Mark Corradetti

Crafted, soulful electric bass

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Grammy nominated bassist in 2021 ! For many years, I have worked for and with hundreds of artists and producers in varying styles around the world. I love getting the right tone, the right part, and making the songs happen through your vision. Please contact me and let's talk !

Contact me. Tell me about your project, and what you are looking for.
The more we communicate, the clearer we can be.

Let's work together and get the part the way you want it. Tell me how you want it and what's on your mind. When we're in a project together, I'm in your band for that time.
If you have chord sheets, or any written music, great, if not, that's ok too.
I use very high quality gear in my studio. I send you very good wav files in the bit/sample rate that you require. I use Fender/Sukop/Spector/Steinberger instruments, and a full range of other outboard gear/amps in here.
I am fanatical about things like tone, note length, and listening. Let me know if you have multiple songs, I can work out a good deal for you.

I'm usually noted for a very clean, even tone and my pocket/creativity. I've worked with a great many wonderful artists and musicians on many projects from New York, Nashville and Los Angeles, and other artists from all over the world in a variety of genres.

My day to day work is playing bass. I play in other studios, play live, and keep a full schedule. I also perform a fair amount of "ghost sessions", where I am asked to record bass for many people you may have heard of.

Check out my samples and reviews of previous work and feel free to contact me today !

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

148 Reviews - 24 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sebastien S.
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    It was a great pleasure to work with Mark ! Very professional, attentive to my requests, very responsive ! I highly recommend !!!

  2. Review by Sarah R.
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    I was impressed with Mark's easygoing style, professionalism, and ability to nail the vibe of my song right away. He worked at getting my feedback integrated perfectly and delivered a great track that will elevate my song. Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Steven O.
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    Very responsive, and nice work!

  4. Review by Don C.
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    I enjoy working with Mark, he has a knack for figuring out my rustic rock approach to song writing. He stays the course until I'm happy with his work.

  5. Review by Ethan
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    Mark was amazing. the bass for my track came out so nicely and I’ll definitely be coming back to him for any of my bass guitar needs. If you’re looking for pop/electronic music bass guitar he is your man

  6. Review by Tandis J.
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    Great guy, great communication, very happy with the job. Would recommend.

  7. Review by Don C.
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    Mark is easy to work with and a pro musician. He's had a hand in several of my original works, and they are not cake walks. I rely on him to be intuitive and groovy, and I always find my trust is well placed.

  8. Review by Amir E.
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    Mark really cares and is an excellent bassist. Im super grateful to have worked with him and will for sure use him in the future. Thanks buddy!

  9. Review by Don C.
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    Again, Mark did a great job; really came through. He's willing to work and rework if necessary to get my desired result. Great collaborator; I'd love to work with him in person some day.

  10. Review by Phil P.
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    Great work once again from Mark. Beautifully simple and solid.

  11. Review by Massive A.
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    a fantastic electronic bass player. Can only recommend, thanks Mark

  12. Review by Amar S.
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    Great Bass player, gets the Job Done! easy to work with!

  13. Review by JOW W.
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    Awesome!

  14. Review by Stefan W.
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    Mark is a rock solid bassist and a great dude. Highly recommended!

  15. Review by Victor J.
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    Outstanding experience working with him !

  16. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Mark did great! Very professional and easy to work with! I definitely recommend!

  17. Review by Don C.
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    I like working with Mark, he has great intuition on the bass guitar, he gets the vibe I intend. He knows when to free up the notes and slides. Very professional guy who produces quality tracks. His playing adds a lot to this song, really rounds it out nicely.

  18. Review by Stefan W.
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    Mark delivered such amazing fretless bass! My new favourite instrument :D I can't recommend Mark highly enough!

  19. Review by Jay S.
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    Mark is awesome, communicates well, has great ideas and executes!

  20. Review by Robert D.
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    Great communication and gave me some options to work with. Great feel and tone also! Definitely recommend

Interview with Mark Corradetti

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: My setup is mainly set up to load other peoples tracks and provide bass parts immediately. I recently upgraded to Digital Performer 10 as my main DAW, and record directly from a Wayne Jones dual channel pre into a variety of other tone devices from a variety of basses, (both fretted and fretless), Most of my sound comes from my hands.

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

  4. A: A big open mind and enthusiasm to my bass parts. I want to provide great support and serve the song. I also bring a great signature sound, and inventive sounding parts. The three T's also, time, tone, and taste !

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

  6. A: A recent project from Germany, one from France that were very good. I can't name names because I do not have their permission to do so at this time. Also, another interesting project from Korea, and I travel too. I play whatever I've agreed to and give it my all.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: I am definitely flexible in that regard. I have a pop, rock and jazz background, and that has served me very well. But there are some things that are better left to other players. I am not well versed in certain things such as bluegrass, and some types of latin music, so there are definitely things that are better suited for other players other than me. I just take it project to project, and if I am not the guy, I say so.

