Engineer/Session Guitarist

CohenM223 on SoundBetter

Hi, I'm Matt! I'm an audio engineer and multi instrumentalist. I would love to mix your next project and/or add some guitar parts to your arrangements and compositions :)

I specialize in metal and heavier music in general, but I'm equally at home with electronic music and jazz. I have experience tracking and mixing in studios using large format analog desks and outboard processing, though I am equally at home running entirely inside the box.

My strengths include critical listening, high attention to detail and
Looking forward to collaborate with musicians to make awesome music ! :)

For examples of my live recording work please see the

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with CohenM223

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Check out Katie Mcghie! She is an amazing vocalist and an absolute joy to work with!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Neither method is inherently better or worse. They are just different workflows. Personally, I mostly work in the digital domain and I believe that amazing records can be made with either method or any combination in between! It's not so much the type of gear, what really matters is how we use the tools.

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

  6. A: My favorite part of the whole mixing experience is observing the changes which occur from start to end, then finally listening back to the mix and feeling the energy and emotion. I love the feeling of listening to a song and getting goosebumps! That is seriously what it's all about.

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

  8. A: 1. Carvin Dc727 2. AxeFX 3. Xr18 4. Macbook 5. Backup hard drive

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

  10. A: Don't be afraid of your own musical ideas! Too often we dismiss something as too cliché or boring. Learn to live with your ideas, even if they don't turn into anything for a long time!

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

  12. A: I work mostly with rock and metal, but also some EDM, shoegaze, jazz and ambient things.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My two strong audio suits are editing and mixing. I've been doing both for 7 years.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: Simple. I work with a Behringer Xr18 rack digital mixer and a MacBook with some monitors and a good pair of headphones. Very portable, and it serves my needs. I also have a collection of microphones from Shure, Sennheiser, Line audio and AKG.

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

  18. A: I'm inspired by those who take some risks in the studio, those who are always thinking creatively and not afraid to challenge the conventions of studio recording and also composition.


Gear Highlights
  • Fractal Audio
  • Axe FX
  • Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • Waves Plugins
  • Carvin Guitars
  • ESP Guitars
More Photos