Glenn Moses

Critical Listening

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I'm a professional engineer with 40 years experience. I consult major pro studio engineers and Hollywood film directors. I'm in IMDB and The Musicians Atlas. I'm a best-kept secret. My professional friends all turn to me as extra ears on their audio projects, because I spot things they miss when listening to their productions.

Your social media friends will tell you that everything you do sounds great. I'll give you the straight story about what I feel can be easily and practically improved about your rock music projects. If I can't help, I won't take your money.

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  • English

Interview with Glenn Moses

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

  2. A: In 2014 I recorded a rock trio called Afro Brick. It came out edgy and shiny and full. I was the tracking engineer as well as mix/master consultant, and the label.

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

  4. A: Scoring my own videos for my YouTube channel.

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

  6. A: No, I just found your service.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog when I can because headroom gives clarity that is second to nothing.

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

  10. A: If I don't feel like a good fit for your project I will not take your money.

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

  12. A: When a final piece of music hits that hits that magic sweet spot where it just rocks.

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

  14. A: What are my rates, what kind of gear I have, who have I worked with, how many revisions will I provide

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

  16. A: That I can give legal advice. I cant. Get a good music biz attorney.

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

  18. A: That varies hugely from client to client. It's nice to know a client:s level of expertise and the timeframe or due-date for their project, and their expectations for the final product.

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

  20. A: Get my demo reel.

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

  22. A: SM57 pair, a 3.5" TRS M to dual XLR-F adapter cable, a 2007 MacBook Pro, AKG HP40 headphones...

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

  24. A: I was drafted to help bands learn songs, learn their gear and sound better in high school, 1980-83. I did comedy records in the 80s with my friends and learned how to overdub tape on tape. Attended Five Towns College 93-97, graduated with a degree in audio, but I was already recording, producing, scoring and doing live sound. I started my own label in 1983. It was most active between 3006 and 2014 but it's still going. I did studio and live sound heavily until 2016. I'm mainly now working on my own music.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Power Bubblegum.

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

  28. A: Peter Gabriel. I could learn a lot from him, I'm sure of it, and he doesn't ever seem to rush the creative process.

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

  30. A: People spend their studio budget tracking til their tracks are perfect, then they expect engineers to rush through a mix. Budget more than enough time for mixing or you'll waste your lovely tracks!

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

  32. A: Rock, pop, synth pop, avant garde, psychedelic, progressive rock

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening and critique.

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

  36. A: 40 years of professional listening experience, 30 years of record producer experience. I like glossy powerful pop with a lot of analog synthesizers. Pro studios send me songs to QC. I have a very highly respected sense of song and mix structure.

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

  38. A: I work inside Digital Performer as much as possible. If I reamp or track, I do it through the Apogees and sometimes the Neve 9098. I do quite a bit of scoring as well. I'll load the movie file into DP and work by feel.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Quad MacMini i7, 16 channels of Apogee Rosetta 800 192/96 I/o, 56 other channels of interfaces, mics by AKG, Shure, Sennheiser, Warm Audio, Rode, Oktava, Neve 9098 DMA. Tons of modern analog synths, piles of vintage digital synths. Adam, JBL and Presonus monitors, Sony and AKG headphones.

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

  42. A: Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, George Martin, George Marshall, Jimmy Page, Doug Sax, Roger Lian, Steve Lilywhite

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

  44. A: Tracking, mixing, scoring, light mastering.

Terms Of Service

48-hour turnaround. Revisions agreed to per job, but typically 3 are included.

GenresSounds Like
  • Brian Eno
  • Syd Barrett
  • David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars
Gear Highlights
  • Neve 9098 DMA
  • Apogee Rosetta 800 192
  • Adam T7v
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