Session bass, double bass and synth bass player
Hi! My name is Nikita, I'm from Ukraine, If you looking for groovy bass line with warm and cool bass tone -- I can record it it many genres. My favourite ones are funk, rock, disco, rap, hip-hop, Bossa nova, jazz, salsa and many other, I'm interested to record different music in many styles! So let's create beautiful music, I'll help you to record the best bass part in your track!
We can work till the best results, 3 free revisions included, also I can record a video if you need.
My gear Yamaha TRB 5 II — 5 string bass with modern sound, ideal for different styles of music; Fender Jazz Bass fretless — for jazz, latina, reggae music, etc Upright bass — Czech master built with piezo pickup Revolution Solo and LaBella Black Nylon strings — ideal for pizzicato Also I have studio quality equipment for recording and bass effects pedals Boss SYB 3, bass synth — it very close to Moog sound, EHX Bass Big Muff — classic fuzz tone, EBS bass wah pedal — for funky sound. Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 Logic Pro X
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Nikita Astrakhantsev
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love all my projects, cause they are so different, everyone has valuable experience
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working over jazz improvisation
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, I don't unfortunately , cause SoundBetter isn't popular in my country
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital record but analog preamps, it's very easy to work with one MacBook and audio interface, but preamp must be analog
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I don't promise, I try to do good work and show good results
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom, creative
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you record the bass on this track?)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Bass guitar ---it's easy to play, easier than 6 strings guitar
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It's questions about what they want to hear on the bass track, different nuances of the recording, tone and technical aspects
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Read the reviews at first, than listen the sound of musicians
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Bass guitar, MacBook, audiointerface, sun battery and modem for satellite internet
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing over 15 years, I graduated musical conservatory on Orchestral strings in Dnipro City, Ukraine, then go to capital -- Kyiv and work with local artists and bands from 2011 until now. I had North American and Canadian tour with one of the famous Ukrainian bands. You can find all my projects in You Tube -- Antytila, MamaRika, Paul Manondiese. I played in different projects --- reggae, salsa, rock, jazz bands.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like different styles, so even I don't know how to describe it)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Charlie Puth, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, because they are making high quality pop music
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's just clean playing, and a little bit of compression)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: This is pop, latin music, rock, jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think it's communication and customer service --- I always give the clients more that they ask in orders
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring groove and something more than simply notes, something bass phrases that make the bass part groovy and special
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I transcribe the track or try to play over it if clients send me bass scores, than I play and learn difficult places and record multiple takes
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, Logic Pro X for recording, also I use effect pedals -- Boss SYB-3, bass synth, EHX Bass Big Muff Pi -- bass fuzz, EBS Wah One, was pedal, BBE Sonic maximiser, Aphex bass exciter, EBS MultiComp. For upright bass I use piezo pickup Revolution Solo, custom made pickup special for double basses.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Drummers, keyboardists, guitar players, saxophonists
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record bass guitar, fretless bass and upright bass, create and edit bass tracks.