Welcome to StudioBassist.com


You're looking for a professional and affordable online bass track for your song, from an experienced bass player who is proficient in many musical styles? You've come to the right place! My name is Martin Motnik, bass player for ACCEPT and an experienced session bassist for various world-renown artists. I've developed my own recording studio in Nashville, optimized for bass recording, after having worked for many years as a studio bass player all over the world. I've had the honor to record with musicians who played for Santana, Elvis Presley, Quincy Jones, Frank Zappa, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael Jackson, AC/DC and many more. And I would love to play for you too!

"I will give your song that live, organic, groovy low end sound of a professional bass track, fast and online, for a very reasonable price!"

Whether you're producing one song, a sound clip, a commercial, or an entire CD or DVD, I would love to play for you! I've recorded on hundreds of songs for artists from all over the world, always with the goal to make the recording process for my client as easy and satisfying as possible. Send me your song online in any sound file format, we'll talk about your sound and playing ideas, and I'll play a top-notch bass track to make your song groove and that will add that live low-end bass feeling that only a real bass track can deliver. Only when you're completely satisfied with my work, you'll get a track that will fit seemlessly in your arrangement, without hassle and with satisfaction guaranteed! Want to know more? Keep scrolling! Want to get started? Click here to contact me!


This playlist features samples of productions I've played on for artists from around the world. The songs are grouped by genre.


Here are some videos showing me at work. For full-length videos of selected sessions check out this YouTube playlist.

A short presentation of what I offer through StudioBassist.com:

Highlights of my bass playing career – who do you recognize?


Welcome to my studio! I've spent many years searching for the perfect instruments, amplifiers, speaker cabinets, effects, and everything else necessary for a world-class bass sound (it's amazing what just a different instrument cable does to your sound!).

Now I have a setup that is extremely versatile, and that produces the perfect sound for every musical style, from a HiFi fusion sound to a dirty punk rock overdrive sound and everything in between. Keep scrolling to find out more!


My three basses by Ritter Instruments were custom-built and are an integral part of my sound. I own a five string Ritter Roya (with a Hipshot D-Tuner, reaching down to the low A) for rock, metal, funk, reggae and R'n'B; a six string Ritter Roya for funk and fusion songs, and a five string Ritter Roya Fretless with unbelievable intensity and warmth. I use Elixir Nickel Plated Steel Strings with Nanoweb coating which ensure an always fresh and brilliant sound.

All three basses produce an extremely precise, warm, and flexible sound that blends perfectly with your mix. I get the most positive reactions to my sound when I go directly into the recording system, leaving the bass sound as natural as possible. To capture the most natural sound, I go through a Universal Audio LA-610 channel strip, which adds a slight amount of compression.

basses by Ritter Instruments
basses by Ritter Instruments

Recording Equipment

After comparing several audio interfaces, I'm currently recording through an Audient iD14 , an amazingly clean-sounding audio interface which beats more expensive audio interfaces in sound quality. The Audient is connected to my dedicted Apple Macintosh studio computer equipped with Apple Logic Pro X.

If you don't have any special requests about the sound, (ex. extremely low sub bass frequencies, slap sound, HiFi sound, effects like overdrive, distortion, chorus, flanger, phaser, octaver, or whatever else you can think of) I will add a slight amount of compression and adjust the sound with a little bit of EQ. I prefer to use a channel strip plugin by Solid State Logic . That's usually it, the rest comes out of the fingers (or the pick). The result of this combination is a very low-noise and very versatile bass track that will put a smile on your engineer's face (and ears). I will normalize the track to -3dB, so you can hear the bass clearly in every arrangement, while still having enough headroom for frequency adjustments and/or adding effects. I usually record in 24 bit resolution in either 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate, depending on the target media of your production (CD or DVD). It's possible to record up to 32bit resolution and 192kHz sample rate. I can deliver the track in either AIF and in WAV file format - whichever you prefer.

If you prefer the real live sound, I can also record the bass track with a microphone, amplified through a bass amp and speaker cabinet from Gallien-Krueger. Again, after many years of research and experience, I've found that Gallien-Krueger sounds punchier and more defined than every other brand I tried, and that I can get every sound out of it that I desire.

Want some effects? Besides having a huge amount of FX plug ins (like the incredibly authentic-sounding Ampeg SVX plug in from IK Multimedia), I am endorsed by Line 6 whose Bass POD models hold the most popular bass FX in the world. And if you're a vintage fan, I also have a few effect pedals that I can dig out, depending on the style of the song.

For all acoustic fans: I also have a round sounding acoustic bass from Ibanez, which can be recorded with the internal pickup or by a microphone. I also have a great sounding upright bass in my studio that I record with two microphones; a condenser mic for the presence and the air, and a dynamic mic for the low end. So if you have a song that requires the real upright sound, I'm happy to deliver that!

