Pablo Elorza

Bass/ Producer/ Mixing

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Pablo Elorza on SoundBetter

Hello there! My name is Pablo and I'm a recording session Musician and Producer from Argentina specializing on Bass. Over the past 25 years I’ve been trusted to enhance the most important musical projects for numerous Artists around the world. Beyond that, I’ve also been hired as a Composer, Songwriter, Arranger and Multi-Instrumentalist as well.

Here's a list of services I can help you with:

- Session Player (Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Percussion)
- Producing (Singles, Complete Album, Studio assistance, Sound Edition, Mixing, Mastering)
- Composing (instrumental/ sound tracks)/ Songwriting
- Arranging (Brass Section, Strings Quartet & Orchestra, Vocals)
- Copyist (Scores, Parts, Lead Sheets)

I understand the importance of collaboration and I would be excited to be considered for your next project.
I welcome the opportunity to learn more about your upcoming production. Please, don't hesitate to contact me to brainstorm and see if we’d be a good fit for each other. I'll be glad to share ideas and assist you in your creative process.

More info about me at https://pabloelorza.com/

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

22 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Dakota Girton
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    absolute pleasure. Great communication and fast turnaround. Highly recommend!

  2. Review by Bobby M.
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    Pablo Elorza has nailed it again! He delivered exactly what I needed with a quick turnaround. Over the years I've used Pablo to write charts, co-score film soundtracks, help produce, master recordings, play bass, piano, guitar and more. Great guy and always over delivers. I recommend him highly!!!

  3. Review by Jonathan D.
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    Great bass player. Repeat customer here :)

  4. Review by Jonathan D.
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    Pablo is easy to work with, a very good bassist, and personal. I'm a repeat customer for good. When there were problems, he quickly corrected them without complaint.

  5. Review by Jonathan D.
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    Pablo made things very simple and straightforward for what I hired him to do. He is a good collaborator.

  6. Review by Jose G.
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    Pablo was responsive, quick, and did a great job on delivering a high quality bassline with a couple of options to choose from. He was direct and really easy to work with, offering suggestions while keeping the overall song intent. Don't hesitate to work with Pablo!

  7. Review by Christen Placa
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    thanks to Pablo for mastering my track so efficiently and quickly! he is a true pro!

  8. Review by Bobby M.
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    I’ve been working with Pablo for many years now on numerous projects. These responsibilities have included using his skills as a session multi-instrumentalist, touring musician, music copyist, arranger, orchestrator and producer. He always delivers on time and together we’ve worked on everything from my personal recordings to customized corporate music and film scores. Pablo possesses great musical competence and, more importantly, he is a joy to work with. I give him my highest recommendation!!

  9. Review by Julian Piterman
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    Pablo is an incredible musician, he is one of the most professional people I have ever had the pleasure to work with!

  10. Review by Christen Placa
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    Pablo is quick, professional and extremely experienced in his craft!
    I had such a great time working with him. I can not wait to work on my next project with Pablo!

  11. Review by More Gemma
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    I've know and worked with Pablo for the last ten years. I can assure his professional and human skills: supreme bass player, with a sense of taste rarely seen, and the ductility that only someone who has played his instrument most of his life, studied with dedication and no rest, and listened to a lot of music, can manage. He will help you take your music to a next stage, with the loving dedication he delivers on everything he undertakes. Highly musical and professional. Do not doubt, go for Pablo!

  12. Review by FRANZO (Gonzalo Franzoni)
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    Pablo is really amazing! We worked together many times and he is super!! Absolute profesional. Great sound!! He can play any style and genres!! He is effective and proactive allways during the entire process of making real good music. He is an excellent producer, performer and person!! 5 stars to this “pure talent on every level” musician!!

  13. Review by Rodrigo Malvido
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    I have worked with many musicians throughout my career and very few have been at Pablo's calibre. He is capable of playing any style for session work on several instruments and does it all in an incredibly professional manner, and his productions and arrangements are always at the highest level. Not only is Pablo musically capable of anything he is also among the kindest and nicest people I know, and for me he is probably the best bass player in Argentina and among the best in the world. I would recommend him completely for any project.

  14. Review by Matias Villalba
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    Pablo is not only one of the most complete and professional artists/producers in the scene, he is also a very warm and empathetic person to work with. 100% recommended (:

  15. Review by Joel Kisakye
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    I have learnt a lot working with Pablo Elorza on stage and on projects. I really appreciate his professionalism and talent. I know you have great opportunities ahead of you. You’re amazing!
    Thanks for working with me and the projects we’ve worked on together so far are one of my favorite.

