Marcelo Maccagnan

Session Bass: Electric/Upright

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I am a New York based bass player. Originally from Brazil, i have played and recorded with many groups. Love working with artists that want to take their music to the next level with a real live bass track. My passion is to play on people's compositions and try to fulfill their vision while adding as much as I can as an unique artist.

I record electric and acoustic bass for anything from singles to full albums, ambient soundscapes, film score, short jingles, and musical bumpers. I specialize in Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Latin/Brazilian music. I can track remotely and send tracks via internet (electric bass only) or work at a local studio.

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  1. Review by Ferreira A.
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    easy, fast, and high quality ..tks

  2. Review by Ueno Y.
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    Marcelo is very professional double bass musicians, efficient, creative and talented.

  3. Review by Oscar Fernando Perez
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    Can't believe Marcelo, he's always the best player in the room, always knows his parts and he is a camaleon. He would show you beautiful parts for a jazz piece and then he's playing powerful lines for a rock band. But the mystery is how he nevers makes a mistake!!!!!
    ............................................Oscar Fernando Perez, singer for Tender Beats

  4. Review by Gregory C.
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    Mr Marcelo is an excellent musicians/ bassist. Glad to know Mr Marcelo and have him record on the latest project. He is very articulate, open-minded, and flexible to work with. If I went into an Italian restaurant for a small meal of penne arrabbiata and pellegrino. He will serve the best arrabbiata with all the right ingredience to provide a delicious meal. So in terms of music, he is a great bassist and overall musician! Till next time, Ciao Mr Marcelo!

  5. Review by Gregory C.
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    Mr Marcelo is an excellent musicians/ bassist. Glad to know Mr Marcelo and have him record on the latest project. He is very articulate, open-minded, and flexible to work with. If I went to an Italian restaurant for a small meal of penne arrabbiata and pellegrino. He will serve the best arrabbiata with all the right ingredience to provide a delicious meal. So in terms of music, he is a great bassist and overall musician! Till next time Mr Marcelo! Ciao

Interview with Marcelo Maccagnan

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I run a home studio where I record strictly Bass. I do Electric, Upright (Acoustic) and Synth Bass in here. My main instruments are a Jazz and a Precision Fender basses. A 5 string Fodera. A 5 string Fretless Ibanez. A Russian 1950s Acoustic Fully Carved bass with a beautiful deep and rich sound, I can do either Arco or Pizzicato on it. And my synth bass plugins I run on my computer. I also have a variety of pedals for effects. To record I either do D.I. on my Avalon Preamp or I add a mic on my MarkBass or Fender Amp. I sometimes (usually for acoustic bass) do a mix of both D.I. and mic.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I believe that with the advance of internet, music industry got a chance to develop itself further that it ever has. Right now there a more musicians, and the overall level is much higher then what it was 10-20 years ago. With that in many , my answer is that I have many musicians that inspire me. But my main inspiration when it comes to session(studio) musicians are Nathan East, Carlitos del Puerto, Pino Palladino and Sean Hurley.

  5. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  6. A: I recently been getting a lot of opportunities to record for Indie Rock/Pop Bands that are in need of a clear and professional bass line. Many times there is a new artist coming up, and he/she wont have a full band formed, so they hire me to record bass on their album or EP to have a great bass sound on their final track.

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