From a $100 pawn shop bass guitar at the age of 13 to touring and recording bass with country artist Phil Vassar, Steve Cook’s story is not one of privilege, but rather a story about hard work paying off. Steve has a quote on his website that reads
“I heard the term ‘sonic chameleon’ to describe my playing, and thought that was the biggest compliment a bass player can get. Today’s players have to adapt and move, and get great tones on any genre, record or live show.”
I couldn’t agree more! Diversity will not only expand your horizons and make you a well rounded artist, it will increase your chances of making a living in music dramatically – whether you’re a musician, engineer or producer!
In today’s video we witness Steve being a sonic chameleon: He discusses his bass recording setup and shows us how he goes about tracking bass for a remote online session – wearing the hat of a producer and bassist at once. I hope you enjoy this video!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please leave a bunch of questions and comments below.
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,