I am confident that I can get you the sound you're looking for, and am willing to do whatever it takes to make sure of it!
Hi, my name is Robert McClellan. I am the founder of Home Studio Simplified, a studio owner (Mockingbird Studio) based in southern Indiana, and a musician. I have been making music for over 20 years and have been teaching others through the auspices of the internet and personal coaching for a long time as well. The website, the YouTube channel, and my personal Facebook Group all reflect the same goal to help individuals just like you create better music and build the confidence to release more of it. My motto is “We can dream alone. We can create alone. But together, we can achieve so much more.”
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6 ReviewsEndorse Robert McClellan
Robert is what's known as a "pro's pro". His technical and artistic expertise are high-level as shown in his YouTube videos and podcasts. I've worked with Robert on several projects and he is professional, articulate, responsive, and creative. Robert is definitely worthy of working on any project.
sympathetic man, quick and really good communication. Good knowledge and i like his work.
good times and greetz from germany
Robert is a super wonderful musician and producer! He does so much for the audio community by making great tutorials on his youtube channel and pro courses for Pro Mix Academy. The guy is super passionate about music, he is working so hard on creating the best sound for his clients. Very supportive person, he will go with you through the whole process of sound production working on your song to deliver the best result at the end. I Highly recommend Robert to be hired as your mixing and mastering engineer and sound producer!
Robert is a great producer and a wonderful family man. I've had the pleasure of working with Robert and can attest to the attention to detail and pride that he takes with his work. He is always working on improving and constantly learning new approaches to mixing and making his products the best that they can be. I'm proud to know him and am looking forward to much more work in the future with him.
Right on the money when it comes to those details; that most producers miss.
Robert stays focused until it project is ready for master.
Robert taught me a lot about mixing and techniques that opened my eyes and ears to new possibilities, and my mixes sound 10 times better thanks to him.
Interview with Robert McClellan
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I've worked closely with Session Bassist Brian Barton and his work is superb!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Tension and release are far to often under used and under appreciated. If you can create emotin in the music, you got a hit!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I helped a local Singer/Songwriter take his songs from just a guitar and vocals toa full blown production! He was so excited to hear his songs fully produced that he told everyone and we ended up working on 3 more song together.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building a community of like minded musicians and audio lovers to collaborate with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Either. The digital products on the market these days are really good, however there are some things that you just can digitize, like a great "amp in the room" sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I will deliver the results you're looking for!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to work with some of the most awesome people in the world doing what we love.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much do you charge? Let discuss what your budget is.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you need a million dollars worth of gear to get million dollar sounds.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the song, and what or who inpsires you the most? Who are your favorite artists?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as thorough as possible with your vision. Communicate more than what you think you need. Be sure that every party understands what sample rates and bit depths are required.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, an interface, a microphone, a set of headphones, and a box of Nag Champa Incense.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing, performing, and professionally producing for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Swiss Army Knife
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Marvin Sapp! Not only do I love his songs, but gospel musicians are among some of the best in the world!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Pop, Rap, Gospel, Folk, Bluegrass... honestly I just love music and don't have a preference of what I am working on.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to discern what the music needs and the skills to implement those changes with respect to the artist.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Having a background in nearly every genre I tend to add a special flare that pulls from a reservoir of many tributaries. I aim to be approachable, professional, and open to anything that anyone can add to benefit a project. Likewise, I love to mentor young artists and help in any that I can.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Lots of listening. Not just to what the artist or client is saying, but what the music is saying as well. Music speaks, it's up to me to hear it and translate that into emotion that can then be felt.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I operate out of a Home Studio in Seymour, Indiana. After seeing so many in Nashville with similar setups I moved into a home that would allow me to accommodate my passions with an extra room for all things audio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Warren Huart (Produce Like A Pro) took me under his wing and asked me to be a Pro Mix Academy Mentor alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. I will be eternally grateful for his generosity. As far as musicians who inspire me, my love for music was born out of hearing RUSH for the first time, which in turn inspired me to become a musician. I grew to love all genres and have found every single musician I've known inspiring in some way.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do everything from recording parts for songs to buidling the song from the ground up if need be. Mixing, mastering, or producing is what I am called on for the most and I have always delivered good results that leaves the customers smiling.