I've been working around studios since 1995. In that time, I've be blessed to produce, engineer, and mix hundreds of songs for artists all over the world. I've also been blessed to collaborate with numerous Grammy Award-winning engineers. My instrument is my mixing console and ProTools. I'd be honored to work with you on your project!
I've been blessed to work with a lot of talented people. My resume includes Producing/Engineering numerous recording/mixing sessions for bands all over the world, toured regionaly as a live sound mixer, Network TV (ESPN), Film Post-Production Audio ("Swarm of the Snakehead'), Radio (award winning producer for WBAL-AM & Baltimore Ravens Radio Engineer/Mixer), and I'm an adjunct faculty of media production and a member of the advisory board at Harford Community College.
Notable Artists I've Worked With:
Raul Midon - Decca/Universal Records
Shakira - Sony Records
Chasing Morgan - Fuse Warped Roadies
The Seams - Air and Sea Battle Records
Rooney's Shoe - Suited Four Inc.
Capital Jazz Band
Notable Engineers I've Collabrated With:
Emily Lazar - Foo Fighters, Sia, Linkin Park, Beck
Jack Endino - Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney
Dave McNair - Sting, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Los Lobos
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Interview with Matt Bochniak
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Formally trained on analog, but now mostly digital. However, i still hold true to my analog workflow roots.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide your project my full attention in hopes that i can take it to the next level sonically.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ears, SSL 4K, mixbus chain, PCM70, SPX990
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock-based stuff
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening In a broad sense, the song itself. In a deeper sense, to the artists needs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My ears and how the song moves me
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Remote work, send me projects using WeTransfer If producing, then i want to listen to demos before we record just to familiarize myself with the material.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am quite the gearslut, so here is some highlights: DAW: ProTools Favorite EQ: SSL611 Black Circuit Favorite Track Compressor: 1176 (all of them) Mix Bus Chain: SSL GComp ->Pultecs->L2 Favorite Reverb: Lexicon PCM70 Favorite Delay: Lexicon PCM42 and Yamaha SPX990
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im a former lead singer, so Mike Patton was a huge influence. I also was blessed to sing on stage with the Deftone's years ago. Chino is another musical influence. As for Producers/Engineers: Andy Wallace, CLA, and Ross Robinson would be on the top of my list.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I either produce/engineer/mix or just mix for my clients. I have access to a history theater from the 20's (now a private recording studio) right on the water in Havre de Grace, MD. The studio is located perfectly for artists between NYC and Washington DC. If you can't record here, then consider remote mixing. I use WeTransfer to send projects back and forth. I mix in ProTools, mostly ITB, but i have some hardware that i will print through for my sessions.