Session Bassist and Composer

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Mike Brown on SoundBetter

I specialize in creative double bass parts and have contributed and played music for many projects ranging from hip hop to Ken Burns' Vietnam and Mayo Clinic.

I am available to play double bass, electric bass,create string arrangements and compose for you. I aim to please and have a professional setup available for recording. Please reach out and we can discuss your needs and come up with a solution!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Bav
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    A great pro who you can trust to deliver high quality, and very good bass work.

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    Mike has no trouble working to your job specs, creating high quality bass parts that really add to the foundations of your track. Great pro.

  3. Review by Bav
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    An excellent bassist and really great to work with. The turnaround is incredibly fast and the final product is of a really high standard. If you need bass work done, this is the guy to bring into the fold.

  4. Review by Bav
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    A great pro, who you can give a brief instruction/idea you have for the bass part, and let him use his experience and skills to turn it into something real, and of high quality.

  5. Review by Bav
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    Mike is excellent to work with, understands the ideas you have for the project, and happy to tweak parts to get it exactly how you want them to sound. A great bow and pizzicato bassist to bring into your project.

  6. Review by Melissa R. Kaplan
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    Mike was amazing. He is not only a skilled player - stand up as well as classically bowed bass - but also creative and forward thinking in his arranging and composition style. Mike gave a new depth and dimension to my song. He was professional, listened and was pleasant. Highly recommended.

  7. Review by Bav
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    Mike is easy to communicate with and delivers a great sounding bass line that will fit in perfectly with your project. Highly recommend.

Interview with Mike Brown

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

  2. A: I mostly record bass parts for existing songs and do string arrangements for clients. These are all recorded professionally in my home studio.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Universal Audio interfaces. Peluso P49 tube mic, Remic mics, Michael Joly mics, and fat head mics. Hazelrigg Industries VLC-1 Multiple bass amps Juzek contrabass Fender P and Jazz basses

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: Typically the client will send me an audio file of the song and let me know the tempo. They will also include chord charts if needed and give me instruction as to what they would like on the track. I am more than happy to make up bass parts for your songs as well. I will then typically record the bass using two mics and send you the file of each mic so that you can blend them into your recording as you wish. I will then do any edits or re-recordings that you need until you are happy!

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

  8. A: I have really been into Michael Beinhorn lately...

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I try to serve the song and bring what is needed to create the perfect foundation.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Ability to play many different styles and creativity / thinking outside the box.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I work on all genres. I have played in symphony orchestras, jazz bands, motion picture and TV show soundtracks, hip hop, rock, punk rock, and Americana.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I am approaching my 30th year of playing music!

  17. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  18. A: I am currently working on string arrangements for a band that I have worked with in the past and getting ready for a live performance of a score for a silent movie.

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This is a sample of my playing and composing / recording examples. The bass parts are unprocessed to give you an idea of what you will receive to place in your recording.

I was the bass player, composer, recording engineer in this production

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I prefer to keep this flexible as each job is unique, but I am here to make sure that we can achieve what it is that you are hearing.

Gear Highlights
  • Juzek Double Bass
  • Fretless and Fretted Electric Basses
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