Matt Boudreau


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I'm based in the San Francisco Bay Area and have been involved in making records for over 20 years. I'm available to mix your song, EP or record.

Mixing is one of my favorite parts of the record making process. It's a chance to shine a light on the hard work you have put into a recording and I take it very seriously. I don't care if you recorded your project in your bathroom on Garageband or at Abbey Road, I am available to anyone for mixing.

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

Reviews (3)

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  1. Review by Okan Aki

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: The monitors I use are Klein and Hummel 0300's and NS10M Studio's. The NS10M Studios 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 Softtube 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, Softtube, U-He, Slate, Valhalla, and Massey.

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

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I'm recording and mixing songs for a San Francisco based solo artist.

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

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

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

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

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

  26. 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.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. 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!

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

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

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

  32. 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).

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

  34. A: Rock, Country, Americana, Pop.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Listening.

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

  38. A: I like to think I bring sonic strength and muscle to a song. Especially in the drum department!

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

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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

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

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


Terms Of Service

Depending on my schedule/workload I can send you a mix in a couple of days. I'm happy to make numerous revisions to make sure you are happy.

Gear Highlights
  • Klein and Hummel 0300's
  • NS10m Studio
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • McDSP
  • Slate
  • Massey
  • Izotope
More Photos
  • Interview on Universal Audio siteMay 13, 2014

  • Profile on MCDSP websiteMay 13, 2014