Martin Delahaye

Recording/Session Bass Player

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Living in between NY and LA. Bass for Paulina Rubio, Kimberly Nichole, Diego Garcia and more.

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Interview with Martin Delahaye

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

  2. A: Paulina Rubio, cause it's a fun and easy gig to play with incredible musicians. Delahaye, Because it's my own music and I get the privilege of having the best musicians around. 202 because I got to record with Gustavo Cerati. Juan M Soria, because I got to produce on a mega fun way.

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

  4. A: Juan M Soria with Aaron Sterling on Drums. Delahaye with Spencer Ludwig, Nick Paul from St. Lucia and Keith Carlock and Aaron Sterling on drums.

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

  6. A: Joe Ayub, Sean Hurley.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Best of both worlds, because every project is unique.

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

  10. A: You'll be happy.

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

  12. A: Being creative and looking for the excellence.

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

  14. A: Tempo, BPM and sample rate (Khz/Bits).

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

  16. A: Get your session as cleanest and simple as possible. Keep focus on the song and I'll take care of the lower frequencies.

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

  18. A: A Fender Precision, and Ampeg B-15, a DI, a MacBook Pro and an Audio Interface.

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

  20. A: For about 3 decades

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Soulpopindiesynthrockish

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

  24. A: Trent Reznor, Tom Misch, Madonna, Tame Iimpala and Jordan Rakei.

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

  26. A: Understand the song first, play it as if you were playing it in front of an audience and then press record when you really feel you got it.

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

  28. A: Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock, Latin and Jazz.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Listening and finding the right tone for the type of song.

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

  32. A: I bring a specific personality and feeling for the song...The most important thing to me is to play over the song and to figure out the exact "mood" that will turn your song into something way better.

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

  34. A: I listen to the song, then I decide what direction I take towards to the right gear. I usually learn the song and I like to track the whole song from the beginning to the end, unless the project requiere a special attention or something very unique that has to be created from using a special processing from the DAW. I send one or two versions of the song to review and have some feedback and if you want some changes or corrections I'm happy to do it for you.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I've been listening to NS-10's all my life (paired with sub). Pro Tools of course (and Logic sometimes). I have a couple of Universal Audio Apollos with plenty of UAD plugins, and several hi end preamps and DI's (Neve, Avalon, Countryman, etc). For using and picking an Amp I have an Ampeg B-15, period.

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

  38. A: Rick Rubin, Brendan O'Brien, Tony Visconti, Chris Zane, Trent Reznor, Ryan Tedder, Doug Wimbish, Paul Mc Cartney, Greg Kurstin and amazing drummers I use to record with.

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

  40. A: Electric Bass Tracks custom tailored for your song. I generally use a variety of 4 and 5 string basses strung with different types of strings such as flat and round wounds, stainless steel and nickel and nylon...Lately using a bunch of different tones in a very personal and unique way. I tend to use a select type of gear in the chain according to the song.

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  • Pensa
  • Fender
  • Aguilar
  • Ampeg
  • D'addario Strings.
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