Matt Troja

Mixer / Producer / Engineer

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Over 20 years veteran mixer, producer, engineer and songwriter based in Nashville. Hybrid mix of analog and digital mixing.

I’m a 20+ year veteran audio professional who has worked in many of the best studios in the world, from Nashville to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Boston, and Prague, Czech Republic.

I’ve recorded and/or mixed for a wide variety of Gold and Platinum selling artists, Grammy winners and nominees, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. My work has been heard in film, television, and major national advertising campaigns.

Served on Board of Governors, Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy (The Grammys)

4 years service on a hand selected Recording Academy Craft Committee, vetting nominees for Grammy awards

Berklee College of Music graduate (’99) with 4 years of advanced jazz theory and ear training

Just a few of the amazing artists, producers, and session musicians I’ve worked with include:
Keith Urban, James Otto, Billy Dean, Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer, Suzy Bogguss, Dann Huff, Jeff Coffin, Jerry Marotta, Chuck Wicks, Allen Toussaint, Lisa Loeb, Rebirth Brass Band, Monty Powell, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, and many, many others.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Matt Troja
  • Laura Vecchione
  • Diana Chittester
  • Laura Vecchione
  • Diana Chittester
  • Matthew Maruna
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  • Ten Foot Pole
  • Laura Vecchione
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Anna Wilson
  • Anna Wilson
  • Chuck Wicks
  • Anna Wilson
  • Diana Chittester
  • Matthew Maruna
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39 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michiel B.
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    Amazing! Again a pleasure working with Matt, but this time he really went beyond: thank you so much!

  2. Review by tlao10
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    I passed Matt a song I loved but felt it could sound better. With super fast turnaround, he created the song I had in my mind. Great to work with again!

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    Matt elevated the song and also incorporated tasteful touches to it as well. Great and easy communicator with fast turnaround. Super patient and addressed all my questions and ideas well and in a clear way. Highly recommend working with Matt for mixes/masters.

  4. Review by Mickey G
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    Always a pleasure to work with Matt. Excellent and professional mixing and tuning. Great communication.

  5. Review by Arnold K.
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    It's was great to work with Matt clear, and fast communication. Great mixing engineer. Top of the bill. We hope to work with again.

  6. Review by Michiel B.
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    Excellent professional, great job and great communication. I hope to be working with him again soon.

  7. Review by manfred kirchmeyer
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    Another great mix and master again! Perfect communication and quick. Song turned out great!

  8. Review by manfred k.
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    Matt just mixed & mastered a song of mine. There is nothing left to say but: Excellent! Professional; great communication; musically....highly recommend! A+

  9. Review by Mike R.
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    Great to work with! Quick turn around and honest feedback. Song turned out great.

  10. Review by Scott K.
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    Another amazing job and mix from Matt!

  11. Review by Eric W.
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    The first mix Matt did for me was amazing, so I couldn't wait to bring another to him. I did, and well, it's another longball. Matt is a homerun hitter. Again, great communication, quick turn around and the mix is KILLER. Super solid guy to work with. A+++

  12. Review by Scott K.
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    Another excellent mix from Matt 👍

  13. Review by Eric W.
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    I needed to shake things up with my sound, so came to SoundBetter in search of a talented mixer and found Matt. What a find it was! He completed well ahead of deadline, was super responsive and most importantly, he hit it out of the park on the mix. He was receptive to my notes and goals and injected his own creativity into the tune and the result was fantastic. It is obvious he is very cerebral with this sort of thing. Highly recommend! A+

  14. Review by Scott K.
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    Another awesome mix from Matt 👍

  15. Review by Scott K.
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    Another great mix! Matt did another amazing job!

  16. Review by Scott K.
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    Another excellent job!!! Love the mix! Thank you Matt 👍

  17. Review by Mark L.
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    Five stars+! What a pro. And just a great person to talk music with too. I had three songs that needed mixing, each quite different. Whether roots rock, New Orleans barrelhouse, or old-timey folk, Matt instinctively got the vibe and brought them to release-ready life with his seasoned expertise. I couldn’t have had a better mixing experience.

