MC Thompson Productions

MC Thompson Productions

Music Production Services

Mobile recording at your location! Live tracking of up to 8 channels. Mixing, mastering, beat/track/jingle production, and session work. Contact me for more information.


Services


  • Full-service mixing – from raw tracks and demo tracks to your final track ready for mastering.
  • Mastering – want your track ready to rock and release? Basic mastering services to bring your track to commercial loudness levels and frequency balance.
  • Mobile Recording at the location of your choice – includes microphones, stands, and associated cabling, audio interface & DAW-based recording; two headphone mixes provided. You bring the instruments/band and additional gear, I capture your performances.
  • Session Instrument Tracking – hire me to play any of the following instruments on your next track (remote or live options):
    • Keyboards (includes piano, organ, synths, etc)
    • Accordion
    • Drums
  • Beat/Backing Track/Jingle Production – need a beat for your next hip hop tune or an instrumental for your next advertisement? At your service!

Previous Releases/Work Examples



Recording Equipment & Musical Gear

(Subject to Change)


HardWare

Recording Platform
  • Focusrite 18i20 3rd Gen audio interface
  • Presonus HP60 6-channel headphone amp
  • 2019 Macbook Pro i9/32GB RAM/8GB AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
  • JBL LSR-305P MKII monitors
  • AKG & DirectSound Headphones
Microphones
  • Audio-Technica AT-2035 [1] (large-diaphragm condenser)
  • Presonus PM-2 [2 – matched pair] (small-diaphragm condensers)
  • Antelope Audio Verge [2] (small-diaphragm condensers w/mic modeling options)
  • Electro-Voice ND 257A [1] (dynamic)
  • Carvin CM-67 [1] (2nd edition, not the 1980s model; dynamic)
  • Shure SM-57 [1] (dynamic)
Instruments

Note – availability varies depending on location. Many are available only for remote or Ely sessions only, from May-August annually.

Synths/Keyboard Instruments
  • Yamaha Motif XF8 w/AcousticSamples Piano Library
  • Yamaha MODX7 w/Purgatory Creek Vintage Keys Collection, Synthogy American Grand
  • Yamaha YS-200
  • Yamaha CVP-305
  • Yamaha CLP-130
  • Yamaha PSS-470
  • Yamaha YPG-235
  • Yamaha PSR-295
  • Yamaha B2 Upright Piano
  • Roland Fantom 7 (2019)
  • Roland JV-1000
  • Kurzweil PC4 (88)
  • Kurzweil PC3 (76)
  • Hammond SK Pro 73
  • Casio CT-370
  • Technics WSA1-R
  • Emu Proteus 1
  • Korg N1R
  • Korg X5DR
  • Baldwin D-421A Digital Pipe Organ
  • Allen ADC-220
  • Kimball R-80 Broadway
  • Kimball S-20 Valencia III
  • Western Cottage Organ Company Reed Organ (tuned to 452hz)
  • Novation Launchkey 37 MK3
  • Novation Remote 25 LE
Guitars
  • Squier Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster
  • Line6 Variax 600
  • ESP LTD MH-100QMNT – set up with 12’s for B Standard through C# Standard, upgraded neck pickup
  • Squier Affinity Stratocaster with Roland GK-3 divided pickup (1998-2002 Korean build) + Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer unit
  • Squier Bullet Mustang HH
  • Washburn WI64
  • Yamaha Pacifica 112V
  • Yamaha APX600 steel-string
  • Cordoba C4-CE nylon-string
Basses
  • Jackson CBXNT DX IV
  • Harmony H-906 Short Scale
  • Irin 4-string fretless conversion
  • Ibanez BTB-675 5-string
Pedals/FX/Amps
  • Line6 POD HD-400
  • Vox Stomplab IIB
  • Roland GR55 Guitar Synthesizer (requires GK-3 pickup)
  • Line6 M13
  • Boss BE-5
  • Joyo JF-14 American Sound
  • Ibanez DS7 Tube Screamer
  • Ibanez DS1 Distortion
  • Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal
  • ART CoolSwitch
  • Digitech Studio S200
  • Vox VT20x
  • Fender Mustang I V.2
  • Fishman Loudbox Mini with Bluetooth
Drums/Percussion
  • Electronic
    • Roland TD-17KVX Electronic Kit + BT-1 Bar Trigger
    • Alesis SamplePad Pro
    • Yamaha DTX 2.0 Module
    • Yamaha KU100 Silent Kick
  • Acoustic (hardware not provided)
    • Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Snare
    • Sabian B8X 14″ Hihats
    • Sabian B8X 18″ Crash/Ride
    • Sabian B8X 14″ Crash
    • Remo Fiberskyn 14″ Frame Drum
    • Meinl Woodcraft Professional Series Pickup Cajon w/internal piezo
Accordions
  • Titano Virtuoso Converter (120-bass, 4/5 reed, dry-tuned, free bass)
  • Borsini Vienna 723 (72-bass, wet-tuned)
  • Iorio Accorgan Acoustic (120-bass, 3/5 reed, wet-tuned, midi capabilities, internal mics – original organ electronics removed)
Other
  • Native American Double Flute in B Major/F# Minor

