Having worked on thousands of songs with hundreds of Artists from all over the world, I know how to translate your vision into the most compelling recorded piece that it can be. A true reflection of your Art. I specialize in organic instruments, specifically Drums.
Equipped with two boom boxes and a Radio Shack mixer, 13 year old Matt
Schenck figured out how to record the music he and his friends were
making in his parents basement. This would send him on a journey that
would continue throughout his life. 10 years later he found himself in
Philadelphia supporting himself as a bike messenger. It was there
where he met The Disco Biscuits, a band he would spend the next few
years with in the studio and on the road, truly starting to shape and
tune his abilities.
He spent time in Tulsa, OK rebuilding and
operating the original home of Leon Russel's Shelter Records studio.
This is where he met the person who he would see as his mentor and
friend - producer, Steve Greenwell. After moving to New York City and
spending some time in Greenwell's MidTown Manhattan studio he made his
way downtown to the world renowned Germano Studios New York working
elbow to elbow with the music industry's top stars and artists.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
- Brad Shultz
- Matt Shultz
- Tom Morello
- The Disco Biscuits
- Miss Lauryn Hill
- Rich Mystics
- Nicos Gun
- Beanie Sigel
- Nikki Jean
- The Dream
- Jon Bon Jovi
- Keith Richards
- Lewis Hamilton
- Dream Theater
- Dave Tozer
- Foo Fighters
- & many more...
- Wink Burcham
- The New Tulsa Sound
- Hey Rocco
- Walking Shapes
- Ominous Black
- Spirit Week
- Post Malone "Stoney"
- rayland baxter
Reviews (10)Endorse Matt Schenck
I've worked closely with Matt over the last several years, and each time the work has always exceeded expectations. His professionalism is only matched by his creativity and laid-back attitude. He'll always be the first person I call when I need a producer, an engineer, or even a quick production tip. I am looking forward to expanding our robust well of material.
I’ve seen Matt create amazing records for over a decade with all types of projects and all kinds of studio set ups. Bedroom, Studio Bisco (The Disco Biscuits), live recordings. I can say hands down that he’s my favorite engineer I’ve ever worked with. He’s also one of the best dudes you’ll ever meet. I would and have reccomended him to everyone I know.
Matt's a skilled engineer and producer. His experience says it all. Would recommend highly.
Matt's great and easy to work with. Has a very very solid handle on all these things and can help you find the sound you want even when you're not quite sure how to verbalize it.
He’s talented and very kind.
I had a great time with Matt in the studio and I really appreciated his great precise work.
I wish to work soon with him.
Fantastic, easy to work with and had the production tools and instincts necessary to make us feel confident and comfortable in the studio. Will always work with/recommend Matty.
Have worked with Matt for years on numerous projects all over the country from basements and bedrooms to world class studios in NYC. Matt is one my favorite engineer's to work with to help find the sound and vision I’m searching for and then heighten those ideas.
We're talking about a solid dude here, with an incredible ear. Matt's the kind of guy you want in the room while recording..
ruly became a part of the family of the band. I wouldn’t have asked for someone else, and I hope we get to work with him again!
Matt's a great dude to hang with and incredibly talented guy to work on music with. He really helped our band channel and hone in on a specific sound, where we had previously been bouncing all over soundscapes, never landing on one defining sound.
Interview with Matt Schenck
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing a punk rock band from North Carolina called "Sea Legs". All based off cloud collaboration. Its very exciting!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An EP by Dan Luke and The Raid. It was an amazing time making that EP, wonderful memories. I was Recording Engineer and Mixer. Produced by Brad Shultz.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mix by Matt Sim
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whichever works better for the situation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will love what we create and achieve together.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Where were you coming from when you wrote and recorded this? What are your favorite sounding albums? Who is your favorite artist/band?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Computer, Conversion, sm7b, Neve 1073 (with EQ), Tube-Tech CL1B.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to create something out of nothing. Taking that creation and smoothing it into
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it is just a skill that anyone can learn. That this is a mechanical job. (Its all heart, baby!)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go with who feels right to you. The person who understands you.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been at this all my life, I will never forget the first time I heard my own voice played back to me; it was magical. I continued to experiment and build my skills until I met the band the Disco Biscuits - they gave me a place in their studio and allowed me to really grow and develop. I then moved to NYC, met Producer/Mixer Steve Greenwell and truly started to shape my professional abilities. My education has been entirely through mentors and experimentation. "The School of Hard Knocks" as they say!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jimi Hendrix. His music changed my life.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Let the song guide your actions. Let your heart guide your decisions.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Musical Translation.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Experience, Insight, and Heart.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically start by listening to the rough mix provided. I get a sense of what elements build the song and get a feel of the overall vibe. If possible I will have a conversation with the artist about their intentions with the sound and flow of the song. From there I let the song itself reveal where it should be, and I take the Mix to where I feel it needs to be.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: In my private mix studio I work entirely In The Box, Pro Tools 12 being my DAW of choice. On tracking days and select mix dates I work in a variety of studios in a variety of places depending on the project; some completely analog, some hybrid.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Steve Albini, Steve Greenwell, Alan Moulder, Tony Maserati, Chris Lord-Alge, Dave Pensado, Manny Marroquin, Eddie Kramer, Don Zientara, Jimi Hendrix, Mastadon, The Bronx, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel, Lil Pump, Freeway, many more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend equal amounts of time Mixing and in the Studio Recording.