  18. Review by Scott K.
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    Another incredible job from Matt!

  19. Review by Scott K.
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    Another excellent mix in the stack! Thank you Matt

  20. Review by Scott K.
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    Another fantastic mix!!! Thank you Matt!

Interview with Matt Troja

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

  2. A: As many as I can possibly think of. I want to fully understand the meaning and emotion of a song nearly as well as the writer if possible, in order to convey exactly that to the listener. I listen closely to lyrics, and I try to treat every moment of a production or mix with the intention of expressing and enhancing the intended emotion from moment to moment.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I use a fully hybrid setup of digital and analog gear, utilizing the absolute best of both formats. A very small sample of gear highlights includes: Up-to-date Pro Tools HDX, Dynaudio BM15A monitors, JBL subwoofers, Yamaha NS-10s, Folcrom analog summing, Antelope Galaxy 32 AD/DA converters, Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA converters, Dramastic Audio Obsidian and Smart C1 buss compressors, EL8-X Distressors, Shadow Hills Mono Gama mic pres, Aurora Audio and API mic pres & EQs, (2) Octo and (2) Quad UAD cards, Melodyne, Izotope, etc. And an endless supply of all of the most current and widely used digital plugins. Please inquire if ya REALLY wanna know, but I've probably got it.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Best of both worlds. I mix in the computer and do external summing, then route everything through several key pieces of stellar analog gear. This still allows for quick and easy recalls, but imparts the warmth and superior sonics I've come to love from the gear.

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

  8. A: Do your homework. Find the best professional you can afford and then communicate clearly. Ask questions. Make sure he or she is a good fit and has the answers you're looking for.

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

  10. A: I graduated Berklee College of Music's Production & Engineering program in 1999 and have been engineering, producing and mixing full time ever since. I've worked in studios in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Prague, Boston, Cleveland, and for over 13 years in Nashville.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I serve the song and the artist.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Anyone talented and with something of value to say. I value talent over fame any day. I've worked for major labels, publishing companies, big names and shoestring budget indies, and I enjoy working with them all.

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

  16. A: Absolutely everything. I'm in Nashville, so there's plenty of country, but also plenty of rock, pop, Americana, urban, jazz and blues as well. I enjoy every bit of it.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Listening to the artist and the song, and capturing their exact intention.

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

  20. A: All of the session players I work with inspire me, as well as most of the producers I've worked for. I feed off of the passion and energy of the artist, and love to surpass all their expectations. And I'm always inspired by a brilliantly written song.

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

  22. A: I primarily mix and produce. My mixes include optional mastering. For my productions I will often play and include guitar, bass, keys and programming services, and I always have my full team of world class A-list Nashville session players on hand just a phone call away.

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I was the Producer, Mixer, Engineer, Co-writer in this production

Terms Of Service

Quick turnaround for mixing and mastering, usually within a week /
3 mix revisions included in price, or 2 mastering revisions

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Petty
  • Keith Urban
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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HDX / Dynaudio BM15A monitors / NS-10s / Folcrom analog summing / Antelope Galaxy 32 converters / Crane Song HEDD 192 / Obsidian and Smart C1 bus compressors / (2) Distressors / Shadow Hills
  • API mic pres & EQs / UAD
  • Melodyne
  • etc
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$400 mix rate includes mastering (optional) / Discounts available based on larger quantities - Contact me

  • New DUSTIN KINES self-titled album now availableOct 08, 2021

    The self-titled debut album from Nashville country artist Dustin Kines is now available everywhere, produced, engineered, and mixed by Matt Troja. I also co-wrote 8 of the 11 songs on the album along with Dustin.

    Here's the link to the album on Spotify: Dustin Kines

    Here's the link to Dustin's first video, Dancin'