I will professionally mix and master your audio to industry-standard levels. I have worked on countless projects including every genre in music, audio for video and TV, film and sound effects, podcasts, voiceovers, and audiobooks. I am a graduate of SAE Institute Los Angeles and have worked in some of the top recording studios.
10 years of deeply varied audio experience and fully qualified at the SAE Institute of Tech. Live Sound; Digital Recording: Mixing; Mastering; Audio Editing; Audio Post Production, and anything in between. Software Pro Tools Versions 7 - 12, Apple Logic Pro, Adobe Audition, Windows and Mac OS. Equipment Signal flow, Toft, C24, Avid, SSL, Presonus, Midas, Allen & Heath, Apollo, Mackie, Mixing Console, Amp Racks, Soundcraft, Line Array, Large Projection, Lighting Control, Video Switchers, Yamaha
Creative FX (if needed for dry electric guitar/bass, detuning, etc.)
Vocal Tuning, and Time Edits available as extras.
What I need to get started mixing and mastering your song:
Your Stems in WAV/AIFF 24 Bit 320kbps / MP3's in 320kbps*
*Please note all stems should be appropriately named and bounced to the whole duration of your song.
A rough demo of your song before I can accept take on the project.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Matthew Kiley
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Due to NDA and the nature of being a ghost, I can't get into to much detail, but my favorite project by far was for a famous pop singer. I brought a few other producers I had met into my studio and we just had a jam session for fun. it turned out we had came up with something good and the song became very popular.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on some old songs I never finished. I found an old HDD from back in my SAE days and decided to dig into all my unfinished projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not that I have seen thus far. I only very recently discovered this platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: That question very much depends on time and resources. Analog will always sound better, more full, more warmth, more depth. However, digital allows a measure of flexibility and a combination of possibilities that simply aren't possible when only using analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Complete satisfaction and transparency. This job is not just making music, but also customer service. I have found in this industry that most people tend to lean towards one side or the other in that regard and my goal is to achieve both equally. I will create the perfect mix and sound you are looking for no matter how much time and days it takes me to get it to your standards, but if I do not have the ability to do something, whether it be due to the recording itself or my abilities, I will be fully upfront and find a different solution to the issue.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative flexibility. This is one of the few jobs where I feel that I really get to put my talents to work and be challenged in my day to day. I have always believed that if you are not happy to get out of bed in the morning and go to work, then it's not worth being in that job. I can say I have been lucky enough to find something that I am always happy to get up and work.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most commonly I am asked how I got into this industry and why. I was very interested in how it all worked at a young age and had the opportunity to help out around my church. Over time I fell in love with it and decided I wanted to do this full time. Even when I am not actively working on a project, I still work in other parts of this industry doing anything from sound system installs to running live sound.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The most common question I get is my experience vs my age. I was very lucky to be able to start at a very young age. I got my start as a stagehand setting up for live sound events and worked my way up to the head of the audio department at the church I started at. Then from there I went to school and worked my way to where I am now.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the overall sound you are looking for? How many stems? What is your time frame? What are you expecting from me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take a chance on people just singing up. They might not have the backing of the site because they just found it but that means nothing on their ability to create amazing music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: As long as I have my laptop and my HDD full of plugins I can make anything happen and sound good, but for outboard gear: SSL channel strip (does that count as one?), LA2A compressor, Trident Audio Mic Pre, Fender Reverb unit, Moog Minifooger MF Delay.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My music career started in live mixing for a church. I then went to SAE Institute to further my knowledge in other fields of the industry and learned the ins and outs of music production. I then went on to work with a few major artists and studios, mostly as a ghost producer and mixer. I decided to move to Columbia SC for family reasons and hoped to bring my work with me and create a space in this city that didn't really exist before.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is best described as subtle and clean.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Deadmou5. I think he has one of the most interesting mixing styles in the EDM scene and I would love to just get inside his head and see how he came up with some of the ideas he implements.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn when you have overworked your ears. After a time your ears will become very sensitive to higher frequencies and you will tend to overcompensate in the high end to compensate and the overall mix will sound muddy. Learning when the right time to take a break and relax is key to making a proper mix sound right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Pop, Rock, RnB, Rap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and EQ by far.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal touch is always in my mix and EQ. I have always been told I have a nack for bringing vocals forward and creating a clean composition.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically produce in logic then do all final mixing and mastering of stems in Pro Tools.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At the moment, I mostly mix in the box. For mixing I use Pro tools 12.5 and have a vast array of plugins at my disposal. For production and music creation I use Logic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am heavily inspired by a few EDM artists in my personal music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: LiveAudio, Audio Mixing, Mastering, and Editing,