The right bass part can bring a whole new level of movement, weight, and emotion to your track. Let's find that part together! I've played with a ton of super cool artists like Grayscale, Fire Is Motion, and more. Here's hoping you're next!
My name is Luke, I'm a bassist and multi instrumentalist living south of Philadelphia. I have toured extensively most notably to South By South West in Austin, Texas, AudioTree Live in Chicago, Illinois, and the Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I also play bass & synth with Philadelphia party band The Benderz.
I've been a full time musician since September of 2017. For the past few years I've been earning a living teaching guitar lessons, playing guitar & bass with popular cover and wedding acts in the Philadelphia area, and managing my own original acts and jazz combo. I've been writing and recording music for over a decade and have a passion for helping to bring a song together and help bring it to the next level.
I have recorded at Atlas Studios & AudioTree Live in Chicago, Gradwell House Recordings in Haddon Heights New Jersey, and extensively in my own home studio, for a wide variety of artists and genres. I am hoping to help bring help bring your track together with some bass, guitar, keyboard, synth tracks, or to help you arrange the whole thing. Every project is its own challenge and I am glad to meet it every time. Let's get started
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17 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Luke Anderson
Great working with Luke! He was quick and accurate as to the job at hand. Love everything he did for the track.
Luke consistently knocks it out of the park with his bass on the first take! He understands the vision so much, and he has a powerful ear for music, I absolutely recommend him. True musician and artist!
Another awesome bass track from Luke! Never fails to amaze me, and never disappoints. Consistent quality tracks time after time again.
I contacted Luke to write and record a bass part for my song. And he delivered and exceeded all of my expectations. He was quick, timely and professional. The bass part sounds awesome!
Luke was very cool to work with.. very creative and was able to find the perfect inst and vibe for my song
Luke did an absolutely amazing job with writing and performing a bass part for my song. Luke is a bass player that you can trust will always serve the song and put his best foot forward. He is an incredible bassist, and is humble throughout his entire process. Definitely recommend him!
Luke is awesome! Extremely talented, quick to respond, and such a friendly guy. Excited to work together again. Thanks Luke!
Luke once again wrote an awesome bass part for the song I’m working on, and also threw in some awesome synths and Moog work on it. Definitely recommend him, a true artist and professional!
Luke delivered an awesome part for the song, he’s a wonderful writer and a really cool guy. Easy to work with, and my go to bass guy!!
Luke did another fantastic job on the bass part. I supplied him with a drum part, and some references and he composed an original part for me. Super talented, and the turnaround time was fast.
Once again, awesome job. He worked on a cover song and stuck to the references amazingly, and also added his own personal flair. Highly recommended.
First project we worked on in a while, and he killed it. His communication is on point, and his attention to detail is unmatched!
This is my 3rd time working with Luke for Bass, Acoustic, and Electric guitar arrangement and product, as well as, synth arrangement and production. He is passionate, professional, and always exceeds my expectations!
I needed some bass tracks done and Luke delivered. Not only was it done quickly but it was a quality performance. In addition he gave me two different options to work with, something that I did not expect and was a pleasant surprise! Recommended!
Luke did a fantastic job with my track, I signed him on to work on a bass part for my song and quite honestly he was super efficient at taking my notes and making something really good at them, and his turnaround time was fantastic. Definitely recommend him!!
I contacted Luke to get a nice bass groove on my pop track and he exceeded all expectations by not only delivering on the track but also sending a doubled part played on his Moog per recommendation and a cool slap bass part for the final hook. Contact Luke if you’re looking for the ultimate ace of everything Bass!
I've worked with Luke on a number of occasions and he is always a pleasure to work with. Most recently I had Luke create a theme song in a scoring project and he was open to collaboration making sure I was able to get exactly what I wanted, and then some. Absolutely recommend working with Luke for any music projects. I know I will be when I need some help.
Interview with Luke Anderson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My band, The Year End, just put out the best release we've had in our five years. It was a nearly two year process putting that release together. I played bass, a little acoustic guitar, and some keyboard parts, and helped to arrange a few sections. This release features some of my best and most tasteful playing to date. As always it was a pleasure to work with the very special musicians I get to play with and together we put out some songs I am truly proud of.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished work on some guitar samples for a pop producer and a twin peaks style bass track with some Moog drones for a psychedelic blues artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Check out my good friend Rob Bulman for all your drumming needs!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will bring passion and enthusiasm to your song and love every track I send your way.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favorite thing about doing session work is celebrating with the client on release day and sharing the fruits of our effort with the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I sometimes get asked to send tracks with varying degrees of production (DI, Preamp, Mic'd amp) tacked on. Generally I can send all 3 of these options!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think among bass players there's an idea that old strings can get the job done. I find the secret to great bass tone (unless you're playing flat wounds) is a fresh set of strings, and if you work with me your track will get some great sounding tone with some fresh strings.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Generally, I ask what vibe and tonality the client is going for. That way I can figure out how to play the part and what bass to use.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After college I started playing bass with as many artists as I could. In 2017 I launched my guitar lesson business and started doing music full time. I started playing with a couple local cover groups, and touring a little bit. In early 2020 I made it a goal to start getting into session work and here we are a little over 30 projects later!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Tasteful singable grooves
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Tom Misch one day. He is responsible for some wonderful grooves and I'd love to be a part of that team.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a great communicator and collaborator. I have good instincts for crafting tasteful bass lines and I am meticulous about getting the right part, but the most important thing is making sure that the line that gets put together is the line you're looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to tell me your exact vision for your track, but be open to ideas and input.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming my Laptop is included, I'm taking my American Pro P Bass, my Suhr, my helix, my apollo twin, and Arturia Key lab 49 controller, that song is as good as produced!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record direct first!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Pop music is my bread and butter, but I love working on R&B, Hip Hop, Blues, or anything else I can get my hands on.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Bass is a foundation of any song, so I always try to bring forward something that the rest of your song can stand on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think the best producers use a combination of both for great tone and ease of use respectively. Every job is different and you've got to be well versed in either to get the job done.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen and learn the song, and serve it as well as I can.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a great little home studio with tons of basses, guitars, amps, preamps, cabs, Amp sims, keyboards, synths, and VSTs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Killers, Anderson .Paak, Fleet Foxes, J Dilla, Pharell, Eric Valentine, Will Yip, Kacey MusGraves, Matt Rubano, Isaac Bolivar, Dan Nigro, Julio Tavarez, Cliff Sarcona
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I'll take an otherwise finished song, and write/perform/record bass, guitar, or a keyboard part for it. I can also perform a prepared part