Ross McCrae

Trombonist and transcriber

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
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Hi, I'm a trombonist and musical odd-jobs-man from Glasgow, Scotland. I studied as a composer (at what is now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) but these days I find myself spending more time gigging and recording on the trombone, and transcribing, proofreading and engraving music for clients around the world.

I offer two main online services: remote trombone sessions, and music transcription.

I've been playing the trombone for about 20 years, and in that time I've backed some showbiz legends in the house band on a cruise ship, toured Europe with an Icelandic singer-songwriter, recorded with some critically-acclaimed artists here in Glasgow and in the last couple of years I've done over a hundred remote sessions for online clients. I have a simple, quality set-up: Rath trombone --> EV RE20 mic --> Apogee interface, in a decent-sized, acoustically-treated room. I regularly work with trumpet and sax colleagues as a section, and I'm happy to help with any arranging required - just ask!

I also specialise in producing detailed, neat, accurate sheet music for your projects - transcribed from audio, MIDI, hand-scribbled sketches, or just vague notions. This can be a simple lead sheet with guitar chords, a piano transcription, or notating every note of every instrument in a full album. As a composition graduate, I've a good (and highly-trained) ear, and I've spent an unhealthy amount of time on Sibelius software, so I can produce great results quickly.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Charlie

    Ross did an excellent job and was super quick! Highly recommended!

  2. Review by David
    by David

    Very professional as a transcriber! Ross even revoiced the voicings of the transcribed song and made it more beautiful.

  3. Review by Brian Hodges

    I asked Ross to play a subtle trombone track to help give some character to a ragtime-pop song. He did an excellent and quick job. There was no need for revision -- a perfect job, well-recorded and easy to place in my project. I would definitely use him again.

  4. Review by Neill MacCallum

    Ross came recorded a really really awesome horn section for my track burn out, and added his own part too. Highly highly recommend. Do yourself a favor and hire Ross, immediately. Thanks you Ross!!

Terms Of Service

Reasonable revisions included. Turnaround time can vary, but usually a maximum of 1 week for a small job. Deposit required upfront.

Gear Highlights
  • Rath R100 trombone
  • Holton TR180 bass trombone
  • ElectroVoice RE20
  • Red5 RV15
  • Apogee Duet
  • Soundtracs PC MIDI 16
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