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Signal To Noise, Episode 255: Sound Engineer Joe “Chef” McGrath

Discusses his extensive work as the mixer for the Ultimate Rap League as well as different aspects of freelance life, including setting and negotiating rates, and when and how to take a gig you really want even if they can't pay your usual rates without getting taken advantage of.

In Episode 255, Andy is joined by DC-area based sound engineer Joe “Chef” McGrath, fresh off working together on a now rare “industrial musical” in NY this week. They start off talking about Joe’s extensive work as the mixer for the Ultimate Rap League, and why the mic of choice for them for rap battles might be the brand you’d expect, but almost certainly isn’t the model you’d guess! This episode is sponsored by Allen & Heath and RCF.

From there, they discuss different aspects of freelance life, including setting and negotiating rates, and when and how to take a gig you really want even if they can’t pay your usual rates without getting taken advantage of.

Episode Links:
Ultimate Rap League
Episode 255 Transcript

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