Al Lethbridge is an award-winning composer who has written countless TV and film scores. He got in touch to get some double bass and electric bass recordings for his library album for Universal Production Music. Here’s a little video of his inspiration for the music.
Al didn’t quite know whether he wanted double bass or electric bass so, in the end, I pretty much ended up recording both for each track I played on (around 10). This was the best option for providing him with the options he needed when mixing the album.
The music was so cool! Al loves the Med and Balkan/Greek music so this album was his homage to the area and the styles of music. The bass needed to provide a solid foundation – mainly root 5 – with some melodic fills here and there. I recorded a few takes for each track to give Al enough options.
I used my 1978 Fender Precision bass for all electric bass tracks and my late 1800s German double bass using 2 Neumann microphones and a DPA body mic.
Here are a few tracks from the album.
You can check out the whole album here.
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