Hi, I'm Raian, I am a session bass player & producer, and I want to help you make your songs sound even greater. I have delivered high-quality online bass tracks and remote productions to different artists. So i hope we can work together and serve to your song the way it should be: Profesional commitment, musicality and a high quality product.
Settled in Buenos Aires-Argentina wiith 10+ years of experience as a session bass player, I've played a wide variety of styles and with all kinds of artists. From Pop, R&B , Funk, Latin music, Armenian music to experimental electronic music, etc.
So If you're looking to bring your songs to life with live bass, whether it is:
- A simple pocket melodic bass line
- Nice vintage tone with great fill
- Wide variety of styles
- Or even getting experimental sounds
I will be more than happy to work with you!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Raian Valença
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually I work with Pop, rock, funk, R&B, Latin music, Urban music, electronic, neo-soul.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can have a really organic type of playing with a nice pocket feel. I'm an excellent sight reader There's a wide variety of styles I can play (pop, R&B, electronic, latin music, etc) I'm always open to try new ideas I can experiment with textures FX pedals to get really nice and atmospheric sounds. I have a Jazz background as well, so I can improvise over your song to be necessary
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to feel that I'm part of the production process of your song, So besides asking for reference tracks I will like for you to tell me how you imagine the bass, if there's and specific sound that I can bring for you. That investigation process is what most excites me about working with artist. Im really open to any type of workflow, either if you have an specific arrange you want me to play, or even If you have Sheets/charts, I'm an excellent sight reader, so that would never be a problem.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will always wanted to get involve in your song, listening to references, concepts or ideas you have on mind so that i can spice it up with what it needs. Maybe a simple pocket bassline with a moetown fill, or even a heavy distorted tone for a pop/rock song. Always thinking about what the song needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My instrument of choice for when recording Bass Tracks is my American Pro Fender Precision Bass. Going trough my Aguilar Tone Hammer Preamp and my Focusrtie Scarlett Interface, straight to Ableton Live 10.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bass players: Pino Palladino, Andrew Gouche, Sharay Reed, Tim Lefebvre, Bobby Vega. Artist/Producers: Kaytranada, Frank Ocean, Malay, Beck, Tame Impala, Lucky Daye, Sam Smith, Juan Ingaramo.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Having experience for10 years as a sideman and session bass player, I've been able to record songs in a lot of different styles, like pop, R&B, Hip hop, Latin music, electronic music, and even projects where i get to be a little bit more experimental with effects. As a producer I've worked with singer-songwriters, indie and urban and electronic music artists.