn as a teen that I would one day record with a member of the Beatles, I never would of believed you! There are also some arrangements I've done for clients that I am very proud of. I love arranging for the horn so feel free to ask me to arrange some tracks for you!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: This week alone I've arranged a solo for an indie rock song, recorded a video game soundtrack, recorded some tracks for a podcast jingle, and added some layers to a hip-hop song! Outside the studio, I play in the Radio City Orchestra (NYC) and the Hawaii Symphony as well as freelance around the New York City area. I am also writing a bunch of my own music and producing my own materials.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Peter Martin on Trumpet, has done a lot of work for me on some personal projects. Great improviser and has a huge trumpet sound. Extremely musical and energetic player. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/361908-peter-martin
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll get a track you are 100% satisfied with, even if it takes multiple takes. I usually nail it the first time though!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really enjoy being in the studio and getting to write and arrange tracks
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your budget
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Please let me know what your budget is so I can best price for you. Please let me know the sample rate!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop w/Logic Pro, a ribbon mic and audio interfacer, a MIDI keyboard, and obviously my horn!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing horn professionally since 2008 when I had my first "real" big-time pro gig with the London Symphony Orchestra. I studied in London and worked in the UK and Europe for about 8 years, playing in several top orchestras, in sessions for big-budget movies, and with a few UK pop artists. I moved to NY in 2014 and began playing on Broadway. Since the move to the USA, I've had a more commercial track, and have done commercial work and Broadway shows and tours.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's not always necessary to double horn lines (un-like vocal tracks) but if you do, panning really helps and sounds great with the horn! If you want an orchestral horn sound, the panning to sound like a horn section sounds great.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It really varies! I can do anything!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My tone, accuracy, and intonation. I take a lot of pride in my sound. I also have a very wide range and control in the extreme registers of the instrument.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Set up the session: upload client's files into my DAW, create new tracks, check mic placement and levels, make sure the sample rate is set to what the client needs Recording: I do a couple of takes and pick the best one. I am a real perfectionist. Bounce and send to clients. Always open to notes and will do several takes to make sure the client is happy
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use ribbon mics (Cascade Fatheads) and I either set them up in a stereo set up or just one near my bell. I record in a very dry sound-treated room to give the client a lot of flexibility when mixing. I use a scarlet Focusrite audio interface and Logic Pro is my setup. I am looking to upgrade my gear soon, but so far what I have has suited me and my sound well!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producer: Jacob Collier Composer: Richard Strauss Horn Player: Radovan Vlatkovic
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly recording horn tracks for songs in a variety of genres. At the time of the interview, I have written, arranged, and recorded tracks for pop songs, folk songs, indie rock, hip-hop, jazz, country, video games/movie/TV soundtracks as well as for contemporary classical composers