© 2018 created by Craig Akin NYC

Recording and Overdubs

Recording is my favorite thing to do. Whether it's live with a band or just me overdubbing, I enjoy the process because it makes me feel like I'm entering a lab and putting myself under a microscope. I enjoy coming up with bass parts and searching for the best tone to serve the music. Sometimes it comes easy and sometimes hard, the not knowing is part of the excitement.

I'm often asked by musicians to overdub bass onto their existing projects. Now I can say I have that capability at home. I can overdub upright bass, bowed bass, 4 or 5 string Fender electric, Fender fretless Jazz, or vintage hollow body Harmony bass. 

The process is simple.  First send me an email with details about your project so I can make sure I'm a good match.  Then once we agree on a time frame and cost I'll begin as soon as possible. You send me your files and I'll record three different takes and send to you. Then you can choose a take or comp them together. So wait no longer, send me an email and let's make some music! 

 

 

"Craig was fantastic to work with. I record mainly southern gospel, which is not the most well known genre out there, but he was able to lay down a perfect bass line for the feel of the song. He's very flexible in his approach."

James Tompkins, Producer/Engineer
Byrdstown, TN

 

"I was looking for an upright bass player with a big sound and a good feel for a funk groove, not just another electric player who does a bit of upright on the side. Craig fit the bill perfectly and had no problem wrestling some of my odder bass lines into shape. He was happy to take feedback and make adjustments, too - a great remote recording experience."

Pete Newman, clarinetist/saxophonist/composer
Cambridge, U.K.

 

"I absolutely love Craig's contribution to my latest record! Craig's not only a fantastic bass player, he's easy-going, able to take directions and pays attention to details. All qualities I highly appreciate as an artist and producer."

Thomas Feurer, Intended Immigration
New York

 

"Craig did an excellent fob recording a bass line for our project. He kept in constant touch all through the process to make sure we were happy with the results. He has an ear of what you need. A true pro. On top of that he's super easy to work with."

Gregory Gazaryan, Musician/Songwriter 
Russia