Eivind Opsvik

Double Bass and Mixing

11 Reviews (11 Verified)
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I've been playing upright bass professionally for over 25 years, in countless NYC bands; jazz, experimental, indie. I have also been mixing records for other artists for the past ten years.

I'd be happy to play upright or electric bass on your music, I can provide an earthy and grounded sound and approach to the bass. I'm classically trained so I can also play arco parts.
Or if it's mixing or producing you're looking for I've been specializing in acoustic and electro-acoustic music and I've been working with many of the best on the NYC creative music scene over the past decade.

Eivind Opsvik, born and bred in Norway but resident in New York City for some two decades, has developed an utterly individual musical soundprint, one that blends the song-minded composition and creative studio craft of art rock with the virtuosic edge and spontaneity of progressive jazz. The New York Times has said: “Eivind Opsvik has an unusual gift for writing small, poignant pieces of music. This is no small thing: He has the distinction, in a time when jazz compositions are increasingly opaque, of writing catchy tunes.”

As bassist-composer, as well as producer and mixing engineer, Opsvik has made five albums with his alt-jazz band Overseas. All About Jazz praised his achievement with these albums as that of a “masterful tunesmith” with a vision for producing music “unlike anything else.” Time Out New York singled out Overseas IV as one of the “freshest” albums of the year, while DownBeat extolled the record for creating its “own musical universe.”

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11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Josh Berkeley

    Eivind is truly amazing! I would recommend him for any project! He’s also a great guy and super easy to work with.

  2. Review by Didier S.

    Eivind did a superb job, the upright bass track i got from him is just perfect and it pushed the arrangement where i was dreaming it could go.
    Thanks Eivind, i can't wait to collaborate with you again.

  3. Review by Víctor A.

    One of the greats! Fast, precise and overall deeply talented!
    -Vincecu 🎼

  4. Review by Victor A.

    I first knew Eivind on his works. The works seemed so truly artistic but the years had somehow unraveled this filial devotion to his craft - he's the right musician for your project. I can't wait to collaborate with Eivind again.

  5. Review by WINTERSMITH

    I have had several collaborations with Eivend and keep coming back for more! Top shelf pro. Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Torstein N.

    Getting bass tracks from Eivind feels a bit like cheating, everything just gets so much better. It's a pleasure to work with a musician of his calibre, can't recommend him highly enough.

  7. Review by Stefan W.

    Eivind is a world class upright bass performer and producer! He recorded a brilliant piece. I can't recommend him enough!

  8. Review by Torstein N.

    Eivind has done so much for the song with his skill, expression and sound. Wonderful playing and excellent recording quality. Looking forward to working with him again.

  9. Review by Terry A.

    Absolutely love working with Eivin! His interpretations are always fresh and imaginative!. Need a solid double bass man. Look no further!

  10. Review by Terry A.

    Another wonderful performance by a true master at his craft. Thumbs up high always for Eivin! Highly recommend!!

  11. Review by Terry A.

    Eivind is a wonderful bass player and has added true dimension to this project. Highly recommend!

Opsvik & Jennings - Ganymede

I was the bassist, drummer, keyboardist, producer, mix and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Please get in touch to discuss details. In general: 3-4 days turnaround on bass recording. $50 pr revision. 1 week for first mix, 2 free revisions.

Gear Highlights
  • 1880s French Double Bass by the builder
  • Lamy. Gerold Genssler hybrid and gut Strings. Pro Tools
  • Metric Halo interface
  • API preamps
  • Groove Tubes
  • Royer and AEA microphones. Outboard gear by Hand Crafted Labs
  • A-designs
  • Kush
  • Vintech
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