Simon Edwards

Bass Player/Production/Mixing

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Simon Edwards on SoundBetter

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 Neve, API and Universal Audio preamps and compressors and can mic using Vintage AKG, Neumann and many other 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 a note through the contact button above.

46 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Johnathan Dax
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    Simon is a world class pro! Very eager to get started and performed beautifully. His instincts are remarkable and his tone and style was perfect! Thank you, Simon!

  2. Review by Sebastian C.
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    Nailed it again!!... Simon is my go to bass player, his tone, sense of timing & understanding of the song are top notch. I would definitely recommend him for anyone wanting a professional bass player for their song. Turnaround is always speedy. he is a lovely guy too! can't wait for the next one!!

  3. Review by Sason
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    He did an excellent job! Easy to work with. Thank you!

  4. Review by Sebastian C.
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    Simon is an absolute Professional!!
    He delivered a thumpingly brilliant bass track, studio quality recording with great tone, his timing is just impeccable!
    Can't wait to work with him on the next one...

  5. Review by Jeff May
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    great job again with Simon, beautiful tones and superb playing.

  6. Review by Jeff May
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    Had a great first session with Simon, He's a terrific player and nailed the part first time with little or no prompting. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Ossée
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    Simon is a amazing bass player, super friendly and very fast! Someone else on SoundBetter recommended him and it was the best recommendation ever!

    If you are looking for a top notch bassist, Simon is your man!

  8. Review by felix s.
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    Simon is such a pro!!! Find a bass part that fits perfectly with my song and it sounds amazing!!!!

  9. Review by David J.
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    Second time working with Simon, but third piece of music. Absolutely first class. Totally understood my rather abstract instructions, and went over and above to deliver parts to me. Very fast turnaround and excellent communication as usual.

  10. Review by David J.
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    Simon is the reason I joined SoundBetter in the first place. He played on the most influential albums for the project in working on, so to work with him was an ambition realised. Simon delivered perfect parts for the music - and his communication was first class.

    Thank you, Simon - so much.

  11. Review by Alex P.
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    I had the pleasure of working with Simon again and it has been a delight. There was a slight hiccup with communication on my part, but Simon has gone above and beyond. I will definitely be coming back to work with Simon again!

  12. Review by Alex P.
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    Simon was very professional and easy to work with. I would greatly enjoy working with him in the future.

  13. Review by James
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    Simon mixed my song and added upright bass and mandolin to the recording. He is a sympathetic musician with a great ear, playing parts that supported the song. His mixing really brought out the best in my voice and guitar playing and gelled the song together. He was very communicative, as well as being flexible and punctual when working with my feedback. Thanks Simon!

  14. Review by Yann Marchadour
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    An incredible bass player. He's a pleasure to work with. HIGHLY recommend. Cant wait to work with him again.

  15. Review by AK
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    Fantastic bass player!!! I would definitely recommend!! I had the bass tracks recorded and set to me rapidly !!!!! Thank you

  16. Review by Graham K.
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    Another great session with Simon. He always finds just the right part for the song! Quick turnaround time. Always a great experience.

  17. Review by Graham K.
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    Simon is great to work with. Awesome tracks, quick turnaround, good communication. He always plays the perfect part for the song. Highly recommended!

  18. Review by Sebastian K.
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    The collaboration worked perfectly well. Very pleasant and particulary beneficial communication and an excellent result. 10/10!

  19. Review by Graham K.
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    Simon did a great job on my song. Super quick turn around time too.
    Great guy to work with. Highly recommended!

  20. Review by Vetle F.
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    Simon delivered a very cool track! I would highly recommend him!

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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