Anton Ericsson

Bass, Double Bass and more

Anton Ericsson on SoundBetter

I'll give you a Bass line - electric bass or double bass - to fit whatever music you're making and give it an edge that differentiates it from other tracks. Classicaly trained double bass player and electric bass player of many genres. I can also provide give you some pretty unique arrangements of acoustic and 12-string guitars.

Bass player - Classicaly trained in Double bass at The Royal Collage of Music, Electric Bass player in prog rock band Quantum, Regularly plays funk gigs in Åkersberga wiith The Euphorias, and plays jazz in numerous constellations

Guitars - Can provide guitar tracks in my own style. Specialises in a Steve Rothery type cross picking style. I've also got a love for 12-strings and acoustics and love doing arrangements for them (see Quantum song "Blank" for a good example).

Arrangements - I can do string choir and wind arrangements for your music - as well as provide arrangement ideas "band sound" as well as an "acoustic sound"

Drum programming - something I simply love doing

Backing vocals - can provide them

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Anton Ericsson

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

  2. A: Quantum's debut EP 'The Next Breath of Air...' has my songs, my bass playing (both electric and double bass), acoustic guitar playing and singing. I'm very proud of it and I think it turned out great. Check it out!

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

  4. A: Working new songs for my band Quantum

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

  6. A: Pretty new here, so We'll wait with that one

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both and neither. It's not up wether or not it is analog or digital, it's up to wether it ojnds good or not.

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

  10. A: I will provide the part you want. I'll provide as many revisions it takes.

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

  12. A: Playi g a bassline that just propells the song/piece in ways I didn't think was possible.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: I think people generally underestimate the width of my output. People tend to think of me as either the classical double bass player or the edgy prog rock eccentric. It's both of it and then some. I've played in pretty much any style you can think of.

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

  16. A: What kind of bassline do you like. YOMou have any favourite bass lines/bass players. Any artist that you like tmwhose basslines you enjoy.

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

  18. A: Please tell me about your ideas so we can have a discussion and talk about what kind of production you're after.

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

  20. A: Bass, Double bass, audio interface, computer and an Sm58.

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

  22. A: Been playin doible bass for a looong time. I study double bass at The Royal College of Music in Stockholm and have been writing songs and playb electric bass for even longer.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Melodic yet edgy, technical yet raw and funky but with a classical twist to it.

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

  26. A: Steven Wilson probably - seems like a great guy with many intrestkng ideas

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

  28. A: Know what you want to achieve before you work.

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

  30. A: Progressive rock, classical music and funk.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Bass technique, knowledge in other instruments and arranging that helps me create bass parts that propells the song

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

  34. A: I like bass parts that shifts between accentuating other elements of a song and filling out the empy space left by them.

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

  36. A: Listen to the song a lot. Try to hear in my head what kind of bassline I'd like to hear with the song and just play i.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: For Bass tracking: Spector bass -> Tc Hypergravity -> Mxr DI -> Focusrite scarlett 2i2 -> Reaper Reamp through Ampeg amp if requested

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

  40. A: Bass players that inspire me: Colin Edwin, Tony Levin, Pete Trewavas, Mike Rutherford, Bootsy Colins

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

  42. A: Mostly bass playing, but backing vocals and arrangement is also common.

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Terms Of Service

Typically give me about a week to get you a basslines or instrument tracking. For arrangements - we'll discuss it. As for revisions - I'll do whatever it takes to give you satisfying results.

Gear Highlights
  • Spector EURO 5LX
  • TC electronicts Hypergravity
  • MXR DI+
  • Focusrite 212
  • Ampeg Amp
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