Producer, engineer, musician, fan of music. I've been a mix engineer and producer for over 10 years.
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Interview with Glenn MacRae
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Many different projects at different degrees of completion.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Josh Woods for any acoustic music! Amazing ears and talented due all around.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid! Best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I guarantee my work. I will work on the project until you are satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Changing peoples' emotions with music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? Depends on how much work will need to get done to the track and if you are satisfied with 'good' or 'great.'
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: This is easy or anyone can do it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who is your competition?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Understand and be able to clearly communicate what your goals are before reaching out!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Laptop 2. Logic 3. Sm7 4. Neve mic Pre 5. NS10s
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style should be invisible and enhance the song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Miguel - amazing writer and singer. Jay-Z - legendary rapper. Max Martin- legendary songwriter
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your faders and pan pots before adding any EQ or compression. High-pass all instruments except for your bass and kick. Low-pass your bass and kick.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, EDM/Electronic, Hip hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to listen intently
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 15 years of experience as a musician, producer and mixing engineer, knowledge of many genres,
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will typically listen straight through, making notes on my initial impressions. I will then start to work immediately and within the first hour or two can make a big impact on the record.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Home rig - Pro Tools/Logic rig powered by Avid hardware. Running at 24/48 khz.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Max Martin.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, vocal tuning, production, arrangement, songwriting, orchestration.