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Interview with Edoardo Giovanelli
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and/or composing a bass line for client's songs
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pino Palladino, Marcus Miller, J Dilla, Dave Grohl
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Bass : Fender Jazz Bass American standard 4 strings, Carvin LB04 (Active) , Rickenbacker 4003, ESP Custom 5 strings. Amp : Mark Bass 151 Cmd and a 151 Mark Bass Cabinet Sadowsky Bass preamp/D.I. Soundcard : DIGIDESIGN Mbox2 Pro Monitor : Adam F7 Effects : Soundblox Pro Bass envelope filter, Electro Harmonix Modified Big Muff, Zoom B3, Deve smith instruments Evolver(delays and filters) Synths : Deve smith instruments Evolver, Novation A-station,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen the song first and try to feel the groove and the type of bass playing the track needs. Then I start recording the bass, if there's any istructions or music sheets I'll follow them; sometimes it's asked to me to be free and create the complete bass line.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring not only groove and movement, but also a bass line with a soul.I try to insert myself in the mood of the song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Groove, Arrangement and Fantasy
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Funk, rock, fusion
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: For Hip Hop and R'n'B production it's interesting dubbing the electric bass with a bass sine synth wave to make bigger and bassier sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Robert Glasper, one of the best musician and composer I ever seen in the last 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile and Eclectic : from the groovy laidback hip hop to an aggressive hard rock bass.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Hello World" album by Paolo Apollo Negri. I'm the bass player present on all the record, I helped togheter with other band members to compose and arrange the entire record.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started my recording experience in 2008, but I play bass from 2000
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I finished to record a Blues/Folk rock album for an Italian singer-songwriter. I'm working on my own music right now, I'm try to improve as bass player, music producer and beat maker.