Mac Tire

Sound Designer, Composer

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Creative and meticulous sound designer, composer, synthesis expert, guitar and bass player. Constantly searching for new sounds and possibilities using both a wide variety of instrument from guitar to synths, and natural sound samples, like water and wind, recorder by himself.

I am a sound designer, composer and musician with a Master Degree in Music and New Technologies. I am fascinated by sound experimentation and new musical technologies, both worlds for which I keep myself constantly updated. I work with synthesizers, guitar, bass, analogue effects pedals and digital instrument both physical and virtual.

My specialization are:

- Instrumental ambient music, composed using a wide variety of instrument.
- Electronic music, from drones to vintage arcade soundtracks.
- Session guitarist and session bass player.

If you want to add something unexpected to your tracks, or work together to create something completely new from the ground, write me an email so we can lay down the foundation for it!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Theory S.
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    Really Enjoyed the interaction with Mac...Provided really great work and excited to work on the next record with him!

  2. Review by Marco Ielpo
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    I have worked with Mac Tire and can confirm his professionalism and knowledge of what he does. He comes up with high quality compositions and top notch sounds, both if they're traditional or standard sound and "mad" ones!
    If you're looking for services he provides, just go for it! You won't regret.

Interview with Mac Tire

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

  2. A: In Italy be a sound designer and composer isn't consider by most people a real work. So I work hard everyday to prove to society that this misconception is wrong and that the work as a sound designer and composer is real and needs to be respected in the right way.

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

  4. A: What is your idea? What is your goal? What is the story behind this song that you wrote? What emotions and feelings do you want to share with this production?

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

  6. A: Talk to me. The more I know about your work and what you want to achieve, the better I can work to complete the task requested by you.

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

  8. A: I would love to work with FKA Twigs. Her way to compose music and her decisions about the timbres inside her works fascinate me more and more everyday.

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

  10. A: Everything is possible if the ideas are clear and the vibes are good!

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

  12. A: I started playing guitar when I was 14, from there I started studying music and playing live in Palermo. At 19 I earned a national diploma in Music Performance and then I moved to Siena. There I kept studying music and in 2019 I earned a bachelor of arts in Music Performance. I that years I joined different musical project in the city with which I played constantly live. From 2019 I started producing my own music and works coming from different types of client: musician, visual artist, photographer, etc. In 2019 I released my first EP: "The Deepest Sea", in this work my goal was to tell four different stories to everyone is going to listen to it. From the dreamy atmosphere of the first track to the fast rhythm of the last one, this EP will guide you to a strange universe, basically my mind. In 2021 I decided to collect all the different audio tracks from my Instagram series dedicated to the Korg MS20. I fell in love with this instrument deeply and while I was exploring all his possibilities and sound capability, I composed these six tracks trying to capture different frames from a variety of images I had in mind. In September 2021 I composed and recorded with Reverberating Wor/l/ds the soundscape for Mara Giammattei’s photography exhibition “Ricordati la strada di casa” exposed at Arezzo Crowd Festival. In November 2021 I composed and recorded the soundscape for the photography installation “Lo Strappo” realized by Erika Rubino in collaboration with Aps Echoes. The installation was displayed at Villa Bandini’s library and at Teatro dell’Affratellamento in Florence, at Sala S.E.T. Politeama in Poggibonsi, and at Radicondoli. From 2021 to 2022 I worked as a sound technician for Luigi's Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. In September 2022 I performed my first multidisciplinary performance: "Memory in Motion". The performance was created and realized with Gloria Agnello and it was shown in Gorizia inside an abandoned shop. In October 2022 I earned a master's degree in Music and New Technologies at Luigi's Cherubini Conservatory. In November 2022 I did a live soundscape for the beaming of the documentary "L'alluvione della Povera Gente" at Teatro degli Industri in Grosseto. In December 2022 I worked with Cristina Borinschi to create the immersive sound for her art exhibition "Armonia delle sfere". Right now I work as a sound designer, sound technician and boom operator at Mind House in Palermo.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: You can compare it to the sea. It changes constantly and in the same time there could be more realities that move along all together, like sea currents.

