Rob Mullarkey

established recording bassist

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Jacob Collier's bassist but I'm well known for my work with Zero7, Jordan Rakei, Jose James, Natalie Williams, John Newman and plenty more. As well as being an accomplished bassist with a background in jazz and soul, I have mixed and produced many albums and try to bring this musical awareness to my bass playing.

Send me your tracks! Let me know what kind of thing you're looking for, be it Pino-esque P-bass for your chilled soul tracks, a biting 5 string tone that cuts through a dense mix, or various luscious vintage short-scale tones, I usually send back 3 takes of varying complexity allowing you to comp together your perfect bass.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Rob Mullarkey

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have 15 basses which can be recorded dirent through the fantastic Avalon U5 into my AML 1073 or UA 610, (plus optional API eq and Urei 1176 hardware) or by special request through my beautifully preserved Ampeg B15 into a Geffel CMV 563 (neumann M7 capsule) or SM7 and finally to my Metric Halo MIO8 converters

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

  4. A: Pino Paladino, Jimmy Johnson, Willie Weeks, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Michael Henderson, Paul McCartney

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

  6. A: The bass part can transform your track and artists often send me demos looking for that special extra something. Some of the greatest basses in the world will be recorded pristinely for your own use. We can chat about semantic but my usual approach is to send 3 takes of varying complexity for you to comp together to your liking

GenresSounds Like
  • Zero 7
  • Jacob Collier
  • John Newman
Gear Highlights
  • Fender '65 Precision
  • '78 Mustang
  • '68 Vox Violin
  • Lakland "tele" P
  • Lakland "DJ" 5
  • Moollon J-Classic
  • Yamaha 2021X 5
  • Wilcock Mullarkey/Bi-Sonic
  • Deusenberg hollowbody
  • Ampeg B15
  • Gefell CMV563
  • Sm7
  • Avalon bass DI
  • UA610
  • AML1073
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