Zoltan Renaldi

Bass player for any style

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Indonesian bass player with 20+ years experience. Owner of rare & exclusive fretted, fretless and upright basses with unique sound. Participated in Umbria Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival etc. Performed with famous Asian pop singers including the opening act for Jamiroquai. Worked on numerous albums recordings.

I'm glad to offer bass recording service for any music style from pop & rock to sophisticated jazz, funk, improvisations and solos. My collection of basses includes 4 strings Fender, 6 strings MTD fretted bass, 6 strings Ken Smith Fretless, Electric Upright, Acoustic Upright. It allows me to find unique and appropriate sound for any kind of genre. I can offer not only grooves and bass lines, but beautiful solos with rich timbres. Please check out my soundcloud.
I use top gear such as RME and Apollo soundcards, Neve Portico, REDD47, UAD Solo preamp, RME UFX. Good selection of amps such as Aguilar DB751 with two DB112 cab and mics such as AT4081, AKG 414, Neumann TLM103, Heil PR40.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

52 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan completed another exercise in bass virtuosity, the result of which ended up slap (no pun intended) in the middle of my song as a stem. Not enough good words to say about Zoltan’s playing. Lucky to have him on another track.

  2. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan did two takes of bass for my jazzy-country song. Both were nothing short of amazing and better than most people (who play bass) on the planet could ever do. Crazy good stuff. What else can I say?

  3. Review by Alexander Nantschev
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    Zoltan nailed it again! Absolutely perfect. Love what he is doing.

  4. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan created and performed a multi-part bass track for an original song. The composition was perfect for the style of song and it added a brilliant and entirely new audio dimension.

  5. Review by George A.
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    My favorite bass player!!

  6. Review by David K.
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    My first experience on sound better and definitely a really great experience working with Zoltan. I needed some takes and he also gave me another take in his own way and now i'm going to use that one hahaha! Thanks for your job!

  7. Review by Jaguar S.
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    Zoltan is the master! If you need bass - he's the ninja!

  8. Review by George A.
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    Zoltan is the man!! So good!!

  9. Review by Alexander Nantschev
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    Absolutely love what Zoltan did. Top quality and creativity. Highly recommended

  10. Review by Nick G.
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    Another great bass track from Zoltan. He's a great addition to any song anytime. Nice one!

  11. Review by Steve
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    Zoltan is a very talented bass player! He delivered an exceptional sounding bass track. Looking forward to working with him again soon

  12. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Zoltan delivers a high quality product I definitely recommend!

  13. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan did a fast and excellent bass session for a new AfroPop song. Always professional and easy to work with! Great job!

  14. Review by Andy I.
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    Gave him some pretty hard bass tabs to record and he delivered with pure expertise, adding character to it as well. Zoltan is excellent at his craft and I will be coming back again for next time!

  15. Review by Jaguar S.
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    ZOLTAN IS SO SO GOOD! LOVE HIM!

  16. Review by Jaguar S.
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    Exactly what I wanted. Very dope!

  17. Review by Brent
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    Always 5 star quality work! Zoltan is a top tier bassist from across the globe and it’s a pleasure to be able to have him assist me in my work. Thanks Zolton!

  18. Review by Jonas L.
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    Zoltan does a fantastic job! I was so exited to work with the First bassist and he fills that role so well! Thought We needed to work more with the song but he hit the perfect groove from the start

  19. Review by George A.
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    Very talented bass player! I love his bass playing!! So good!

  20. Review by Kingsley King
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    Thank you so much Zoltan, this is my second time working with you. I want to recommend you for your kindness and easy going when it comes to satisfying your clients.

  21. Review by mark n.
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    As always a great job and excesses expeditions especially in bass solo for this track

  22. Review by Brent
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    Great job Zoltan! My go to bassist! Very grateful for all you do with your experience/skills and helping me out by utilizing them for my beats!

  23. Review by Brent
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    Best of the best! Bass love! All Genres, all styles, all city!

  24. Review by mark n.
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    Awesome job Zoltan as always I an truly recommend him for your next project

  25. Review by Shankar N.
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    Zoltan is a charm to work with. He has managed to deliver another simple yet powerful bass track for my next single.

  26. Review by mark n.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Zoltan he is very proffessional and ease to work with on this song a truly awesome player.

  27. Review by Andreas F.
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    Quick response, fast delivery and great results! Zoltan combines flawless technique with feeling. His bass track fit perfectly with the song we are recording, no revisions needed. Highly recommend!

  28. Review by Brent
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    The best of the best when it comes to bass! I've worked with many great bass players and Zolton is my go to! Not only based on his bass lines that he lays and his technical abilities, but his bass tone is soooo good. You can tell he's using only professional grade equipment/DI/interface and his MTD sounds incredible.

  29. Review by Brent
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    Best of the best for all genres. Honestly, you can tell Zolton has done extensive work for some very level musicians, but he’s such a humble and easy person to work with. I make hip hop instrumentals and he does incredible workings for them. Thank you for all you do Zolton!

  30. Review by Brent
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    Top tier bass player. Do not pass up a chance to work with Zolta! In my case I’m doing hip hop, Rnb related workings and he’s been providing amazing bass lines that add so much depth and character to my beats.

  31. Review by Owen D.
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    Zoltan did a great job on the first take, no revisions required. He understood the part instinctively, both following my guide and improving on it with his own ideas in exactly the way I was hoping for.

  32. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Zoltan is great to work with! He works with you to make sure you get a high quality product that you're satisfied with. I definitely recommend!

  33. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Zoltan is willing to work with you to get it just right and provides a high quality product. I definitely recommend!

