Studio bass player for sessions.
Bass player (5 string fretted Sadowsky and Fender fretless 69').
I also write, arrange and produce.
4 solo albums featuring top players and around 50 collaborations as a session musician with different artists going from south american folk music, salsa, jazz, pop, rock, latin and caribbean rythms, blues, R&B and so on.
13 years of experience as a bass player in Cruise ships's House Band (Orchestra) with Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.
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Interview with Pablo Andrés Valotta
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find fluid communicational channels.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be prepared. Know the material inside out. Make notes (mental or written), think about different possibilities. That does not mean you can not improvise. If means you can improvise with pre diggested ideas. It also helps to make propositions or suggest certain approaches if required.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the song/artists needs.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Universal and Avalon preamps.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lay down bass lines for their tracks/help them arrange and produce the material if required. Also play additional keyboards on my DX7
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Dorita Chavez's second album "Viejo remolino". I played double bass on this and I did very few takes because I was inspired and thought conciously about the music before recording it. Also a duo album with pianist Juan Tarsia called "Último pajaro nocturno", where I play double bass as well and it's the most virtuosistic performance I did on this instrument.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A trio project with guests called Álvarez/Valotta/Viola about to realese a three song EP. I co wrote two of the songs and played bass and co produced every track. Also an EP (Five tracks) will be the first release of an experimental /electronic/noise/avant garde/world music project called Belepoc. Heavy use of sampling mixed with played instruments, speccially bass and keyboards. I am currently laying down bass lines for a songwriter/singer/guitarist called Javier Herrero whose songs are beautiful and delicate. Lots of lead fretless melodies wich I love.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Santiago Hernández, drummer and percussionist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. It depends on what you are looking for to help you express what you want to say.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Excelence and efficiency.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music with others. Being creative and facing challenges.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 25 years.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All types.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sight reading, improvisation and instant groove creation.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tony Visconti.