Matt Langston

Producer | Mixer | Unicorn

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I'm Matt. I own a studio called Rock Candy where we've produced projects for Sony, Netflix, NBC and others. I've played in bands on indies and majors, and I'm passionate about pulling the most emotional experience I can out of the music i mix and produce. I specialize in pop/rock/edm and I have an incurable obsession with synthesizers.

I spent a good decade of my life touring the world and making records. When I began to feel dissatisfied with other producers, I started learning how to produce my own albums. This led to making records for my friends, which led to some fun times and label credits. I have a passion for helping artists feel confident in the what they leave the studio with.

My mixing style is big, bright and loud. I grew up in pop punk bands, so I gravitate towards finding where the energy is in a track and helping it find its way to the listener as quickly as possible.

My production style is the same. I love big pop hooks and big vibes. All of my creative decisions are there to elevate the hook and mood. I'm a synth nerd at heart and spend a lot of time crafting sounds on vintage and analog keys. I produce very tight, clean records and focus on getting the best performances I can from the artist (we can dirty up all the cleanness in the mix process!)

I went through tons of ups and down in my career as an artist, so I really enjoy being able to help other navigate the creative process and the business side of the music industry. If you're talented, driven, and have a hard work ethic then we're probably gonna be friends.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

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  • Chasen
  • Chasen Callahan
  • Missionsix
  • Missionsix
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • The Jellyrox
  • The Jellyrox
  • The Jellyrox
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Jasmine Hurtado
  • The Jellyrox
  • The Jellyrox
  • The Jellyrox
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • The Fast Feeling
  • Eleventyseven
  • Eleventyseven
  • Austin Leeds
  • Jasmine Hurtado
  • Eleventyseven

Interview with Matt Langston

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

  2. A: I'm usually the guy that gets called in fix a song from the ground up (facilitating re-writes, providing a sonic direction that compliments the artist's strengths, and making the songs more accessible to the artist's target market). I get sent a lot of mixes that need to be leveled up to "label" quality. I'm passionate about crafting tracks and mixes that make artists confident in their releases.

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

  4. A: Jon Feldman mixes are insane, so for pop/rock stuff I'm referencing him like the Bible. I"m a big CLA fan, and love the vibe and crunch that Adam Hawkins has on his mixes. At the end of the day I'm a big fan of personality in a mix, and I definitely put that into my work.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I run a really simple setup. Lynx Converters, D-Box for summing and monitoring, some great pre's and a few hardware EQ's & Comps to take a few things out of the box when I need to. I've got a really fun live room, and more hardware synths than you can play with in a day.

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

  8. A: Coffee. Breathing Exercises. Focus. Go.

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

  10. A: I like drama in music. I want to feel the energy in the room, and hear the air passing over the mics. I'm always trying to take a song to a level where it leaves an impression on me, or changes my mood from what it was.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Bringing direction and focus to chaos.

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

  14. A: Pop, Electronic, Rock, and a little bit of Folk/Country.

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

  16. A: Stem out layers of tracks to a single stereo track. Lower you track count so you can focus on the parts of the mix that demand a response from the listener.

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

  18. A: Weezer. They evolve, take risks, and always end up with a distinct personality to their albums.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I'm always looking for music that moves me or elicits a strong emotional response, so I like mixes to feel big, and happy. Confident rythms and clear precise melody are my first focus on a mix.

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

  22. A: Started at 15. Signed to Sony @19. Haven't stopped.

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

  24. A: Go with your gut always. If it turns out to be wrong, the world won't end and you'll have learned something important about yourself. Be as clear as you can about your expectations, and trust the process.

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

  26. A: How often are you writing? What are some of your favorite songwriters? Where are you headed? Where does this project fit in to your career plans? Need coffee?

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

  28. A: Seeing clients feel empowered by their art in a way they wren't before.

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

  30. A: We are gonna make something rad together, and put something new and beautiful into the world where there was nothing before.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: All of it. Analog makes my heart happy, and digital makes my head happy.

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Mix rate includes one song & up to 3 revisions. High track counts & additional revisions may cost more. Typical turnaround is 5 days or less for a single song.

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