Jeffrey "Mac" McDonough is a freelance recording engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mac specializes in audio restoration, mixing, and mastering. He began his recording career in the 1980s, using a TASCAM Portastudio and a beat-up Shure SM58. In the 1990s, Mac interned in studios around the Michiana area. He then began tracking and mixing demos in an ADAT-based project studio. Later, he graduated with honors from the Audio Institute of America. In 2007, Mac began working at Sweetwater Sound.
Mac built his current studio around Pro Tools HD and Logic Pro X. A plethora of other audio-based apps and plug-ins are also on tap. Apogee converters and JBL studio monitors ensure top-notch sound quality.
Some recording engineers view audio restoration as an afterthought, and home-brewed recordings aren't worth their time and attention. That's not the case with Mac. He loves solving the unique audio challenges that attorneys, law enforcement, and other professionals face. Mac also relishes the opportunity to make home recordings sound like high-end productions.
Who is this Mac guy?
Jeffrey “Mac” McDonough
Key Gear Used
Avid Pro Tools HD 12 Native; Apple Logic Pro X; Waves Mercury Bundle, SSL 4000 Collection, & Abbey Road Collection; Zynaptiq Repair Bundle; Fabfilter Pro-L 2 & Pro-Q 2; Voxengo Elephant; Cytomic The Glue; Celemony Melodyne Studio 4; iZotope Ozone Advanced 8, RX Advanced 6, & Neutron Advanced 2; Steinberg WaveLab Pro 9.5; MOTU MachFive 3; Toontrack EZdrummer 2 & Superior Drummer 3; JBL LSR4326P Pak; Chameleon Labs 7602 MKII; CAD Audio Equitek E100S; Neumann TLM 103
Sound on Sound, TapeOp, Sweetwater ProGear Directory
Favorite Recording Artists
Alice in Chains, Animals as Leaders, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Corrosion of Conformity, Eric Clapton, The Clash, John Coltrane, Elvis Costello, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Genesis, Grateful Dead, Green River, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Maiden, It's a Beautiful Day, Jane's Addiction, The Jesus Lizard, Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Melvins, Moby Grape, Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Pere Ubu, Periphery, Tom Petty, Phish, Pink Floyd, Pixies, R.E.M., Bob Seger, The Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Weather Report, ZZ Top