Patrik Adiels

Session Bassplayer

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Patrik Adiels on SoundBetter

A creative, groove- and rifforiented bassplayer with experience from a lot of genres - AOR, Progressive Rock, Indiepop, Hard Rock, EDM and Singer-songwriter.

I've been recording tracks and albums for about 20+ years - most recently with the artist Peter H Nilsson and my regular band - Wonderland. I love the feeling i get when the bassline and drums "fit" (like a wellmade glove) on a recording! I"m passionate about melodies and i never get in the way of the song. Over the years i´ve played live and recorded in various studios. Beside the bassplaying i´m also a songwriter and producer.

Recent credits:

Peter H Nilsson, album "Little american dream":

Wonderland, album "Seven wonders and four little miracles":

Sandberg CaliforniaDK, (3 band pre)
Stingray 4 (2 band pre)
Stingray 5 (3 band pre)
Fender Jazz fretless 4 (passive)

Recording gear:
UAD Apollo with Octo DSP
Aguilar TH DI preamp
Le Bass Tube preamp
Focusrite ISA preamp
Origin Cali76 (big boy)
Neuman TLM102

Live rig:
Ampeg PF800
Genz Benz F410
Genz Benz F210

Mac computer with Logic Pro, Ozone7, Studio One, plugins from Melodyne, Kush, UAD, Waves, Softube and more....Tannoy speakers.

Send me a stereotrack and i'll record and send an uncompressed or mildly compressed basstrack in the format you prefer.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

1 Reviews

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  1. Review by Peter N.

    Patrik Adiels tracked bass on my album Little American Dream and upcoming single release and there is no other bassplayer I want on my songs.
    Patrik is very easy to communicate and a really nice guy, I highly recommend Patrik for your project.
    10 stars out of 10

Interview with Patrik Adiels

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Be prepared and if you know what you want, describe it as best you can. If u need creative input - tell me.

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Difficult question....kind of laid back but with some "bite" (if it serves the song/groove)

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

  6. A: Paddy McAloon, cause he's one of the greatest songwriters ever. Sadly Jeff Buckley is gone but i would have loved to have played in his band - a truly great songwriter and musician.

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

  8. A: Listen and try to get the feel and intention of the song. Then i start playing along (playfully) and try different approaches depending on how free i am to experiment (the clients ambition/instructions). I then focus on getting the right groove.

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: If i dont get any instructions, i ask how free i am to sculpt the bassline or drumloop etc.

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

  12. A: Pop, Heavy rock, Progressive Rock, AOR, Fusion. EDM.

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

  14. A: Playing bass in my band Wonderland

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: Peter H Nilsson, Wonderland and MNRSQ (EDM project)

  17. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  18. A: Darrell Nutt, great drummer.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Both. Best of both worlds.

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

  22. A: I provide a solid performance to support the biggest star - the song

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: I love when the different pieces of a song evolves to a coherent piece of music.

  25. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  26. A: If i want to record in the clients studio or by remote recording (in my project studio)

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: That i am restricted to a few different genres - which i am not.

  29. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  30. A: My Sandberg Custom bass, my macbook, my Apollo Twin, my Ibby guitar and my Neumann microphone.

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

  32. A: I've been playing bass, guitar and keys for 30+ years.... Playing in lots of different bands, different styles. Evolving as a musician, writing and producing, playing festivals...

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

  34. A: Don't try to hard. Trust your instinct.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Sound. Approach. Diversity.

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

  38. A: Timing, creativity and a set of good ears....

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a Apollo Twin with a separate Octo-dsp box. The preamps I use are usually a Focusrite Isa One, Two Notes Le bass or/and an Aguilar D.I. Mildly compressed with an Origin Cali76.

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

  42. A: I really get inspired by many aspects of music. A great production, a bass groove or a great song. Producer/engineers like Rich Costey or Trevor Horn and songwriter Paddy McAloon are a great inspiration. I´ve always loved bassplayers like John Pierce, Mark King and Chris Squire.

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

  44. A: I mostly record bass or programme sampledrums and drumloops.

Medley with Playing your game" and "Devil and the..." by Wonderland (snippet 1 & 3) and "Haunted" and "Timeless" by Peter H Nilsson (snippet 2 & 4)

I was the bassplayer in this production

Terms Of Service

1 track, 70 $. Album 600 $ (45 min). Single track: 5 days until recorded and delivered. Album: about 7-8 days depending on the length of the songs.

2 revisions free/per track.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tim Commerford
  • Mike Porcaro
  • John Pierce
Gear Highlights
  • Sandberg TT Marlowe 4-string
  • Sterling Stingray 4 and 5 string
  • Fender Jazz fretless 4-string
  • Aguilar TH DI
  • Le Bass Tube preamp
  • Origin Cali76 (big boy)
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SoundBetter Deal

70 $ per track. Two free revisions per track. 600 $ full album (approx. 45 min).

  • New song released!Apr 04, 2020

    Peter H Nilsson release new song "Can't get over you" with Darrel Nutt on drums. Great song and great musicians! 

  • In the studio... mixing.. at Panic roomAug 24, 2019

    Havin a great time mixing new song for Peter H Nilsson. With engineer Plec. 


  • Tracking... for Peter H NilssonAug 04, 2019

    Laying down bass for Peters new single. Great song and great guy!  You will definately love it!