Coen Strouken

Viola, Violin, String-Section

3 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Add emotion to your track with some Live-Strings.

During my classical Viola studies at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, I developed a passion for arranging producing and playing livestrings/violin/viola for artist of all different genres. I'm here to help you create your own string section. Wether it is by recording layers to create an ensemble sound, help you carry out your string ensemble session, dubbing your midi ideas for a more realistic feel or just some solo lines for the extra something.
All recordings up to string-quartet can be done in my studio. You can also join the arranging and editing process via Zoom or Discord so that the final tracks perfectly match your imagination.
So regardless if you are a Metal band, Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, DJ, or Musician without any genre, lets work together and create something special!

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3 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marcus O.

    Coen is amazing! He was professional, timely, his work is epic and quality. If you are looking for viola or a string arrangement - work with Coen!

  2. Review by Maher E.

    Prompt! So easy to work with!

  3. Review by Pistol
    by Pistol

    Very talented and great to work with!

Interview with Coen Strouken

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Neumann KM184, AKG C414 XLS, Lauten Audio LA120, SEelectronics SE8 RME Fireface UC, Kemper-Amp

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Making music, being creative, meet new people.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: That you can replace livestrings with Midis :)

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I started playing violin when I was 4 years old and switched to the viola with 6. In 2014 I became a member of the Metalband Circus of Fools and developed a great interest in writing and producing strings. 2016 I started studying classical music in Zürich and started producing my own music at home. Today I'm still a Member of Circus of Fools and work as a session musician and violin/viola Teacher.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: We listen to your song together, sketch some ideas, I record a demo, we talk about the demo, and then I do the final recording + editing.

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: Arranging and Recording Viola/Violin parts

Live-String Studio Demo

I was the Musician, Arranger, Engineer in this production

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    Live-String Studio Demo
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    ZOEY Mother Earth, Just Backing Strings
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    Live String Loops
Terms Of Service

We will go over the demos together via Zoom or Discord. All final tracks will be edited by me.

GenresSounds Like
  • Billie Eilish
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Vitamin String Quartet
Gear Highlights
  • Different acoustic Violas and Violin for Layer Recording
  • Neumann km184
  • AKG C414
  • Various Analog Preamps
  • RME Fireface UC
  • Logic Pro X
  • Kemper amp
  • Electric Viola
More Photos
  • New Syncatto "A Place To Breathe" Album out now!Sep 23, 2021

    I had the honour to arrange, record and produce all Live-Strings on the new Syncatto/Charlie Robbins Album! Enjoy! Syncatto "A Place To Breathe"