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Do you guys ever hire musicians from FIVERR to play on your tracks?

Discussion in 'Home Recording Studio' started by vid1900, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    Although the host is annoying, here is a pretty fun video where he hires 9 studio musicians from the Net to write and play a bassline for his project:

    (I'll reserve my comments, as to not taint your experience)

     
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    I just play my own bass parts and pay myself in tacos.
     
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  4. vid1900

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    Player #1 had terrible timing. Can't believe he sent that as finished work. He did have an interesting line, just outside of his abilities.

    Player#2 had a tone that could cut through any mix, maybe a little too compressed, but usable.

    Player #4 was cocky both in playing and in tone. He'd be great on a stage or studio.

    Player #5 was totally amazing. Tone was great, his playing was spot on. Best value of all the players for sure.

    Player #6 tone was completely lifeless, worst of the bunch. Did not seem confident in the groove, almost like today was the first time she had ever played a line in that style.

    Player #7 this guy had an interesting groove. Fluid, excellent.

    Player 8 was uninspired. No drive. Thin tone that would be tough to match into the mix.

    Player 9 was nicely in the pocket. He did not make any of the lines too busy (so you know he's got experience). He gave a pro performance.
     
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    Interesting that you are offering a critique of tone for the players. When recording bass, I will record with a very neutral tone and then work with it while mixing. Listening to stems/tracks in mix practice files, I think this is the case for a lot of bass tracks. You seem to be asking that bass player for hire to be a producer. Not clear to me that is their role.

    Obviously, all opinion on my part and I may be shot down but I suspect I might prefer a tone that does not totally commit the bass track...
     
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    Love that video! thanks for posting.
     
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    Of course I'm critiquing tone.

    If you send me mush like #6, how am I going to "fix it in the mix" ?

    If you send me #2 and once I put the song together, the bass is overcompressed, where do I go from there?

    Guys like #5 #7 and #9 sent tone that was bang on, ready to be tucked into a tight mix. I think their experience shows.
     
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    Oh, then by all means, tuck in.
     
  9. vid1900

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    After watching that video, how many of you are thinking about hiring out your chops on FIVERR ?

    It could be fun playing for different projects every day, yes?

    Think of not driving in LA traffic to your next session.

    Think of telling your wife/boyfriend "Honey, I'm only spending money I made playing music on buying more guitars."

    How about telling your kid's new music teacher, "Yeah, I'm a studio musician, so I get it..."

    FIVERR takes a 20% cut of every gig, but it's totally free to advertise your skills.

    https://www.fiverr.com/categories/music-audio
     
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    What happens when they tour?
     
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    #7, he can play, looks like he would show up for practice, know his stuff, and not be loaded.

    I think the people using video are smart, this is basically an ad for them, so the visuals help sell it.
     
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    Interesting!

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    Is it just me?
    Why was he unhappy with no video?
    He asked fof bass lines...I guess some people listen with their eyes
     
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    He is a bass player, so he probably wanted to see who was "into the groove" and who looked like a deer in the headlights.

    Also, since he is making a video, it adds to the fun to see musicians performing rather than just a playbar on the screen.
     
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    :D
     
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    I'm 95% taint meat.
     
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    I saw something similar to this idea, but a little different.
    It was for "composers" i guess you would say.
    You write and perform a piece of music, upload it to the website, and it is purchased for use in tv commercials, or whatever.
     
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    I have some songs that I (and only I) consider to be brilliant. Maybe I'll pay them to figure out what the heck I was playing.
     
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