Producer and session musician from Argentina, featured on more than 80 albums playing electric and double bass; and with +20 years of experience working live and in the studio.
My goal is to help the artists reach their most honest version of themselves. I put a lot of work, focus and vision to boost their biggest talents, to shape the details, and to find the essence of their musical voice. I like to start with song references and to chat extensively to get to know each other with the artist.
As a session player, i'm a fan of good quality audio, clean tones and vintage warmth. And I like to experiment with the dynamics and effects too, if necessary, to give an special flavor to the instrument you want. On upright, I can play arco and pizzicato. I record electric bass using an API preamp; and acoustic with a combination of two microphones (condenser and dynamic). I'm also open to suggestions.
Aside from bass/upright, i can record guitars and program synths, pianos and beats in my studio.
I work with various mixers and mastering engineers (most of them you can find them in this platform) and I have an extense list of thrustworthy session players to complete the sonic palette for every need of a musical production.
Also I can write an original line/arrangement for your song, or i can record a previously written line.
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7 ReviewsEndorse Ale Moffardin
Ale is a great musician and a pleasure to work with. He is super kind and was happy to complete any revisions requested. He sent me high quality files with proper resolutions and a combination of two good quality mics.
Very easy to work with and professional, great experience!
Ale is one of the most talented, trusted session players I've ever worked with.
His commitment and musicianship to every project is uncanny. His knowledge on audio, genre and playing styles are what make him the most versatile bass player I've ever known. He is fast, professional and a true craftsman of his instrument. We have worked together in over 25 projects and he is simply the best.
I´ve worked in 20+ records with Ale, and he is my favorite rhythm section brother. I love to play and work with Ale because the music flows around him. He´s super pro and has a great taste. I highly recommend working with him. Hope to play with you soon Ale.
All I am looking for in a bassist is that he can be consistent, responsible and solid over time, song by song, beat by beat and all those characteristics together are Ale Moffardin, great bass player, great musician, I look forward to working with him again.
Ale is one of the most talented and versatile bassists I know. He understand perfectly what each project needs. I always want him on my team!
Having worked in several records with Ale was a great experience. Capable of delivering really good stuff within the timeframe. Looking forward for the next one!
Interview with Ale Moffardin
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on singer songwriter music, but also folk-acoustic and indie. But I have been playing more than 20 years, so I'm confortable with a lot of styles and genres, like lofi, soul, latin music, latin american folklore and pop-rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I put music first above everything. I really enjoy doing my job so I'm always open to suggestions and I want to learn everything I can to get better at it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I want to help the artists to feel represented by their music, and I strive my best to help them achieve that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I’ll start by having a chat with the artist/s about their goals and music preferences. I think it helps us to connect with the right mindset for the work process. I also like the feedback because it generates the thrust necessary for a proper collaboration between artist and producer. Then we can listen to the music. If they have a demo, a draft or a simple melody recorded on their phone, we can start to work on it.. We can create a collaborative playlist of song references with any kind of material that could steer us in the right direction. Having a lot of studio experience, I always try to make the process as enjoyable as possible for the artists and session players alike, so that everyone feels motivated to get to the best playing and interpretation of the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Macbook Pro and an Audient ID14. My favourite DAWs for producing are Reaper and Ableton, for live recording/editing/mix/etc i prefer Protools. When recording electric bass, my go-to preamp is the API Tranzformer LX. For upright bass, I prefer my AT4050 condenser microphone first and use a second track that could be a dynamic microphone (SM57 or Electrovoice PL33) or the Fishman piezo + API preamp for a different flavor on that take. I always strive to get the best signal for every track. I also have electric and acoustic guitars, Arturia Keystep and Essential MIDI Controllers (for synth and piano rec and programming) and several pedal effect units.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a Producer, I work on the song estructure, melodies, audio and make all the arrangements; choosing instruments, players, studios and technicians to ensure the best result possible and to make the artist feel confortable with the whole process. If necessary, i can record and/or program all the tracks in the song. As a session player, I mostly record electric bass and double bass tracks, trying to choose the best audio and feel for the song. Sometimes i'm asked to write an original line for a song or to bring a special feel or sound to the track, and that's what i enjoy the most.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love "Lo del tiempo lo vemos" by Julian Barneix, it was my first take as a producer and string arranger. The playing was superb and i'm really happy with the results. As a sessionist, i played bass and double bass on "El Elefante y el Jinete" by Agustin Donati. I think it's an amazing album and i'm really proud of my work there. Also i loved the work we've done on "The Last Word" by Fede Petro. It was recorded 100% live and has an amazing feel.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I look up to producers and musicians who always think of the song first. I love the work of Joseph Mount (Metronomy) and Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) and I'm amazed by the work of Sting, his playing and his compositions. I also love AIR, and every record they've been involved with.