Ariel Cavalieri

Pro-Session & Live Bass Player

4 Reviews (2 Verified)
Ariel Cavalieri on SoundBetter

I'm a Grammy Award Winner (MTV Unplugged) who recorded more than 30 studio and live albums, a huge bunch of singles and toured with several artists, including Julieta Venegas's band (2004/2013) around Europe, USA and all Americas Continent. Warwick & Fender clinician (Argentina 1995/1998). Since 2006 I'm CEO on CASA POP!!! recording studios.

If you have a previous bass line as an example, score or a specific reference for me, please send me that.

The project must include this information:
BPM, Bits, kHz, WAV or AIFF or others.

Be sure that I will choose the best sound option for your song, your style, but if you have any specific requirements as to choose in my gear available (Fender P-Bass with GK Amp or Warwick 5 string with pick or slap, etc) let me know when you send the first email.

If you are clear about exactly what you want, there is less chance of having to make any changes, so try to be as specific as possible.

Is better make any kind of questions before... not after!
So please feel you totally free, I will listen to any concerns that you have regarding about the recording, timing, package price, sounds, etc.

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

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Waters Rhone

    Incredible fretless bassist!!!! None Better! Excellent listener and goes out of his to please!!!

  2. Review by Waters Rhone

    INCREDIBLY talented and cooperative!! Really worked to get me exactly what I wanted! Best fretless bass player I've ever worked with!!!

  3. Review by Valerio R.

    Trabajé con varias en varios canciones de mis discos.
    Siempre lo hicimos vía virtual ya que él vive en Ciudad de Mëxico y yo, en Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Un placer contar con su talento y aporte en cada una de mis rolas. Generalmente le envío una muestra muy básica de la canción y le doy la libertad de que él cree la parte del bajo sin ningún tipo de condicionamiento, y los resultados son siempre brillantes. Ariel juega en la Premier League de los bajistas desde hace tiempo; pero lo importante es que además es una excelente persona y un superprofesional.

  4. Review by Alan Garcia

    Ariel is without a doubt the best bass player I've ever worked with. He has a great tone and musicality, he can really take your project to the next level. Also, his very easy to work with, a total Pro.

Interview with Ariel Cavalieri

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I played electric upright bass for a Grammy award winner MTV Unplugged live album, produced by the talented brazilian producer, Jaques Morelenbaum. The full process, learning earned and everithing on it, it was one of the most beautiful and richest experiences on my career!

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: I know some musicians and recording engineers who have their SB profile. Also I have recommended SB for other musicians.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: Many times they want to know about my previous jobs and about my experience. I show them my bass jobs on recording albums or singles and live videos, or whatever they need to know me a little better.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: Sometimes I fall too much in love with projects that only call me for just one record ;)

  9. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  10. A: What musical references do you have for me? Where do you want me to help you take your song?

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

  12. A: The first thing I do is talk to the client until I really understand what they are looking for. Many times without them saying it, I can understand what they need, and I am the one who proposes "that" to them. Some clients are very receptive and appreciate this, but others are more strict and are looking for something very specific, and in both cases I give them what they need. That method has worked quite well for me.

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

  14. A: David Bowie, Mark Ronson, Gustavo Cerati.

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

  16. A: A line of empathic bass, solid, deep and strong for the song that needs it.

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

  18. A: Latino Rock, Brit Pop, Indie Rock Pop, World Music, Indie/Funk/Dance.

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: When I can reach the musical climax on a record session, or in live stage.

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

  22. A: I been start to play at 16 years old, with a couple friends, just for devotion that music produces on me, for enjoy and experimentation. My first paying job was at my 19 years old. Some years later, became a reality and since 1994 and forward I played as a session bass player, with several bands and solo singers, I´ve recording on studio for several Sony, BMG, Warner, Universal records, and many other independient artists from México, Argentina, Perú, Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Spain and USA. I've touring arround the world for 9 years with a Grammy Award Winner mexican singer, and now I´m focused working on my own studio, and the Bass Recording Online. I enjoy so much this!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Can be a little modern or vintage, solid sound, alternative pop, rock and full of 80s vibe.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: When we are in the recording process, I usually become almost a member of your band, or the bassist that you want to take for touring.

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

  28. A: Bass online recording, Artistic Production.

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

  30. A: Today I´m producing some songs, and recording all the basses for the music score in a TV serie, and a few days ago, I have finish the basses for a mexican singer next/new record album.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: I´m in love with analog sounds, on synths, on pedals, etc. to play, to use live or in the studio. The recording platform, I prefer digital; it sounds great, easy to use, comfortable, expeditous, etc.

  33. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  34. A: Commitment, broad knowledge and goodwill.

  35. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  36. A: Mark Ronson... a great producer, brillant artist!

  37. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  38. A: Don´t have fear to asking, and don´t feel compromise just for a few questions, it doesn´t matter if you are a professional singer/band or not, always can you found the right person for your project.

  39. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  40. A: If the desert has electricity outlets; I pick my Precision, my Streamer Stage 1, my 800RB, my Goliath 2 cabinet ... and a wire!

Ex 1. Disco & Ex 2. Fretless

I was the Bass Player in this production

Terms Of Service

Delivery time: 24-48 hours.
Includes 3 free corrections.
Subsequent changes (if any) will have a cost.

GenresSounds Like
  • New Wave
  • Pop Rock
  • Rock Latino
Gear Highlights
  • Warwick Streamer Stage 1
  • Fender P-57 Reissue
  • NS Design CR4M Upright
  • Warwick Fortress MasterMan 5
  • Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
  • Ashbory Bass
  • Matsumoku Vantage Fretless
  • Universal Audio LA610
  • DBX 163A/D
  • Gallien Krueger 800RB
  • SWR Goliath.
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