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FAQs2018-01-12T09:07:11+00:00
What if I have a whole album of tracks?2016-11-16T13:27:05+00:00

I do a discount for multiple tracks. Feel free to get in contact to discuss budget. I can sometimes accommodate lower budgets depending on the project. If you have lots of tracks I am happy for you to try me out on 1 track to see if you like what I do with no obligation to use me for the other tracks. If you do decide to use me for multiple tracks we can sort out a payment schedule if you can’t pay all at once. For example instead of £90 for one track, if you had 10 tracks I can do them for £60/track and you could pay me that £60 per track as we go. That is provided the tracks reach me within a reasonable time frame (ie. not 10 tracks spread across years!).

Who uses Online Bass Player?2016-03-31T15:06:46+00:00

The remote session service is a rapidly growing industry and I have been doing this for a number of years now. I still encounter many musicians who can’t believe this kind of service exists! As I do this full time I am able to work with all kinds of different types of people. This is what I love most about this work. I have played for amateur enthusiasts, semi pros, producers, film composers, TV composers, library music composers, singer/songwriters, young people, old people and everyone in between. If you need bass I’ll do it regardless of ability, quality of guide tracks etc. etc.

What happens if the first take I receive from you is not quite right?2016-11-16T13:17:04+00:00

Check the site out and listen to my playing and instruments. If you like my style of playing and think it would add something to your music get in touch. If you let me know what you want I can usually translate that to a bass line you will be more than happy with. If you need a few alterations I do this for free (many other services will charge you for this but I include a couple of revisions for free). If you are still not happy for whatever reason (in 5 years of Online Bass Player this has only happened once or twice and was due to a breakdown in communication and a time waster) I will not charge you.

Why use Online Bass Player?2018-01-12T09:07:14+00:00

My mission is to make it extremely easy, enjoyable and affordable to get an amazing sounding bass line recorded for your music via the internet.

As this process is entirely online, communication between you and me is extremely important. This is one of the most crucial aspects of a successful online collaboration. I think this is one of my strongest points and I have well over a hundred happy clients!

I have been playing bass for over 20 years and have studied all things low end. The bass is the heart beat of music but often overlooked. Adding a quality recorded, accurately played, groovy bass line to your track is one of the easiest ways to add life and soul to your music. I play for the song and will select the right instrument and use all my experience to play a bass line that you will love. A session player is someone who is well versed in many different styles and techniques and owns the gear to be able to bring the sound that you have in your head to life.

How will I fit your bass line to my track?2016-03-23T17:19:00+00:00

I will record my bass line to you r guide track. If your guide track is lined up at beat one, measure one or at the beginning of your session in your DAW, my bass will fit exactly to the file you have sent me. It’s just a case of you importing the bass into your DAW and you are good to go!

Do I need to give you a guide track?2016-03-23T17:15:07+00:00

Ideally yes. I have recorded without one but in terms of performance a guide track makes things much easier for me as I can interact with the other instruments/voices. The guide track really doesn’t need to be a masterpiece! It can be very basic. It helps to have the BPM too.

What is an online bass session?2018-01-12T09:07:14+00:00

This is actually a good question. I have met many musicians – professional and amateur – who have no idea about this fairly new development in the industry. Online Bass Player is an online bass recording service where I record bass remotely from my studio in London.

The proliferation of affordable studio equipment means that more and more people have their own studios and record music. Hiring an online session player means getting someone (hopefully me!) to record a bass line for you in their studio using their expertise and professional gear and then sending that bass line via a file sharing service (I use Hightail right now).

The terms ‘online bass session’ and ‘remote bass session’ are synonymous.