Simon Edwards

Bass Player/Producer

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I have played many basses for many artists and offer a fully professional recording service for electric and acoustic bass. Credits include: David Gray, Talk Talk, Fairground Attraction, Brian Eno, Michael Jackson, Peggy Seeger. I also collaborate with writing and production and mix in Protools.

I have Radial DI, Neve and API preamps and can mic using Vintage AKG, Beyer and Neumann microphones. I also have a choice of solid state or vintage valve bass amps. Please see a selection of instruments listed below. I always suggest that we discuss details of the project before I record. I can work from an mp3 or stems of submixes. I will provide a rough mix of the track with my recorded bass and can offer further recording if any changes are necessary depending on the agreed price. When you are satisfied with the work ,I will send the individual .wav bass files.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Reviews (16)

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  1. Review by Michael F.
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    Good to work with Simon again, great tone & great player.
    Spot on. many thanks !

  2. Review by Neil M.
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    Simon was a real pleasure to work with. Amazing bass player and great ideas. He really captured the mood of the track and added a nice dimension to the piece. Looking forward to the next track!

  3. Review by Pete F.
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    Simon has such a nice pocket, tone and plays what needs to be played. Looking forward to working with him again!

  4. Review by Michael F.
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    It's the first time I've worked with Simon and I have to say everything was spot on. A true professional that knows what he's doing, great player.

  5. Review by Baldur K.
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    Simon is a Pro guy all the way, wonderful to work with and he put the final Bass touch to your music with his hart, 100% recommendation
    Thanks Simon

  6. Review by Giampaolo Pasquile
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    Simon is a very good bass player, great timing, great groove and the sound is awesome. He recorded for me a bass track putting in much of his taste and the result was excellent.

  7. Review by Andriy S.
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    Awesome as always

  8. Review by javier m.
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    Simon have the most important quality in a musician: he knows how to listen your song carefully to improve it. Great arragements, simple or difficult, depending on what the song needs. I have worked several times and I am very happy with the results.

  9. Review by javier m.
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    Very nice bass line and excellent sound. Simon knows how to do it in all the songss. He is probably the most elegant bass player I have known.

  10. Review by javier m.
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    Simon is an excellent bass player, with a lot of experience in different styles from experimental to pop music, normally with international artists. If it is difficult to work on line, so I need the extra knowledgments of a experimented who can provide his own ideas. I am very happy with his work.

  11. Review by Andriy S.
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    Nothing special, just the best bass player I've ever met. Delivers beautifully minimalistic bass lines. Will come back for more without any doubts!

  12. Review by javier m.
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    Simon plays for you just the musical notes you need to make your song great and depth. Excellent and elegant player.

  13. Review by javier m.
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    Simon in an special bass man. His good taste and personal concision made your music sound richness.

  14. Review by Josh P.
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    Simon not only provides tasteful melodic bass lines, but has an arsenal of wonderful sounding equipment, he used a '65 Vintage Hofner club on my track making it sound warmer and a joy to listen to.

  15. Review by Jay Stapley, guitars & mixing
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    Superb sound, superb approach, and Simon's my go-to bassist if I want something different as well as standard bass styles. He plays great hooks!

  16. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    I've done many sessions with Simon. One of the most enjoyable ones was at West Side Studios, London with Brian Eno producing. Basically, one of the high lights of the recording was playing with this solid, melodic bass player.... Simon. Who has the personallity to match!
    Hire him, enjoy him, no need to thank me after!

Interview with Simon Edwards

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

  2. A: Quite a number of people. But I will highlight Chuck Sabo who is the grooviest of drummers

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

  4. A: The variety of talented people I work with and playing the groove

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: Creative. Economical. Groovy

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

  8. A: At the risk of being repetitive; listen

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

  10. A: A wide variety of music. Quite often song based material of all different styles

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Listening

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

  14. A: A great bass part can bring out the heart of a song. It has the ability to change the emotion of a moment by the simple shifting of a note. Creating tension and release. I like to think of the bass as musical architecture. Shaping and sculpting the music.

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

  16. A: Firstly to talk with the artist/producer and get a sense of the musical style and sonic world of the music. Discuss if there are particular sections or other parts to highlight. Then play !

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I have a Protools set up with an RME interface and Neve and API preamps and EQ. Radial DI and Drawmer valve compression. I have both solid state and vintage valve bass amps and Vintage and modern AKG, Neumann, SE and Beyer microphones. Tannoy and Eve monitoring.

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

  20. A: Musicians who listen and are empathetic to the artist and material

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

  22. A: I work with artists/ producers and provide creative and supportive bass parts

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Terms Of Service

I like to discuss and agree a price that will allow for 1 revision/ revisit. Once the job has been funded, I will provide an mp3 rough mix and after approval the full quality WAV files will be sent.

Gear Highlights
  • '64 Fender Precision. '65 Hofner Club. '67 Guild Starfire. '65 Danelectro Longhorn. SEI Bass 5 string. American Standard Fender Jaguar. '69 Ampeg Baby Bass. Guitaron. Sentir. Neve
  • API
  • Neumann
  • AKG
  • Beyer
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