D Bruce Moore

Vocal Specialist, Mastering

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Vocal Specialist: Designated a "Distinguished Voice Professional" by the New York Singing Teachers Association (2015) Mastering Engineer Musician, writer, computer game designer.

I am a vocal specialist. Being a singer, voice teacher, and studio engineer makes me a "triple threat" when it comes to vocal polishing. Part of my designation as a Distinguished Voice Professional (New York Singing Teachers Association) required graduate studies of Vocal Acoustics (Rider University, Princeton NJ) giving me an in-depth knowledge of vocal acoustic properties. I know how and when to tune notes, phrases, adjust formants, and the like. See "My Interview" for more details

When it comes to Mastering, I have a specially designed room and, most importantly, highly trained ears. See "My Interview" for more details...

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

12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Patricio Böttcher
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    It was amazing working with Bruce, he gave me total freedom to create a horn section for his track and it's been a pleasure. Cheers!

  2. Review by Patricio Böttcher
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    Another excellent experience with Bruce, a pleasure every time! Hope to work together again soon.

  3. Review by Pete Harvey
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    Total pleasure to record some cello for Bruce - such a great song and part, and such a lovely guy to work with. Looking forward to doing so again!

  4. Review by Patricio Böttcher
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    It's been wonderful working for Bruce, great sounding track, great communication and clear instructions. Thanks!

  5. Review by David G.
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    I am so impressed with the work Bruce did. The guitar, keys and percussion work elevated the song to a level I couldn't have imagined. He brings genuine enthusiasm that really comes through in the mix. I'd highly recommend Bruce

  6. Review by Jason
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    I love the mix Bruce did for my song "Hoping For You", such depth and clarity. Great communication, amazing back and forth. Most of all Bruce has great ears!

  7. Review by Jason
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    Bruce wrote and performed gorgeous Backup Vocals for my tune "Hoping for You". Super fast turnaround and top quality professional tracks, really puts my song up there with the "hits"!

  8. Review by Jason
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    Bruce is an audio wizard! Especially in regards to vocals. I gave him a vocal performance that I liked but had some major tuning issues, he gave me back a beautiful natural sounding and tastefully tuned vocal track that has taken my song to the next level. And super fast turnaround! Will be using Bruce again.

  9. Review by Jason
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    Wow! Blown away with Bruce's Mastering work on my song "Thrill Ride". He knocked it out of the park on the first try. It sounds polished and super pro. He really brought the vocals out and the instruments all sit perfectly. Looking forward to working with Bruce again soon!

  10. Review by Gordon Gunn
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    Bruce was great to work with and good clear instructions on his requirements. A pleasure to work with.

  11. Review by Brad Wager
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    Thanks for including me in your project! Details and communication were quick and clear and guided the process very nicely! The music was beautiful and fun to collaborate with!

  12. Review by David G.
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    I am thoroughly impressed with the work that Bruce did to turn what was a song idea into a proud piece I look forward to sharing. He worked quickly with no sacrifice to quality. He showed genuine enthusiasm which really comes through in the finished product. I highly recommend Bruce.

Interview with D Bruce Moore

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

  2. A: Time-frame, style samples

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

  4. A: Bachelor Degree (Brandon University School of Music - Voice) 1995, Certificate School of Recording Arts Manitoba 1995, Computer Analyst / Programmer (RRCC) 1998, Certificate of Church Music (Providence College) 2004, Distinguished Voice Professional (New York Singing Teachers Association) 2015

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

  6. A: The Northern Prairie Hymnbook

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

  8. A: Listen to the entire track. Get the vibe. When tuning vocals, work painstakingly through the performance, improving the tuning and intonation WHERE WARRANTED. When mastering, tame any obvious EQ issues, then use 3-band compression. With my eyes closed, I feel the sound pressure of each band and bring them all into alignment. Then add overall compression depending on the genre and taste of the client.

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

  10. A: Il Volo, Phil Spector, David Foster, Freddie Mercury (Queen), Brad Delp (Boston)

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: For a voice, you need at least a bit of analog in your signal path to bring out the even harmonics.

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

  14. A: I always get-off on taking something from "Good" to "Excellent"

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

  16. A: That anyone with "good ears" can do this

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

  18. A: Anyone can buy a copy of Melodyne, load-up a vocal, select ALL and set pitch centre to ZERO. What you need is someone who knows WHEN to adjust the pitch (and formants) to suit the style, otherwise you risk editing out all the character of the track.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Singer-sensitive. The voice is #1

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

  22. A: Any of the champion voices, really. It would be a challenge to work with Michael Buble, for instance, to edit his performance without ruining what is already a fantastic voice.

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

  24. A: Did you know that if a note is sharp by 20 cents or less, it is not perceived as sharp but a "brighter"? This the the sort of expertise I bring to vocal editing.

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

  26. A: Anything with a strong vocal component: singer/songwriter, folk, pop-rock, rock

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Vocal experience.

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

  30. A: Experience ears.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I designed and built (well, I hired a contractor) an audio mixing / mastering room with all the acoustic bells and whistles: floating ceiling, non-parallel walls, special acoustic treatment. I then had an expert come in to evaluate and implemented his suggestions to bring the high end of the room into balance. I very confident that my ears are getting an accurate sound for me to work with.

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

  34. A: Vocal shaping, Mastering, remote recording

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D. Bruce Moore & Jen Manhas

I was the vocalist, vocal tuner, recording, mixing, & mastering engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Neuman U-87
  • RME ADI-2 interface
  • Mackie HR824
  • Yamaha NS-10M
  • UAD Apollo x4
  • Avalon AD2022 preamp
  • Avalon 747sp tube compressor
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