Matt Gerhard

Mixing & Mastering Engineer

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Matt Gerhard is Producer/Engineer/Multi-Instrumentalist based in Austin, TX. Matt has worked with artists such as Spoon, !!!, Tennis, Future Islands, Etc.

Every project is different, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions. No matter how simple or complex your undertaking may be, we will work out what is best for you.

Mixing can be done at my studio Hen House Recording or Jim Eno's (Spoon) Public Hi-Fi

Mixing at Hen House Recording is done in Pro Tools and summed analog through my API summing mixer

Mixing at Public Hi-Fi is a done mostly in the analog domain on a custom Fred Hill design Neve 8016/API hybrid console. Additional rates apply*

Mastering and editing is done at Hen House Recording

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Matt Gerhard
  • Sun June
  • Walker Lukens
  • Night Moves
  • Spoon
  • !!!
  • My Jerusalem
  • Dana Falconberry
  • Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow
  • Parquet Courts
  • Shearwater
  • Walker Lukens
  • Summer Moon
  • The Preatures
  • The Preatures
  • Ximena Sariñana
  • Spoon
  • Har Mar Superstar
  • Telekinesis
  • Shearwater
  • The Relatives
  • !!!
  • Spoon
  • Los Texmaniacs
  • I Am the Albatross
  • I Am the Albatross
  • I Am the Albatross
  • I Am the Albatross
  • I Am the Albatross
  • Hillary Reynolds Band
  • The Kickback
  • Willy Moon
  • Bear's Den
  • Walker Lukens
  • The Eric Bee
  • The Eric Bee
  • Israel Nash
  • Mighty Tiny

20 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Andrew W.
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    Matt is a champ! Repeat client. Thank you again!

  2. Review by Victor
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    It was great, as always, to work with Matt! Very professional and a high quality of work.

  3. Review by Andrew W.
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    Thanks Matt! Looking forward to the next project with you!

  4. Review by Wojciech
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    True 5er of 5:) I can higly recommend Matt's professional work on mixing. We truly love his work. He also showed us a completely new dimension. Great job!

  5. Review by Leo B.
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    Second time working with Matt and he was as professional and timely as last time and delivered a great mix!

  6. Review by Andrew W.
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    Matt does a great job! Thank you!

  7. Review by Andrew K.
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    I enjoyed working with Matt on a mixing/mastering job. He was organized and responsive, and responded well to my feedback. I'd definitely recommend!

  8. Review by Leo B.
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    Matt was very helpful and was able to fulfill everything we needed for the song! He was great at communicating and gave us the mixes and revisions very quickly.

  9. Review by John K.
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    I needed an edit for one of my songs and Matt came through at a fair rate and 2 days ahead of schedule. Top notch as always!

  10. Review by Andrew W.
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    Matt did a great job mastering three songs for an EP project. Looking forward to working with him again in the future!

  11. Review by Daniel
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    Matt did a great job mastering our ten song album. They sound great! He is a clear communicator and follows through. Efficient and professional.

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    Matt did a great job mastering our ten song album. They sound great! He is a clear communicator and follows through. Efficient and professional.

  13. Review by John K.
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    Matt was excellent to work with, being not only very good at what he does but also possessing good communication skills. The revision process went smoothly and I felt that Matt was very open to any tweaks and adjustments that I wanted to make.
    In the end, I have an ep that is much tighter and musical than I would have been able to achieve on my own. You rock Matt!

  14. Review by Hunter C.
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    Matt did an awesome job mixing and mastering. Very responsive and great comunication. Highly recommended!

  15. Review by Mark N.
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    Really enjoyed working with Matt! The project came out great and was delivered ahead of schedule. Thanks again!

  16. Review by daniel
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    excellent sounding mix and as usual.

  17. Review by Victor
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    It was great working with Matt again!

  18. Review by Pacific T.
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    Matt crushed the whole process and delivered us a mix that we loved in record time. Matt was quick to make revisions but thoughtful when doing it so we didn't have to go back and revise it constantly. I would highly recommend working with Matt especially if you're looking for a high quality indie rock mix and master!

  19. Review by Victor
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    Matt did a great job and was a pleasure to work with. Will be back with more songs.

  20. Review by Matt Hibbard
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    Matt is badass. Very professional with quick turnaround, quality work with great sounds and results.

Interview with Matt Gerhard

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

  2. A: For mixing, I try to learn as much about the song as I can. I have a detailed conversation with the artist and try and get an idea of the vision for the song before I start. A rough mix is always helpful I listen to that a couple of times and right down my ideas and notes. Once I feel like I'm at a good place with the mix I'll send it to the artist for notes and then revise based on any notes they have until they're happy with the mix.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Most mixing projects lately are a combo of the two. I mix in the box and print outboard gear and effects. Then the mix is printed through my API 8200 summing mixer. I would love to do more all analog tape sessions, because it's a fun and different workflow but realistically the budgets and time constraints are limited.

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

  6. A: Getting to work with all kinds of people and personalities in many different styles of music. I think that really keeps me fresh.

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

  8. A: That mixing and mastering is magic and everything can be fixed. Don't get me wrong a lot can be fixed, but there is no substitute for great source material. The job of mixing and mastering is to enhance the song.

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

  10. A: What direction do you want the mix to go? On a 1-10 scale, 1 being pretty close to the rough mix but a little more polished/hi-fi or 10 pretty unrecognizable from the rough mix?

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

  12. A: Listen! Be fearless and experiment. Turn that delay all the way up maybe it'll work, maybe it won't? You don't know unless you try. Also don't be afraid to kill your darlings.

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

  14. A: All kinds, thats my favorite part of the job

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

  16. A: Fresh ears and a new perspective

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

  18. A: Oh boy, lots of people. I really love people like Tchad Blake and Dave Fridmann who are making wild sounds you've never heard before. As well as folks who came up more in the "documentarian" engineering world. People like Sam Phillips, Tom Dowd, Steve Albini who are trying to capture the performance in the room.

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

  20. A: Mixing, Mastering, Editing.

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Terms Of Service

50% up front, 50% upon approval of the mix. No masters will be released until paid in full. 2 revisions included. Additional studio rates apply for mixing at Public Hi-FI.

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