I am a bassist based in Brazil, playing professionally in styles like Rock, Pop, Funk, Disco and Brazilian music.
After playing bass for the last 30 years, it’s a nice feeling to notice how an instrument can become an extension of ourselves, which helps a lot when laying down bass lines that fits the arrangement, making the song flows very naturally.
If you need a nice bass line for your song, get in touch so 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 to it.
Fender Jazz Bass
Fender Precision Bass
Warwick Thumb Bolt-On 5 Strings
Hohner Jazz Bass Fretless
Aguilar Tone Hammer 500 Head
MarkBass 151P Cabinet
Boss SY-300 Synth Effects
Focusrite 2i2 Interface
A variety of effects pedals
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16 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Marcelo Maia
Marcelo was super tuned into the melody of the bass line I wanted and quickly delivered more than what I had expected! Excited to put the record together with his bass riff, and hope to work with him again soon!
Great work and lots of potions. Thank you!
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.
It's always a pleasure to work with such a talented musician as Marcelo who is so skilled and professional.
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.
Marcelo is incredibly talented! He delivered exactly what I wanted in a very short time! Would highly recommend for some killer bass parts!
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.
Great work fast turnaround easy to work with
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.
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.
great to work with, really helpfull and talented
Outstanding work. Truly professional and prompt. A great artist and a pleasure to deal with.
Marcelo provided a prompt professional service. His style and skill truly impressed me. Highly recommended and I will continue to hire him.
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!
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.
Marcelo has a unique aesthetic sense, sound, performance and creation seamlessly integrated.Bass virtuoso, is remarkable its capacity and musical attributes.
Interview with Marcelo Maia
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be able to add into something that later will sound like a whole.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s not a work.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic bass, a tuning fork, a wind-up metronome, sunglasses and a hat.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Punchy, deep pocket, strong feeling.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to really understand what the music is “saying” and make sure your instrument talks the same “language”.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I always play for the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A sense of tight bottom end, with a unique voice.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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.