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Hey i'm Matt!
I specialise in recording, and mixing for rock and metal. Together we can turn your ideas into massive, modern productions!
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Interview with Matt Williams
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend the majority of my days at the studio recording artists and mixing for repeat clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh so many but off the top of my head: Nolly, Tue Madsen, Will Putney, Andrew Wade and a whole host of metal bands in various sub-genres!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to Neve, API preamps, an SSL console, Focal and KRK monitoring, a bunch of great mics and two live rooms. At home i have a more modest 'modern' setup with a Focusrite interface, Genelec monitoring and a bunch of 'in the box' solutions that i use at the studio as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I tend to ask a lot of questions and listen intently up front, to really align myself with the artists goals. I'm there to facilitate their vision and give them the best account possible. Once i've got the vibe i'll tend to use that as a blueprint whilst adding flourishes of my own flavours to create something truly unique and engaging.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have a keen eye for arrangement detail and vision. I help an artist understand how to get the most out of their songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Speedy workflow so that I don't run out of creative energy and lose objectivity. Trusting my gut on mix decisions is the single greatest learning curve i've made.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: At the studio i tend to work on mostly metal, rap and jazz. My absolute passion is metal (in any variation to be honest).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's all about finding space so things can breath. Light and shade makes a hell of a difference to almost all songs that aren't quite 100%. Add a little bit of quiet before a big section and hear the difference.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I just love doing this so i don't mind if you're a local 17 year old band or touring the world on a sold out tour. I'd love to be involved so let's open a dialogue :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Half modern metal / half band in a room vibe. Find the balance in between and you've got clarity and energy!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started messing around in 2009, decided to go to University for audio engineering in 2011 and been honing my skills ever since. 3+ years and literally 100s of happy clients in a commercial studio to date.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Kemper, speakers, interface, laptop and my SG or my Ibi RGIF8. Also some electricity wouldn't go a miss.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask as many questions as you need up front. It's a win-win as you find out the answers to your questions and I find out what kind of things are important to you!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Get in touch and find out :) Also, can you play to click?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's just playing with buttons or being a glorified DJ. A lot of heart and soul goes into what i do which most consumers will never know about.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with people on my wavelength and getting into a flowstate with them. Love being told to 'do what you want' as i get to flex my creative muscles.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i'll always try to get your music where you want it to be. I pride myself on having 100s of happy clients who in turn become friends of the quality work i do.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. It's like arguing about oil painting or watercolour. Use what you want to get where you want to be.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet but i'll update when i see more people i know on here!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A contemporary Jazz record with a talented artist, as well as a new single for metal band Beyond Extinction from Essex. Talented young band!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Passenger Casanova's first (and only) EP. I helped them wittle down dozens of ideas per song, down to what served the songs. They wrote a modern masterpiece and i'm really proud of working with those guys on that.