Hi, my name is Diogo Brown. I'm a Brazilian bassist, producer and composer. I've worked with major artist such as Gloria Estefan, Buika, Julio Iglesias Jr, Paul Stanley (Kiss), Nouvelle Vague, as well Brazilian icons such as Daniella Mercury, Alcione, Vanessa Da Mata, Elba Ramalho, Fernanda Abreu, Chico Pinheiro, Joyce Moreno and others.
With 20 years of experience making a living as professional musician, studio plays an important role in my career, simply because I love doing it.
I can help you reach your goals no matter in what style you do, I'll be able to record anytime at my home studio remotely.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
6 ReviewsEndorse Diogo Brown
Diogo is a consummate professional. He performs live and records high quality, clean bass stems, produces, plays acoustic guitar, and is able to play almost any genre. His expertise in Jazz, Funk, and Bossa Nova is unreal. I’ve been playing professionally with Diogo for over 5 years and he’s recorded multiple songs for me. I highly recommend.
Diogo has a great feel, big ears, and great melodic sense. He has played on a number of my tracks and I have been asked many times, "Who's the bassist"? Thanks, Diogo.....
John 'jonnymel' Melnick
Diego has a great feel, big ears, and great melodic sense. He has played on a number of my tracks and I have been asked many times, "Who's the bassist"? Thanks, Diogo.....
John 'jonnymel' Melnick
Diogo is the bass player , we've worked together on many projects and he always delivers good tunes and quality
Very open to review the recordings and groove your tracks until you’re happy
Motown, Funk , Rock , Latin , Brazilian music , country are part of his skills
You will never regret hiring him
Diogo is one of the greatest talents I’ve worked with across my 28 year musical career. I have tracked four projects at his studio. Not only did he deliver top-flight recording and mixing expertise and gear, but also contributed killer bass parts. He is dedicated and doesn’t quit until it’s just right. I highly endorse Diogo Brown. He goes the extra mile on every professional project, and does so with a smile.
i had some opportunities to work with Diogo both as hiring him for a job and as working for him, and he is a very professional and prepared musician easy to work with. I would and actually have already referred him to any gig, confident that he would do fill his role with excellence!
Interview with Diogo Brown
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of the latest projects I've done it was a new Gloria Estefan album with Brazilian rythms. Gloria and Emilio are great people and amazing producers! I'm proud of been part of that! As well having work for 3 times Grammy winner BUIKA. She is an unbelievable artist and I'm also proud to work!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a national TV Show at Univision, as well working on my solo Funk Jazz instrumental tunes that will be released as singles starting in June of 2020.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes I know Tuto Ferraz, solid drummer from Brazil who has an amazing studio where he record his drums in Sao Paulo.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I like both. I the nowadays session it's almost impossible not to be a digital, there's some great stuff out there, on the other hand having the right analog rig and the knowhow, makes the perfect match to a studio session.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to make them happy and satisfied with my work!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love recoding sessions! A lot more than playing live gigs. First because I work from home, then also because I'm able to help artists to build their particular songs and get inspired to make their fans inspired.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Clients mostly ask me If I can do more than one take. And my answer is yes of course you have 3 takes! That way they have more than enough material to work with.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 3 things that makes you decide to hire a particular bass player?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for a professional bass player that can add and help to build any of your projects, you are on the right page!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1 - Fender jazz bass 1975 2 - Markbass 500w combo 3 - Duet apogee 4 - Laptop computer 5 - Acoustic guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: When I was about 15 yers old I said to my self I would become a professional musician someday, and making a living playing music around the world. And that's exactly what I did! Has been about 25 years living the dream! On the beginning I was pretty lost didn't know how to act or behave on the scenario, of course I was to young. I started putting things a little more Sirius when I left moms house. Then I had to make it happen and so I moved to the US when I was age 24 and thats how I ended up working with great artists until the present day.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Funky, Groovy and real.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Djavan! He is one of the biggest artists from Brazil from all times, that still making and recording amazing music with high quality level!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less Is more! Taking the bass in and out in some spots of a song, is a great way to make your song much more interesting.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Alternative, Funk, Brazilian , Fusion, and whatever comes to on hands.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musicality, working fast enough and been open to understand each clients necessity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a bass player I can actually bring a lot to a song. Just by inverting 1 simple note , I can change the whole entire atmosphere of the song, which moslty of the time I do and send as a option. I surprise the clients and they end up using that particular one. Not to mention a bunch of bass lines I can create from scratch that also helps a lot developing the foundation for the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by recognizing the charts along with the guide. Then I do a run to test the sound, make sure everything is working promptly. Once I'm more familiar with the song and the sounds its right, I go ahead and do a test take. Without a video, just to see how my approach is helping to build the song. Then If I'm satisfied, is time to do take one!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My set up it was build to record real bass! I have an Avalon U5 that I split in to a chain that goes to my mark bass amp and record bass with 2 channels. Then depending on the client I could go ahead and Mic that bass amp and change the whole sound. I run this stuff into my Apogee Duet to Protools. Boom that's it! You are good to go.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Their capability of working fast, as well been focus on the day-by-day musicians tasks.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: All the time people who hire me and trust my work I usually send them 2 or 3 takes of the same track. Then I go ahead and say for example " take 2 was the take", and they usually go with my word. That's great! Also I Send them a video of the session in case they want to use.