  16. Review by Valeria Falcón
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    I've worked with Pablo in several projects which required from him production, arranging and playing different instruments , always arriving at an exciting and fresh result and truly valuable musical experiences. Someone to definately have in mind when in need for profesionalism, mastership and a great positive attitude.

  17. Review by Pechiche M.
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    My experience working with Pablo is 10/10 , he has recorded fretless bass , 5 string bass and keys for me , both in my own songs and productions I have done for others and he has injected a unique sound to each one of them. He is also very flexible and willing to work with you and try different ideas until the best possible option is found . Very professional and with a good vibe during the whole work process .I totally recommend working with him !

  18. Review by Pechiche M.
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    My experience working with Pablo is 10/10 , he has recorded fretless bass , 5 string bass and keys for me , both in my own songs and productions I have done for others and he has injected a unique sound to each one of them. He is also very flexible and willing to work with you and try different ideas until the best possible option is found . Very professional and with a good vibe during the whole work process .I totally recommend working with him !

  19. Review by Maria Cueto
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    I have worked several times with Pablo Live in shows and events, and also recording Sessions; where I witness his skills as a bass player and as a producer. He is very responsible, trustworthy and has an incredible musicianship. Pablo masters both bass technique and sensitivity, has a very high level of sight reading and music theory, and also creates a comfortable atmosphere to work in.

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    I have worked several times with Pablo Live in shows and events, and also recording Sessions; where I witness his skills as a bass player and as a producer. He is very responsible, trustworthy and has an incredible musicianship. Pablo masters both bass technique and sensitivity, has a very high level of sight reading and music theory, and also creates a comfortable atmosphere to work in.

  21. Review by María Cueto
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    I have worked several times with Pablo Live in shows and events, and also recording Sessions; where I witness his skills as a bass player and as a producer. He is very responsible, trustworthy and has an incredible musicianship. Pablo masters both bass technique and sensitivity, has a very high level of sight reading and music theory, and also creates a comfortable atmosphere to work in.

  22. Review by Federico Martin Palmolella
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    Great musician, producer, and super professional worker! i love to work with him, and i super recommend him!

Interview with Pablo Elorza

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

  2. A: All I do, every project in witch I get involved is special for me just for the reason of having the chance to work with so many talented artist around the world. I couldn’t be more happy and proud of every project I’ve done.

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

  4. A: At the date (Oct 20, 2020) I’m working in Christen Placa first album, my fifth soloist album also and a film scoring for Bobby Medina.

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

  6. A: Yes, Bobby Medina, Federico Palmolella, Rodrigo Malvido, Pechiche Mena, Julian Piterman and Christen Placa.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. The best way to modeling sound is through a pallet of options and both, analog and digital gear are that for me. Every production I work has different needs and approaches, so its great to have the chance of picking the best option for every moment.

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

  10. A: A high quality job done as fast as possible by a professional with more than 25+ years in the business.

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

  12. A: That isn’t a job at all, besides doing this as a professional since so many years its more like something I love to do.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: What do I need to send you for starting? A: Just a mp3 with your song (if recording instrument); or a rough demo in mp3 of your song and lyrics (if producing). Q: How fast can you deliver the track? A: If recording Bass for example, I can deliver my takes waiting 24-48hs. If producing, everything depends of the complexity of the arrangement preferred and if I´ll mix and mastering the track or not. If only producing with no mix, I can say probably between 3-5 days.

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

  16. A: Very often people think that this is an easy job like just playing for a couple of hours sometimes and get inspiration to write a song or whatever. Another one, people usually doesn’t want to recognize and pay for what you do and collaboration shouldn’t be a synonymous of working for free.

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

  18. A: When recording instrument: what kind of sound would you like to have?; based on my gear, there’s any preferences you want me to use? When producing a song: What genre would you like to have in your song?; Is there any artist or album that I can use as reference?; Do you prefer any kind of instrumentation in particular?; Do you have access to a recording studio o home studio to add your vocal/ instrument?. Among a few others that let me see the full panorama.

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

  20. A: Do an extensive research before hire someone. Trying to find the adequate working partner takes time and don’t let big names or famous people blur your decision. Use your instinct and ears, most of all, to choose the right person for your project. Also, take the time to contact the person and chat to figured out if everything could work or not.

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

  22. A: Universal Audio Solo 610 Preamp, RME Babyface Pro, Baumann Soviet Mic (Custom), Fender Jazz Bass & Native Instrument Komplete 12.

