Ben Dorman

Pro Session Bassist

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My passion is to make YOU sound incredible on your songs and albums. My commitment to you is to provide you with a quality product in a timely fashion. -- Unlimited Bass Tracks -- Whatever is needed to accomplish your goal! -- I guarantee your satisfaction!

WHAT ARE OTHERS SAYING:

Ben is a musician’s musician, through and through. Every time I get to a gig/session he’s on, I’m at ease. I know its gonna be good day in music. Ben knows how to bring the best out in a song. On top of his well invested musical talent, he’s a good friend and a caring soul. He makes everything fun.
- Blake Wrinn, First-call session guitarist

As a professional touring musician, I’ve had the opportunity to play with several bass players. Ben Dorman is as solid a player as I’ve played with - always prepared and committed to excellence.
- Kyle Fredericks, recording Artist, Vertical Worship

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Studio Highlights:
-- High performance A/D – D/A conversion
-- Clean, low noise, professional signal chain
-- Professional-grade basses with a wide range of tonal options

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Recording Credits:
-- Matt Brock, From The Land Of Shadows
-- Exit 13, 2006-2007 EP

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Playing Credits:
-- Matt Brock, recording artist
-- Exit 13, touring worship band
-- Mark Harris, 9x GMA Dove Award Winner and 1x Grammy Nom
-- Multiple Churches in the Mobile, AL and Nashville TN areas
-- University of Mobile, multiple events and groups including Jazz Band, Theater Dept., among others

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Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Ben Dorman

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Matt Brock, From the Land of Shadows. Bass.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Other than this SoundBetter profile? Learning and memorizing 60+ songs for a rock cover band.

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

  6. A: Blake Wrinn. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/132420-blake-wrinn

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: You're going to love it or you'll get your money back. You'll get very prompt responses and excellent communication throughout the process.

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

  10. A: I love meeting fellow musicians and artists, learning from them, and helping them along their musical journey

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: What feeling or impact are you hoping to receive from the bass for this song/album? Do you have any reference songs/albums/players for the bass (style and tone)? When do you need it by?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Getting an experienced professional is worth the little bit of extra money.

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: Fender P, Fender J, audio interface, Macbook, Headphones

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: Playing for 20 years, music performance degree (BA), taught bass for 3 years, gigging and recording for pay for 14 years

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Pocket with a groove

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

  22. A: Listen

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: High performance A/D – D/A conversion, Clean, low noise, professional signal chain, Professional-grade basses with a wide range of tonal options

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

  26. A: Artists: Allman Brothers, Anthony Evans, Childish Gambino, Cory Wong, David Ryan Harris, Dirty Loops, Eric Clapton, Jamiroquai, John Mayer Trio, Jonny Lang, Led Zeppelin, The Lone Bellow, Lynard Skynard, Michael Burks, Michael Jackson, Prince, Moon Taxi, Odd Soul, Queen, Sho Baraka, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, Vulfpeck Bass Players: Pino Palladino, James Jamerson, Sean Hurley, Joe Dart, Mark Hill, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Abraham Laboriel, Leland Sklar

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

  28. A: Electric Bass

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I think I could learn a lifetime of knowledge spending one day in the studio with Cory Wong.

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

  32. A: Country, Rock, Blues, Pop, Soul/Funk, Jazz

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: preparation, ear, timing/groove

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

  36. A: My job as a bass player is to make the artist shine. I'm not the star and I prefer it that way.

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

  38. A: 1. Listening is the first and most important step. Listening to the client/producer. Listening to the reference material if provided. Listening to the track. 2. Charting the song (most of the time) 3. Laying down the bass and uploading to dropbox. I'll usually provide 2 options, a simple one and one with a little more movement. The client might go with one or the other or might want something in-between. 4. If there's anything the client is unhappy with, I won't stop until its right.

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