Zoltan Renaldi

Bass player for any style

16 Reviews (15 Verified)
Zoltan Renaldi on SoundBetter

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.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Nick G.

    Once again, Zoltan performed a great bass track for my song. Always a pleasure and treat working with Zoltan.

  2. Review by Asari o.

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

  3. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  4. Review by Don M.

    Great job 👍

  5. Review by Nick G.

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

  6. Review by Hiro Furuya

    He is a really talented aggressive and technician bassist. I love his bass.

  7. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  8. Review by Nick G.

    Zoltan composed and performed a jammin' bass piece for my rock/rock pop song. Great result. Great service.

  9. Review by Nick G.

    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.

  10. Review by Nick G.

    Always a pleasure to work with Zoltan. Excellent bass work again!

  11. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  12. Review by Nick G.

    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!

  13. Review by Nick G.

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

  14. Review by Nick G.

    Always great work! Nice soft and sweet playing on this song. Absolutely perfect.

  15. Review by Nick G.

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

  16. Review by Anton Sushev (NxtrVck)

    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

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

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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