Chase Potter

Session Violin/Fiddle

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Need a little bit of fiddle on a track or even a lush string section? Look no further!

20+ years of professional experience playing violin and an array of other instruments. Able to do everything from sparse fiddle fills to lush overdubbed string parts. I own a 5 string violin that goes down to viola range as well. I also own an electric violin and a bunch of effects pedals if those sounds are needed!

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Interview with Chase Potter

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I have just completed a full length album of my own music where I performed all of the music on it!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Music!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Alex Haley, Michael Arrom,

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Completely situational and dependent on genre and what timbers you are searching for. Personally I prefer the sound of old analog recordings, but it's not appropriate for every situation!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise to give the best possible quality that I can to your recordings.

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

  12. A: I get to create music with people from anywhere in the world!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Customer: "How much do you charge?" Me: "Whatever the rates mentioned on my profile are!"

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

  16. A: I'm not sure....I guess off the top of my head....when I have gone to jam sessions in the past and pull out my violin, people assume that I won't be able to improvise.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Samples of string sounds they like, where in their song they want strings to occur, what their turn around time is, etc.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Share with me as much detail as you can about what you're looking for so I can ensure that you are happy with the final product!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Violin, guitar, mic, interface, laptop. I hope the island has electricity....

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

  24. A: I have been playing music since I was four years old and performing publicly since age five.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I try to be as eclectic and versatile as possible while still bringing my individual sound to whatever genre I happen to be working within.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: If I ever got to work with Stevie Wonder I would probably cry.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: It's about the song. Period.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Anything and everything that needs some strings on it!

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I have an extensive background in improvisation based music such as jazz and bluegrass with a very good ear.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: That sweet, sweet sound of silky smooth strings brought to you by one man!

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

  38. A: I like to get as much info from the client as possible before laying down parts. Am I just doing some solo violin fills or do they need layered parts? If it's layered parts that are needed, do I need to compose them or do they already have parts written? I love getting audio examples of other songs to get the vibe they're looking for, and also time stamps for the track that is sent for places they hear strings.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Vanguard Audio Labs v13 condenser mic that I do the majority of my recording with. I also have a UAD Apollo x4 interface and a 2019 Macbook Pro. I mostly use Logic Pro X as my main DAW but use Ableton from time to time as well.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I love working with anyone who is kind, on top of things, communicative, and up front about what they want.

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

  44. A: I do a lot of remote string recording for artists in a wide array of genres. I do a lot of multi layering of string parts to create a fuller sound. I also have a 5 string violin that goes down to viola range for an even fuller sound.

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo x4 interface
  • Vanguard Audio v13 mic
  • endorsed by NS Designs and Earthquaker Devices
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