Hi I'm Harris, highly-creative outside-the-box producer, specializing in trippy analog synth hip-hop / R&B. My specialty is working closely with singer/songwriters to help them assess their skills and goals, and then execute all the necessary creative steps, from vision & concept to production, to mixing and mastering.
The most rewarding thing for me is working with you to flesh out your vision with the highest emphasis on originality. I'm passionate about breaking the rules; flipping things on their head, turning the box inside out. We will embrace imperfection, embrace your crazy absurd ideas, and develop your unique self to be completely genuinely YOU. This is the way to create work that will last centuries. We play the long game; developing REAL skills and assets, honing your craft, and believing in our vision 100%.
-Over 12,000 hours writing and producing music
-Attended Oberlin College and Pyramind Audio Production School
-Clients include Ayer, Cathedrals, Von Sell, Old Spice, Google
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Interview with Harris Mac
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One of my favorite "secret sauce" tips- take any random recording, like an iPhone voice memo or something you recorded- chop it into 50-80 pieces, map it to a keyboard, and play the keys to find snippets you like. This works for drums, percussion, ambient sounds, ornaments, etc.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Analog synth, 80s, pop, synth pop, dark pop, avant garde pop, hip-hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Analog synths and mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique analog synth flavor, reminiscent of 80s productions but infused with modern pop and R&B. A ton of my samples I recorded myself along my travels and in numerous locations- I love using found sounds and homemade recordings to create my own drums and percussion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Generally I like to start with a reference track to give us a sense of direction and vibe. Then I'll start a foundation of drums, chords, and melody; after that I'll go in further and focus on subtle details like background textures, ornaments, transitions, "ear candy" moments.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a compact yet powerful setup with the following gear: Gretsch Drum Kit JUNO 60 (vintage) MOOG PRODIGY (vintage) M-AUDIO 49 (midi) ARTURIA (midi) Fender Strat Guitar Ibanez SDGR Bass Acoustic B100 Bass amp HS8 Monitors AKG C414 Vocal Mic SM7B Vocal Mic
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, Max Martin, Queen, Radiohead, Frank Ocean, James Blake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly I work with solo songwriters and producers to help them actualize their ideas into radio-ready, highly polished productions. My greatest strengths are melodies, basslines, beats, and anything involving analog synths. My favorite projects involve starting from scratch and co-writing a track working closely with my client, based off references and influences.