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 ReviewsEndorse Kirby D. Trim
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.
Kirby's bass lines are always authentic.
Interview with Kirby D. Trim
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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: https://soundbetter.com/gift-certificate
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 1. Maintain positive influences, but...Be original! 2.Tune up often! 3. Listen with your back turned to the computer screen.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: -Courtesy & work Ethic. -Tasteful experience. -Balance. -Quality. -An elevator to take the song from the lower level to the rooftop.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I'll play you a track and then ask what you think.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Traditional, but contemporary.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel (reggae, funk, blues, quartet, ccm, contemporary, southern etc)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Humility and an unassuming personality.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Fred Hammond, Philip Feaster, Jonathan Dubose Jr., Jonathan Butler, Tommy Sims, Lawrence Jones, Tim Pierce, Premier Guitar, Mateus Asato, Alan Evans, Victor Wooten,
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Songwriting collaboration with artist and writers in 2 different geographical locations.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I underpromise but aim to over-deliver a satisfied experience.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I work alone with people all over the globe.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? I can do x-y-z with your track, but please tell me what you are looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Provide youtube links to the sounds you're looking for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Dean Edge Q6 bass, Ibanez Artcore AGS73T guitar, Line6 HD500x, Laptop + external hard drive, Presonus AudioBox Interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music for almost 30 years.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Bass & Guitar tracking