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

  16. A: Ambient, Electronic, Instrumental, Soundtrack, Pop, Rock, Metal, Progressive, Experimental.

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

  18. A: My goal is to find the right inspiration that will guide me through all the processes, with the sole purpose to satisfy the client's request, turning his or hers ideas and emotions into sounds.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: Anna Corona Liuteria MT8 signature guitars Ibanez RG8 custom fretless Anna Corona Liuteria Cthulhu 5 string bass Line 6 HX stomp Neaural DSP Plini and Cory Wong plug-ins Aguilar Tone Hammer 350w Korg MS-20 (from 1981) Eurorack system Arturia MicroBrute Arturia MicroFreak Armon Vintage Electric Piano Eko Super Junior A vintage electric organ GameBoy AC Noises: Respira, Ama V.2, Urla Walrus Audio Pedals: Arp-87, Fathom, Slö Meris 8bit Jr. Chase Bliss MOOD EHX Vintage Micro Synthesizer EHX 45000 Loopstation Motu 828 MK3 Hybrid KRK V6 Serie 4 Tannoy Reveal 402 Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro

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

  22. A: I give my heart and soul to translate my clients's ideas and emotions into sounds regardless the work that is requested to me. This is my main goal in all the projects I work on.

  23. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  24. A: Memory in Motion is my latest project, realized with Gloria Agnello. For me this project means a lot for thousand of reasons, but most of all I'm very proud of the balance I created between the analog and digital parts of this work. The creation of the musical composition at the roots of MIM was a real challenge that gave me the possibility to experiment and to discover things about myself that I didn't know. Hope that all of you can see it live in the future. I'm working to bring it everywhere.

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

  26. A: Right now I'm working on my solo ambient electronic project, composing and writing my first full length album; I'm working with Map 256, and experimental electronic project with which I'm planning a tour. I'm working on my first interactive audio visual installation and I'm working with Gloria Agnello to some new performances.

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

  28. A: Marco Ielpo (https://soundbetter.com/profiles/81255-marco-ielpo) He's an amazing session guitarist and composer! If you are looking for a great musician, specialized on acoustic guitar and the world of extended techniques, Marco is your guy!

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. A: Both. Both worlds and gear type could offer a wide range of sounds and opportunities.

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

  32. A: My complete willingness to do everything in my powers to achieve my client's requests.

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

  34. A: I love music and I love to create and to speak through music. It's my safe place.

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

  36. A: 1. My Anna Corona Liuteria MT8 Signature guitar 2. AC Noises: Respira, Ama V.2, Urla 3. Korg MS-20 (from 1981) 4. Electro Harmonix 45000 loop station 5. A saxophone

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: My ability to find the right sound for every situation in terms of tone, sound effects and instrument.

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

  40. A: I bring all my knowledge and experience, regarding everything that I need to use to realize the work requested.

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

  42. A: Brian Eno, Jon Gomm, FKA Twigs, Portishead, Covet, Mogwai, Trentemøller, Daniel Lanois, Apparat, Hainbach, Jojo Mayer/Nerve, Hiatus Kaiyote, Thundercat, Colin Stetson

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I was the Composer, Musician and Mixing and Master engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Guitar, bass or synth recording session take up to 5 working days, instrumental composition or sound design take up to 2 to 4 weeks. Time needed could change depending on the work requested.

GenresSounds Like
  • Brian Eno
  • Jon Gomm
  • Daniel Lanois
Gear Highlights
  • Anna Corona MT8 signature guitars
  • Vintage Korg MS-20
  • Arturia MicroFreak and MicroBrute
  • Eurorack System
  • Boutique pedals
  • Motu 828 MK3 Hybrid
  • KRK V6
  • Tannoy Reveal 402
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