Kirby D. Trim

Gospel Bassist & Guitarist

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Groovy & Rhythmic. 7-time Rhythm of Gospel Award Nominee. Seasoned from the Caribbean to the US & Beyond!

As a caribbean american man, I know the value and importance of a groovy, bass line! I'll write you a bass line that supports and gives your song its own identification. I will help you create memorable moments in your listener's mind with my guitar chords, riffs, bends, and licks. From the old-school to the modern styles I know how to balance serving a song with the simplest foundation to playing technical ascending lines that peak with a chord progression that requires a multi-register sonic statement!.

BASS GUITAR Tracking (24bit / 44.1kHz) includes:
A tasty bass track for your song. May include synth and/or separate fx track(s) as creatively allowed/requested.

ELECTRIC GUITAR Tracking (24bit / 44.1kHz) includes:
Rhythm Tracks, Varied Riffs, & Additional Tracks (intros, turnarounds, and outros), and other Color Parts, Fx parts, Solos, Big-Wall-Distortion parts as needed and as creatively allowed/requested.

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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Andrew McKain
    by Andrew McKain

    I asked Kirby to record bass for an original song I recorded. I was very pleased with the results. He had a quick turnaround and really put his unique stamp on the song. Working with Kirby, whether recording or for an engagement, is always great. I love his approach to music as well as his creativity and business mindset.

  2. Review by John Smith
    by John Smith

    Kirby's bass lines are always authentic.

Interview with Kirby D. Trim

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

  2. A: People think they cannot afford the quality that I produce. Invite someone to sponsor your recording project, then message me here in soundbetter. I'll help you with the music! Copy + paste or send the following link to your prospective sponsor:

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

  4. A: 1. Maintain positive influences, but...Be original! 2.Tune up often! 3. Listen with your back turned to the computer screen.

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

  6. A: 1. Download voice note/track and save it to a new folder. 2. Pray asking Jesus for his anointing, inspiration from Heaven. 3. Listen to the song demo uninterrupted. 4. Determine style/genre, tempo. 5. Listen to client-provided references, then compare/contrast to client's requests. 6. Dialog with client 7. Determine my plan of action and or fx. 8. Tune-up. Warmup. Record some ideas. 9. Export MP3 for email to client, then wait for their response.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: BASS>Line6 HD500X 4cable method> Ampeg PF350 bass head>mic pre>interface>Presonus Studio One Daw GUITAR>Line6 HD500X 4cable method>Fender Champion 100 guitar amp>mic>mic pre>interface>Presonus Studio One Daw

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

  10. A: Fred Hammond! -He's a bassist, producer, singer, and writer. He can take a song from jottings on a napkin to a fully developed song in unimaginable ways.

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

  12. A: -Courtesy & work Ethic. -Tasteful experience. -Balance. -Quality. -An elevator to take the song from the lower level to the rooftop.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Both. I'll play you a track and then ask what you think.

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

  16. A: 1. What artist and songs are your comparison references for the song we're about to work on? 2. Who referred you to me?

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Traditional, but contemporary.

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

  20. A: Gospel (reggae, funk, blues, quartet, ccm, contemporary, southern etc)

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Humility and an unassuming personality.

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

  24. A: Fred Hammond, Philip Feaster, Jonathan Dubose Jr., Jonathan Butler, Tommy Sims, Lawrence Jones, Tim Pierce, Premier Guitar, Mateus Asato, Alan Evans, Victor Wooten,

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

  26. A: Det Mwen Yo Peye album by Abimael Innocent. He was unsatisfied with the production, but brought me the project from the previous studio. I ended up tearing it apart and kept maybe 10% of what was there and redid the entire production from bottom to top - sonically & musically.

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

  28. A: Songwriting collaboration with artist and writers in 2 different geographical locations.

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

  30. A: I underpromise but aim to over-deliver a satisfied experience.

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

  32. A: I work alone with people all over the globe.

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

  34. A: How much do you charge? I can do x-y-z with your track, but please tell me what you are looking for.

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

  36. A: Provide youtube links to the sounds you're looking for.

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

  38. A: My Dean Edge Q6 bass, Ibanez Artcore AGS73T guitar, Line6 HD500x, Laptop + external hard drive, Presonus AudioBox Interface.

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

  40. A: I've been playing music for almost 30 years.

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

  42. A: Bass & Guitar tracking

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I was the Bassist & Guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

I only record music for songs written + intended to honor & glorify Jesus Christ. 3-4 day turn-around depending on current demand, 2 revisions allowed. 50% deposit required 1st.

GenresSounds Like
  • Fred Hammond
  • CeCe Winans
  • Israel & New Breed
Gear Highlights
  • Ibanez SR506 Bass; Dean Edge Q6 Bass; Ampeg PF350 Bass head; Ibanez Artcore Guitar; Line6 POD HD500X Multi-Fx & Audio Interface; Fender Champion 100 guitar amp; Presonus Audiobox Interface / M7 + MXL 990 condenser mics; Ken Smith Strings
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  • Know someone who wants to learn bass? Check out this instructional video!Sep 18, 2019

    Church Bass with Kirby D. Trim vol. 101
    In Volume 101 Kirby will patiently teach you the parts of the bass, how to use a tuner, standard open-string tuning, the 'groove' role, the hammerstroke, fretting and 13 major scales note for note! Take the route Kirby shows you so you too can become the bassist who knows & understands more than the 'numbers' today!  Click here to check it out.