Producer / songwriter / engineer / programmer / mixer / Blackhawks fan located in Chicago who is looking to collaborate and work with other talented people! Addicted to music in all forms, I am an equal-opportunity recordist.

Born and raised in Chicago, went to school at Arizona State and the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, and currently based back on the NW side of Chicago. Worked under Johnny K at Groovemaster Studios for the last 7 years as an engineer. Currently split my time between my home studio setup, and wherever the job takes me.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Matt Dougherty:

  • Adelitas Way
  • Adelitas Way
  • Against the Current
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Kenya
  • Saint Asonia
  • Saint Asonia
  • Pop Evil
  • Pop Evil
  • Kobra and the Lotus
  • Kobra and the Lotus
  • Fight or Flight
  • Fight or Flight
  • Pop Evil
  • Pop Evil
  • Pop Evil
  • The Letter Black
  • Megadeth
  • 12 Stones
  • Nonpoint
  • Aranda
  • Aranda
  • Aranda
  • Aranda
  • Staind
  • Megadeth
  • Megadeth
  • Art of Dying
  • Pop Evil
  • Anthrax
  • Trapt
  • Airbourne
  • Against the Current

Gear highlights

  • I make the most of whatever I have at my disposal!

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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Reviews of mattjamesdougherty

  • Listing_thumb_11875051_413653368837534_2834113198801052246_oabout 9 hours agoby Verified Review

    Matt is an awesome mix engineer! It was a pleasure for me to work with you!
    I definitely come back to you very soon. :)

  • Default-avatar1 minute agoby Verified Review

    I love Matt! He is literally a wizard. He is so professional, so kind, and genuine. He cares about his craft and the music speaks for itself. He just mixed my second song, and I'm never going to another engineer. His mixes have this dimensional depth and vibe; they just feel so great. Thank you my friend, can't wait till the next record!

  • Listing_thumb_scan0003about 7 hours agoby Verified Review

    A fantastic mix and production, his ear is detailed and rich with experience. Fantastic!

  • Listing_thumb_7c0aad6e-d452-4ed4-8125-866e2cf65fad3 days agoby Verified Review

    Matt mixed two tracks for me and I am really happy with how they turned out. Communication was good and he indulged my fussing too. Very professional result - thank you!

  • Default-avatar17 days agoby Verified Review

    If you want your tracks to sound absolutely professional and radio-ready you can't do better than MJD. The man is a wizard and made my track sound better than it had any right to sound. An excellent mixer with great communication and outstanding turnaround time. Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatar22 days agoby Verified Review

    Great engineer! Easy to communicate, very professional, awesome mix from the first edition..It was a big pleasure to work with Mat..

  • Default-avatar23 days agoby Verified Review

    I'm Japanese and my English is broken but Matt is very kind for me.
    He is very speedy for work and awesome. I'm very happy what he done for us.

  • Listing_thumb_tweet_avaabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Mixed two more tracks for us. Great results as always.

  • Listing_thumb_img_0576about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Experience of working with Matt was as you usually have with a high level professional sound engineer, he has a kind of understanding of what you expect your music has to express, he's got his own ideas on your music that actually makes it sound even better. So he is a great guy and highly professional engineer as well as a producer! Cheers Matt!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Intuitive, easy going, pays attention to detail. Great consistant end results and a pleasure to work with!

  • Listing_thumb_tweet_ava3 months agoby Verified Review

    Very nice guy, easy to work with and does awesome job!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt is fantastic. Very patient and understands what it takes to get to the artist vision.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    What a pleasure to work with!. He took what I had and made it sound even better than I thought it could. Very professional and talented. I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_image4 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt did a great job and was super timely and kind about the small revisions.

  • Listing_thumb_img_36464 months agoby Verified Review

    Really good collaboration, the best sound engineer I've ever met as far as can remember, patient, comprehensive, a pleasure to work with

  • Listing_thumb_mars-blogbackground14 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt did an excellent job taking a track that had it's challenges and pushing it to a whole new level. He took a chance by doing some work to demonstrate his skill before the proposal was accepted, and that says a lot.

  • Listing_thumb_mixe1_logo4 months agoby Verified Review

    Really big sounding mix, fast with revisions and very patient with notes, good vibes - never felt rushed, easy to communiate with and really talented mixer! Top marks, look forward to working with Matt again :)

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent communication, excellent mix, A great pleasure working with Matt.

  • Listing_thumb_profile5 months agoby Verified Review

    Asked for a quick remix on song Matt had mixed for me 8 months ago. I provided Matt with the updated files and within a couple days Matt had the remix for me. Great mixing at a great price - with prompt delivery and clear daily communication. Thanks Matt!

