Justin Meldal-Johnsen is an acclaimed bass player whose driving, energetic bass lines have earned him spots on stage and in the studio with a wide variety of the world’s top acts, from Beck and Nine Inch Nails to St. Vincent and M83. He’s also an accomplished songwriter, producer, and musical director with enough credits from those roles to rival those he’s earned as a bassist. This week, he visits with host Josh Paul and shares some fantastic insight on his creative process, working with artists, what gear he uses, and great stories from the studio and the road.
The Bass Freqs Podcast brings you the unique perspectives and insights of bass players—the backbone of every band. Hosted by lifelong recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), each episode features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. Get the direct lowdown on how they got their start, how they approach their role as the driving force of a song, what gear they use, and what it takes to perform at the highest level.
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