Mixing Engineer who has worked in the industry for over 10 years. I've worked with many different genres & many different styles of artists: ranging from acoustic folk, to Heavy Metal, to Pop, to Country, and many others. Matt has a degree in both Music Theory & Recording Industry. So he also understands things from a musical perspective as well.
Working with any artists who are seeking a Professional, industry standard, sound out of their music for a fraction of the cost of what major Studios charge.
Every client will have their Mix run through Pro Tools, using many of the industry standard Plug-ins that all studios are now using.
(iZotope, Slate Digital, Waves, UAD, etc)
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Interview with Lane Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently worked on a song for my personal Album project I am working on. I traveled up to Nashville TN to record a guest vocalist for it. Was none other than Dawn Michelle (Fireflight) and man she is such an INCREDIBLE singer. It took that song to a WHOLE OTHER LEVEL. I was very proud with how strong that song came out!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: SO. MANY. THINGS. Several Writing/Mixing Projects with some artists from a Record Label. A personal Album, Going on Tour as a contract Guitar player for a group, the fun never stops!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both.. but if I am forced to pick one, then: Digital. There are so many analog emulations that are spot on. Plus as the days go by it becomes more and more difficult to use true analog gear for certain things.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% Satisfaction. It is important for the client to be happy with the outcome of the work. I will continue to do revisions and communicate with you until we land on the result you want.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its fun! and I genuinely enjoy it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you make my song Radio ready?" both Yes and No. I have found that sometimes people have a misunderstanding of what this means and also what process will get it there. As long as the tracks don't sound like they were recorded in a closet with a USB mic, then yes, I can get your song "Radio Worthy"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most people think Mixing can "save" their song or "fix" it. If the song quality is poor going into the Mixing process, it will still sound fairly poor coming out. Mixing is not a cure all. Its meant to take something thats already great and make it better.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know who did the Production work. I love sending business to people if I can. So if someone does great work, I'll send people their way.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key. Let me know what you are looking for, some examples of other artists you want to aim for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Generator/Computer 2. Guitar 3. UAD interface 4. Avid Eleven Rack 5. Slate VMS
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: hmm... maybe Starset? because their sound pallet is ENORMOUS and would be a ton of fun to Mix.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it right at the source. Music is not about cleaning things up at the end. Make it sound great from the get go and it will sound AMAZING once its done
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds really. Although my specialty is rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can consume an ABSURD amount of ice cream
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: over 20 years of being an instrumentalist and over 10 years of being a Mixing Engineer. I have a music oriented mind so I can relate with the artists very well because I also write music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I find myself continuing to scale down as the years go by and technology continues to improve. Nowadays I just have my UAD Thunderbolt Apollo interface, an Avid ElevenRack, and my Retina 5k iMac. Mixing is done 100% "inside the box" aka: in the computer