Bernard Matthews

Mix, Master, Music Producer

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• Hear What You've Been Thinking • Technology has made it possible to achieve nearly anything sonically. You need a mixer who is expert in both analog AND digital audio processing. With literally 100's of national credits.

You don't need a long bio, You need a killer mix!

20 years as an engineer in LA. Gold records, Grammy nominated, I have mixed all styles, from Ice-T to k. d. lang. Plus literally hundreds of commercials, film scores and TV shows. Such a wide range of experience means I can help you define YOUR sound.

Full ProTools HDX with a massive amount of plugins. PLUS analog for days: compression, EQ, distortion, tape, re-amp. If you don't want to sound like everybody else, you shouldn't mix like everybody else.

Need to flesh out your arrangement? Percussion, beats, synths, crazy edit chops. It's all on tap.

Full mastering with B&W monitors means your final mix is ready to stream and press!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  • Tranquilatwist
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  • Cliff Hugo
  • Carl Verheyen
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  • Carol Duboc
  • Emmett North, Jr.
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  • Elia Cmiral
  • Nita Whitaker
  • Sounds Of Pisces
  • Carl Verheyen
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  • Scott Bradoka
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  • Ray Kelley
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  • Body Count
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  • Pocket Change
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  • Bill Moore
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  • Dan Eaton
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    Really good mastering, fun to work with professionals, thanks Bernard.

Interview with Bernard Matthews

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. Digital is amazing, but ears are analog. A good producer is a master of both.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: You will be proud of our work together.

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

  6. A: Exposing artists to new possibilities and seeing where it takes us.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Let's talk!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: So.. no power? a guitar, bongos, knife, matches, tent

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: Berklee School of music - moved to LA in 1986. Spent 20 years with no other job but recording and producing music. Literally hundreds of projects as a fulltime engineer / producer. Moved my family to Rochester NY in 2006. Opened NY's first live streaming, recording stage. Moved to Portland OR in 2017. It is better here! Going to LA for projects and working with local artists.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Creatively transparent. My goal is to help you sound like you on your very best day!

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

  16. A: If you notice a problem, fix it! The simplest mistake is to let small issues linger until they can't be fixed.

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

  18. A: The bulk of my work is definitely different variations of rock. However I have many Jazz, pop, hip hop, country, even classical credits.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Production - my ability to interpret an artist's intent into a technical accomplishment.

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

  22. A: More than 30 years of recording and producing every style of music for some of the best musicians and composers in the world. An expert knowledge of the rules of production and the confidence and creativity to break them.

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

  24. A: It all starts with 2 conversations. First listen to the artist. What is their vision and parameters of the project. Next, listen to the tracks. 2nd conversation with the artist, dig deeper, present ideas, find a focus and get to work.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: ProTools HDX on a maxed out mac. Tons of plugins, synths and sounds. Great analog gear too, including high end and vintage compression, EQ, mics and pres. Tape, re-amping, stomp boxes, guitars and percussion. Basically a large selection of things to create new and impactful tracks and mixes.

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

  28. A: I have so many influences. But the most powerful ones have been relationships I have developed over the years.

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

  30. A: Mixing and mastering is the bulk of my online work. However, for my local and L.A. clients, mixing and mastering is the last stage of production. For those projects the bulk of my work is tracking, vocal production, and editing...THEN mixing and mastering.

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