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