Matt Boudreau

Mixing or Mastering

21 Reviews (10 Verified)
Matt Boudreau on SoundBetter

MIXING - I work with Americana & Heavy Rock bands to bring clarity, power & strength to their mixes. I've spent 25 years in the trenches learning how to create solid radio-ready mixes. MASTERING - It's simple. I take your mixes and make sure they translate, are sonically competitive with your genre, and pleasing to listen to.
MIXING - When you send your tracks try to include a rough mix that includes all of the current parts. This gives me an idea of what you have been listening to.

After hearing my first draft of a mix, the most common revisions people make are related to the vocal level and reverb/efx since everyone has a different idea of what they like. Together we'll figure out what that is so that the mix represents you best.

My goal is to help you make your hard work shine, to make you happy and make you sound good! I look forward to hearing your tracks!

MASTERING - Make sure you don't use a brick wall limiter on the master buss of your mixes. Leave me some headroom for me to work. The less you do on the stereo buss the more I can accomplish in the mastering.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

21 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Valery

    Thank You Matt! You are great!

  2. Review by Jerry B.

    Matt Boudreau is a master mixing engineer of legendary cred. He helped me realize my dream of having an album that kicks butt. Very easy to work with, attentive, and super cool. I hope to work with him again in the future.

  3. Review by Jay S.

    Matt has done a fantastic job with my tracks, he has a great ear and superb instinct. My "go to" guy for mixes!

  4. Review by Jay S.

    Matt helped me through the technical stuff with ease and I got him the files and the session data. He work on this song and sent my song back in a way better place than when I sent it. He mixed to the song and brought out the sonic quality of the instruments. Matt also injected creativity into the mix which I really like. I have been listening to my mixes for a long time and I am so glad to have Matt take a swing at it; very happy!

  5. Review by Westerly

    Matt was great! He had a quick turn around and was very responsive. He's very reasonably priced and the end product sounded great. He sent me my files and I had one slight change which is made quickly and sent back with no additional charge. I would definitely recommend him!

  6. Review by Sean O.

    Matt continually does fantastic work and demands the highest quality sounds.

  7. Review by Sean O.

    Matt always does a great job mixing tracks. He is meticulous and has great instincts as to what sounds best.

  8. Review by Matt S.
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    I've worked with Matt on a variety of projects- both mine and others- in various studios for over a dozen years now. He works efficiently and has a great ear for detail. His personality and musicianship are an added bonus!

  9. Review by Sean O.

    Fantastic ear for mixing and always is constructive in evaluating tracks.

  10. Review by Okan Aki

    makes the job very professional and very is enjoyable to work with.

  11. Review by

    Have been working with Matt for over a decade. Terrific ears for details and best performance. Highly recommended.

  12. Review by Mighty Quinn

    Matt is highly skilled and also super friendly which makes him a pleasure to work with. I hired him as a mix engineer and would highly recommend him.

  13. Review by Paolo Giordano

    Matt is without a doubt one of the best sound engineers and producers around. His attention to details , incredible knowledge and creative inputs are really special. When we put out our first EP produced by Matt, people thought it was a major label release with a massive budget cause it sounded so good.

  14. Review by StormMiguel F.

    I've had the pleasure of working with Matt on a few projects - I've hired him as sound mixer, a recording engineer, and he played the drums on one of my tracks. He's really good at what he does. He has a great ear, and is very patient and professional. I've always been very happy with the finished product and the process of working with him is easy and fun. I look forward to working with him on future projects.

  15. Review by Michael Zisman

    I have done four recordings with Matt over the last 8 years. Each one has been a great experience and Matt has always been very prepared, professional, patient and helpful. Matt is good at dealing with different personalities and really knows his equipment so he can work fast and efficiently. You can hear his work with us here:
    I highly recommend his services!
    Michael Zisman
    Leader - Americano Social Club

  16. Review by Drew Gasparini

    I've worked with Matt on several different projects and the reason I kept going back is because of the atmosphere he creates! He is so fun in the room, he has killer insight/thoughts/feedback, he really allows the band/artist to play around and take their time creating something, and I've always been thrilled with the final product! Not to mention, get him behind the drums because the man slays on the kit.

  17. Review by Erik J Kurtz

    We couldn't be more pleased with the excellent work we've received from Matt. Professional, polished mixes and outstanding communication! I can't wait to get some more Cordova tracks to him.

