Matt is a Mixing Engineer in Los Angeles. He graduated with Honors from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music in 2012 and graduated from The Blackbird Academy in 2016. Worked as a Staff Engineer at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA for 5 years. Currently the Mix Assistant to Mark 'Spike' Stent & has worked on countless hit records.
Matt grew up taking piano lessons while playing multiple instruments including the trombone, piano and sax. He has a grasp on recording and mixing techniques at the highest levels. He can edit, comp vocals, or mix a variety of genres and has always been asked to accept additional responsibilities, thus reflecting his skills and intense work ethic.
He is extremely communicative and insightful for having someone Mix your record to your liking, while remaining at a competitive level. He works extremely quickly and efficiently until the client is in love with the mix and feel of the record.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Matt Wolach
Matt continues to impress me with his mixes. This was our second track together, and it came together so nicely, and better than I could have hoped. Not only that, but Matt is a great guy all around and very timely!
Matt was a dream to work with. He spent the time to really focus on what the Artist wanted and the final mix was perfect. Very professional and knows his stuff! Will be requesting to work with him on another project in the near future.
Matt’s mix was absolutely phenomenal! Not only does it sound great, but Matt is a great person to work with. The mix was also done incredibly fast, and I can’t wait to work with Matt again!
Matt mixed 2 songs for me. He did an amazing Job. Defenaly one of the best on Soundbetter. His resume speaks for itself. He is easy to work with and to me he just knows what direction to take the song. His communication is great. I Will be working with him in the future for sure. Thanks Matt!!
Interview with Matt Wolach
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Lennon Leppert, really great up and coming producer in LA.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love mixing hands down. It's my passion and I love working with people who are talented artists, producers, songwriters, etc.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Which part of the royalty does you % come from? I ask for at least 2% of the master royalty per mix which refers to the SoundExchange side (streaming from digital streaming platforms). How do you like to mix? I like to add excitement and brightness plus the punch that glues everything together.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: An outside Mixer is not completely necessary. It is very much a valuable and sacred art. The main added value is objectivity that is brought to the project. Sometimes the creators have been working on these songs for months, years, etc. They are so involved in the project with the artist that it's hard to step back and judge things realistically and objectively. Having a professional Mixer, brings that experience and attention to detail that isn't thought of when you're creatively deep into the project.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm extremely proud to have worked on all of the records I have been credited with. From Assistant Engineer to Additional Production to Assistant Mix Engineer & Mix Engineer. I have very fortunate to work on some really huge projects.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A lot of up and coming indie artists. Establishing a relationship with them and their producers to make sure we grow together.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's 2020 and you have to be able to adapt no matter what the situation is.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to my clients is that they will have an experience in which they are completely satisfied and happy with their product. I will work until they content and in love with their music, I work quickly and communication is very important to me so that we can be on the same page.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When are you available to speak on the phone? Can you please send me your latest Rough Mix and Wet/Dry Stems? Where are you from? What vibe are you looking for on your record or project? etc...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that the values and taste of that provider line up with yours so that you are on the same page from the beginning.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Mac computer 2. Speakers 3. Hard Drives 4. Interface 5. Monitor Switcher
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been in music since I was 11 years old. Played piano since age of 6 and trombone for 12 years. Got into recording and mixing at 15 and went to the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. At age of 24 went to The Blackbird Academy in Nashville, TN and worked my way up the ranks (intern to 1st Engineer) at EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA for 5 years recording some of the biggest artists in the world. I'm now the Mix Assistant for Mark "Spike" Stent.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is bright, punchy, and energetic mixes. I like to infuse the song with energy and excitement so we can get the most out of every sound to blend together.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Major label and indie artists that have a lot of potential and traction in their respective world. Looking to break the mold and be something different that will have success in the long run.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be afraid to take chances and come up with something really unique and different that'll help you stand out.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything and everything, as long as I can vibe with it.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to my clients and making sure they are completely happy no matter what.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy and impact
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Get a vibe and a direction first that the client likes first, and then dive into the specifics for as long as it takes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm mainly in the box with a couple key pieces of gear I utilize.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Artists and producers that push the envelope and creatively are discovering themselves/developing into forward thinking musicians inspire me most.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work for my clients and my number one goal is to make sure the artist and producer are happy with the end result. At the end of the day, this is their song and I'm just trying to make sure to invoke the emotion and energy into their music.