Upright and Electric Bassist

3 Reviews (1 Verified)
Max Kraus on SoundBetter

From Broadway's Jersey Boys and NYC studios to Capitol Records and the LA Opera, I have performed and recorded double bass and bass guitar with world class musicians.

I have been working with orchestras, film/game composers, jazz groups, and singer/songwriter bands for over ten years on both the East and West Coast. I have a solid playing experience and education (Master of Music from USC) that I hope to use to make your project sound amazing! I want to lay down solid bass parts for singer/songwriters and provide a real bass sound for film and game composers. I can play both arco (bowed) and pizzacato (plucked) and have worked on many film and game projects in LA (including the FX show "Baskets"). I play for you and your needs and am very quick to respond to direction. I am also happy to offer my musical opinion if you want it.

I look forward to working with you!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Karl Ludwigsen

    Really precise player. Quality sound. Very quick turn around. Fast and clear communication. A true professional. Thank you Max!

  2. Review by Pete White

    Max is a superb and versatile musician, and very easy and friendly to work with. I hired him to play upright bass on my singer-songwriter project and his skill, ideas and enthusiasm were exactly what I needed. Top class!

  3. Review by Pierre Charles III

    Max Kraus recorded on my debut album and brought to the table excellent feel, groove, command of his instrument, and overall musicianship. I have worked with Max for the past two years, and each performance is something special.

Mozart Excerpt, Marriage of Figaro

I was the bassist, engineer (home studio recording example) in this production

Terms Of Service

Most projects can be turned around in 5 days, depending on the supporting materials provided (charts, recording). Involved arrangements without any chart will take extra time and incur an extra charge

GenresSounds Like
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Robert Glasper Experiment
Gear Highlights
  • 1950s Juzek Double Bass
  • David Gage Metropolitan bow
  • Custom J bass with noiseless pickups
  • Audio Technica AT4040 condenser microphone
  • M-Track Plus II interface (up to 24/96 resolution)
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