I recorded as a sideman over 50 albums, 5 original albums. I performed with some of the best jazz musicians, and I won many important scholarships, such us Focusyear, Global Jazz Institute of Berklee. Open to a huge range of styles, I can offer a deep interpretation of any music you want, with vocals and with the bass.
Hi, I'm Sebastian de Urquiza, and is going to be great to work together! If you need a bass or double bass for your song you came to the right place. I guarantee you professionalism, versatility and good communication! Ready for playing the bass line your song needs!
I have more than 15 years of experience, and I’ve been playing and recording for several musicians around the world. Experienced improviser and sight-reader. I deeply love looking for accurate and original bass lines with deep sound.
Rock Indie Pop Jazz R&B Punk Grunge Funk Songwriter Folk Brazilian Bossa Nova Hardcore Melodic Latin are some of thee styles I like to play. Hit me up, I’m open to any music!
With bass: pick, fingerstyle. I can process the sound or just from a DI box.
With double bass: pizzicato, bow (as a bass or melodic lines as well). Two mics to capture a clean, warm and deep sound.
I can create from scratch or taking in account any suggestion you have!
You’ll have two takes of .wav bass tracks,
You can also have a transcription of the bass line, and a bass solo if needed. I’ll work in the music until you’re happy with it.
Need a video? For an extra fee a 4k 60 cps!
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Interview with Sebastián de Urquiza
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: One of the most important projects is the 5th album I recorded in 2021. Is a 40' piece for an octet (trumpet, alto and tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, and drums) with some poems and synths. Is a project where I mix the academic writing with the jazz style and improvisation. For writing that, I studied a lot many composers, and dedicate months to write for that band. Is an album that I haven't released yet, and already won the ASCAP Herb Alpert jazz composers awards in NYC.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Now I'm working on what it will be my 6th album as a soloist. I'm also having several performances in NYC as a bass player.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Honestly I don't know anybody yet on Soundbetter. What I'm sure is that are wonderful artists offering their art to the clients!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'm old fashion haha, so probably analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They'll receive the bass line they're looking for
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is what's make me a happy the most. I believe music make this world much better!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: In general the thing they ask me the most is about the approach. My principal priority is to find what is the client looking for, but always trying to leave at least a narrow path for my creativity and make the bass more mine.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: haha hard question. Maybe the fact that people sometimes think that is a simple job to play. But what sometimes people don't take in account is that we've been preparing ourselves for this for many years.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'm always interested in what the client is seeking for. From there I can use my creativity to work on the tune. Is paramount for me to know everything the client has in his/her mind!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice is that you have to have clear what you want, and ask anything you need for your song. If the conversation is fluent and personal, I'd probably found a good match.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd definitely take my double bass haha, but also a electric one with an amp, headphones and something to reproduce music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been professionaly working in music since I was 18, playing in groups and recording a lot. I won bass competitions and also composing ones. Now I'm living in NYC working as a musician, playing with many artists and presenting new music of mine.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm an open-minded musician, that gets enriched by any music. Even I grow playing jazz and academic music, I've been in many rock and pop bands that have been teached me a lot! I believe I have a big background.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try always to be in the moment. That's where you're going to find what music needs in every moment, and most important thing, to have a genuine and authentic sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work playing jazz, but I'm really in to recording bass lines for rock, pop, soul, academic music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The capacity of understanding what any music need. Also I'm interested in looking more than one possibility, so I try to record two or three to start.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll bring musicality, original ideas and a real good vibe for any song you want!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a AT 2035 for vocals, a Hohpner bass, a Fender jazz bass, and for double bass I use a DPA and a Realist. I can also use a preamp Fenix, that is really accurate for recording.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common productions I do are creative bass lines for different kind of styles, with electric or acoustic bass. I also sing songs. And something that I also do a lot is transcriptions for different people that needs proper sheets for their music. I like to record two or three takes so the client can choose, and from that point of departure figure out what's the best for the song!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would really like to work with Lionel Loueke. For me is a reference, the way he plays and connects with music is something really unique.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At first I listen carefully to the proposal and the music, and over that I think what should I bring to the music in order to make it interesting and deep. I like to work peacefully, so I take the necessary time to do the best job I can.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm mostly inspired by jazz because is the music I've been hearing since I was a kid, but I really in to rock, pop, indie, funk, among others. I truly believe that every music has something deep and interesting to say, and that's my philosophy.