Have you ever wished that you could have an orchestral string section play on one of your songs? Do you think one of your songs would really take off with the addition of a solo violin or fiddle? Look no further!
As an artist myself, I understand how exciting recording your music can be. But I also understand how daunting it can get at times. Subsequently, I strive to take as much pressure off of the process as I possibly can and make sure that anyone I work with comes away feeling completely satisfied. I have the experience needed to help you turn your dreams into reality and I cannot wait to do so!
As a recent graduate of both the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Belmont University, I have both the classical and commercial training and experience in both performance and composition to provide quality recordings and/or arrangements.
All of that aside, as long as I'm making music I consider myself incredibly lucky. This is what I love to do and I am so happy to be able to do it. I would love nothing more than to be a part of your next project!
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6 ReviewsEndorse Patrick Monnius
Patrick, is very professional. I will be contacting him again for my next song. His quality of work is superb and service wonderful. The guy knows how to handle violin and can do magic with it. My song has turned out to be quite a piece. Great to work with.
Great violist. He was able to record my sheet music quickly and accurately, and provide clear recordings.
Patrick is an incredible, player, producer and human. He’s been with me through sweaty attic sessions to nice studios. His sight reading and intonation are spot on. Whatever it is you need done, he’ll finish in great time.
Patrick is a phenomenal arranger, musician, and an absolute joy to work with. Your music will be in excellent hands thanks to his impeccable attention to detail and high level of musicality.
I have worked with Patrick many times in various professional environments over the years. He is consistent in both his musical capabilities and his professionalism. He is my first call for sessions and live performances and always delivers!
Patrick is one of the most versatile and passionate musicians I know! He plays a multitude of instruments in a multitude of genres. Whatever you need, he can probably do it and he will do it well. Patrick is very thoughtful about the work he does and his love of music always shines through. Patrick is worth every cent!
Interview with Patrick Monnius
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My album! I wrote and recorded an entire EP a few months before Covid-19 started. I released two singles from it, but with everything shut down, I decided to wait to release the whole EP. It has since morphed into a full album project and I can't wait to finish it and share it with the world!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: The one specific person I know on SoundBetter is Dayna Bee! She is an incredible String Arranger, Violinist, Violist, and all around amazing human. We sort of do a lot of the same things, but I would trust her with my life!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust the process and have faith in us strangers! I've been in your shoes before, trying to find a studio musician to play on a song of mine and not personally knowing who I end up with. It always ends up working out in the end! Chances are that the people on this site and whose profiles you are viewing take this very seriously and love to do this work, so they want to you to walk away as happy as you possibly can be!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This is it! I started recording in my dorm room over six years ago and I've never looked back. I also perform with symphony orchestras in the Nashville area, play weddings and live shows, teach, and do other music stuff. But recording is truly my number one passion!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: No frills and down to earth.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always keep an open mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: These days, I primarily work on Americana and Folk/Acoustic music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I do is listen to the song or work a lot! No matter what I'm tasked to do, this is paramount when trying to get an idea of how I'm going to proceed. I'll then go through and map out the project and get to recording or arranging.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my studio set up in a quiet and soundproofed room in my house. As far as instruments, I have a viola, violin, 5-string violin that can double as a second viola, octave violin that can help record lower ends, a mandolin, and multiple acoustic and classical guitars. For microphones, I currently use either an SM7b or a Rode NT2. I'm always shopping around and testing other microphones so this is somewhat up to change. I use a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 and record primarily with ProTools.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brandi Carlile is one of my big inspirations. Her songwriting always struck me as incredibly moving and I will never got tired of the raw power and emotion in her vocals. As far as string players, I'm inspired by both classical musicians like Tabea Zimmermann and fiddle players like Stuart Duncan.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A majority of the time, I'm given a song and a general idea as to what the client wants in terms of instrumentation and style or feel. After a consultation, I'll go in and remotely record all of the parts that we talked about and send them over to the client!