I play electric and upright bass, to give the foundation and support to help your music flow.
I have been playing for more than 20 years, working as a session player and producer in Argentina for several artists, and I've been featured on more than 60 albums.
I'm a fan of good quality bass audio, clean tones and vintage warmth. And I like to experiment with the dynamics and effects too, i have several pedals and modules with customized sounds to give an special flavor to the bass you want. On upright, I can play arco and pizzicato.
For electric bass I can record either DI, Preamp DI, Amp DI or miking the speaker. For upright bass, i can offer two tracks, two microphones (AT4050 +SM57) or one microphone and a DI from the fishman piezo system + API preamp. I can also deliver a third track, with the processed track with VST plugins (Waves, FabFilter, etc).
Also I can write an original line for your song, or i can record a previously written line.
I'd love to hear about your project! Click the "Contact" button and we can chat about your music!
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6 ReviewsEndorse Ale Moffardin
Very easy to work with and professional, great experience!
Ale is one of the most talented, trusted session players I've ever worked with.
His commitment and musicianship to every project is uncanny. His knowledge on audio, genre and playing styles are what make him the most versatile bass player I've ever known. He is fast, professional and a true craftsman of his instrument. We have worked together in over 25 projects and he is simply the best.
I´ve worked in 20+ records with Ale, and he is my favorite rhythm section brother. I love to play and work with Ale because the music flows around him. He´s super pro and has a great taste. I highly recommend working with him. Hope to play with you soon Ale.
All I am looking for in a bassist is that he can be consistent, responsible and solid over time, song by song, beat by beat and all those characteristics together are Ale Moffardin, great bass player, great musician, I look forward to working with him again.
Ale is one of the most talented and versatile bassists I know. He understand perfectly what each project needs. I always want him on my team!
Having worked in several records with Ale was a great experience. Capable of delivering really good stuff within the timeframe. Looking forward for the next one!
Interview with Ale Moffardin
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all, I listen to the track and chat with the producer/artist about their vision for the bassline. The sound, feel and any references they have. Then I procede to work on the DAW, learn the harmony and parts of the song and start to think and play my ideas through. After that, I like to show an rough mp3 version of the bass and backing tracks for the artist to give their feedback before going on recording the definitive track. My goal is to make the artist (and the producers) happy with the track and give my best to the song.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I played bass and double bass on "El Elefante y el Jinete" by Agustin Donati. I think it's an amazing album and i'm really proud of my work there. Also i loved the work we've done on "The Last Word" by Fede Petro. It was recorded 100% live and has an amazing feel.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Macbook Pro and an Audient ID14. When recording electric bass, my go-to preamp is the API Tranzformer LX, but in some cases I use an Aguilar Preamp DB924 also. When miking a preamp I use a Gallien Krueger MB150 and choose between dynamic and condenser microphones depending on the sound I'm looking for. For upright bass, I prefer my AT4050 condenser microphone first and use a second track that could be a dynamic microphone (SM57 or Electrovoice PL33) or the fishman piezo + API preamp for a different flavour on that take. I always strive to get the best signal for every track. As a DAW i work with Logic, Reaper and Ableton Live.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I look up to bassist and producers who always think of the song first. I love the work of Joseph Mount (Metronomy) and Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and I'm amazed by the work of Sting, his playing and his compositions.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record electric bass and double bass tracks, trying to choose the best audio and feel for the song. Sometimes i'm asked to write an original line for a song or to bring a special feel or sound to the track, and that's what i enjoy the most.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on singer songwriter music, but also folk-acoustic and indie.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think i give a solid foundation and i can make interesting melodic suggestions for the bassline.