Matt Kennedy (mixedbyTheEngineer) works out of World Class Recording Studio, Empire Sound in Dallas TX (gear, microphones, instruments). Recording your project with a professional engineer like Matt is the first step to making a great record. It is the underlying foundation in which your project is built upon. Utilizing only the best microphones; vintage large format SSL and Neve recording/mixing consoles; racks and racks of outboard gear; and great comfortable spacious environments. Recording can be done to either analog 24 track 2 inch reel to reel or state of the art Pro Tools systems. Matt can also travel anywhere in the world to your preferred recording studio.
Mixing is the single most important process in creating a great record. Matt has spent thousands of hours perfecting his craft to provide you with industry-standard perfection. He has an impeccable precise ear and vast amounts of musical knowledge combined with his never ending desire for every project to be its best with a seamless creative workflow is what keeps artists coming for great-sounding mixes. All music is mixed on a world-class SSL 4048 E/G+ console, never “in the box”; using racks of amazing outboard gear.
Mastering is the final step before releasing your music. It is a technically involved creative process finalizing the overall loudness, frequency spectrum, and tone of your music. Matt believes mastering should be approached the same way as playing an instrument or singing a song, the feeling of your performance is a direct connection to your audience. Using an accurate monitoring system with Augspurger 2-15’s with Tad speakers powered with 6000 watts, Focal Twin BE near fields with Focal 12″ sub and Yamaha NS-10m’s. Mastering is approached the same way, preserving and accentuating the performance, feel, and dynamics for optimal sound quality playback on any device, creating the best connection with your audience.
Matt has helped produce hundreds of recordings. He plays a key role as apart of the creative team. From writing, musical arrangements, hiring and producing session musicians. What ever your projects needs he can help you take the necessary steps to get your project from dream to reality.
Editing and Vocal Tuning
There is always “behind the scenes studio magic” that no musician will ever disclose in the linear notes of an album, but lets face it, it happens with almost any project. If your tracks need to be fixed or a little extra love, that is OK, Matt can handle everything. Vocals can be tuned, drum timing can be fixed, wrong instrument notes can be adjusted and anything else that involves a kazoo.