Marc McClusky

Mixing, Production, Composing

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Hello. I am an award winning Mixer, Producer and film/media Composer who has mixed and or produced for artists and companies such as: Weezer, Everclear, Bad Religion, Let Live, Motion City Sound Track, Ludo, Legendary Pictures and many others. I love working on projects that push boundaries! Let's bring something new to the world!

I will mix your tracks and have them sounding radio ready. I have the capabilities to stream your mix live for final mix tweaks.

**If you're looking for a mixing quote, please make sure to attach a rough mix and tell me all about yourself and the project.**

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Marc McClusky
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • William Beckett
  • William Beckett
  • William Beckett
  • William Beckett
  • William Beckett
  • Everclear
  • Everclear
  • Matt Toka
  • Heartsounds
  • Dangerous!
  • Weezer
  • Letlive
  • Weezer
  • Ludo
  • Ludo
  • Ludo
  • Ludo
  • Ludo
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • The Hot Melts
  • Cavashawn
  • Cavashawn
  • Ludo
  • Ludo
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • June
  • June
  • June
  • Powerspace
  • Powerspace
  • Powerspace
  • Scenes from a Movie
  • Scenes from a Movie
  • Scenes from a Movie
  • Scenes from a Movie
  • Blinded Black
  • Blinded Black
  • Blinded Black
  • Blinded Black
  • Pacifico
  • Pacifico
  • Pacifico
  • Twenty2
  • Twenty2
  • Twenty2
  • Twenty2
  • Twenty2
  • Twenty2
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • In Stereo
  • In Stereo
  • In Stereo
  • In Stereo
  • Makeshift3
  • Farewell
  • Farewell
  • Top of the Fair
  • Top of the Fair
  • Top of the Fair
  • Hit the Lights
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Paper Champions
  • Nor Am I
  • Nor Am I
  • Nor Am I
  • Nor Am I
  • Nor Am I
  • Sophomore Year
  • Sophomore Year
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Not Long After
  • Treephort
  • Treephort
  • Treephort
  • Treephort
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • 7-10 Split
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • A Small Victory
  • A Small Victory
  • A Small Victory
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Nuclear Saturday
  • Tommy & the High Pilots
  • Tommy & the High Pilots
  • Tommy & the High Pilots
  • The Whiskey Gentry
  • Tommy & the High Pilots
  • Tommy & the High Pilots

Reviews (9)

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  1. Review by Amir K.
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    We love working with Marc as he consistently takes our songs to the next level. A genuine pleasure to work with, Marc intuitively knows exactly what our sound needs and nails it.
    Will will be back!

  2. Review by Joshua S.
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    Marc is literally the best guy to work with. Any vision you have for your tune, he will literally take it to a new level - He gives it you straight and brings his point of view which elevates the entire mix / creative process. He is my go-to guy on every tune my band needs mixed / produced. I wouldn't look anywhere else

  3. Review by Amir K.
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    Marc took our sound a step further and took us where we wanted to go. He instinctively knew what we were going for and very quickly made it happen, giving it that extra edge and immaculate polish. He made some genius artistic choices as well to bring out the best in the song.

    I don't just love the mix, I'm a little IN love with it. We'll be back!

  4. Review by Wesley R.
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    Marc is the god damn man! He brought life to my tracks and polished them into radio friendly jams. I can't recommend going with Marc more, you won't be let down.

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    An absolute pro. Positive energy, productive suggestions that challenged the band, solid and timely results. Many thanks.

  6. Review by Grown S.
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    Marc is just awesome to work with. Very fast, very positive, and the final versions were just what we wanted. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Scot F.
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    Marc was professional, easy to communicate with, super responsive and most important of all - delivered an incredible mix. Does not get any better than that folks! An easy 5 stars...

  8. Review by Dominic M.
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    Marc is a very talented and great guy to work with. We were very pleased with the job he did on our project and would highly recommend him.

  9. Review by Joe H.
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    Marc is really easy to work with and he delivered great-sounding mixes. Highly recommended!

Interview with Marc McClusky

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

  2. A: I worked on a few Weezer records as a mixer. It was great for me cause I'm an actual fan of Weezer. It was a blast!

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

  4. A: Sia.

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

  6. A: Not sure Ill have to look.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: It doesn't matter. Do you like a green wall or a green wall? If the wall is cracked and needs work it doesn't effect the green paint. Fix the wall and the paint will look the same.

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

  10. A: You are going to be stoked when we are done and most likely learn quite a bit.

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

  12. A: I get to inspire people its amazing!

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

  14. A: I don't get a lot of questions anymore. I guess I'm at the point where people seek me out for being me.

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

  16. A: That it's an easy job. You have to be creative everyday, while that is amazing somedays you got to really take a deep breath and find your muse.

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

  18. A: What are you trying achieve?

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

  20. A: Be clear about what you are looking for but also be open minded enough to try something new.

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

  22. A: Well these days you can grab an Universal Audio Apollo and a mic and be good to go. Ill give a list of hardware and assume a recorder like a pro tools rig is already been dropped off on the island. My top five hardware gear list would be: a massive passive because its an amazing all around great EQ, an Empirical Labs Distressor like the Massive Passive it can handle anything you throw at it, a 1073 pre amp, a Lexicon 480L and lastly to capture everything a Manley Ref C. That mic make me look like a genius.

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

  24. A: I've been recording since I was 13 or 14 years old. I've been mixing and producing professionally for over 15 years. I am grateful everyday I wake up and get to do this.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Forward thinking. I don't like to catch a wave , I like to create it!

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

  28. A: Green Day. They have been one of my favorite bands since I was a teenager. I'd imagine you don't have to suggest a lot of ideas to them, I'd imagine its more of capturing their lightning in a bottle.

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

  30. A: The usage of compression is a lot like another saying...It's not how much your are using, it's how you are using it.

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

  32. A: I work on all types of music but I probably work mostly on Pop Rock and Hip Hop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My ears and ability to listen to my instincts.

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

  36. A: I bring a different perspective and a push to do something out of your comfort zone. New and interesting always beats safe and trite.

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

  38. A: I like to have a gut reaction to a song I don't like to think about to much because thinking is counter intuitive to music which should be an emotional reaction. I just let it be that...emotional!

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: These days I'm more in the box. I have a pair of ProAc 100 speakers with a Bryston 4B amp. A Universal Audio Apollo 8 and Apollo 8p for tracking and plug ins and a slew of mics. I don't feel the need for tons of outboard gear anymore.

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

  42. A: I'm a big fan a people like Brian Eno, Chris Lord Alge, Bob Clearmountain,

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

  44. A: I mostly mix and produce for all types of artists.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Weezer
  • Sia
Gear Highlights
  • SSL
  • Shadown Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Retro Instruments
  • Universal Audio
  • Purple Audio
  • Empirical Labs
  • Inward Connections
  • Neve I have a lot of stuff.
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  • MixCon Mixing WorkshopMar 26, 2016

    Marc shows us his overhead treatments, his methods for tasteful and organic sample augmentation, his approach for making snares punch using a variety of plugins, and then ties it altogether by letting us hear what Soundtoy’s Decapitator can do—from outright mangling of room mics to subtle drive on drum buss.

    https://youtu.be/cuo0SlyBVzI

  • Marc McClusky MixCon PresentationJan 27, 2016

    Thanks to our sponsors at Soundtoys, we get to bring you some key highlights from Marc McClusky‘s unforgettable MixCon presentation, in which he walks us through a real working mix for Motion City Soundtrack.

    http://www.sonicscoop.com/2016/01/21/marc-mcclusky-on-mixing-drums-mixcon-video/