I am a bassist playing professionally for almost 3 decades, in styles like Pop, Rock, Funk, Disco, Country.

After spending 27 years with a bass almost every day, it’s nice to notice how an instrument can become an extension of ourselves. That helps a lot when laying down bass lines that fits nicely into the arrangement, making the song flows very naturally.

If you need a nice bass line for your song, get in touch and we can start discussing what will work better for you. Whether following your directions, or creating something totally new, we will work together to add that punchy bass line on it.

I usually provide 3 revisions, which is normally more than enough, but the priority is always the song, so I will do additional ones depending on how the work flows.

Average turnaround time 3 days, but very often it can take less time than that.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Gear highlights

  • Fender Jazz Bass 89 (Japan)
  • Warwick Thumb Bolt-On (5 strings)
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Head (Pre/DI)
  • Focusrite 2i2 (Audio interface)
  • Boss SY-300 (For all the synth stuff).

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

- 3 Revisions.
- Average turnaround time 3 days or less.

Reviews of Marcelo Maia

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackeditabout 1 month agoby

    Marcelo once again proved to be the ultimate professional...he's quick, concise, patient and highly skilled. It was a pleasure working with him again.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit3 months agoby

    It's always a pleasure to work with such a talented musician as Marcelo who is so skilled and professional.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit3 months agoby

    Marcelo is a true professional and he did a great job understanding my feedback, delivering revisions quickly, and making the song sound absolutely great! It was another outstanding experience for me.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_img_18363 months agoby

    Marcelo is incredibly talented! He delivered exactly what I wanted in a very short time! Would highly recommend for some killer bass parts!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit3 months agoby

    Always a pleasure working with Marcelo. He's sees my musical vision as clear as I see it. Very easy to work with and as professional as they come.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    Great work fast turnaround easy to work with

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit6 months agoby

    It's such a pleasure to work with Marcelo who is always so prompt. Such natural talent for coming up with a bass line suited for your song - it will put a smile on your face.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackedit6 months agoby

    It's always a pleasure to work with a skilled and creative musician such as Marcelo who produces tracks that will put a smile on your face.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    great to work with, really helpfull and talented

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackeditover 1 year agoby

    Outstanding work. Truly professional and prompt. A great artist and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_meblackeditover 1 year agoby

    Marcelo provided a prompt professional service. His style and skill truly impressed me. Highly recommended and I will continue to hire him.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    This is the guy! I've worked with in many projects! One of the best musicians I've ever met! I recommend him a lot!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I know Marcelo for many years and we've been in several projects together. He's a very talented bass player - his grooves are inventive and always "in the pocket". Marcelo is also a gentleman. He's very easy to work with and always delivers. Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Marcelo has a unique aesthetic sense, sound, performance and creation seamlessly integrated.Bass virtuoso, is remarkable its capacity and musical attributes.

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Interview with Marcelo Maia

What do you like most about your job?
To be able to add into something that later will sound like a whole.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it’s not a work.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
An acoustic bass, a tuning fork, a wind-up metronome, sunglasses and a hat.
How would you describe your style?
Punchy, deep pocket, strong feeling.
Can you share one music production tip?
Try to really understand what the music is “saying” and make sure your instrument talks the same “language”.
What's your strongest skill?
I always play for the song.
What do you bring to a song?
A sense of tight bottom end, with a unique voice.
What's your typical work process?
Normally I set the base track playing in a loop and listen to it a couple times to get the feel of it, when then I take the bass and start to jam together. After some time, as interesting bass lines shows up, I start to record a couple takes, always keeping in mind the guidelines/directions provided by the client, if there is some.