Charles Berthoud

Session Bassist - Fast Service

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Charles Berthoud on SoundBetter

Express service (48 hours), low price, experience playing with the greatest musicians (Kenny Aronoff, Brent Mason, Michael Manring, Jim Stinnett), constant communication, multiple solid takes.

Hi, my name is Charles Berthoud. I offer high quality bass tracks at a price of $100 per song, which includes up to two revisions. I also make a bulk offer of $250 for 3 songs.

I am not new to the business of session recording, but I am new to Soundbetter, which is why my price is low. Luckily for you, I offer high quality service. You should take advantage of this low price while you can!

What I offer:

Express service (guaranteed first takes within 48 hours)
Experience playing with the greatest session/performing musicians of today (Kenny Aronoff, Brent Mason, Michael Manring, Jim Stinnett and others)
Clean, clear, tasteful, locked in basslines (Apogee Duet interface)
Constant, responsive communication so that we both have a clear vision for your project
Proven success shown in my reviews
Money-back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with my work

In case you are still in doubt, have a listen to samples of my session work on SoundCloud.

I will stop at nothing to make sure that your project sounds incredible. Thanks for reading and I hope you will consider using me for your project.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

Reviews (7)

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  1. Review by Luna S.
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    Charles works so fast and patient with revision,I definitely will work with him again

  2. Review by Adam Scharff
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    Charles is the man! A pleasure to work with in the studio. Fast with sounds, does NOT over play which is so refreshing! I would call Charles in a heartbeat! In addition to being a terrific player and a real Pro, he is a great hang...I expect to hear a lot of people talking about him over the years. Looking forward to more sessions!

  3. Review by Luke
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    Charles is the real deal. He provide quick turnaround time, and most of all, He has good sense of making bass line for each music style. And also he gives serveral tracks to choose for composer's taste. Do you want to make your music to next level? Just contact to Charles.

  4. Review by Skyler Clark-Hamel
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    I've used Charles for several projects and he always delivers, beyond my expectations. He can sit back in the pocket. He can drive the groove forward. He can write a melody part that takes your song to the next level. I've had him play on pop, rock, country, funk, and even some new bluegrass and Celtic stuff. He always comes through. Top tier pro.

  5. Review by James Norman/Composer
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    Charles gives you perfection. Great melodic sense and super solid tight pocket with outstanding tone and options to choose from! If you ever doubted that having and amazing bass player on your tune could add and or completely enhance your song then give Charles
    a try and doubt no more.

  6. Review by Jeff Ballard / Nettwerk Records
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    I can't recommend Charles enough. Quick turnaround, multiple bass lines to choose from and the most important factor - He plays to the song! He is also great with input and direction. For such a young player, he has his and your priorities in line.

  7. Review by Kelly Collins
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    Charles is a consumate pro, and a very good person to work with on your next project. I have worked with him on quite a few projects and have always been more than satisfied with his work, communication, and how quickly he gets the work completed to my satisfaction. Could not recommend anyone more highly, excellent musician for your project!

Interview with Charles Berthoud

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: I promise that I will do EVERYTHING I can to ensure that you are happy with the bass part on your recording. My aim is to build a lasting business relationship. For that, I am willing to put in a lot of time and energy.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: I love the feeling of pleasantly surprising people with my additions to their song.

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: Pop, Rock, R&B, Funk

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: I will listen to the song as many times as I need to have it memorized, and will chart it out. I will then record at least 3 takes. All of these takes are at a standard where I would be happy for anyone to listen to them. They vary in ideas, complexity and sometimes feel, in order to give you a wide range of options to choose from.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I have a LeFay De-Tuner, and a Music Man Stingray Bass, both 4-string. I plug into an Apogee Duet 2 Interface which connects into my MacBook Pro. Usually I go DI, but will occasionally use my Aguilar Tonehammer 500 amp. My DAW is Logic Pro X.

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Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time: 1-3 days Revisions allowed: 2 (after 2, each revision will cost $20)

Gear Highlights
  • LeFay D-Tuner 4-string bass
  • MusicMan Stingray 4-string
  • Aguilar Tonehammer 500 amp
  • Apogee Duet interface
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SoundBetter Deal

$100 per song, $250 for 3 songs