Ale Moffardin

Session Bassist / Producer

7 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Producer and session musician from Argentina, featured on more than 80 albums playing electric and double bass; and with +20 years of experience working live and in the studio.

My goal is to help the artists reach their most honest version of themselves. I put a lot of work, focus and vision to boost their biggest talents, to shape the details, and to find the essence of their musical voice. I like to start with song references and to chat extensively to get to know each other with the artist.

As a session player, i'm a fan of good quality audio, clean tones and vintage warmth. And I like to experiment with the dynamics and effects too, if necessary, to give an special flavor to the instrument you want. On upright, I can play arco and pizzicato. I can record either DI, Preamp DI, Amp DI or miking the speaker for electric bass, and for acoustic, i can offer two tracks, two microphones (AT4050 +SM57) or one microphone and piezo + DI. I can add a third one with processing, effects, amp modelling, etc. Aside from bass/upright, i can record guitars and program synths, pianos and beats in my studio.

I work with various mixers and mastering engineers (most of them you can find them in this platform) and I have an extense list of thrustworthy session players to complete the sonic palette for every need of a musical production.

Also I can write an original line/arrangement for your song, or i can record a previously written line.

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7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Asher
    by Asher

    Ale is a great musician and a pleasure to work with. He is super kind and was happy to complete any revisions requested. He sent me high quality files with proper resolutions and a combination of two good quality mics.

  2. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    Very easy to work with and professional, great experience!

  3. Review by Fede Petro

    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.

  4. Review by Rodrigo Genni

    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.

  5. Review by LS Estudio

    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.

  6. Review by Quinta
    by Quinta

    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!

  7. Review by Joaquin Garcia De Luca

    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

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

  2. A: I love "Lo del tiempo lo vemos" by Julian Barneix, it was my first take as a producer and string arranger. The playing was superb and i'm really happy with the results. As a sessionist, 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.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I have a Macbook Pro and an Audient ID14. My favourite DAWs for producing are Reaper and Ableton, for live recording/editing/mix/etc i prefer Protools. When recording electric bass, my go-to preamp is the API Tranzformer LX. 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. Also, I have a few Arturia controllers and use several VSTi to achieve cool synth sounds.

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

  6. A: I look up to producers and musicians 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. I also love AIR, and every record they've been involved with.

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

  8. A: As a Producer, I work on the song estructure, melodies, audio and make all the arrangements; choosing instruments, players, studios and technicians to ensure the best result possible and to make the artist feel confortable with the whole process. As a player, I mostly 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.

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

  10. A: I usually work on singer songwriter music, but also folk-acoustic and indie.

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

  12. A: I think i give a solid foundation and i can make interesting melodic suggestions for the bassline.

Lo del tiempo Lo Vemos by Julian Barneix

I was the Producer, Bass and Electric Guitar Player, Synth Programmer and String Arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

Bass Tracks: 2 day delivery. Up to 2 revisions. You can send me a stereo track with the drums or reference track, and the bpm and we should be set to go.
Music Production: Lets talk!

GenresSounds Like
  • Paul McCartney
  • Alvvays
  • Lizzy McAlpine
Gear Highlights
  • '63 Silvertone 1444
  • 70's Jazz bass
  • P-bass
  • 3/4 Acoustic Double Bass
  • Audient ID14
  • API Tranzformer LX
  • AT4050 Condenser
  • Sigma Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar
  • Telecaster Thinline
  • Les Paul.
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