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

  24. A: I've been in the music business for more than 25+ years and during this period of time I've had so many different experiences with styles, genres and instruments, both live as a session player on tours and as a band leader, as equal as recording, arranging and producing music for other artist and my own. I have experience playing/ recording Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Salsa, Afro, Folclore, Tango, R&B, Soul, among others. For further information please visit my website: https://pabloelorza.com/about/

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Versatile. With no limits regarding styles and genres. Music and Art is one.

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

  28. A: All Artist are welcome. Every single person has something different and unique to offer.

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

  30. A: Everything you do, try to do it great from the very beginning. No matter how fast and accurate you are editing and using your DAW tools, when recording nothing is better than a full take played well and with the right mood and energy.

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

  32. A: I have plenty experience working in Rock, Pop, Indi-Pop Funk, R&B, Jazz, Latin and World Music but I did and still do other different types of genres like Hip Hop, Folclore, Classic among others.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I consider myself a good listener both in musical and human aspects. In the music field being a good listener helps you find quickly what your production needs in terms of arrange, instrumentation and so on. In the human field being a good listener helps you to better communicate with your client and help them canalize their ideas in order to put and organize the information to work with.

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

  36. A: Every musician/ producer brings their own personality to a song when recording, that’s almost impossible not to do. But for sure. I like to bring fresh ideas, sounds, music embellishment and my expertise to make the producing process as fun and creative possible.

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

  38. A: When producing a song I typically listen the rough demo several time and try to imagine while doing it what kind of arrangement may fit with a the possible instrumentation, whether is acoustic or digital (samplers). Then I ask my client to have a conversation about what She/He is expecting or/ and listening for this particular track. I usually ask for reference artist tracks cause this is a great starting point to put a north at the music. When everything is clear I start working in the general idea of the arrangement and share it with the client to have the approvement in order to keep working. When recording Bass or another instrument I almost do the same kind of procedure, asking the client for artist references, kind of sound the would like to have. Once this seted I try different gear and instrument combination to achieve the sound. I like to deliver at least 2-3 takes with different things going on to give my clients the chance to pick what suits better in the mix. I usually repeat the previous step with almost all work I do in order to avoid misunderstand and please my clients in the best way possible.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio is composed of a control room and a sound booth for recordings in which I usually record from small drums set up to vocals, guitars, amps, among others. Some of my gear are: RME Audio Interface, Avalon U5, AUD Solo 610, Native Instrument Complete 12 Ultimate, among others.

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

  42. A: The list is so big that is almost impossible to reduce it to a few but just to name a couple: Pino Palladino, Nathan East, Guillermo Vadalá, Richard Bona, Abraham Laboriel, Thundercat, Quincy Jones, Jacob Collier, Becca Stevens, Igor Stravinsky, Maria Schneider, Gil Goldstein, Raul Midon, Andy Wallace, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Alan Silvestri, Bernard Herman, Frank Fillipeti, Luis Alberto Spinetta, D´Angelo, among so many other…

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

  44. A: Usually I do several different type of work in which I feel comfortable with. Here is a list: - Session Player/ Multi-Instrumentalist: Electric Bass (Fretted & Fretless), Acoustic & Electric Guitars; Keyboards, Piano, Hand Percussion, Back Vocals. - Producing Singles, Complete Album, Studio assistance, Sound Edition, Mixing, Mastering. Composing Instrumental/ Sound tracks/ Songwriting. - Arranging & Orchestration (Brass Section, Strings Quartet/ Orchestra, Pops Orchestra, Classic, Vocals, among others). - Copyist (Scores, Parts, Lead Sheets). - Few other task as video & audio editing, management, among others.

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Christen Placa - "Dark Side"

I was the Producer and Mixing Enginner. I also played all the instruments you listen with the exception of Drums in this production

Terms Of Service

24/48 hour turnaround for tracking single instruments and 3-5 days for Mixing/ Arrangements/ Productions/ Songwriting/ Instrumental Composing depending on the track/ music complexity.

GenresSounds Like
  • Paul McCartney
  • Nathan East
  • Pino Paladino
Gear Highlights
  • RME Babyface Pro
  • Avalon U5
  • Universal Audio Solo 610
  • Elysia Skulper 500 (Stereo)
  • Hairball Elements Gold 500
  • U87 PBM
  • SOV PBM (pair)
  • Senheiser 838
  • NI Komplete 12
  • Fender Jazz Bass American Deluxe V
  • Fender Jazz Bass American Highway One Fretless
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