Myself and my
good friend and fellow bassist
Elliott will be teaming up for a one off Studio Bass
Ananda Studios in
Cambridge on January 18th 2015.
have hosted some similar events before focussing on guitar and
drums, but the idea is to present, in an intimate studio
environment, some solid advice, ideas and also to answer questions
that will hopefully enlighten, not just bass players but also
recording engineers and producers about all the options involved in
recording the bass and creating bass parts.
two of us, myself and Martin, whose career has encompassed
everything from gigs and sessions with composer
Michael Nyman, albums
Gary Numan, numerous West End
Musicals as pit musician, as well as the more "traditional"
type session work (orchestral scores, film soundtracks and pop
bands), we have had a really diverse range of recording session
experiences between us, so we're ideally placed to cover a wide
spectrum of questions about how to get the best out of your studio
time, your bass and your recording set-up.
It'll be very
much a hands-on bass recording workshop covering subjects
different basses, or different tones from a bass, sit in the
getting a clean sound.
Reading notes/following a chart. Chord charts vs
Use of effects, order of effects, and blending
processing, use of plug-ins and editing.
Being consistent and focusing your concentration.
making creative decisions. Offering opinions and developing
creating basslines and playing appropriately for the setting.
Timing, rhythmic awareness and use of space.
problems, what to watch out for.
course, whatever else the day throws up!
inevitably be some discussion about equipment as well, so
there will be some information about and also an opportunity
to check out some of the tools I use with assistance from
Spector UK and also
and bios are on the press link below:
you can see the studio website here
Martin Elliott has his own website at:
and for anyone unfamiliar, my own website is located at
course places are very limited, so booking early is advisable,