I work with bands to bring clarity, power & strength to their mixes. My goal is to help you make your hard work shine, make you happy, and ensure you sound your best. I've been at it for about 28 years. I've played in bands and toured so I have spent time on both sides of the glass as they say.
While I have spent many years in most aspects of audio production I now focus on mixing in Stereo and ATMOS. I've recently put a new ATMOS room together, tuned and calibrated by Dolby. If you are looking to expand into ATMOS and surround your audience with this great new way of listening to music we can combine the Stereo and ATMOS mixing to make it more affordable for you.
Either way, reach out, and let's get your music done and out for people to hear!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
- Stages of Sleep
- Matchbox 20
- Shawn Colvin
- The Dunwells
- The Shins
- New Diplomat
- Death Cab For Cutie
- Tori Amos
- Florence + The Machine
- World Party
- Thomas Dolby
- keb mo
- Amos Lee
- Bruce Hornsby
- Ray LaMontagne
- The Jayhawks
- Katie Herzig
- Zee Avi
- Black Furies
- Ziggy Marley
- The Samples
- Michael Zisman's Americano Social Club
- Joan Osbourne
- Dar Williams
- Scars on 45
- Big Head Todd and The Monsters
- Civil Wars
- Sarah Bareilles
- Trevor Hall
- Shawn Mullins
- Imelda May
- The Kooks
- George Thorogood
- Jessica Lynn Mayfield
- Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
- Hermann Lara
- Andrew Heringer Band
- Denim TV
- Golden Gram
- Jerry Stucker
- Sean O'Brien and His Dirty Hands
- Alexis Harte
- Austin Willacy
- Brian Cline Band
- Chi Chi Palace
- Cubby Creatures
- Davis Jones
- Dolly Rocker
- Drew Gasparini
- Everything Nothing
- Go Go Galaxion
- Heidi Jane
- Houston Jones
- James Low
- Killing Floor
- The Welcome Matt
- Matt Langlois
- Steven Emerson
- Terese Taylor
- The House Jacks
- The Junes
- Steve Earl
- La Mission Band featuring Dr Loco
25 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Matt Boudreau
Matt did a great job again. He manages to make a track that is not 100 % perfectly arranged sound good.
Matt has managed to bring the last percentages of warmth, transparency, and depth into the mix that I have always missed. It sounds really fantastic.
This was not the last mix.
Thank You Matt! You are great!
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.
Matt has done a fantastic job with my tracks, he has a great ear and superb instinct. My "go to" guy for mixes!
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!
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!
Matt continually does fantastic work and demands the highest quality sounds.
Matt always does a great job mixing tracks. He is meticulous and has great instincts as to what sounds best.
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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!
Fantastic ear for mixing and always is constructive in evaluating tracks.
makes the job very professional and very fast.it is enjoyable to work with.
We have done our first single with Matt.
One thing I am sure about: He’ll never get rid of us!
The amount of power he brought into the mix almost gave us a heart attack! :)
He is the most patient, helpful and professional person we have ever worked with.
Thank you Matt!
Adam from Philbourne
Matt’s work speaks for itself and I can attest to the fact that he really knows his stuff! Not only does he have a keen sense of what the song needs, but he is also able to articulate well how to get that vision across properly. Highly recommended!
Have been working with Matt for over a decade. Terrific ears for details and best performance. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Leader - Americano Social Club
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.
Interview with Matt Boudreau
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The monitors I use are PMCs. I control the monitors with a Grace M908 monitor controller. I love the Universal Audio stuff so I use an Apollo 8P with two Octo Satellite boxes. I mix using Pro Tools Ultimate. 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 tuned and is well treated so that my mixes translate well to the outside world.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I think very highly of my peer Robert L Smith. He's such a nice guy and real professional.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think I bring sonic strength and muscle to a song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A set of monitors I know well, a laptop, convertors, DAW, and UA plug ins.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything Rock and all it's sub genre's plus Country, Americana, Jazz.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital becuase as long as the meal tastes good nobody cares what kind tools you used to cook it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to take your project seriously.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
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!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the Foo Fighters. They are a great bunch of musicians who know how to write a song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: For Soundbetter clients I concentrate on mixing since it is not limited by geography.