SoundGirls Spotlight

Emily Magpie

Mastering Engineer

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Bristol, UK

How did you become a producer/sound engineer?
Based in Bristol, I have worked as a producer + musician for 7 years and my work has been championed by BBC 6’s Tom Robinson, The Line of Best Fit, Mahogany and amassed over 90,000 plays on Spotify. I have formalised this experience by studying at dBs The Sound & Music Institute where I was tutored by Josh Hills (mastering engineer for Sony, EMI). I am proud to be part of the growing 2% of womxn working as music producers.

What advice would you give students either going into school or just graduating about getting a job in this industry?
Reach out to other people, everyone was starting out at some point and there are so many wonderful supportive people in this industry who can help you. Look for networks supporting wxmen and grow together.

What are the major qualities required to be a good sound engineer in your opinion?
Creativity, technical understanding + knowledge, multi-tasking abilities, good ears.

What is your recording/producing philosophy?
Follow the feeling and capture that.

What producers/engineers inspire/inspired you?
Grimes, The Sundrop Garden, Kate Tavini.

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