When I'm on the road, I take my Audient interface with me, and from there I go into a MacBook Pro with Logic Pro X. Even though I limit the amount of effects I put onto my tracks, I have a multitude of plugins that I can use if you'd like to get a certain sound. For amp sounds I can record the rig I'm touring with, or I can use an amp simulation such as GK Amplification Pro 2 , an incredibly realistic sounding amp simulation of Gallien-Krueger amps and speakers, made by Audified.



I've recorded on hundreds of tracks, and I can't wait to play on yours!

Awesome Artists I've Worked With

Akira Jimbo (Casiopea)
Ali Khan
Atma Anur (Jason Becker, Richie Kotzen)
Beyond the Void
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent)
Carnival Cruise Line
Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand)
Chantal Hartmann
The Choirboys
Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann's Earth Band)
Dan Lucas
David Andersen (Country Music Hall of Fame)
David Hanselmann
Disney Cruise Line
Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses)
Don Dokken (Dokken)
Don Randi (The Wrecking Crew, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio)
Doug Bossi (Jennifer Paige, David Coverdale)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group)
Graham Bonney
Gregg Bissonette (Santana, Toto, David Lee Roth)
Hal Blaine (The Wrecking Crew, Beach Boys)
Helene Fischer
Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
Jason Sadites (solo)
Jesse Money (daughter of Eddie Money)
Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith, Rod Stewart)
Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Rolling Stones, Chickenfoot)
Kofi Baker (Son of Ginger Baker/Cream)
Las Vegas Jazz Trio
Lukas Rossi (Winner Rockstar Supernova)
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert)
Marianne & Michael
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Royal Hunt)
Martha Wash (The Weather Girls)
Martin Lochner
Matt Bissonette (Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield)
Mattias "IA" Eklundh (Freak Kitchen, Jonas Helborg)
Michael T. Ross (Lita Ford)
Micky Moody (Whitesnake)
Michael Landau (Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Seal)
Missing Persons
Mugs Cain (Michael Bolton, David Foster)
Nepo Fitz
Omar Bowing
Pat Bautz (Three Dog Night)
Patrick Lindner
Peter Kraus
Peter Wölpl (Kick)
Ralf Jung
Richie Onori (The Sweet)
Rocky Horror Show Musical
Ru Paul
Steven Lincoln
Suzie McNeal
The Roxx
The Winners
Tim Tucker (United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps)
Uli Jon Roth (The Scorpions)
Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Christina Aguilera, Santana)
Wolfgang Schmid (Kick)
Worlds Apart


Memories of Working With Some Fantastic Colleagues

Chris Slade (AC/DC)
Chris Slade (AC/DC)

Gregg Bissonette
Gregg Bissonette

Hal Blaine and Don Randi (The Wrecking Crew)
Hal Blaine & Don Randi
(The Wrecking Crew)

Dale Bozzio's Missing Persons
Dale Bozzio's Missing Persons

Ray Parker Jr.
Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters)

Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake)

Phil Campbell (Motorhead)
Phil Campbell (Motorhead)

Uli Jon Roth and Don Dokken.
Uli Jon Roth and Don Dokken

Carmine Appice
Carmine Appice

Warren DiMartini (Ratt)
Warren DiMartini (Ratt)

Mark Boals (and Uli Jon Roth)
Mark Boals (and Uli Jon Roth)

Kofi Baker (Sons of Cream)
Kofi Baker (Sons Of Cream)




I will record world-class bass tracks online for you at the following rates:

- One song: $99
- 3 songs: $270
- Each additional song: $75

I want you to be completely satisfied and will revise until you're happy with the track. Please send me your files to the following email address (Note: if your audio file is larger than 25 MB, go to WeTransfer.com and send your audio file from there to the following email address): martin@studiobassist.com

Provide me with as much info as you'd like about your song, and feel free to give me your sound ideas (fretted, fretless, effects, genre or style, such as rock, jazz, country, etc.) if you have any. If have you charts, lead sheets, MIDI files, or any other information in a separate file (PDF, TXT, etc.) send them along as well. Please let me know whether it's going to be a CD or a DVD recording, and I will record the song in the correct sampling rate.

You'll get an immediate response with detailed information about the estimated time for production (usually within 3 days), ideas about the bass sound, etc. It's also possible to discuss details over the phone, either via Skype or by regular phone.

After I've recorded my bass track, I will send you an mp3 with a mixdown of your song including the bass track, to get your approval or revision request. If you are satisfied with the track, I will send you a PayPal invoice, and you'll receive the uncompressed audio file(s) in full resolution (AIF or WAV / 44,1 kHz or 48 kHz / 24bit), online via WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, Yousendit.com, or on a CD-R by snailmail, immediately after receipt of your payment.

Sounds good? Let's get started! Any more questions? Write me an email ! Also, let's connect on: