Remote rock, pop, metal mixing

2 Reviews
mjwhitey on SoundBetter

An experienced mix engineer waiting to help you achieve your vision. Mixing and recording music isn’t just a job, it’s my passion. I am committed to helping your vision shine through your songs while achieving the biggest sound. We work on projects remotely from anywhere. Start a conversation about your music, I'm always happy to listen.

MIXING APPROACH: Start every song with a fresh perspective and setup. Find the unique sound, story, and balance between all parts. Add some color and dimension (if required) to help construct an interesting stage/listening space. Then explore the boundaries to give the listener the ride of their lives!

- Remote music mixing
- Remote music mastering
- Remote Post mixing, editing, and mastering.

MASTERING: I strongly recommend hiring a mastering engineer of your choice (fresh ears, and perspective). However, I also offer to master mixed tracks for an additional $30 per song.

Simply upload your session or stems, and type a message with your contact info to book a time and final quote.
A typical mix-only turnaround is 5-7days. Mastering turnaround is 1-2days.

Accepted upload formats: AAF, OMF, PTX/S (protools), and MXF (session file types) with audio folder, or raw WAV or AIFF stems.

- Genelec and Avantone Monitors
- Protools HD.
- UA Blackface - AD/DA
- Waves, Fab Filter, Softube, Steven Slate, UA plugs.
- 1176, Distressor, dBX 165, JLM - TG500, JLM - NV500, JLM - PEQ500, JLM - FREQ500.

- Matt has engineered for a variety of artists and styles while working over a decade in studios.
- Studied Music and Technology at the QLD Conservatorium.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tristan Chu
    by Tristan Chu

    Enjoyed working with Matty on some recent masters of my live mixes. His version of the masters were definitely more in your face and exciting that my original pass.

  2. Review by Chris Gilbert
    by Chris Gilbert

    I've worked with Matt over the last 15 years on many recording sessions covering many styles as a hired gun as well as projects I've been personally involved with. Matt's understanding of a wide range of styles as well as his willingness to listen to the needs and wants of the artist has always ended up with outstanding results. Matt has a positive and professional approach with a passion for his craft that is evident in everything we've worked on together.

    Chris Gilbert, Bassist
    ~ Kevin Borich Express
    ~ Tim Gaze

Interview with mjwhitey

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Pink Bullet's second EP (producer), mostly live tracking, with few overdubs, and no sample replacement/editing really helped capture the energy of the tracks, not to mention it was also lots of fun.

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

  4. A: Tim Gaze (song with a blues band with orchestral arrangement/strings)

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Julian Schweitzer, Tim Baker, Matt Barnes, Dave Neil, Marly Luske.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. Analog for color (bounce down once I get what the plugins cant) if needed, however, most of the time I use digital avid for multitrack and plugins for recall, faster workflow, and I can get very close to all sounds with digital.

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

  10. A: That I will always try to deliver your vision. I always want people to love what I give them.

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

  12. A: Solving the challenges of each song. The fun is in the journey, not the destination.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: To only make tracks as loud as possible.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What are they currently listening to that inspired them to help create their current work, where are they playing to distribute the songs (e.g. youtube, spotify, etc).

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

  18. A: Have a couple of references to help communicate/label particular sounds (e.g. love the kick/bass in this example, like the space around the vocals, or how the overall mix sits with similar instrumentation)

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

  20. A: Neve 1073, MAAG EQ, Fairchild, Distressor, and an SSL Channel strip (is that cheating?).

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

  22. A: Completed a degree in Music Technology at my local conservatorium, worked as the house engineer at Alchemix and 180 Studios in Brisbane for over a decade with a variety of artists and clients, been working freelance since. So over two decades now (time sure flies by haha).

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Colorful and in your face.

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

  26. A: I would love to mix a song for Billy Corgan or Trent Reznor. My biggest heroes.

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

  28. A: keep it simple.

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

  30. A: Open to all genres, but typically rock, metal, alternative, indy.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Making things sound interesting.

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

  34. A: To help artists deliver their journey as clear and exciting as possible for their audience.

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

  36. A: Listen through the track. Get a balance and work out the sections and parts. Add color with analog saturation (hardware and plugs), use EQ to help balance competing instruments, compression to help control dynamics and punch, reference with no volume bias, add dimension with reverbs and delays. I use mix bus tape/eq/compression to help glue everything together before I start, and use limiters and clippers to help achieve punch and loudness without sacrificing groove and punch. I master tracks separately (if requested) with Manley/Shadow Hills/neve/weiss/izotope/tc electronic/fabfilter compressors/eq/ and limiters. For mixes I like to try and mix with transients already controlled at the early stage (gives the best final result in most cases), rather than leaving loudness entirely up to the mastering engineer. For mastering, I like to keep it as transparent as possible to preserve the mix. However, every song is different so this process can change depending on the material and client's vision.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: It's a dedicated space with Avid pro tools HD, 8 channel flying faders, Genelec Monitors, Avantone Mixcube, akai controller, and UAD apollo interface with an octo UAD satellite 2. For hardware I have racked up: UA 1176, dBX 165, EL Distressor, Yamaha SPX90, JLM: NV500 (Neve 1073 style preamp), TG500 (EMI TG preamp), FREQEQ (analog EQ), PEQ500 (Pultec style EQ), LA500 (LA2A/3A style compressor), PMM (stereo meters). I have all widely used plugins by Waves, Fab Filter, UAD, Softube, AVID, Slate Digital, and many many more.

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

  40. A: Like most people on here, it constantly changes and always growing. Last month I have been listening to Everything Everything, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Otis Redding, Wilco, Marvin Gaye, Smashing Pumpkins. At the moment Mix with the Masters and Youtube has helped me to connect and be inspired by Tom Lorde Alge, Bob Clearmountain, Andy Wallace, Ben Grosse, Tony Maserati no name a few.

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

  42. A: Online mixing and mastering for solo artists and bands. I have also occasionally mixed for post-productions (final mixing of speech/FXs/music for film and television).

Terms Of Service

I aim to deliver only mixes that you are happy with (up to 5 revisions included with the prices quoted above). >5 revisions typically would be better to remix from scratch with a discounted rate.

GenresSounds Like
  • Everything Everything
  • Queens of the Stone Age
Gear Highlights
  • 1176
  • Distressor
  • dbx165
  • Jlm NV500
  • jlm TG500
  • jlm PEQ500
  • jlm LA500
  • jlm FREQ500
  • Yamaha spx50
  • genelec monitors
  • mixcube
  • RNC compressor
  • aphex gates
  • UAD
  • Waves
  • Avid
  • Steven Slate
  • Fabfilter
  • Softube
  • and loads more
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Mastering included for our first project.