  18. Review by Welcome Matt

    Matt has been a go to producer/engineer/drummer in the Bay Area for years for a reason .... he’s f—ing good. I can attest to his talent over many years from personal experience and many sessions.
    Keep on keeping on !

  19. Review by Cliff T.

    I’ve worked with Matt on multiple projects, both in the studio and remotely. Every experience has been top notch - great ears, great attitude and excellent communication.

  20. Review by Sean O'Brien

    Matt has helped me make for my recordings of the highest possible quality for over a decade. His standards are high and the work benefits as a result. I will always be grateful for the work we have done together.

  21. Review by Okan Aki

    first of all,I have made a good does the job perfectly.timely and complete work with you was very pleasant.
    we will work more together.
    The great music man.

Interview with Matt Boudreau

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

  2. A: For Soundbetter clients I concentrate on mixing since it is not limited by geography.

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

  4. A: I'm greatly inspired by the mixing of Tchad Blake, Craig Schumacher, Vance Powell, Andrew Scheps, Chris Lord-Alge and of course the great Bob Clearmountain

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Listening.

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

  8. A: If you don't have a ton of recording experience and you are recording yourself I always recommend recording without any eq or compression and to leave plenty of headroom (in other words, don't record really hot signals).

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

  10. A: I would love to work with the Foo Fighters. They are a great bunch of musicians who know how to write a song.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I adapt my style to suit the music. I always do what I think the song needs rather than what I personally want to do. The song is my boss!

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

  14. A: I started out as a drummer and transitioned to the other side of the glass. I have been involved in record making as an audio engineer since 1994.

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

  16. A: Make sure when you send me your session it's not missing any files. That is the number one problem I run into to. Clients sometimes are not aware that their files have been spread across the internal drive and their music drive. It's always best to learn where your files are located for the song file.

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

  18. A: I like it when clients send me reference tracks they like. As long as there is some aspect of the clients music that is similar.

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: I'm not sure. Every artist has different amounts of recording experience and some really understand mixing and others are completely baffled by it.

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

  22. A: I love taking people's music that's in pieces inside a DAW and assembling it and shaping it to have energy and draw others in.

  23. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  24. A: I promise to take your project seriously.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Digital becuase as long as the meal tastes good nobody cares what kind tools you used to cook it.

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: What format do I need the files sent in. I always say send me either consolidated WAV files that all start at the same point in the DAW timeline or send me the session file.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: I always start by listening to the rough mix to get an idea of where things are at. Next I go through a discovery process by listening to individual tracks to assess their strengths and weaknesses. After that I just dig into the mix to make it come alive.

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

  32. A: Anything Rock and all it's sub genre's plus Country, Americana, Jazz.

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

  34. A: A set of monitors I know well, a laptop, convertors, DAW, and UA plug ins.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I like to think I bring sonic strength and muscle to a song.

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

  38. A: I think very highly of my peer Robert L Smith. He's such a nice guy and real professional.

  39. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  40. A: I produced, engineered and mixed a record for the band The Samples called "Rehearsing for Life". It was one of the hardest records to work on because we built the record from a set of demos that the band had not rehearsed. I t was so rewarding because of how it turned out. The record is called "Rehearsing for Life".

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: The monitors I use are Amphion One18's with Amphion Amplification and Reftone 2LD'd. The 2LD's are powered by a Yamaha P-2200 power amp. I control the monitors with a Grace M905 monitor controller. I use an Avid Artist Mix fader pack and a Softube Console1. I love the Universal Audio stuff so I use an Apollo 8P with two Octo Satellite boxes. I mix using Pro Tools HD 2018. I'm mixing 100% in the box for instant no problem recall ability . My plugins are from Universal Audio, McDSP, Softube, U-He, Slate, Valhalla, and Massey. My mix room is well treated so that my mixes translate well to the outside world.

Cordova "Blind Pride"

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

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    Cordova "Blind Pride"
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    Tiger Touch "Mainline"
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    Various Artists
Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time is 2-3 days once I receive all of the necessary files.

Gear Highlights
  • Whitestone Audio P331 Tube Loading Box
  • Amphion One18's
  • REFTONE Model 2LD
  • Grace M905
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • UA Plugins
  • McDSP
  • Slate
  • Massey
  • Izotope
More Photos
  • Interview on Universal Audio siteMay 13, 2014

  • Profile on MCDSP websiteMay 13, 2014