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

  10. A: I seem to get called for my feel and tone, and to not overplay !

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

  12. A: I play a great deal of pop and EDM tracks, rock, and some jazzier stuff too. My role is usually in the rhythm section, so I am very concerned about being in sync with the drummer rhythmically, and playing the right notes to compliment the melody or vocal. It really depends on the piece of music. The music doesn't lie, ever.

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

  14. A: Right now I am based in Southern California and involved in various projects. Some smooth jazz, a childrens song, a hard rock song, an EDM track and some trance stuff.

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

  16. A: Yes Jason Meekins. He's a drummer. Also Darrell Nutt, he's a great drummer too.

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

  18. A: I love to play and collaborate and see people happy with the music. I get a charge out of hearing the final product !

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

  20. A: Just be honest, and forthright. Do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it, and communicate !

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

  22. A: I rely on my ears and formal/informal training mainly. After listening to a piece of music, I'll usually write a chart for the music as a roadmap. Then I'll try out different parts, and when I feel comfortable, I'll start playing takes. There really is no clear cut "one" way. It's all about the tone and feel. I typically like to try different ways.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: I'd say there are several. A great tone, and a great attitude go a long way whether in person and remotely. I also have a knack for being able to get several ideas in several takes which gives the client/artist choices. Also, being able to read in between the lines of directions, and give more than what is asked.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: a clean, strong signal and sound goes a long way. The three T's, time, tone and taste !

  27. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  28. A: I think they both have their place. Nothing wrong with 2 inch tape with that great natural compression. Digital has become a standard, as it becomes easy to exchange tracks worldwide.

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

  30. A: I'd probably just bring suntan oil, and sunglasses.

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

  32. A: This has always been my career path. I've been doing this nonstop since I was 15 or so. Then Berklee, then the New York Metropolitan area, then the Nashville area, and now all over the place !

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

  34. A: What's your vision, let's get it.

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

  36. A: Good question. We'd be here years.....

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

  38. A: My promise, is I always give it my best without fail. Everytime.

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

  40. A: They mainly ask if I have time. The answer is, I always have time to play !

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

  42. A: Can you earn a living from it ? The answer is yes, I do very well.

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

  44. A: I greatly admire all the greats, the knowns and not so knowns. Anybody that plays and/or records great music has got my vote.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Tosca
  • Steely Dan
  • Pink Floyd
Gear Highlights
  • Basses (fretted and fretless) Stephen Sukop
  • Fender Jazz
  • Lakland fretless
  • Spector
  • Digital Performer 10
  • Wayne Jones preamp / powered cabinets mic'd
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  • May, 2020May 29, 2020

    What a strange time ! Weather is great, everything is very weird. I'm glad people are still making music and inviting me to play on their projects. Last few months have been very busy !

  • November 2018Nov 07, 2018

    I've been working on some great things by great artists out there ! I did manage to schedule a trip to Budapest in September, to play a few gigs and a studio date for a film. Since then, I've been busy right here; childrens music, soul music, smooth jazz, and some hard rock. I'm blessed to be able to play with so many people on here and I look forward to every project !

  • 2017Feb 05, 2017

    All is well in SoCal. NAMM just passed last week. I just scored some new great amplifier equipment through Epifani out of New York. This month I have gigs in LA with Magenta Harley. The group sounds really great. I am also looking forward to doing some musical theater with a professional outfit here in LA.  A little rainy here in Southern California lately but never cold.

  • April 28 2016Apr 29, 2016

    Just moved to my new house, well at least it's new to me. Settling in and looking forward to more projects. I have a lot more space, which is fantastic ! Doing a few live dates in the Hollywood area this month, and doing quite a bit of recording, working with Rose Lane Studios, and a bunch more stuff. I'm always open to hearing from new artists and look forward to possibly working with you.

  • March 2016Mar 19, 2016

    I am really enjoying living in Southern California very much. Things are busy at Rose Lane Studios, and we are recording a great deal. I am working with a group as yet unnamed, within the Rose Lane label. The payers are magnificent and the music is great. More to come !!

  • March On !Mar 02, 2015

    Recently got back from beautiful Carpenteria CA. Rose Lane Studios with Dann Glenn, and all the others. Sjoerd Auke Koppert runs an amazing place there ! Some great music coming out of there. Going back in the near future for an awesome record with Dann, and drummer Seb Persini. Already gearing up for Summer NAMM with Willcox Instruments,/Lightwave Technologies. 

  • NAMM 2015Feb 03, 2015

    NAMM was awesome this year. Great playing and seeing and visiting old and new friends. Came back to some great projects to record. Hopefully you will be next !

  • It's been busy...Oct 01, 2014

    Recently got back from New Jersey / New York area. Played a few gigs with some fine artists. Came back home and have a few projects waiting for me by several artists. Looking forward to playing them. This is good !