T McCrae undoubtedly has the vocal ability, skill set, discipline and work ethic necessary to turn your next record into your next big hit. .. T McCrae has co-written songs and recorded records with David Wade, Grammy nominated songwriter and vocal coach for A list artists such as Ariana Grande, Kelly Rolland, August Alsina and Nipsey Hussle etc..
T McCrae is a music award nominated recording artist and native of New York who has recorded records and co-written songs and recorded records with some of the music industry's top producers, songwriters, vocal coaches and engineers such as Grammy nominated producer and songwriter Martin J Prospere aka Mity Maose who's credits include: FOX's show "Empire", rapper Drake etc..
T McCrae has also co-written songs and recorded records with David Wade, Grammy nominated songwriter and vocal coach for A list artists such as Ariana Grande, Kelly Rolland, August Alsina and Nipsey Hussle etc... T collaborated on the duet single "The Baddest" with season Xll American Idol contestant, Neco Starr.
With his smooth, soulful, crisp and clean vocals and extensive recording artist and recording industry experience,T McCrae undoubtedly has the vocal ability, skill set, discipline and work ethic necessary to turn your next record into your next big hit...
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Interview with T McCrae
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give 100% of my best work always, firstly because it's what I love to do, and secondly because my name and reputation is on the line so you can be sure that I will do everything within my ability to make sure you're happy with the end product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can sing like another artist/vocalist? each person has their own unique vocal ability and also, it's best to choose a vocalist based on their own unique and special vocal abilities and the potential they can bring to your product. I can be the best me vocalist better than I could every be the best replica of another vocalist.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on the music video for my new hit single "Every Little Thing I Do" actually co-written and produced by soundbetter Grammy nominated producer Martin J Prospere aka Mity Maose. Also getting ready to record new music very soon!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the process of infusing my own special vocal abilities to the song a customer presents to me and creating an end product that I know will make the customer feel confident about the product they have and feel great about choosing my services.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what type of feel do you want the vocals to have?, what kind of edge do you want the record to have?.. what audience do you want the record to appeal to? this gives me an idea of which direction to go in..
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: be very clear on your goal, do your research and find a great producer who preferably has a strong ability to write strong records lyrically and musically as well as the ability to create strong well produced tracks, this combo usually makes for a great record with great potential, so by the time you come to me, I can complete the hit with dope vocals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My single collaboration with Grammy Nominated songwriter and vocal coach David Wade, we recorded a single together titled "It's Just Us", really dope track and I think we both did an amazing job on vocals, he's like a genius on harmonies..
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Firstly, I have strong listening and communicative skills. secondly my vocal tone and strong ear for melodies and harmonies allows me to create and deliver the most compelling harmonies and accompanying lead vocals to your product.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Soulful, powerful, impact..heartfelt uplifting, precise when it comes to recording vocals..
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes Martin J Prospere aka Mity Maose
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital it's always best to be current..
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't think people realize how much work goes into recording vocals, it can be very time consuming. especially when you're a person like myself who wants to present the best product.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: my voice, my piano, my mic, my guitar and amp
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mity Maose, Martin J Prospere, Mariah Carey, Daniel Caesar, Anthony Evans, Kenneth Edmonds Babyface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 plus years
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always keep all vocal and instrumental tracks completely separate so that if you're not happy with the final mix, you're always able to go back in and make corrections. Never ever permanently copy files one on top of another.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Pop, Gospel
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm very passionate about vocals and I feel outside of the production of the track itself, recording vocals is thee most important aspect of creating a record that will ultimately make an impact the listening audience will notice. I bring passion, skilled, soulful, perfectly fitting vocals and runs where needed, clear, clean, smooth, crisp, strong and emotional vocals where needed.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically study from beginning to end the song presented to me and think of every possible way an area or verse, line, riff or run can be expressed and decide which one would render the most compelling affect to the listener's ears. this process in laying and layers vocals, I love the most about recording vocals because there's generally so many directions one can take but usually one hits home the hardest and that's typically the one I go with..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I generally will record vocals at several different well established recording studios, when in LA it would be Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, they are top notch.. or when in NYC it would likely be Quad or Smash studios.they are also top notch state of the art studios..
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: vocal comping, cover song vocal covering, vocal stacking, vocal revisions, vocals..
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mariah Carey, PJ Morton, Anthony Evans, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Babyface etc.. all are masters vocalists, song writers and or producers who thoroughly love music and the power of music..which is why they have longevity..