Zoltan Renaldi

Bass player for any style

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Indonesian multi-genre bass player with 15+ years experience,providing fretted, fretless and upright bass. Have played/recorded with numerous worldwide musicians like Grammy winner Oran Etkin(USA),Toninho Horta(Brazil),Sadao Watanabe(Japan),and many others,also international venues all over the world like Umbria,Vienna,Javajazz just to name a few

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 1976 Fender jazz bass and 4 strings 1977 Fender precision bass, 6 strings MTD fretted bass, 6 strings Ken Smith Fretless, Electric Upright and/or Acoustic Upright bass. 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.

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101 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brent
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    High quality bass lines always!

  2. Review by Brent
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    Zolton is such an incredible talent and it's always a pleasure to have him help me grow my work into something greater. Thanks Zolton!

  3. Review by Emmanuelle R.
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    Thank you Zoltan ! Great job !!!

  4. Review by Ronny Smith
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    Excellent musician. Definitely a 5 star talent. Was very patient with my request and performed as requested.

  5. Review by Nick S.
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    Zoltan did a great job on my track. He's very responsive to messaging and the parts were awesome. Will definitely hire him again

  6. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Delivers high quality service. I definitely recommend!

  7. Review by Jaguar S.
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    Ive used this bass master on EVERY track Ive pretty much done....he's the only one you should go see....

  8. Review by Sage S
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    This was my second song with Zoltan. He is truly amazing!!!

  9. Review by Alexander Nantschev
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    Great as always. Big recommendation

  10. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Friendly, professional and delivers excellence in a high quality product. I definitely recommend!

  11. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Friendly, professional and delivers a high quality product. I definitely recommend!

  12. Review by mark n.
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    Zoltan is a great bass player in all styles especially fretless bass. Whenever I get a track it's Zoltan I call.
    So easy to work with and mostly no adjustment its ready to go and slot into the song like butter .
    Awesome job once again

  13. Review by Emmanuelle R.
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    thank you for your great bass play Zoltan :)

  14. Review by Emmanuelle R.
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    An amazing bass player !Fast response and delivery as requested.
    Thank you Zoltan

  15. Review by Miguel G.
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    Excellent sound and execution, great taste and flawless interpretation. Track was very tricky and with a lot of changes, and he managed to make it sound perfect and natural. Greatly recommend Zoltan for any bass takes needed.

  16. Review by Pavol B.
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    Fast response and delivery as requested.

  17. Review by Dan Ledge
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    Zoltan proves himself again, an amazing bass player, contributing awesome bass tracks to my songs!! :D Very happy and impressed with his work!! :D Thanks so much Zoltan!! :D

  18. Review by Kris
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    Three completely different bass tracks, each adding a layer of perfection to my demo! Zoltan's bass will become the basis from which the track will be built! Thanks!

  19. Review by Saurabh S.
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    Zoltan is incredible. I was a little skeptical since the song I gave him was a different genre and style from what he had on samples.
    But he understood the vibe, feel and delivered an amazing baseline. Not one but also an additional optional bass-line which I used on my final mix.

    Highly recommend Zoltan 🤘

  20. Review by George
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    Zoltan always delivers. Amazing musician! Thank you so much!

Interview with Zoltan Renaldi

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

  2. 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

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

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

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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?

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

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

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Singing bass and soulful groove

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

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

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

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

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

Terms Of Service

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

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Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz Bass '76
  • Fender Precision '77
  • 6-string Ken Smith
  • 6-string MTD USA bass
  • No Name Upright Bass
  • NS electric upright bass
  • Neve Portico
  • REDD47
  • RME UFX
  • UAD Solo 610
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