I am a singer, songwriter, sound engineer and music producer based out of Vancouver, BC. I am very passionate about vocals!
I had vocal training for over a decade so I understand the human voice. I studied sound engineering, music production and business at Nimbus School of Recording & Media (https://nimbusrecording.com/) here in Vancouver, BC.
I love tuning and editing vocals. Would love to work with you. Cheers!
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Interview with Rachael Schroeder
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on my own EP, playing shows around my city, and working as a promotions assistant at a popular venue here in Vancouver, BC.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends. If there is already an analog version of something, why bother with digital? Example: piano, strings, synthesizers. Just rent out a studio for a day and record the real thing! I am strongly against using MIDI pianos in songs... (:
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will work until you are happy. I will always serve the song and make sure it is the best it can be. Song is king.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to be assertive and direct about what you want. Feel free to give me reference tracks. How I tune a song depends on the genre. For pop I usually tune a bit harder than I would for a folk song. Tell me what you want, and if you don't know we can figure it out!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SM7, Apollo Twin, Omnichord, Minimoog, Rhodes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Imogen Heap.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Nothing is ever too weird. Experiment with your sound, break the rules. Try anything, you can get rid of it later.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Generally Pop and RnB. I am open to working on any genre for vocal editing/tuning.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Anything vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have had over a decade of experience in vocals. I am passionate about vocals and strongly believe in making a song the best it can be.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: ProTools is my DAW of choice. I am proficient in both Auto-Tune or Melodyne for vocal tuning.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Imogen Heap is a huge inspiration for me. She is one of the reasons I got into sound engineering and music production. Queen and Electric Light Orchestra are also influences for me because of their intricate and luscious vocal layering.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In the past year I have written, recorded, and tuned vocals for EDM producers (through Vocalizr). Right now I have been focusing on editing and tuning vocals because I am passionate about it no matter what kind of music it is.