10 years ago I started being a virtual recording musician – recording strings in my own studio and returning files to the composer/producer over the internet. I’d been arranging and writing and orchestrating for years, but I reckoned that if I had a home studio it would revolutionize what I could offer and how I could work. At the time, I didn’t see many other musicians setting up their own studio, while composers embraced the idea and it quickly became the norm for a composer – you have a studio where you can produce industry standard work.
I started a wiki resource a few years back to collect names and links of musicians doing a similar thing. No interest then, but a little more now. So, if you play an instrument to a high standard, can arrange for your instrument, read music and have your own recording facility, please add yourself to virtualmusicians.wikispaces.com