Rodaidh McDonald is a Scottish music producer, mix engineer and record company executive. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His production and mixing credits include The xx, King Krule, How to Dress Well, Adele, Savages, Daughter , The Horrors, Bobby Womack, Vampire Weekend, and Gil Scott-Heron.
Since 2009, McDonald has worked for XL Recordings and runs XL Studios, the label's in-house recording studio. He has worked at XL Studios with a number of acts including The xx, Adele, The Horrors, Bobby Womack, Vampire Weekend, Gil Scott-Heron, and Giggs.
In 2009, McDonald recorded and mixed The xx's multi-platinum album xx which won the Mercury Music Prize in 2010.
In 2010, McDonald visited Ethiopia with Richard Russell and Nick Zinner. They subsequently released an EP together under the name Fresh Touch.
In 2011, McDonald participated as a producer in Damon Albarn DRC Music project. Collaborating with producers Dan the Automator, XL Recordings, Richard Russell, Jneiro Jarel, DJ Darren Cunningham aka Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Remi Kabaka Jr., Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Kwes, McDonald went to Kinshasa in DR Congo for one week to record an album called Kinshasa One Two. All proceeds will benefit Oxfam's work in the DRC. The album was released by Warp Records.