Software

Recording/DAW/Editing
  • Steinberg Cubase 12 Pro
  • Audacity
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 Assistant
  • Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 4.3
  • iZotope RX7
  • Spectralayers 8
  • Steinberg VST Connect SE
  • Waves Abbey Road Studio 3
  • Kushview Element
  • SoundID Reference & Sonarworks Reference 4

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Virtual Instruments/VIs
  • Kontakt 6 with numerous libraries (piano, orchestral, synth, etc)
    • Kinetic Treats
    • Embertone Blakus Cello
    • Session Strings 2
    • Norrland Samples Solo Trumpet
    • Sonuscore lo ki
    • 8Dio 1985 Passionate Piano V1
    • 8Dio Century Brass (Solo & Ensemble)
    • 8Dio Century Artisan Brass Cimbasso
    • 8Dio Fire Sax V1
    • 8Dio Studio Series – Deep Solo Bass
    • 8Dio Claire Flute
    • 8Dio Free You
    • 8Dio Shepard Tones
    • 8dio The New Copperphone V1
    • 8Dio Postapocalyptic Guitar
    • Embertone Arcane
    • Play Series Selection
    • Analog Dreams
    • Ethereal Earth
    • Hybrid Keys
    • Keepforest Ferrum Trailer Percussion – Free Edition
    • Soniccouture Hammersmith Free
    • Wavesfactory Old Tape Drums
    • Yangqin
    • Retro Machines Mk2
    • Kontakt Factory Library
    • Kontakt Factory Selection
  • VSL Bl├╝thner 1895 Baby Grand Piano – Standard
  • Addictive Drums 2
    • United Heavy
    • United Pop
    • Boutique Mallets
    • Fairfax Vol. 1
    • Session Percussion
    • Reel Machines
    • Funk
    • Modern Jazz Brushes
    • Modern Jazz Sticks
    • Studio Rock
    • + a variety of additional individual drum/percussion instruments
  • XLN XO
  • Steven Slate Trigger 2 Platinum
  • Samples From Mars Collection
  • Steinberg Groove Agent SE
  • EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition
  • Eastwest Hollywood Choirs Gold
  • Plugin Alliance bx_oberhausen
  • IK Syntronik 1
  • IK MODO Bass 1
  • IK MODO Drum 1
  • IK Hammond B-3X
  • IK Sampletron 2
  • IK Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE w/additional libraries
    • Orchestral Percussion
  • IK SampleTank 4 with additional libraries
    • American Acoustic
    • Cinematic Percussion
  • iZotope Iris 2
  • Waves Bass Fingers
  • Spitfire LABS
  • Spitfire BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover
  • Arturia CS-80 V4
  • Addictive Keys Modern Grand
  • Addictive Keys Modern Upright
  • NI Session Strings 2
  • Vienna Ensemble Pro 7
  • Ample Sound APC
  • Garritan ARIA Player
  • Steinberg HALion Sonic SE
  • Martinec KeeBass
  • Kilohearts kHs ONE
  • Applied Acoustics Systems Lounge Lizard Session 4
  • Steinberg Padshop
  • u-he Podolski
  • Native Instruments Reaktor 6
  • Orchestral Tools SINE w/various libraries
  • AudioThing SR-88
  • Steinberg Retrologue
  • Reason Studios Reason Rack Plugin
  • Steven Slate Drums 5.5 Free
  • Applied Acoustics Systems Strum Session 2
  • Dmitry Sches Thorn BEAT
  • Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog Session 2
  • UVI Workstation with libraries
    • AcousticSamples Academic Grand
    • UVI Digital Synsations
    • AcousticSamples AS FreePack
  • Applied Acoustics Systems AAS Player with libraries
    • All That Jazz
    • Pop Rocks
    • Swatches
    • Take 3
  • Etc…
Plugins
Amp Simulators
  • Amplitube 5 with expansion packs
