Mix engineer and producer based in New York. Currently working out of Engine Room Audio, where I have worked with many clients including RCA Records and Alamo Records. My strong musical background and instrumental ability informs the way I approach mixing and producing.
I'm a mix engineer, producer, drummer, and bassist living in New York and working at Engine Room Audio. I'm a graduate of Ithaca College's audio engineering program, where I also studied Jazz drum set. I got my start in music playing the drums in my teens and soon developed a passion for production and mixing. My specialty is indie rock, and I have a knack for getting live drums to hit the right way in my mixes. I also have plenty of experience mixing hip hop, bedroom pop/pop, and R&B. I offer remote mixing and mastering services, and in person studio sessions if you are based in NYC.
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Caleb Revel Matheson
Caleb has done an amazing job and turned the track into next level of good! I choose to work with him because he gave me an great proposal at the beginning and included everything that the band wanted. He’s professional and he knows what the client wants from the track. We would love to work with him again in near future! Thank you, Caleb
Caleb knows how to bring out the best parts of a song while staying true to the artist's creative vision. He produced, mixed, and mastered my band's debut single and I couldn't be happier with the results!
Amazing mixes and mastering for my EP, helped me throughout the process with my vision and allowed my creativeness to be fully expressed. I was introduced by another friend who has worked with Caleb and I was very satisfied with the end product.
Couldn't have hoped to work with a better engineer/producer. Caleb produced a large majority of my debut project as well as mixing and engineering. All of the tracking came out crystal clear especially the vocals and was also mixed exactly how I wanted it. Caleb is efficient and makes good use of time always. Overall, I had a great experience working with Caleb and would definitely recommend.
Caleb mixed an entire EP for me and I couldn't be happier with the results! Caleb was so easy to work with. He made sure to take note of the direction I wanted my project to go and took it to better than I even thought it could be! He was extremely friendly, efficient and thoughtful when it came to my tracks and I will definitely be working with him again soon!
Interview with Caleb Revel Matheson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the projects I receive are mixing projects which I do remotely.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In mixing I bring definition, intensity, and emotion to a song. I make decisions based on what I think would make the song resonate best with listeners and get its point across most effectively. As a producer I bring attention to detail and an ear which can hear and recognize all the intricacies that make great music work, and ensure that all those details are clicking in whatever song I'm working on. Many artists who write amazing music never see it reach its full potential because they just don't have the help they need to work out the kinks in their music, and that's very sad to me.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is probably my ability to hear whether or not an arrangement is working, and making the necessary adjustments during the recording process to make sure that all the individual parts of a song complement each other.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on Indie Rock, but I don't limit myself. I just finished mixing a trippy jam/funk project, and mix a lot of bedroom pop, R&B, and Hip Hop as well.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That an engineer can fix anything!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mixing on an SSL is and always will be worlds more fun than mixing on a laptop, and I've been lucky to do my fair share of it. I love using analog gear, but I love being able to make mix tweaks from my bed even more. Digital!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I used to intern with Rob Grimaldi of EMW Music Group, and would highly recommend booking him for vocal tracking sessions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on mixing Lazy Bones' album, and am in the process of mastering NYC based artist Ian Maverick's album, which I also mixed.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will execute your vision to the best of my ability.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that you know what you're asking for. Mixing is different than editing, which is different than producing, and if you're paying an engineer to mix a song make sure that it is ready to be mixed. If you have a specific sound in mind make sure you convey that in clear terms when you send your stems over, and when possible send reference tracks.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of the work I've done with Brooklyn based artist Kevin Holliday. I have been a producer/overseer of the recording process for everything he's released so far as well as his upcoming Space Cadet EP, and been the drummer/bassist on most of his music. I'm proud of the arrangements we worked out together, I'm proud of my bass playing on his stuff, I'm proud because I engineered all the drum tracking sessions for the EP without an assistant even though I was also playing, and I'm proud of myself for having the restraint to let a different engineer mix the project.