bensnburner

Basslines w/ love & soul

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Pleasure your Track with a dope Bassline that comes with Meaning, Love & Soul! Specialized in HipHop, Beats, Neo-Soul, Funk Based on your preferences the results can sound either "in the Pocket" or like a Dilla Sample (or a combination)

Hi there,

i am offering to write and play a meaningful Bassline for your Track. I got plenty of Experience in recording Basslines for Beatproducers, HipHop Artists and Labels. I've been working with the Label Dopeshit Records and the Producer AOS° laying down Basslines for many Artists.

I like to have Soul, Love and Human Feelings in my Work, so you can tell that it is played by a real person.
Like the approach how Dilla used his samples - of course, they are not perfectly on the grid or sometimes a little bit off tuning, but you always can hear the emotions in there. This has been a huge Inspiration for me and in the end that makes it being „dope“.

I got a degree in Jazz- & Popular Music (Main Instrument E-Bass) at International Music College Freiburg (GER). Earned a Scholarship at Berklee College, but decided against it and learn some real Stuff on the Road touring with many different Artists and doing Studio Jobs for 15 Years now.

My Special:
Because of the heavy use of my past Clients, i'd like to include an additional "Jam-Take" to the Main-Take. This can be used as a small Sample Library (e.g. add different Fills, Transitions or more out-of-the-box stuff).

Looking forward to enhance the Low-End of your Track <3

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Stefan
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    Ben wrote and recorded the bass on our second album. He he is a very nice guy and we really love what he did for us!

    Stefan + Stormhunter

  2. Review by Grischa Kursawe
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    Ben is not only a really down to earth and reliable guy but also the best session bass player I know. His groove and abillity to adapt to different genres is unique. It has always been a pleasure to work with Ben and I can highly recommend his services if you are looking for a professional bass player who will blow your mind off.

  3. Review by David Walter
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    Always a great pleasure to work with Ben. He is a fantastic live musician, which makes him see things in a composition, that gives it that little bit of cherry on the cake chocolate cream topping it needs. He puts soul, love and feeling in each song (or sound) and it will still strip the flash off your bones ...if its supposed to.

  4. Review by Francis Neverfrozen
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    Huji Maja approved.

  5. Review by Marsen
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    Ben is a lot more than just an awesome bass player. He is a creative mastermind who is continuously looking for new challenges beyond the borders of conventional songwriting and who couldn't be more versatile. I'm very glad I had the chance to work with him on a number of projects and his great attitude towards music as an art form was always truly inspiring.

  6. Review by Basti
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    Great musician. Very open minded for every idea. Great bass player. He produced some basslines for an album of me. Really nice sound and very creative. He made my music better!

  7. Review by Simon Fiedler
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    Ben wrote the music for 2 of my film projects. He's a fantastic bass player, but can also take care of a whole composition. I highly recommend this guy!

  8. Review by Lukesn
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    Great guy! A very musical and groovy bass player. He has a broad range and is quite flexible. He played on a production of mine, took every direction and nailed it. Apart from that he came up with some pretty good shit.

  9. Review by André Jenaro
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    Such a great bass player! He's got the absolute right feeling what I was searching for! And super fast!

Interview with bensnburner

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

  2. A: My Role as Producer, Songwriter and Musicians within the Production of my 3 Albums „Splendom“, „Patternwirtschaft“ and „noclip“.

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

  4. A: Red Dead Redemption 2

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

  6. A: André Jenaro (damaa.beats) Grischa Kursawe

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: doesn’t matter. flylo recorded drums wirh an iphone and it worked. always depends on the project. i can provide both ways of course, if some specific characteristics are demanded

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

  10. A: depends on the job

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

  12. A: when you can’t tell if it’s a bassline or a massage

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

  14. A: „How long will it take?“ „not longer than we communicated before“

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

  16. A: that it’s not „real work“ (lol)

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

  18. A: what was your fav. Band when you were 16?

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

  20. A: be as clear as possible in your communication or be open for nee adventures

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

  22. A: empress zoia empress zoia TE OP-1 Fender Bass VI Ampeg Fridge

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

  24. A: i started playing Bass with 15 years. studied Jazz with main Instrument Bass at the International Music College, Freiburg (Germany) got a Berklee Scholarship, but was fed up with the intellectual side of Music. Now i use the best of both sides and combine it to something with knowledge and emotions. I also work as a Producer/Artist and experiment a lot with Sound/Frequencies and different recording Locations. I recorded my recent Album „noclip“ in an empty, 400sm big hangar in the south of germany. Always scouting good sounding spaces.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: as a freelancer: flexible, laid back, in the pocket as an artist: emotions>musical perfection

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

  28. A: tyler, the creator because i think he got a magical talent and spirit

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

  30. A: respect the first take as a fundamental & important step in the whole process

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

  32. A: hiphop, lo-fi beats, experimental, doom metal

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: connecting people with each other

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

  36. A: love, soul, organic mood, emotions, new perspective

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

  38. A: as the first step i always have the first take tracked: i import the song into my DAW and hit record, then record the process of finding out and searching. sometimes there are gold samples in this takes.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: we feel good there, thats the most important thing. i can borrow the full range of musical Equipment, High End Mics or different Instruments upon your wishes.

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

  42. A: Squarepusher, Miles Davis, Flylo, Vangelis, David Lynch

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

  44. A: Most common types in the past were recording basslines for hiphop Beats and Studiojobs for Metal Productions

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Waking Dreams by Damaa.Beats & Bensnburner

I was the Bass Player in this production

Terms Of Service

I offer two different takes - one based upon your ideas (including revisions) and one "Jam"-Take.

GenresSounds Like
  • J Dilla
  • D'Angelo
  • The Internet
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Fender Starcaster Bass
  • Fender Bass VI
  • Ibanez ATK 1305 Prestige
  • old gnarly fretless Bass
  • Upright Bass
  • Yamaha DX7
  • Vintage Ampeg B-25B Tube Amp (1969)
  • Ampeg SVT 410 Cab
  • Trace Elliot 15" Cab
  • High Quality D.I. Boxes
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Prices depend on the specific Job / Discount on multiple Song Tasks

  • bensnburner bassline @ Lo-Fi BeatsDec 10, 2019

    damaa.beat‘s track „waking dreams“ for which i recorded the bassline is out now and already featured in Spotify‘s Lo-Fi Beats Playlist. 


    epic yeah @ damaa.beats and thanks for having me!

    check it out on spotify here: damaa.beats ft. bensnburner - waking dreams