Matthew Insco -

Producer / Guitarist / Bassist

12 Reviews (4 Verified)
Matthew Insco - on SoundBetter

Unique Producer and Guitarist/Bassist creating pop soul/r&b, singer songwriter, rock and electronic tracks tailor-made to your style.

I'm a Producer/Engineer, Guitarist, and Bassist based out of California........I'm grateful to have worked with many talented singers as well as Grammy winning Producer Darryl Swann on my song 'Pink Sunshine' (feat. XARA), who added additional production and mixing, as well mixing some other songs for a production client. While in LA, I was able to work with some extremely talented singer-songwriters including NITA, XARA, Thomas Waring, Tajla, and Occoro.
My favorite styles to work on are Soul/R&B, Pop, Singer-Songwriter Acoustic, Indie, Rock, Experimental, Electronic, and Ethereal music.

I'm available to create tracks for your next single, E.P, or album, from start to finish. I can also co-write and/or produce music that you've already written and/or recorded. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Patience and flexibility is key when working with artists, and I do my best to achieve the vision of each and every song I'm working on. I'll take my time on your project, listen to every detail of your vision, and tweak your song(s) until you are happy!

I'm also available as a guitarist and bassist, to record tracks for your song. I play electric guitar, acoustic and electric bass.

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

12 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    outstanding and incredible talent!! super psyched and grateful to work and collaborate with Matthew!!! 5 stars!!!!

  2. Review by wendy w.

    I have had the pleasure of using Matt Insco for several songs. He makes my songs sound great. He is also fast.

    Wouldn't use anyone else !

    - W. B. Wright

  3. Review by wendy w.

    Matt is a great producer, guitarist, bassist and songwriter, and has produced several songs for me including this song, 'Pink Sunshine' that I worked on with him -

    He is currently working some new songs of mine that I will release, and will also use to pitch for sync music. I'm extremely satisfied with the way my songs have turned out from working with Matt. He really gets it done!

  4. Review by Bryan O.

    I had a great experience working with Matt! He was quick and really listened to my vision. I’m extremely happy with how the project came out!

  5. Review by Ryan S.

    Matt is an INCREDIBLE producer and musician. I recorded a song in his cozy home studio, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results. Not only did he expertly play guitar and bass on the track, but he also elevated it to a whole new level with his production. He made me feel extremely comfortable, and is genuinely a very sweet and welcoming person. Can't wait to come back!

  6. Review by Tommy
    by Tommy

    Got a chance to track some vocals and do some production with Matt on a hired gig. He's a solid producer , engineer and guitar player. My was able to capture my vocals really well and he wrote some awesome guitar parts. I was really pleased with the final result of our song -

  7. Review by Nita Chawla
    by Nita Chawla

    I loved collaborating with Matt on our song "Rise Up". He came up with a baseline and beat that inspired the song and we took it from there. He helped take me out of my comfort zone and write in a completely different style. My friend and fans loved this song when it came out! If you're looking to create some songs with energy and great production that still has soul (doesn't sound so clean that it's robotic), I highly recommend working with Matt! You can check out the song here:

  8. Review by steven walters
    by steven walters

    I've known and worked with Matt on many tracks over the last few years. He's got a great sense of how to build a song, with major abilities as a player/writer, and as an engineer/producer. I have no doubt Matt will be getting more and more recognition as the years unfold.

  9. Review by Nita Chawla
    by Nita Chawla

    I am a singer-songwriter and worked with Matt to produce a music catalogue in 2019. It was such an amazing and magical process because of Matt's creativity and versatility as a producer and guitarist! I felt very comfortable sharing my ideas and he inspired me to write and sing in ways I had never thought of before. He is skilled in Ableton and knew exactly how to record my vocals (and uses good quality equipment too). I am very proud of what we created and would highly recommend working with Matt on your next project!

