Welcome to the official website of the world-renowned Nashville String Machine.  With an extensive and diverse credit list ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Alison Krauss to Johnny Cash, the String Machine has established itself as America’s premier recording orchestra for nearly 30 years.  As the industry has changed, so has the String Machine – whether you need a single cello, a string quartet, or an 80-piece orchestra with winds, brass and percussion; whether you’re recording a rock band, country band or film score; whether your budget is $1,000 or $100,000,  you’ll find no finer group anywhere in the world. 
“The NSM’s reputation has been built on customer satisfaction - call or email us and we’ll take care of the rest utilizing an array of world-class arrangers, engineers and studios.  With more and longer-lasting relationships and more album credits than any recording group in Nashville, you can be assured that your project is in the best hands possible.”

-Carl Gorodetzky
Founder, Nashville String Machine

"I have had the pleasure of working with Carl and the Nashville String Machine for many years. The level of professionalism and musicianship make every chart I write sound better than it probably is. Thank you for making every string date something to look forward to."
- Michael Omartian
Arranger / Producer (Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant)

“My favorite string sessions, the best I’ve ever had, have been in Nashville. I’ve worked with great sections in New York and L.A. but there’s a unique sound to the Nashville String Machine. Because they play together all the time, they breathe together, not unlike the Vienna Philharmonic when they’re playing Mahler or Strauss. There’s a delicacy to the bowing and the phrasing. You don’t have to write crescendos or decrescendos in the middle of a melodic line because they’ll feel it together, sometimes on first reading. It’s kind of miraculous.”
- Rob Mathes
Arranger / Composer (Sting, Elton John, Celine Dion, Joan Osborne, Eric Clapton)

“The sessions we did this week were some of the finest I can remember, due in large part to the first rate players you put together. Very impressive. You've created a world class group. Not only do you guys rock, you also swing! Looking forward to our next project together.”
- David Campbell
Arranger (Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin, Five For Fighting, Beck, Faith Hill, Alanis Morrissette)