    • MESA Boogie
    • Fender 1
    • Fender 2
    • SVX 1
    • SVX 2
    • Metal
    • Amplitube 5 Standard Collection
    • Amplitube 4 CS Collection
  • Softube Marshall Silver Jubilee 2555
  • Audio Assault Grind Machine II
  • Audio Assault Blacksun
  • Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVTVR Classic
  • Plugin Alliance bx_rockrack V3 Player
  • Steinberg AmpSimulator
  • Steinberg VST Amp Rack
  • TSE Audio BOD Bass Overdrive
  • Black Rooster Audio Cybress TT-15
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player
Distortion & Lo-Fi
  • Waves Berzerk Distortion
  • Steinberg Bitcrusher
  • Steinberg DaTube
  • Softube Dirty Tape
  • Steinberg Distortion
  • Steinberg Distroyer
  • iZotope Trash 2
  • Waves Kramer Tape
  • Steinberg Magneto II
  • Steinberg Quadrafuzz V2
  • Softube Saturation Knob
  • Steinberg SoftClipper
  • Arturia Tape MELLO-FI
  • iZotope Vinyl
  • Fuse Audio Labs VPre-2C
  • Steinberg Grungelizer
  • Klevgrand DAW Cassette
  • BABY Audio Parallel Aggressor
  • Caelum Audio Tape Cassette
  • Wave Arts Tube Saturator Vintage
Dynamics
  • AVA De-Esser
  • AVA Multiband Compressor
  • Bob Perry Audio BPA Gate
  • Steinberg Brickwall Limiter
  • Steinberg Compressor
  • Waves dbx-160
  • Steinberg DeEsser
  • Softube Drawmer S73
  • Steinberg EnvelopeShaper
  • Steinberg Expander
  • Acustica FIRETHECLIP
  • Steinberg Gate
  • Waves H-Comp
  • Steinebrg Limiter
  • Steinberg Maximizer
  • Waves MaxxVolume
  • MeldaProduction MCompressor
  • Steinberg MidiGate
  • Steinberg MultibandCompressor
  • Steinberg MultibandEnvelopeShaper
  • Steinberg MultibandExpander
  • Waves OneKnob Pumper
  • Steinberg Raiser
  • Focusrite Red 3 Compressor
  • Waves RVox
  • Waves Sibilance
  • Plugin Alliance SPL Attacker Plus
  • Plugin Alliance SPL De-Verb Plus
  • Steinberg Squasher
  • IK TR5 Quad Compressor
  • IK Black 76 Limiting Amplifier
  • IK Stealth Limiter
  • IK T-RackS One
  • Steinberg Tube Compressor
  • Native Instruments Supercharger
  • Plugin Alliance Unfiltered Audio G8
  • Steinberg VintageCompressor
  • Steinberg VSTDynamics
  • Waves MannyM Tone Shaper
  • Waves OneKnob Louder
  • Accusonus VoiceLeveler
  • Black Rooster Audio Canary
  • Kilohearts Limiter
  • Kilohearts kHs Limiter
  • Kilohearts Gain
  • Kilohearts kHs Gain
  • W.A. Production OutlawCM
Equalizers & Filters
  • Harrison Consoles AVA LegacyQ
  • Acustica BigCeil
  • Acustica Ceil
  • Acustica Celestial
  • Acustica Coffee the PUn
  • Voxengo CurveEQ
  • Steinberg DJ-EQ
  • Steinberg Frequency
  • Steinberg GEQ-10
  • Steinberg GEQ-30
  • Waves H-EQ
  • MeldaProduction MEqualizer
  • iZotope Neutron 3 Elements
  • Focusrite Red 2 EQ
  • Steinberg StudioEQ
  • Acustica Titanium3 Basstard
  • IK TR5 Classic EQ
  • IK TR5 EQual
  • IK TR5 EQ 81
  • Kilohearts 3-Band EQ
  • Kilohearts kHs 3-Band EQ
  • Plugin Alliance bx_boom
  • Plugin Alliance bx_console Focusrite SC
  • Plugin Alliance bx_masterdesk
  • Plugin Alliance bx_subfilter
  • Plugin Alliance bx_cleansweep V2
  • Harrison Consoles AVA Mastering EQ
  • Waves OneKnob Phatter
  • Steinberg DualFilter
  • Steinberg MorphFilter
  • Steinberg StepFilter
  • Steinberg ToneBooster
  • Steinberg WahWah
  • Audio Plugin Union coreFX Volume Former
  • Waves MetaFilter
  • Togu Audio Line TAL-Filter-2
  • Black Rooster Audio VHL-3C

