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, Rock, Funk, etc.
My 30 years career as a session player 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 also worked as columnist for the brazilian edition of Bass Player magazine (2012-2017) and I got my Barchelor degree on bass at Estácio de Sá University (Rio de Janeiro) in 1994.
1930's Rubner Upright Bass (Germany); Pollmann 1970 upright bass (Germany)
1978 Fender Jazz Bass
1996 Fodera Emperor 5-string bass
1992 Yamaha TRB6P 6-string bass
1989 Modulus Graphite 5 string Fretless bass; Sire Marcus Miller V7-5 string
Golden Age Pre 73 Mark II preamp
Presonus Tube Pré; SWR SM-400s tube used as a preamp
Upright microphones: Violet Design Black Knight condenser mic; DPA 4099 condenser mic.
Aguilar Tone Hammer DI;
Focusrite Saffire 14 audio interface;
Protools 9 HD
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8 ReviewsEndorse Alex Rocha
Solid Bass Player- Feel -Groove and Taste!
I got exactly what i wanted and the bass sound is great.
Very good bass player. Delivered high quality, exactly what I wanted. Will be working with him again.
Alex is a great bass player who added an awesome bass line to my track. He communicated well, understood what I was trying to achieve musically, and put a lot of thought into how he could help me realize my vision. I am thrilled with the bass line that Alex created, performed, and recorded for me. I highly recommend him.
Alex was a pleasure to work with. Very skilled and a hard worker.
Alex has just recorded 4 songs for me and I had to request a minor change for only one song, he got all of the others right the first time based on my brief. Alex is responsive and very professional. I am sure that I will be using Alex again for my future projects.
Alex is an amazing bassist! He can nail any style of music either on electric or acoustic bass! He has worked with some of the best artists in Brazil. He also masters how to get the best bass sound. A top of the chart musician.
Alex is for sure one of the best bass players in Brazil. He has a very strong rhythmic sense, easy to work with, responsible and plays all music from north, central and south americas.
Interview with Alex Rocha
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
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 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 strongest skill?
A: I get a very strong and clear sound of my basses.
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: 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: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your intuition and play with your heart. Let the groove flows.
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.