Hi there! I'm Marco Toba. I'm a professional bassist and producer who's worked on more than 200 albums from all around the world of all genres from Extreme Metal to Classic Jazz. You want to take your song to the next level? Just hit me up and let's start to work inmediately!
- Are you tired of always achieving the same results with your music?
- Are you bored to always listen to the same bass line over and over again?
- Try something different!
Bass is a huge part of a song, it's the key element to have a catchy and well round tune, but you have to know how to do it! Give me the chance and let's develop your music and take it where you want to!
Taking the bass not only as a grooving instrument but also as a melodic tool is the way to achieve the sound you are looking for. From Bach to Bruno Mars, the bass always played a crucial role in the music that is often left behind, but as the glue between the rhythmic section and the harmonic instruments, it has a huge impact in our work that should not be underestimated. Let's work on this and make your songs groovy as possible!
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Interview with Marco Ignacio Toba
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Symphony X is my all time favourite band. I would love to work with them. It would be a dream come true.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The song is always more important than your skills, your technical abilities and everything you do. Do not put yourself or your ego before the song. People wants to hear something that sounds good and fresh, not a bunch of techniques lined up together.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually work on Metal, Pop and Jazz Music. But I'm always open to new challenges!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music compositions, technical abilities and building melodic basslines. Love the combination of the these three aspects of the music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Movement, groove, rhythm. I like also melodic basslines that drives the song from start to finish, giving you this kind of path to go through the song
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually get into the song listening to it and paying attention to what comes to my mind in the first place. I like to be in a position where I can think what I would like to hear from the song and what I would like to hear from another player. That's my starting point. Then I usually build my musical ideas from there, always having in mind that if what I do doesn't make the song sound better, then I'm wrong. I don't care if I have to play one note per four bars or 32 notes in one bar. I want the song sound as good as possible.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is quite simple but super effective. I use Cubase DAW, loaded with a bunch of plugins such as Waves bundle, FabFilter bundle, Brainworks and Slate Digital bundle, etc. I have an UAD Apollo Twin as my main interface and a pair of Focal Alpha 65 monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Queen was the band who started it all for me as a kid. Then I felt super inspired by the greatest classical music composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Liszt, etc. Years went by and as I growth on my musical career, I started to get into Jazz and felt inspired by such awesome musicians like Bill Evans, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, George Benson. At the same time, I was always a Rock and Heavy Metal guy, so I always loved high quality productions such as Symphony X, Angra, Dream Theater, Adagio, etc.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly focus on providing the best bass track you can get from a bassist. Also, I've been working producing songs, programming loops and drums and recording guitars, depending on the clients' demands