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Mastering & Tools/Utilities
  • Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain
  • Waves Abbey Road TG Meter Bridge
  • Flux BitterSweet V3
  • Steinberg Lin Dither
  • iZotope Ozone 9 Elements
  • IK TR5 Metering
  • IK TR5 Full Metering
  • iZotope RX 7 De-click
  • iZotope RX 7 De-clip
  • iZotope RX 7 De-hum
  • iZotope RX 7 Voice De-noise
  • iZotope RX 8 Breath Control
  • Waves X-Click
  • iZotope Relay
  • Steinberg Mix6To2
  • Steinberg Mix8To2
  • Steinberg MixerDelay
  • Bob Perry Audio BPA Listener
  • MeldaProduction MRatio
  • Steinberg SMPTEGenerator
  • Steinberg TestGenerator
  • Steinberg Tuner
  • Steinberg VST MultiPanner
  • Steinberg VST AmbiDecoder
  • Steinberg VST AmbiConverter
  • Steinberg MixConvert V6
  • Steinberg Renderer for Dolby Atmos
  • Kushview Element FX
  • Steinberg LoopMash FX
  • Synchro Arts Revoice Pro Link
  • Kilohearts Snap Heap
  • Non-Lethal Applications Snapshot
  • Sonalksis FreeG
  • Vienna Ensemble Pro Audio Input
  • Plugin Alliance bx_meter
  • Plugin Alliance bx_solo
  • Steinberg SuperVision
  • PreSonus VU Meter
Modulation/Spatial
  • Steinberg AutoPan
  • Steinberg Imager
  • Steinberg MonoToStereo
  • iZotope Ozone Imager 2
  • Steinberg StereoEnhancer
  • Kilohearts Stereo
  • Kilohearts kHs Stereo
  • Steinberg Chopper
  • Steinberg Chorus
  • Arturia Chorus JUN-6
  • Steinberg Cloner
  • Steinberg Flanger
  • Steinberg FX Modulator
  • Steinberg Metalizer
  • Steinberg Phaser
  • Steinberg RingModulator
  • Steinberg Rotary
  • Steinberg StudioChorus
  • Steinberg Tranceformer
  • Steinberg Tremolo
  • Steinberg Vibrato
  • IK TR5 Leslie
  • Kilohearts Chorus
  • Kilohearts kHs Chorus
Pitch/Vocals
  • Antares Auto-Tune Access
  • Waves Tune Real-Time
  • Waves Tune
  • Steinberg Pitch Correct
  • Steinberg VariAudio 3
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 Assistant
  • Auburn Sounds Graillon 2
  • MeldaProduction MAutoPitch
  • Eventide Quadravox
  • Aegean Music Pitchproof
  • Steinberg Octaver
  • iZotope Nectar 3 Plus
  • iZotope VocalSynth 2
  • iZotope Vocal Doubler
Reverbs
  • Reverb Foundry Tai Chi
  • iZotope Neoverb
  • Native Instruments RAUM
  • Arturia Rev PLATE-140
  • Relab Development LX480 Essentials
  • Softube TSAR-1R Reverb
  • Waves LoFi Space
  • Waves OneKnob Wetter
  • Waves Abbey Road Chambers
  • Acon Digital Verberate Basic 2
  • Waves H-Reverb
  • Waves IR1 & IR-L
  • MeldaProduction MConvolutionEZ
  • Exponential Audio PhoenixVerb
  • PSP PianoVerb
  • Steinberg REVelation
  • Steinberg REVerence
  • Steinberg RoomWorks & RoomWorks SE
  • IK TR5 CSR Plate
  • IK Sunset Sound Studio Reverb
  • Waves TrueVerb
  • Waves IR360
  • u-he Protoverb
  • Klevgrand R0Verb
  • Acon Digital ReverbSolo
Delays
  • Softube Tube Delay
  • Fuse Audio Labs Bucket-500
  • Waves H-Delay
  • Steinberg ModMachine
  • Steinberg MonoDelay
  • Steinberg Multi-Tap Delay
  • Steinberg PingPongDelay
  • Steinberg StereoDelay
  • W.A. Production SphereDelay
  • Waves CLA EchoSphere
  • Kilohearts Delay
  • Kilohearts kHs Delay
Miscellenous/Other/Multi-FX
  • UJAM Finisher Micro
  • IK MixBox
  • Native Instruments Reaktor 6 FX
  • Reason Studios Reason Rack Plugin Effect
  • Wavesfactory SK10
  • Wavesfactory SnareBuzz
  • KSHMR Essentials Kick
  • Antelope Audio Verge Mic Emulations
  • Waves RBass