Mat Keselman

High-End Mixing and Mastering

32 Reviews (28 Verified)
Mat Keselman on SoundBetter

I'm a Toronto-based recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist with nearly 20 years of experience. I work out of a hybrid analog/digital studio filled with tools that allow me to focus on what's important: The music. I approach the elements of every project as a whole from the standpoints of musicality, theory, and sonic technique.

- Mix notes are free with every master (for those who want them).

- Every project includes free revisions (up to a reasonable amount). I want to make sure you are happy with the final results.

- Stem mastering available.

- Mastering for vinyl available.

- Final delivery consists of high resolution 44.1/24 or 48/24 files. Instrumental, TV, Vocals +/- versions, and radio edits are available for an extra fee.

- Bulk discount for multiple songs/services.

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32 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tyler L.

    Mat is extremely talented, and perhaps even more importantly, is one that will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and confident about your project.

    He provided me with honest feedback, and pointed out to me direct examples of how he could improve the mix, to which he was totally right. His ear for how drums should sit in a mix is elite. He is a quick and precise communicator. At the end of the day, it was clear he just wanted his client to be entirely happy with the end product.

  2. Review by Zach R.

    Mat took my mixes and turned them into crisp clear sounding masters. He made all of the adjustments I requested for my tracks. 10/10 will be working with him again.

  3. Review by Issele
    by Issele

    It was a great experience working with Mat. My song came out better than I could have imagined and he was very professional and prompt throughout the entire process. I will definitely be working with Mat on more tracks soon!

  4. Review by Brandon B.

    Always quick. Has a great ear for detail and really adds a wide and silky polish to the Mix.

  5. Review by Brandon B.

    Great communication! A true professional!

  6. Review by Brandon B.

    Fast, pro, really good ears!

  7. Review by Brandon B.

    The MPL is the real deal! Took my mix and took it to the next level! Super fast, worth every penny. Went above and beyond to fix some misses in my mix and even was patient with me as I uploaded some wrong files on accident. I will be using them again on future projects. Thanks Mat!

  8. Review by Tyler Q.

    Mats communication and work ethic to completing a mix is just excellent! I recommend working with him on any upcoming project 10/10

  9. Review by Joshua P.

    The-MPL provided quality mastering for my album and was responsive to notes and questions. I now have a professional-level final product.

  10. Review by Joshua P.

    High-quality work from true professionals. Responsive to feedback because they care about getting it right.

  11. Review by Jens B.

    Very good and fast work! Its every projekt, the best people for work!

  12. Review by Darcy P.

    Brilliant! Great to work with, was open to all my concerns and addressed them all. A great sounding finished product!

  13. Review by Jen Sy
    by Jen Sy

    Very good and fast work! The Communication works good.
    And they now what they do.

  14. Review by Kathy F.

    Elli from The-MPL created a stunning recording of my original composition. She listened to my comments, and applied them in the ultimate recording. I would definitely select The-MPL again for future projects. Extremly satisfied!!!!

  15. Review by Adam H.

    Great work! Great communication & very easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  16. Review by Donnie R.

    Fast delivery and good communication.

  17. Review by earlrobbins

    The piano tracks for this song were so beautiful and well done.
    Thank you so much!!!!

  18. Review by Justin F.

    Mat was a pleasure to work with! I got back a super clean mix and he also taught me a few things about mastering for streaming platforms. He took me on a high quality stream so I could listen to what he was doing in real time. Really appreciate everything you did!

  19. Review by Jonathan W.

    Mat and the team at MPL were first class in their communication, engineering & recording techniques, and delivered the project in a timely manner. Would definitely use again.

  20. Review by Lyte
    by Lyte

    Mat and The-MPL were very professional and were able to bring my ideas of the track into fruition and make the track perfect for me. I highly recommend them!

Interview with Mat Keselman

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: A music documentary for the BBC.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both together. Each format has its own strengths and weaknesses. Having access to both yields the best, most personalized results.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: As cheesy as it sounds: Bringing music to life.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Laptop, AT 4047 multipattern condenser microphone, SM57 instrument microphone, Apollo X8P interface, Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I've been doing this for nearly 20 years. I've worked on sound for music, feature films, and everything in between. I also teach audio at an Ontario college and make audio plugins for audio engineers.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: The ear and brain are very adaptive. Make sure to rely on your first instincts and feelings. If something didn't sound right at first but on a 3rd listen seems fine, it's probably not fine. The same is true in reverse: If an element sounded good on the first 5 listens but sticks out on the 6th, it's probably where it should be.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Listening.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: In addition to Engineering and Production, I am also a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer, lyricist, and arranger. These skills help me see the song from a different, more flexible perspective and deliver unique results.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: Each song is approached a little differently, depending on what the music needs. Typically tracks are cleaned of any noise and imperfections, edited / tuned (if needed), then routed both internally and to outboard gear. Once prep is done, I use a Slate Raven multitouch console, supported by a powerful computer to work on the music with my hands. This way I am not constricted to doing the work one mouse click at a time. Finally, I make sure to listen on many speakers and in many listening environments to make sure the final mix/master sounds good everywhere, and not just in the studio.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: For mixes and masters I usually work out of my own facility in Toronto. Universal Audio and Focusrite pre amps and I/O with Dynaudio and Auratone monitors. I work on a Mac running Pro Tools Ultimate with UAD, McDSP, Slate Digital, Waves, and Brainworx plugins to name a few. A large selection of virtual instruments are also available in-house. The studio is also equipped with a Yamaha DTX 950 electric drum kit for drum programming and performing.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: Steven Wilson, Imogen Heap, Michael Brauer, Dave Pensado, Timbaland, The Mars Volta, Daft Punk, Tool

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: I most commonly mix, produce, and play / record / program drums.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: I've got two: 1) I will give you world-class results. 2) I am not happy until you are happy.

  27. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  28. A: Communicate what you want and need. If you are unsure of what you want and need, just let me know and I will help you figure it out.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: I serve the song before I serve my style. So I can't really say "big punchy drums" because that isn't always true. My style is making things feel right.

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: Present or past? Imogen Heap, Pure Reason Revolution, The Beatles, Porcupine Tree, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Opeth, Tool. I love what these artists do / did and think I can help push things even further in those directions.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: Rock, pop, electronic, world, hip hop. Most contemporary genres.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Motown
  • Daft Punk
  • Porcupine Tree
Gear Highlights
  • Trained ears
  • Focusrite
  • Neve
  • SSL
  • Universal Audio
  • Dynaudio
  • Auratone
  • Audio Technica
  • Sony
  • Pearl
  • Yamaha
  • Tama
  • Rode
  • Primacoustic
  • Inity
  • UAD
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital
  • McDSP
  • Brainworx
  • Celemony
  • Marshall
  • Sunn O)))
  • Fender
  • and much more
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