BENNY RIETVELD BASS POP FUSION VOL. 3
Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 3 is Q Up Arts’ collaborative collection with Santana musical director and bassist Benny Rietveld. The product itself is offered up as 16bit 44k WAVs (Waveform Audio Files), for creatively sparking song-starters, jamming, or just getting going with new bass ideas.
As musical director and bassist for rock and Latin American jazz fusion-pioneering musician Carlos Santana for 25 years, Benny Rietveld is clearly no slouch when it comes to navigating the fretboard’s lower regions. Résumé registers playing and recording with many more musical greats, including Miles Davis, Sheila E, John Lee Hooker, Dave Matthews, Rob Thomas, and Michel Legrand, to name but a notable few. He also features in concert video performances with Santana and Miles Davis and on live network TV shows such as Letterman, Dancing With The Stars, Jay Leno, Jools Holland, and George Lopez.
The talented bassist played against Q Up Arts’ award-winning Steve Gadd DrumScores, featuring files encoded to be used as WAVs, so that they will work in all DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations). The namesake resulting release really hammers home the simple fact that nothing beats the real thing when it to comes to the masterful feel and driving intention that only a world-class bassist can bring to the production table. This, in turn, means Benny Rietveld Bass: Pop Fusion vol. 3 brings your productions to life. Featuring full-length standalone basslines and mixes with percussion. Ultimately, users can even add their own loops and rhythms to those basslines for added flexibility as all baselines were played to a click. BPMs and keys are in each file name.
World Class Engineer Bill Malina
Still better, Benny Rietveld’s bass-playing prowess was duly captured for Benny Rietveld Bass: Latin Fusion vol. 1 by GRAMMY Awards®- and Emmy-nominated veteran recording and mix engineer Bill Malina at his California studio in Sherman Oaks. His exceptional engineering and production credits are almost endless, transcending genres to encompass the likes of Van Halen, Ringo Starr, Santana, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Flo Rida, Quincy Jones, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, and many more Platinum-selling recording artists. As such, both Benny Rietveld and Q Up Arts are inevitably in good hands here.
"This is the funnest title we've ever done. Jamming with Benny is pure joy!"
- Producer Douglas Morton