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
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
6 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Matt Gerhard
Really enjoyed working with Matt! The project came out great and was delivered ahead of schedule. Thanks again!
excellent sounding mix and as usual.
It was great working with Matt again!
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!
Matt did a great job and was a pleasure to work with. Will be back with more songs.
Matt is badass. Very professional with quick turnaround, quality work with great sounds and results.
Interview with Matt Gerhard
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work with all kinds of people and personalities in many different styles of music. I think that really keeps me fresh.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds, thats my favorite part of the job
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fresh ears and a new perspective
Q: What's your typical work process?
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 got 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Editing.