This week's guest is London based mixer and mastering engineer Manon Grandjean. Manon has spent much of her time lately working with UK chart topping grime and hiphop artists such as Stormzy, Dave, Fredo, and AJ Tracey. Some of her other credits include London Grammar, Craig David, Birdy, and Nao. In 2017 she was named "Breakthrough Engineer of the Year" by the Music Producers Guild and then followed that with "Recording Engineer of the Year" in 2018. We chat about freelancing in London, realizing the power of templates, and how career perfectionism is different from project perfectionism.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
How smaller budgets change the way young engineers learn to record
Mastering your own mixes
Career spanning perfectionism vs project based perfectionism
Freelance engineering and assisting at multiple studios to pay the bills
Picking a good manager that is on the same page as you
Realizing the power of having a recording template
Being classically trained on guitar and harp growing up
Growing up interested in science and discovering recording as the combination of music and science
The importance of having a setup that is ready to go at all times