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-05-04_at_3.10.19_pm6 months agoby Verified Review

    Yoohoo... Great mixing work! super!

  • Listing_thumb_american_flag__62668_zoom6 months agoby Verified Review

    To start off, I know my strength is more with songwriting than with vocals but Matt was willing to work with me and the material I have, he came up with own brilliant ideas and every suggestion I had, he went back and changed it until I was satisfied, at the end I was amazed by the result. I will mos def work with Matt again.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt produced the first EP of a new project I am working on with some established UK musicians. I can describe myself as a demanding perfectionist and all I can say that Matt is a professional of the highest standard. Passionate and so easy to work with. He took all tracks to another level. And awesome drummer too...Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Really nail it! Give us more than we expected. A pleasure to work with.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    One of the best,if not the best in the business...very professional and better yet very passionate about the craft,which is most important in my book. We did the 1st single with Matt and will definitely book his services for the remainder of the album. Matt also brings creativity to the table which is another valuable aspect of his mixing skills.

  • Listing_thumb_mixer-349850_12809 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt is an outstanding Mix Engineer, with some serious skillz, he helped make my project really shine.
    Would not hesitate in working with him again.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Mixing is its own art form. I needed my :30 second jingle mixed. I sent Matt the 18 or so tracks and he quickly started sending me mixes. We tweaked it a few times to arrive on a great final mix. Matt has good ears and knows how to "dig it out". Plus he's from Chicago so I knew I was in good hands!

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt was a pleasure to work with, always super responsive and delivered quality results! Thanks a ton!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Matt is excellent to work with. He collaborates and gives great input and his ideas are usually what's best for the track. He also listens and makes any adjustments needed. I highly recommend him for production and for mixing.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    A total pleasure to work with, he gave us more than we expected and the results were awesome.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Easy to work with, fast, efficient. Great communication!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Matt was an absolute pleasure to work with and did an excellent job. VERY happy with the results and would highly recommend!

  • Listing_thumb_aandklas01about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Matt was awesome to work with. A true professional. He was easy to communicate with and I never had to wait at all for reference mixes. His input for the direction of the mix was invaluable and he was also open for suggestions or alternatives. I would love to make use of his services for the rest of my full length album.

  • Listing_thumb_profileabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great communication and easy to work with. Matt delivers a great mix in short amount of time at a great price. Thanks!

  • Default-avatar26 days agoby

    Brilliant working with Matt. He massaged the mix until we reached the sound I envisioned in my head. He is a true professional, and I look forward to sending him another mix!

  • Listing_thumb_img_36464 months agoby

    Really cool communication, the best and most comprehensive sound engineer as far as I can remember, really really fast & efficient !

    An absolute pleasure to work with, want to keep on our collaboration !

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby

    Thx MJD, You're The Best !!

  • Listing_thumb_jae_da_writer8 months agoby

    I can't say enough about Matt D's professionalism and expertise. He was very patient with each step of the mixing process. Allowing time for my production team to embelish upon our work while in the mixing phrase. He translated directives with accute proficiency, and also utlize his own artistic creativity to make the record a great experience!

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Matts attention to detail is superb. He helps with structures, harmonies, etc. His knowledge and ability to pickup any instrument and play definitely helps him in the studio. Great ear, fast editor, and he is a genius

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    First off, Matt is a genius. I believe he scored a 35 out of 36 on the ACT's. He's not going to tell you that because he is humble. That brings me to the 2nd point: he is chill, fun and easy to work with while tenaciously pursuing your ideas of perfection and enhancing those ideas. You would be lucky to have the opportunity to work with him.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Matt is a class act in the world of music production, fluent in the magic that happens behind big records. Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Matt is one of the most hardworking engineers I have ever encountered. I'd fully recommend him to any party interested without hesitation. He comes in on time and works from the beginning of the day to the end of the day. His sense of humor creates a comfortable work atmosphere that bolsters creativity. Matt has a great ear and musical sensibility.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Working with Matt was the first time I've ever felt like I was working with a professional who was passionate about the job. He did an incredible job on our first EP. As a band, we were going through a weird transition period at the time and didn't have a drummer so Matt actually stepped up and did the drums on the EP and it turned out amazing.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Matt is an amazing producer and engineer with a fantastic ear. I have had the privilege to work with Matt a few times now and he is one of the hardest working musicians I have met to date.
    Matt is one of the few engineers out there that not only helps you get your ideas out but he ads to your ideas.

    100% pro.

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby

    Matt's relaxed but passionate approach to engineering will not only bring out the best in your performance, but it will make achieving that performance feel so natural, that it will surprise you in playback. He has fantastic music knowledge and an easy manner with which he shares it with you. An absolute pleasure to work with. Thumbs up emoticon!

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