I am a bassist playing professionally for 26 years, in styles like Rock, Pop, Funk, Disco, Country.

As the bass often determines the overall feel and vibe of a song, it’s very important to have a human playing a real instrument on it. After spending the last 26 years holding a bass almost every day, it’s a nice feeling 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 it. Whether following your directions, or creating something totally new, we will work together to add that punchy bass line on it.

I can provide up to 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 turn around time 3 days (per revision), but very often it can take less time than that.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

- 3 Revisions.
- Average turn around time 3 days or less.

Reviews of Marcelo Maia

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    great to work with, really helpfull and talented

  • Listing_thumb_meblackedit9 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Listing_thumb_meblackedit10 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar8 months 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-avatar9 months 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-avatar9 months 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.