A creative, groove- and rifforiented bassplayer with experience from a lot of genres - AOR, Progressive Rock, Indiepop, Hard Rock, EDM and Singer-songwriter.
I'm Patrik and 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.
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)
UAD Apollo with Octo DSP
Aguilar TH DI preamp
Le Bass Tube preamp
Focusrite ISA preamp
Origin Cali76 (big boy)
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.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Patrik Adiels
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be prepared and if you know what you want, describe it as best you can. If u need creative input - tell me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Difficult question....kind of laid back but with some "bite" (if it serves the song/groove)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Playing bass in my band Wonderland
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Peter H Nilsson, Wonderland and MNRSQ (EDM project)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Darrell Nutt, great drummer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I provide a solid performance to support the biggest star - the song
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love when the different pieces of a song evolves to a coherent piece of music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If i want to record in the clients studio or by remote recording (in my project studio)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That i am restricted to a few different genres - which i am not.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If i dont get any instructions, i ask how free i am to sculpt the bassline or drumloop etc.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Sandberg Custom bass, my macbook, my Apollo Twin, my Ibby guitar and my Neumann microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't try to hard. Trust your instinct.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Heavy rock, Progressive Rock, AOR, Fusion. EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sound. Approach. Diversity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Timing, creativity and a set of good ears....
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly record bass or programme sampledrums and drumloops.