  34. Review by Shankar N.
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    He was absolutely amazing. In one take he was able to capture the mood and feel of the songs I wrote and sent me the recording in a day. Gonna absolutely work again with Zoltan.

  35. Review by Brent
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    Incredibly talented bassist whom was willing to even track over old classic sounding hip hop beats without any troubles what so ever. He made the track 1000x better. Thank you Zoltan for working with me and I will definitely be back for more work. God bless.

  36. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Zoltan delivers a high quality product I definitely recommend!

  37. Review by Nick G.
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    Once again, Zoltan performed a great bass track for my song. Always a pleasure and treat working with Zoltan.

  38. Review by Kingsley King
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    Awesome bass player... Kingsley King enjoyed your service to his new track...We will be using your service as now goes on.

  39. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan did a quick turn around with some great playing on one of my latest songs. It fills my heart with glee to replace a midi bass track with the human feel and groove of an accomplished professional. Thanks for adding "real" and "real good" to my track, Zoltan.

  40. Review by Don M.
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    Great job 👍

  41. Review by Nick G.
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    Smooth and satisfying - is how I would describe Zoltan's take on this track. Perfect as usual. Thank you.

  42. Review by Hiro Furuya
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    He is a really talented aggressive and technician bassist. I love his bass.

  43. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan's performance on this track wasn't just that of a bass player hangin' out in the back - all safe, quiet, conservative, risk averse and unadventurous. Oh no. I was the work of a courageous, by virtue of skill and heart, player who delivered not just a super rhythmical part to this slightly odd song, but a compelling melodic performance as well. Thanks, Zoltan!

  44. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan composed and performed a jammin' bass piece for my rock/rock pop song. Great result. Great service.

  45. Review by Nick G.
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    Another perfect piece of musicianship from Zoltan. This time on a blues songs. His track played exactly to the needs of the song and was an excellent and musically rich bass dissertation.

  46. Review by Nick G.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Zoltan. Excellent bass work again!

  47. Review by Nick G.
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    I get the feeling that when Zoltan was baby he had a bottle in one hand and a bass in the other. Nice instinct on this one with nothing to go on but a single guitar track!

  48. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan composed and played a perfect bass part for my jazzy little pop song. Super fast, super professional. Always great to work with. See you next time, Zoltan!

  49. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan played another solid bass part on this country song. Always a pleasure. We'll do many more together!

  50. Review by Nick G.
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    Always great work! Nice soft and sweet playing on this song. Absolutely perfect.

  51. Review by Nick G.
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    Zoltan layed down another perfect bass track. And he's always fast, professional and technically on point. Perfection.

  52. Review by Anton Sushev (NxtrVck)
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    Amazing sound. Love it! thank you Zoltan!

Interview with Zoltan Renaldi

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Recently I've been working on several albums in Hip-Hop, Indie Pop and Cinematic styles.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Marcus Miller is my all time inspiration for bass sound and production. Even though I can recreate that if needed I also try to develop my own style of playing and sound. I really like to make bass "singing" and create rich sound.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I use RME and Apollo sound cards with preamps such as Neve Portico, REDD47, UAD Solo preamp, RME UFX. Good selection of amps such as Aguilar DB751 with two DB112 cab and mics such as AT4081, AKG 414, Neumann TLM103, Heil PR40, SM57. Electric basses including MTD 635, Ken Smith, Fender jazz and precision. Upright basses such as Acoustic czech upright and NS electric upright.

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

  8. A: Firstly I listen to the song a few times and memorise it, the melody and harmony. Then I try to play it on bass and find the lines which suit well. Then I adjust the sound of my bass to make it fit as much as possible. And then I start recording. I can offer several bass lines if needed.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I try to bring profound and rich bass sound and creative lines with the right feel of groove. Everyone can play standard lines. I try to go outside the standards every single time.

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

  12. A: Funk, pop, jazz, hip-hop, soul, rnb. Almost any music style I play every week.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Singing bass and soulful groove

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I've been playing for more than 20 years. I've travelled the globe performing with pop singers and participating in Jazz festivals. I've worked on many album recordings.

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: MTD bass, RME soundcard, Neve preamp, REDD47, Ken Smith

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Please try to describe what you need if you have any specific wishes about the bass parts, include some reference tracks if you'd like. If you don't have any specific wishes just rely on my intuition and experience.

  21. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  22. A: How do you see the bass in your song? Do I need to play something more standard and strict or I can be as creative as I want to?

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: Some people think bass is just bass notes, routes and not really creative or soloing instrument. I try to sing and tell the story with my bass, improvise, solo and use endless possibilities.

  25. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  26. A: "If there's something needing a change can you do it?" - Of course, until you're 100% satisfied.

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

  28. A: I just like playing and being as creative as I can. I like to talk to listeners through my bass playing.

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

  30. A: I will work until you're 100% happy with my bass playing!

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Analog is great, but Digital is the way more affordable and convenient nowadays. Endless possibilities for home studios!

  33. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  34. A: Maria Grigoryeva (MariaGrig) is the ultimate professional of strings arrangements and recordings

  35. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  36. A: Blue Hour (Brian Hodges) full album bass recording

  37. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  38. A: My bass solo album. I composed the music and performed it on bass including bass lines and melodies. That's my credo and how I want bass to sound

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Simply deliver an mp3 to me with any instructions for desired bass line and I'll provide all bass files in the highest quality (wav 24/48) with the mp3 demo in advance for your review

GenresSounds Like
  • Marcus Miller
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Victor Wooten
Gear Highlights
  • Fender
  • Jazz Bass
  • Ken Smith
  • MTD bass
  • NS electric upright
  • Neve Portico
  • REDD47
  • RME
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