Hello there! I'm a professional bassist with over 35 years experience. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I am a Musician Institute Alumni. I record from my studio with top of the line equipment specifically geared for recording bass guitar. Bass is all I do! Let me bring bass life to your music.
I record with equipment geared specifically for bass. In order to make the most of the session, the following would expedite the recording process:
1. BPM of the song
2. Chord chart
3. What sound or groove are you going for
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Eric Thomas
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for the convenience Analog for that true warm sound. There is nothing like it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will give you my best and won't stop until you're satisfied with my work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm able to connect with people from all around the world form my studio. Making friends and wonderful music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let my playing do the talking. I get such joy from making my clients happy. It's why I love what I do.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: To play on as many music projects from all around the world. I've been playing bass for over 35 years and have played many styles.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm a groover. I know how to make a song come alive no matter what style of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to the everything that is going on in the song and see how can you enhance the song with less notes and more feel. Most of the time, simple does more for a song than an overplayed bass line.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is groove. I'm a very versatile groover. I know my role in the musical cosmos as a bass player.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring low end musical life to a song, complimenting all instruments and vocals in the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process begins with discussing the musical direction for a client's song. Taking lots of notes to ensure I get what type of bass line, tone, and groove they are looking for. If no chart is provided, I listen and chart out chord changes and the song structure to make sure I get the song down in minimal takes. Finally I hit record and make musical magic!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is pretty simple and geared specifically for bass guitar, it consists of: Presonus Studio One DAW REDDI Direct Box Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor PreSonus Studio Channnel SansAmp PSA-1 Preamp KRK Rockit 8 powered monitors Yamaha HS5 powered monitors