Ari Sadowitz

🀘 Bass | Guitar | Production

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Seasoned pro; indie label proprietor; equanimity specialist. Remote or studio. Tours. Coffee.

🎸 Professional musician, SESAC member, Lakland bass endorsee with over a decade of experience across a variety of musical disciplines, including sessions, touring, production, writing and licensing.

🧠 Proprietor, Cerebral Music Group –a collective home for thoughtful rock, pop and R&B– featuring artists Rare Futures (fka Happy Body Slow Brain), Model Decoy, and FutureCastle, a collaboration with Gavin Castleton.

πŸš€ International touring with Ben Kenney (Incubus, The Roots); national tours with Rare Futures, FutureCastle, Ice Nine Kills, The Narrative, Pale Gloom, Model Decoy, Heavy English.

🎬 Syncs with NBC, MTV, ABC,ABC Family, Relativity Media, CW; airplay on SiriusXM's AltNation.

πŸ“ Writer; interviews with Terrace Martin, Adam Blackstone, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Pedro Bromfman, Kaveh Rastegar, Louis Cato, Killiam Shakespeare (Corey Bernhard & Steve Mckie)

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Interview with Ari Sadowitz

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

  2. A: As the principal songwriter and producer for Model Decoy, I'm able to focus on all aspects of song craft. The project interprets preexisting narratives/characters from comics, film and television through song in an era where compelling soundtracks are unfortunately lacking.

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

  4. A: Satisfaction.

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

  6. A: Still working on it!

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Raised on Rage Against the Machine, tumble dry on Soulquarians, in constant pursuit of Steely Dan, plus a bunch of reverb and delay.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Blake Mills - he's at the forefront of a very tangible, warm and organic sound, reminiscent of classics but very much in the present. And Michael League, whose musicianship knows no bounds.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Listen.

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

  14. A: Rock, pop, r&b, and the intersection thereof.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: The constant desire to never settle, to always try new things, to keep creating.

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

  18. A: An eclectic palette to best serve the song, an ear for melody and interesting harmony.

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

  20. A: Get inside the song with open ears, figure out what it's saying and what it needs from me.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Humble but efficient. Apogee and Logic at the core, with the ability to work in ProTools and Ableton. Lakland basses, Fender (or Fender-esque) guitars, Swart amps.

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

  24. A: My friends, and anyone who is challenging their own notions of creativity in pursuit of original and honest music.

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

  26. A: Bass and/or guitar - proficient on both with an ear for melodic lines that serve the song.

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GenresSounds Like
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Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton
  • Apogee
  • Lakland
  • Fender
  • Swart
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