Matt Boudreau

Mixing

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I have recorded & mixed for many great artists like Steve Earl, The FIxx, Robert Cray & Florence & The Machine live at KFOG in San Francisco, jam band greats the Samples as well as up & coming heavy rock bands Tiger Touch & Cordova. I love mixing & put my all into it. Send me your tracks & I'll put that same energy, passion & focus into your music!

When you send your tracks, try to include a rough mix that includes all of the current parts. A rough mix maybe rough but it 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 vocal level and reverb/efx since everyone has 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 look good! I look forward to hearing your tracks!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

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  • Marcus Shelby
  • Heidi Jane
  • Sean O'Brien
  • Professor R.J. Ross
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  • Jerry Stucker
  • Tony Adamo
  • The Welcome Matt
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  • Sean O'Brien
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  • The Samples
  • The Samples
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  • Zachary Ross
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  • The Welcome Matt
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  • Nicky DePaola
  • Go Go Galaxion
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  • Houston Jones
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  • Matt Langlois
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  • Nicky D.
  • Austin Willacy
  • James Low
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  • The House Jacks
  • Killing Floor
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  • The House Jacks
  • Seven Day Diary
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  • Sextants
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  • Pollux
  • HeWhoCanNotBeNamed
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  • The Cubby Creatures
  • Hermann Lara
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  • Mike Dakota
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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Okan Aki
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    makes the job very professional and very fast.it is enjoyable to work with.

  2. Review by Mighty Quinn
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    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.

  3. Review by Paolo Giordano
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    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.

  4. Review by StormMiguel F.
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    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.

  5. Review by Michael Zisman
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    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: www.americanosocialclub.com/music
    I highly recommend his services!
    Michael Zisman
    Leader - Americano Social Club

  6. Review by Drew Gasparini
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    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.

  7. Review by Erik J Kurtz
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    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.

  8. Review by Welcome Matt
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    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 !

  9. Review by Cliff T.
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    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.

  10. Review by Sean O'Brien
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    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.

  11. Review by Okan Aki
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    first of all,I have made a good friend.it does the job perfectly.timely and complete delivery.to 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 Amphion One18's with Amphion Amplification 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 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.

  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. The record is called "Rehearsing for Life".

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  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 advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. 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.

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

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

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. 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!

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

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

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

  30. 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).

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

  32. A: Rock, Country, Americana, Jazz.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening.

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

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

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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

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

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

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Terms Of Service

Depending on my schedule, workload and travel schedule I can send you a mix in a couple of days.

Gear Highlights
  • Amphion One18's
  • NS10m Studio
  • Realistic Minimus 7s
  • Grace M905
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • McDSP
  • Slate
  • Massey
  • Izotope
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  • Interview on Universal Audio siteMay 13, 2014

    http://www.uaudio.com/blog/matt-boudreau-ua-interview-2/

  • Profile on MCDSP websiteMay 13, 2014

    http://mcdsp.com/2013/08/06/matt-boudreau-2/