Ask about my Try Before You Buy offer. I love mixing music, its probably my favourite part of the process. If you have a song that you have recorded but you just can't get the final mix the way you want it, then send it over to me and I can mix it for you to give you that professional shine that you are looking for.
Hi I'm Matt Williams and I have over 18 years experience as a live and studio sound engineer and have also toured as a guitar technician. Predominantely I have worked as a monitor engineer for well established artistes. Most engineers will agree that the monitor engineers job is the most technically demanding and difficult part of live sound engineering. It requires excellent ears, mixing skills and great communication to put multiple complex mixes together that keep every band member happy. Many engineers will refuse to mix monitors because it is so tough.
I have had the good fortune to travel and work in some great places over the years with some of the highlights being Wembley Arena, the O2 Berlin, Pyramid Stage Glastonbury, Reading Festival, Benacassim Festival Spain, Roskilde Festival Denmark. I have toured Europe, Australia, New Zealand and gigged in Nigeria, China and Russia. This has led me to work with an amazing array of artistes and organisations including:
Alexander O'Neal, All Tomorrow's Parties, Badly Drawn Boy, Beautiful Days Festival, Bellowhead, Ben Howard, Billy Bragg, Black Veil Brides, Blazin' Squad, Bootleg Beetles, Brandon Block, Capdown, Cara Dillon, Cerebral Ballzy, Chesney Hawks, Chipmunk, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Fighters, Damage, Dead Men Walking, Devin Townsend Project, Dizzy Rascal,For a much larger list see my website!
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I've known and worked with Matt for five years, in two bands and as a solo artist.
He is a highly skilled and hard-working engineer, with consumate knowledge of his craft and tools. He is highly mindful of and sensitive to the requirements and needs of singers, instrumentalists and creators. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to have him as a colleague!
Interview with Adventures In Audio
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big and Punchy
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Obviously find somebody that knows their craft and who hopefully can bring skills that you don't posses. The most important thing though is finding somebody you can work with on a personal level, that you are comfortable bouncing ideas off and feel you work well together creatively.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pro Tools, an acoustic guitar, a mic, headphones and a great musician to work with.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Around 20 years, I started in a small recording studio learning the ropes, then a music shop for a few years before joining the live touring scene and have been in and out of studios while touring the world ever since.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jimi Hendrix, Working with a musical genius that loved to experiment and try new things. What could be better?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do what feels right. Feel is everything!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything full band or EDM related.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The ability to really listen.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 20 years of experience working with artistes at all levels, in all forms of music production and many many music styles.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Discuss the clients vision. What are their influences? What are they trying to achieve? Its a joint effort and I'm here to get it sounding how you want people to hear it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own mix facility based around Pro Tools and Logic audio with stacks of plug ins mixed with some outboard analogue gear. Its always changing/expanding as any good studio should. I travel round to different places to track and record live bits too.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I wouldn't even know where to start with this one!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing music baby YEAH! It may be in the studio, It may be live but having a track in front of me that I get to make sound awesome is the best job in the world.