I've been doing audio for almost 10 years. Countless projects, years of trial and error, and dedication to the craft have taught me how to do quality work and produce satisfying results for a variety of music. I am always thrilled at the opportunity to work on projects of any size.
Give your music the clarity, punch, and dynamics that it needs to shine and grab your listeners' attention. I can take your track from sounding like a passable demo to a streaming-worthy record that sounds good anywhere it's played. I've mixed and mastered countless independent artists' tracks to help them stand out and present their music to the world with the best possible sound.
I'm a textbook perfectionist and always strive to deliver the highest quality mix/master possible. I work in a room that is acoustically treated to pro-level specs and use industry standard monitoring and gear.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
9 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Matt Cramblett
I just finished my second project with Matt and he was every bit as helpful and professional as the first time! He has a great ear and takes all of the music I've given him to the next level. I'll definitely be working with Matt again in the future!
Matt was absolutely amazing to work with! Very friendly, very professional, and very helpful. I'm so happy that Matt was able to bring the best out of my music and take it to a professional sound and feel. He was very easy to work with and sometimes I didn't know exactly what I was looking for with an edit, but he was able to decipher and figure out exactly what I was looking for. I had a full 14 song album done and he was quick and efficient with regular updates. Highly recommended!
As always Matt is fast, efficient, easy to work with, and has an intuitive understand of the genre, the balance, and the workflow to make this seamless and correct, every time.
Trust me, just hire him. Leagues above any other mix engineer I've worked with.
Great communication and amazing results. His mix really took my song to the next level.
Matt was quick, friendly, and easy to work with. His mixes required little to no adjustment, and his turnaround was excellent. I can't recommend his services enough for your needs.
Highly recommended working with him. Really helped to get my music more attention on spotify than before when I mixed myself.
Excellent to work with, wouldn't change a thing. Sounds amazing.
Matt brought an eagerness and attitude of professionalism to our projects that helped breathe new life into our songs. The mixes had a clarity that allowed all elements of the song to shine and engage the listener in a proactive way. We were more than pleased with the final product and can't wait to work with Matt in the future!
Interview with Matt Cramblett
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know many other people personally on SoundBetter. So at the moment, no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both - best of both worlds. Can't beat the convenience and power of digital, but analog is superior for the things that digital can't quite get right.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will put every last bit of effort toward giving you the best possible final product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When the artist and myself are equally excited about a particular project. Makes things very fun.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do I send my individual audio files to you? - Use Soundbetter's messenger to send a zip file or via google drive, we transfer, or dropbox. How should I prepare my tracks? - ideally remove any eq, compression, or any other plugin that isn't completely essential for the sound of that track before exporting
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a mixing or mastering engineer can take a "bad" song and make it "good". We can do a LOT to make it sound better, but a poorly written song can't be mixed and become less poorly written. Which is why a particularly good song coming across my desk is very exciting.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What other artists would you compare yourself to? What are some songs that sound the most well-mixed to your ears? What about you music excites you the most?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you're looking to hire a mix engineer, the most important thing is whether you click with them. Don't get distracted by the flashy credits they claim; most of these people just want to lure you in for a quick buck and you won't get the time or attention you deserve. Work with someone who you think best understands your vision and you can't go wrong.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, my monitors, my interface, and the SSL Fusion (does that count as 5? do mogami cables count?)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started off mixing out of sheer necessity and lack of resources as a musician about 10 years ago - then becoming obsessed with it when I realize the possibility of working with other artists and helping their projects come to life. I have always had a home studio as my base that has slowly evolved into the professional setting it is today, and I have also worked out of different studios over the years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to find the type of mood/energy of a song and enhance it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with The 1975 or Bon Iver. I feel each of them have experimented with diverse and unconventional songwriting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Focus on finding the absolute best songs for your song, not a ton of mediocre ones.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A wide range, including pop, rock, electronic, indie, and anything in between
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to help show off a song's best features and reach its maximum potential
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, and most importantly, learn the preferences, taste, and goals of the artist. This is crucial to the process and the end result. From there, it's important to set expectations between myself and the artist and communicate on the logistics of their project (audio files, turnaround time, etc). Then I begin my work and will check in with the artist if any concerns or questions arise. Once this initial phase of work is complete, I send the artist the deliverables (mixes, masters, etc) and wait for their feedback and make revisions as needed.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Mixing and mastering can often be a very subjective task. The result varies from person to person, and one mix isn't necessarily "wrong" or better than another. It's always about taste. I feel my strongest quality is that I try to hone in on the artist's preferences and deliver their track exactly as they always pictured it. It's important to me to give my clients exactly what they want.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a room that is acoustically treated to pro-level specs and use industry standard monitoring and gear. I am constantly trying out new gear.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The ones that care deeply about their project. It's really obvious to me when someone isn't passionate about what they do. But the ones who are passionate are so much fun to work with.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering, often both