Welcome to The Rye Room! We are a full service boutique recording studio located in Portland Oregon. Genres we specialize in are pop, folk/americana, country, jazz, and indie rock. We love working on all projects though. Home to The Rye Room Sessions. We love making beautiful videos! Contact us if you are interested in working together.
The Rye Room is a full service recording studio owned and operated by engineer/producer Matt Greco, located in Portland, Oregon.
Serving Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, The Rye Room provides musicians with a recording experience tailored to each individual or group. Every band or artist brings unique elements into their music. Our goal is to distill these elements with care, handcrafting each record to be the best it can be.
We believe recording is about the experience. We have put a great deal of thought into design, vibe, and comfort to ensure you are able to deliver your best performance. Capturing that performance is enhanced in the right environment, which is why all rooms are tuned and custom wired for exceptional acoustics.
Small batch, handcrafted records means we approach each project with an eye for quality, lifelong passion for music, and a focus on creating your best record.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with The Rye Room
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, mixing, mastering, and production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Most top 40 artists and producers
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DIGITAL ========= ---------- Apple Mac Pro '13 3.5Ghz 6 core Xeon E5 w/ 32GB RAM, 256gig SSD & 8 Terabytes storage Apogee Symphony IO AD/DA 16x16 in/out Apple Logic Pro X Avid Pro Tools 2018 MONITORING ========= ---- Dangerous Monitor ST Neumann KH 310A Focal CMS 50 Auratone 5C pair with Drawmer CPA50 Amplifier Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System AKG K701 AKG K271 MKII (3) AKG 240 MKII AKG KP40 Audio Technica ATH-M30 MIC PRE & OUTBOARD ========= Microphone Preamps ---- Shadow Hills Mono Gama Rupert Neve 511 (2) Purple Audio Biz MK Universal Audio 4-710d Undertone Audio MPDI-4 ART Pro MPA (2) Equalization ---- Rupert Neve 551 Inductor EQ Compression ---- Retro Instruments 176 Limiting Amplifier Rupert Neve 543 Mono Compressor-Limiter Rupert Neve Portico II Master Bus Processor MICROPHONES ========= Tube Condenser Microphones ---- Beesneez James Tube Microphone Flea 12 Soyuz Microphones 017 series Tube* Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones ---- Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina (2) Audio Technica AT3035 (2) Blue Bluebird Soyuz Microphones 023 Bomblet* Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones ---- sE Electronics Rupert Neve RN17 Matched Pair (2) Soyuz Microphones 013 series FET Pair (2)* Ribbon Microphones ---- Royer R-101 Matched Pair (2) AEA R88* AEA R84* AEA R44C* AEA R92* AEA N8 (2)* Dynamic Microphones ---- Telefunken M82 Telefunken M80 Cherry Shure SM7B Shure Sm57 (2) Shure Beta 52 Sennheiser MD421 mk II Sennheiser e609 PLUG-INS ========= ---- UAD-2 Octo and Quad Satellites WAVES Gold Bundle WAVES API Collection Steven Slate Trigger Steven Slate VBC UBK - 1 Melodyne Editor Fabfilter Pro-Q2 Equalizer Fabfilter Pro-L2 Limiter Fabfilter Pro-C2 Compressor Fabfilter Pro-DS Desser Sound Radix Auto Align Soundtoys 5 iZotope Neutron iZotope RX6 Valhalla DSP: Plate, Vintage Verb, Room INSTRUMENTS ========= Guitars ---- 2010 Fender Telecaster Special Edition Epiphone John Lee Hooker Sheraton Gibson 1965 LG-1 Breedlove American Series OM/SRe-H Martin 000-28EC* Martin 1987 J-65M* Baby Taylor Acoustic Recording King RO-16 Acoustic (setup as Nashville High Strung) Keyboards ---- 1972 Fender Rhodes Mark 1A Kohler & Campbell Upright Piano Nord Electro 2 2009 Moog Minimoog Voyager Select Series Dave Smith Instrument Prophet '08 Roland RS-5 M-Audio O2 MIDI controller Amplifiers ---- Fender Twin Reverb Re-Issue Egnater Tweaker 112 Pedals/Misc ---- Fulltone Full-Drive 2 Boss Overdrive/Distortion OS2 Boss Chromatic Tuner Rupert Neve Designs RNDI-S Radial Pro 48 Active DI Passive DI Little Labs STD Rev 2
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I prefer to spend the time needed to really bring the songor project to life. That means no cutting corners from step one until the project is finished. Working on a record usually starts with pre production and then moving into recording/full production. From there editing, mixing, and mastering to finish off the record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Producer ear and mindset. I love mixing and really bringing a song to life.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Production, engineering, and mixing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, folk/americana, jazz, and indie rock.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears and know your speakers/room.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer because he is a true pop master and such an incredible player.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Small batch, handcrafted records means we approach each project with an eye for quality, lifelong passion for music, and a focus on creating your best record.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started recording in the 7th/8th grade. Started recording other artists in high school. Went to the University of Oregon’s School of Music for music technology. Spent 4 years going to school, working as a engineer/producer for a local studio, and working as assistant recording engineer at U of O’s School of Music. Started touring with Gino Vannelli as his tour manager and monitor engineer while freelancing in Portland’s top recording studios. Built The Rye Room in 2015.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Flea 12, Retro 176, Shadow Hills Mono Gama, good headphones, and pro tools or tape.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask as many questions as you would like. Research into producers work to make sure you match up genre/sound wise.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Lots! Main ones are budget and overall scope of project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?