  10. Review by ilan herman
    by ilan herman

    Knows Ableton inside out!! Smooth operator

  11. Review by Taylor S.

    Absolutely loved working with Matt. Extremely professional, knows what he’s doing and very talented at what he does. He produced and recorded my song ‘Wanna Do’ and created such a smooth guitar melody! Highly highly recommend!! Look forward to working with him again ☺️

  12. Review by PJ Malone
    by PJ Malone

    Best engineer, producer, musician and person you can work with! Matt is fast, efficient, intelligent and very nice.
    I have done 2 albums with Matt and am still working with him. He helped produce over 30 songs for me.
    Don’t hesitate to hire him! PJ Malone of IOP
    Matt produced Full Steam Ahead by Instrument of Peace.
    Please check out his work! I love this guy!

Interview with Matthew Insco -

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

  2. A: Finishing a production and mix for my client Nita. Finishing a mix for my client W.B. Wright. Writing and recording guitars for my new original songs.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both are amazing.

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

  6. A: I will make sure you are satisfied with your song, whatever it takes.

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

  8. A: The creative process of writing, producing and recording. It always great to meet new inspired artists who are passionate about what they do.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: What do you charge to produce a song? It can range from $850 to $1400.

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

  12. A: I have a strong music background having gone to music school. I am a producer who uses a lot of real instruments and organic sounding samples, as well as digital sounds wherever needed. I not just a guy who makes beats. I put an emphasis on songwriting and creating custom productions for each artist I work with.

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

  14. A: Have you worked with a producer before? If so, how have your past experienced been with producers? Do you have any references for the song you'd like me to work on?

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

  16. A: Always listen to a producer's work before discussing working with them.

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

  18. A: My acoustic guitar, laptop, interface, microphone, and heaphones.

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

  20. A: I'd love to work with Kehlani, Tom Mish, Dua Lipa, Billy Eilish, Jorja Smith, Brandon Boyd and Cedric Bixler-Zavala.

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

  22. A: I got to work with grammy winning Producer Daryl Swann (Macy Gray) after meeting him in person. He did additional production and mixed my song, 'Pink Sunshine'. It was a lot of fun to work with him, he understood my style and flowed with it well. I was the producer, recording engineer and guitarist and bassist on that song.

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

  24. A: I studied music and guitar in college , and took some music production classes at Columbia College Chicago as well as classes at Garnish Music London and Los Angeles. I've been working as a music producer for 6 years, and producing 12 years total before working as a producer. I've been a performing musician for 20 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Other-worldly, unique, and multidimensional. Sometimes guitar driven.

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

  28. A: Develop you ear for choosing high quality drum samples. Also, take some time to learn basic recording techniques for your vocals or instrument. The production process flows very smoothy when tracks are recording properly, and when great sounding samples fit together well, before the mix.

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

  30. A: Pop, Soul/R&B, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, Experimental

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Creating unique, inspiring arrangements in a production. I enjoy and do very well at layering guitar parts with electric or acoustic guitars and bass guitar.

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

  34. A: Originality, always something fresh and inspiring. A strong sense of songwriting and musicality.

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

  36. A: It depends on the project. If somebody hires me to produce a song they've already written, they will send me a scratch track and I will build the production of a song around that scratch track. I've also created entire instrumental productions first, and then the artist will write and record a part on top of that track.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a comfy , professional studio set up in a room in my house. Macbook Pro, Universal Audio Twin Interface, Neumann TLM 103 microphone, Shure SMB7 microphone, Adams TV7 speakers, Martin Dreadnought Guitar, D'Angelico Semi Hollow Electric Guitar, Fender American Jazz Bass, and Yamaha Nylon String Guitar.

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

  40. A: Tom Misch has been one of my favorite musician in recent years, as well as Thundercat and Hiatus Kaiyote.

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

  42. A: Full Production of singles and albums. Working with vocalists in person and remotely. Guitar, Bass, Keyboard and Synthesizer Recording. Songwriting and Co-writing.

Mateo Sol - Time Keeps Runnin' (feat Thomas Waring and XARA)

I was the Producer, Guitarist. Bassist and Co-writer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around time varies depending on how big the production or mix job is. I like to turn around songs as quick as possible.
We can discuss this after you send me a request to work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Misch
  • Little Dragon
  • Thundercat
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo Interface / Neumann TLM 103 Mic / UAD
  • Fabfilter
  • Soundtoys and Waves Plugins
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