Rachael Schroeder on SoundBetter

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!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Rachael Schroeder

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

  2. 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.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. 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... (:

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

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

  10. A: SM7, Apollo Twin, Omnichord, Minimoog, Rhodes.

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

  12. A: Imogen Heap.

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

  14. A: Nothing is ever too weird. Experiment with your sound, break the rules. Try anything, you can get rid of it later.

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

  16. A: Generally Pop and RnB. I am open to working on any genre for vocal editing/tuning.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Anything vocals.

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

  20. 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.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: ProTools is my DAW of choice. I am proficient in both Auto-Tune or Melodyne for vocal tuning.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

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