Space Ranch Studios

A cosmic recording experience

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From Krautrock to Outlaw and everywhere in between, the Space Ranch can get you there! Engineering, Production, Mixing, Mastering and Session Work with guitar, lap steel, synth, bass and more. Personal lessons and consultation available for interested audio recording and guitar or lap steel students as well.

Space Ranch Studios is the home of Producer, Engineer, Mixer and Musician Matthew Emerson Brown. I also work out of Avast! and other great studios.

Selected credits:

Trespassers William, The Walkabouts, Lotte Kestner, Lucinda Williams, Whitney Houston, Bill Frissel, Hannah Ramone, Tiny Orchestral Momements, Minipop, Carla Torgerson, Gems, The Long Goodbyes, Jessie Marks, Little Echo, Matt Badger, Folly, Loonie Boys, The Transmissionary Six, Voyager One, Black Nite Crash, The Soft Hills, Kathy Moore, New Broke West, Shannon Stephens, Dirk Darmsteadter, Chris Staples, Wayne Horvitz, Terry Lee Hale, Pascal Finkenauer, Disinterested

Film and TV placements in: The OC, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, A Lovesong for Bobby Long, Tigermilch, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Film Scores for: The Abduction of Eden, The Night Stalker, Year of the Fox (dir. Megan Griffiths)

Labels: Bella Union, Nettwerk, Tapete, Glitterhouse

I currently play with Hannah Ramone, live and on record and compose under the name Disinterested. My new ambient album, “Moon Phases” is out now.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Paula Boggs
    by Paula Boggs

    Starting in 2009 our Americana-Jazz band has worked with Matt Emerson Brown on several music projects. He produced/mixed our very first 2010 album and produced/mixed a 2023 released single. Over a 14 year period Matt has always been a musician’s producer. By that I mean he has a point of view but is also a great listener, creative and intuitive. A musician himself, he’s gifted in coaxing the best from others. Technically excellent, he is low drama and a joy to be around. Paula Boggs Band will work with Matt again and we recommend him to others enthusiastically.

  2. Review by Terry Lee Hale
    by Terry Lee Hale

    I used Matt Emerson Brown as mixing engineer for my last 2 records: Bound, Chained, Fettered - 2016 and The Gristle & Bone Affair – 2022. I was (and still am) totally satisfied with his work. Matt was actually recommended by my producer Chris Eckman. The first record was done in a more traditional manner with Matt sending me rough mixes and soliciting opinions. More often than not I’d just sign off and proceed forward. It was a complicated, full-throated project. Lots of moving parts and such but Matt always seemed to find a way to highlight what needed be heard

  3. Review by Paul Austin
    by Paul Austin

    Matt was personally recommended to our band by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Tucker Martine when he was unavailable. They share many of the same traits… they hone in on what elements of a song make it special, and draw those out in creative ways. We have done seven projects together across multiple genres and in hindsight we were and continue to be extremely fortunate to work with someone who is not only an accomplished multi-instrumentalist but also creates a safe space for experimentation while still keeping his producer’s eye on the ball. Needless to say, highly recommended!

  4. Review by Jim Biggs
    by Jim Biggs

    I've been working with Matt for over 10 years now during which time I have come to rely on his input throughout the recording process. His skill set is diverse and broad, doing great work engineering, mixing and producing for us, as well as making several musical contributions (I think of him as an auxiliary member of the band...). His coming from the artist's perspective also makes for comfortable collaboration, though he's certainly not afraid to challenge us when he thinks it's important.

Waterside by Matt Badger

I was the Producer, Engineer, Mix Engineer in this production

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