Rie Sinclair

Songwriter, Producer

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Emmy-Nominated Songwriter and Producer, Rie Sinclair has seen thousands of syncs in TV/Film. Montages for Primetime, End Credits for film, A Theme for MTV and Spins on a fling of Television. Currently in the UK after 20 years in LA.

I started song-writing for ABC/Disney in 2004 and craft lyrics and melodies to their potential. Vocal production (edit, comp, align and Auto-Tune) and sound design have always been passions. The 'Voice' of the song is everything. As a producer, I love working layering with analogue synths and field recordings.

While I've been on one side of the Atlantic or the other since Manchester in the glorious 90s, you can find me in Liverpool now. I'm still writing for a few Dramas on major networks in the US, and working with several new artists.

Vocals available at a standard SAG rate - union work only. If I don't get back immediately, I might be deep in production :)

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6820570/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


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Interview with Rie Sinclair

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

  2. A: I really loved building the production for Mysterium which is up on Spotify. But I am quite proud of everything I've worked on for sync (please see IMDb)

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

  4. A: I'm always producing music for sync.

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

  6. A: A small guitar with magical strings that never age. A potato plantation to power a recording device. Two microphones - a hydrophone and a geophone. A celeste (because why not). And something ridiculous to modulate and delay all sounds (also powered by my potatoes).

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

  8. A: Q. How do I get a sync? A. It's an industry of relationships and making music that fits.

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

  10. A: Brian Eno... I'm sure I have a list somewhere.

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

  12. A: Lea Cappelli (L'freaq)

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Both. Record it in at quality with tone, light EQ and FX. Mix down and boost to level. Stereo out for final mix down processing.

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

  16. A: I don't believe in promises. I express what I can and won't do. Follow through is crucial to this industry and I'm obsessed with closure so that's easy for me.

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

  18. A: That I can explore sound like a day at the aquarium.

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

  20. A: I'm not telepathic. Unfortunately :)

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

  22. A: I literally fell into making music like falling into Wonderland. I've been making music professionally since 2004.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My personal art is a bit of dark melodic pop. However, the music I create for TV spans a range of eclectic, ethereal ambient to singer-songwriter to pop.

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

  26. A: Aurora. Who wouldn't!

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

  28. A: Maybe.

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

  30. A: Dark melodic pop, new-wave, ambient chill, downtempo, singer-songwriter, pop, rock.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My wicked imagination.

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

  34. A: If it's a co-write, the arrangement, the overlooked details, the sub-conscious elements, the poetic bit that says what needs to be said without saying it. I write songs top down: intro to exit, melody and lyrics.

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

  36. A: I'm not sure I have one?

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a few pedal boards, some nice mics, some outboard pre's and compressors (Neve, SSL, Electrodyne, Tonelux), an Apollo Twin, a few Macs. I work in Ableton Live and Pro Tools.

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

  40. A: Music for sync.

Smoke & Mirrors feat. Lea Cappelli

I was the Producer, Arranger, Co-writer and Mixer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pro analogue set-up
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