Glenn MacRae

Mix / Master / Producer / Bass

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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

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Many different projects at different degrees of completion.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Josh Woods for any acoustic music! Amazing ears and talented due all around.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Hybrid! Best of both worlds.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I guarantee my work. I will work on the project until you are satisfied.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Changing peoples' emotions with music.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. 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.'

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: This is easy or anyone can do it.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Who is your competition?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Understand and be able to clearly communicate what your goals are before reaching out!

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: 1. Laptop 2. Logic 3. Sm7 4. Neve mic Pre 5. NS10s

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: 15 years!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style should be invisible and enhance the song.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Miguel - amazing writer and singer. Jay-Z - legendary rapper. Max Martin- legendary songwriter

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. 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.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Pop, EDM/Electronic, Hip hop

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My ability to listen intently

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: 15 years of experience as a musician, producer and mixing engineer, knowledge of many genres,

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. 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.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Home rig - Pro Tools/Logic rig powered by Avid hardware. Running at 24/48 khz.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Rick Rubin, Timbaland, Max Martin.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Mixing, Mastering, vocal tuning, production, arrangement, songwriting, orchestration.

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