Tom McKee Music

Audio Engineer/Musician

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Multi-Instrumentalist for over 15 years, Bachelor of Science in Music Technology from The University of The Arts, Experience as a musician and an intern in professional recording studios, Specialize in Rock, Pop, & Metal music, Designed and operate in a professional home studio with both in-the-box and analog hardware applications


Editing/Time Quantization:
There's no way around it: If you want your song to be able to compete with those on the radio, you need editing. The amount a song is edited is highly dependent on the genre. However, if it is pop or rock/metal, editing is CRUCIAL. I offer drum editing, guitar/bass editing, and vocal editing/tuning

Mixing consists of balancing all of the tracks in a song to sound like one cohesive whole. Every mix will include:
Proper gain-staging
Equalization to cut unappealing frequencies and to enhance desirable ones
Compression for consistency and to add color
Saturation to add grit and warmth
Delay and Reverb to add a sense of depth and for effect.

Session Work:
With experience in an variety of instruments, I can provide you with the tracks of instruments that aren't available to you or that you do not feel comfortable performing yourself. From drums and guitars to vocals and virtual instruments, I have a plethora of instruments and software at your discretion to be heard in your production.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Jua
    by Jua

    He always got back to me quickly, and was able to create and amazing intro/outro song for my podcast! I will definitely use Tom again for any future projects!

Interview with Tom McKee Music

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

  2. A: Most of my projects are full-package projects: songwriting/pre-production, recording, editing, mixing I also do frequent editing work, specifically for drum editing and programming/writing

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! I think the combination of both analog and digital tools can create a unique sound. Why not use the best of both worlds?

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

  6. A: Stop thinking too much and focus on completing the project within the deadline you set! I think it's way too easy to get caught up into tweaking too many knobs and plugins, which can lead to something over-produced when it's not the desired result. Also, you can drive yourself crazy if you work on a song for too long. You begin to lose perspective easily and it can eventually take away from the potential impact of the song. So my #1 tip: Work diligently and smart. At the end of the day 99% of listeners won't care about what brand guitar strings you used to record that guitar.

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

  8. A: Usually anything rock/pop based. I always welcome any kind of genre though. I love opportunities to expand my skills with genres I don't work with often. I also love a great rock song that I can help bring the best out of!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I designed and oversaw construction of my current professional project studio featuring both acoustically treated live and control room. I utilize a variety of analog and digital gear.

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

  12. A: Seeing a rough idea of a, lyric, melody or riff eventually becoming a full-production song that has a profound impact on anyone that listens to it

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

  14. A: Oh man......My SJC Custom snare drum, my Martin acoustic, my Schecter solo-ii custom, drumsticks/guitar picks lol, and my Mac

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

  16. A: He has experience in the studio for over 12 years and has a B.S. in Music Business & Technology from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: I offer an array of music production services for anyone looking to enhance their music and bring their vision to fruition. Whether I'm your "one-stop"shop for a full production project or whether you need specific services i.e. editing, mixing, etc., I'm happy to play a part in any section of the journey of your project!

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

  20. A: There has never been a better time to write music and have it heard by listeners around the world. Stories and emotions can be harnessed and replicated through audio waves anytime and anywhere without limitations. I understand that music is more than notes and lyrics. Music is communication. Music is feeling. I will deliver to you your productions that will prosper in captivating you and your audience.

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

  22. A: Breaking Benjamin, Anberlin, Silverstein, Our Last Night, Hands Like Houses, Conditions, Saosin, Paramore

Terms Of Service

Up to 3 Revisions
Turn-Around Time: depends on the project. Nothing more than 2 weeks

GenresSounds Like
  • Our Last Night
  • Anberlin
  • Saosin
Gear Highlights
  • SJC Custom Drum Kit
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • Schecter guitars
  • Fender P Bass
  • Martin Acoustic
  • Pro Tools
  • OUTPUT Instruments
  • Spitfire Audio Albion One
  • All WAVES Plug-ins
  • Izotope Ozone
  • Melodyne
  • AutoTune8
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