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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6 ReviewsEndorse Marcelo Maccagnan
Fast delivery, easy to communicate with, caters to my request, groovy bass lines. Would recommend!
easy, fast, and high quality ..tks
Marcelo is very professional double bass musicians, efficient, creative and talented.
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
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!
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
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.