The Smoothest Bass on Tap

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Mitch Beer on SoundBetter

Hi all! Mitch Beer here. I'm the Smoothest Bass on Tap I am a live and session Electric Bassist, multi instrumentalist, arranger, and producer in Philadelphia. I love the Bass and I love helping artists and songwriters take their songs to the next level.

I've spent the last 10 years as a live and session bassist and currently I am the in house bass player for 9 time Grammy Winning producer Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo. I've worked with numerous great producers and engineers in the area and globally (thanks to the internet) with many young artists. I have toured Internationally with the Grammy Winning Digable Planets and I still perform regularly both locally and nationally as well. I've performed and recorded in numerous genres so I always seek to be authentic in the style of the song.
Through all this experience I have learned a ton as a bass player, but also as an arranger and producer and I am able to offer a unique set of services to producers and artists.
- I will write or replay prewritten bass lines for you adding the right vibe for your song.
- I can add subtle and nuanced guitar parts
- I also can add great ear candy from my moog synthesizer
- I have a ton of positive energy and treat every project like its my own. So if i hear something that the song needs I do my best to add it, whether its arrangement or another musical idea.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Ben "iamBNJMIIN" Thomas
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    Mitch is by far one of the best Bass players and musicians in Philadelphia. His ear and cross-genre approach to the Bass and to production gives him a skill set that many other musicians cannot keep up with. On top of his musical talent, his friendly and professional personality makes him a constant pleasure to work with.

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    Mitch is one of the most talented musicians I've worked with. His ability to adapt to any genre is impressive and valuable to a producer like me. His professionalism is above what you can expect in this business. I highly recommend him!

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    Mitch is one of the most talented musicians I've worked with. His ability to adapt to any genre is impressive and valuable to a producer like me. His professionalism is above what you can expect in this business. I highly recommend him!

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    Mitch is one of the most talented musicians I've worked with. His ability to adapt to any genre is impressive and valuable to a producer like me. His professionalism is above what you can expect in this business. I highly recommend him!

Interview with Mitch Beer

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

  2. A: Like 9 things ha. I am coproducing a young rapper that I play all the basses and guitars on. I have a side project with a British artist and the producer Oddkidout. I have some songs placed on an upcoming Moosh and Twist album

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

  4. A: Hell Yeah, Ivan Barias - Grammy nominated producer, brilliant songwriter, drummer, and multi instrumentalist. His sense of groove for a song is amazing, and he always knows how to take a song to another level. He's also just a great guy, who wants to see Artists succeed and grow.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both - they each have strengths. Blending them is the art.

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

  8. A: I will exceed their expectations. They won't just be satisfied, they will be excited!

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

  10. A: I'm playing bass and helping songs go to the next level. That sounds like the best job in the world to me!

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

  12. A: What are your goals for the song? Where do you want to go?

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

  14. A: 76 Pbass, 2 warrior basses, Reddi Box, Interface

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

  16. A: Incredibly bizarre and twisting, but I've now been a professional bassist for 10 years.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Extremely positive, and smooth!

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

  20. A: Just 1? Never get in the way of the vocals.

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

  22. A: Its really been a wide variety. From Hip Hop, to Rock, to Pop, to Soul - i've been really fortunate to work in a ton of genres at this point.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Locking a groove down that the song can ride with. Being simple. I'm not the flashy bass player. I'm trying to set the table for the song to shine.

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

  26. A: Energy - first and foremost. Every song is a special thing, and I treat it as if its my last. This could be the only artistic expression from the writer or artist and it deserves my best. Flexibility - I've worked in a ton of styles so I can be authentic to the style, but also blend in others. On top of that, I always bring Tone and feel and a piece of myself to every part.

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

  28. A: I listen to the song a number of times before picking up the instrument. Get a sense for the direction and the vocals. Then try to come up with a "final part" - the full expression of the groove. Then break it down to build the flow of the song.

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

  30. A: So many. Musicians - Phil Lesh, Pino Palladino, Justin Meldau-Johnson, James Jamerson, Michael Manring, Andrew Gouche, Stanley Clarke. Producers - Brian Eno, Trevor Horn, Joe "The Butcher", Max Martin, Steve Lillywhite, Ivan Barias, Dr Dre, J Dilla, Oddkidout

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

  32. A: Most commonly I write bass lines, or record a pretty written bass line with the vibe and style necessary to make the song come alive

Terms Of Service

I will always make my clients happy when it comes to my Bass parts. I turn around in 3/4 days, I will do it more quickly for an increased fee.

Gear Highlights
  • 1976 Fender Precision Bass
  • 2 Warrior 5 string Basses
  • Fender Stratacaster
  • Moog Lil Phatty
  • Reddi DI
  • AKG 414 microphone
  • Ukulele
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