I am a session bassist out of Nashville Tn with 14 years of experience, with my own high end recording studio capable of providing a solid bass line to your tracks. I use top of the line gear like Neve, SSL, Kemper, Avalon, and more for tracking and high end basses to achieve great tone. I send a mix ready version, a DI track, and an amped track.
I am a session bassist, mixing engineer, and mastering engineer out of Nashville Tn, with my own high end recording studio capable of providing a solid bass line to your tracks. I use top of the line gear like Neve, SSL, Kemper, Avalon, and more for tracking and high end basses to achieve great tone. The tools for the job plus the experience of working for 14 years as a professional musician combine to a great sounding and feeling bass line to match your tracks style and intensity. I have worked with artists and producers like Caleb Quaye (Elton John), Michael Farren (Lauren Daigle, Pocket Full Of Rocks), Lydia Ingegneri and more. I am very flexible and work to please the ears of the producer and artist. I chart music by ear and usually have the song written down as its being played, allowing me to get right to work and have a product back to you in a timely fashion. I can deliver fully comped/edited files with tones dialed in and a raw DI track for reamping if you choose to use a different tone. Please consider me for your next single or album.
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Interview with Jake DeJarnett Studio Bassist
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I tracked bass for The Breaking Pattern on an album and it turned out so good! Everyone was so pleased with the results of it
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Session work here in Nashville and remote tracking for different artists and producers.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog is great for character but digital is great for editing and widening your sonic capabilities.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I want to fulfill your vision for the song so lets work together to get you more then you were expecting!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The challenge of creative compelling bass lines to new songs everyday!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you play a certain style but still add your personal touch to make it unique? Yes, its just good to understand what style you want me to pull from and I can add creative ideas to help create a unique bass line to fit your track!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a guitar player can just add bass and it will be good enough. Bass is an extremely important part of the sound and dynamics of a song and should be carefully considered.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What song is a good inspiration for the track so I can help fulfill that tone and style in your track.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Explain the vision for the bass track as well as you imagine it. If you don't have a specific style your looking for thats ok, but if you want something specific make that clear so I can serve you best.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fender Jazz 5 string, Avalon, Kemper, Neve Compressor, and Pro Tools rig
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I was a live/touring bassist for 10 years and have switched to doing primarily session bass work over the last 5 years in Nashville.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Round, punchy, and creative. I can do the runs where appropriate but I know when to just play whole notes and add body.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bethel Worship because they have such amazing worship songs and amazing recordings.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Track a DI as well as a amped signal then highpass/lowpass filter the two so the DI is your clean low end and your amp is your high end character.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: CCM, Worship, Rock, Pop, and Country
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have lots of years in the studio world but my strongest skill is playing bass
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Great tone, feel, creativity, maturity and a mix ready bass track
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Chart the song in the number system by ear, notate hits/groove/stops, dial up a good tone for the song, track it, edit it, and send to the client. I will do 2 revisions per track if there is something you would like changed wether and edit or performance. I have a one week turn around, although it usually takes me a day or two depending on other work I have in the pipeline.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use high end gear like Avalon, Neve, SSL, Kemper, Fender Elite Jazz 5, Warwick, Tube Compressors, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Adam Monitors, as well as over 14 years of experience to use these tools and make a great bass track.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I primarily play with CCM artists and worship music but have a wide range in styles and tones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote Session Bass Tracking. I edit my work so its tight, I send a DI track, Amped Track, and a mix ready track for options when it comes to mixing.