I was in the first un-signed band to get a million downloads on the internet (Daphne Loves Derby) - been playing bass as a professional touring-studio musician for 15 years and recording and producing music even longer.

Eight years ago, Washington state songwriter Jason Call traveled south of the equator to serve the people of Peru. The experience left an indelible mark on him - leaving his previously content life and starting completely new. This exuberance is evident in all of his songs - effervescent, modern pop with impeccable, crisp production.

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AllMusic verified credits for Daphne Loves Derby:

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Gear highlights

  • Fender Jazz Bass Guitar
  • 68 Fender Mustang Bass
  • Blue The Bottle Studio Condenser Microphone 1349
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Avid D-Control
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • Avid Pro Tools 12

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What are you working on at the moment?
I'm working on another solo album - hopefully will be out in a few months.
Analog or digital and why?
Both! Each have strengths.
How would you describe your style?
I started playing the bass in the jazz band at school. I love to move when a run is tasteful.
Can you share one music production tip?
For bass - do everything you can to follow the kick drum. If you aren't in sync with the drummer and the kick you are just creating conflicting noise. Sometimes the time between notes is just as impactful as the chords themselves.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Usually I am working on Indie / Alternative music
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I'm a session bassist - so I jump in and add tasteful low end to any song. In addition to playing bass for clients I produce and engineer so I have a sound understanding of what the bass should be doing and where it should be sitting in the mix.