Upright and Electric Bassist
Get your bass track recorded on acoustic and electric bass. I'm Alex Rocha from Rio de Janeiro. I've got a Latin Grammy Award certification for my contribution on singer Emílio Santiago's live CD "Só Danço Samba ao vivo" , winner on 2012. I can play in many styles like Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin Rhythms, R'n'B, Funk, etc.
My 26 years career includes credits with artists like Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Toninho Horta, Wagner Tiso, José Roberto Bertrami ( Azymuth) and brazilian blues-rock legend Celso Blues Boy.
I'm also working as columnist for the brazilian edition of Bass Player magazine and I got my Barchelor degree on bass at Estácio de Sá University (Rio de Janeiro) in 1994.
1930's Rubner Upright Bass made in Germany;
1978 Fender Jazz Bass; 1996 Fodera Emperor 5-string bass; 1992 Yamaha TRB6P 6-string bass; 1989 Modulus Graphite 5 string Fretless bass;
Presonus Tube Pré;
Violet Design Black Knight condenser mic (for the acoustic);
Aguilar Tone Hammer DI;
Focusrite Saffire 14 interface;
Protools 9 HD
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Interview with Alex Rocha
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your intuition and play with your heart. Let the groove flows.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Many different styles as Samba, Bossa Nova, Latin Rhythms, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rock and Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I get a very strong and clear sound of my basses.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I add my experience and creativity to make a bassline that grooves and that sounds nice to your music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My clients send a rough mix or a Protools or Logic Session and a music chart with the chord changes or with a written bassline and I sent back a high quality audio bass track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current Gear: 1930's Rubner Upright Bass made in Germany; 1978 Fender Jazz Bass; 1996 Fodera Emperor 5-string bass; 1992 Yamaha TRB6P 6-string bass; 1989 Modulus Graphite 5 string Fretless bass; Presonus Tube Pré; Violet Design Black Knight condenser mic (for the acoustic); Aguilar Tone Hammer DI; Focusrite Saffire 14 interface; Protools 9 HD
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nathan East, Marcus Miller, Melvin Lee Davis, Abraham Laboriel, Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci and brazillian session bassists like Luizão Maia and Nico Assumpção.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording bass tracks in a diversity of styles to them music projects