RSR229 – Matty Harris – How to Write Mix & Master Hip Hop - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR229 – Matty Harris – How to Write Mix & Master Hip Hop

Matty talked about going from #1 in iTunes to sleeping on a floor mattress in LA, cowriting hip hop as a producer, abandoning Pro Tools for Studio One, and how to find and keep clients coming back through your studio website.

My guest today is Matty Harris a music producer, mixing and mastering engineer originally from Boston. As a young musician, he won several awards, including best drummer in New England touring with jazz, blues and calypso bands, playing clubs by the age of 14. And later went on to Berklee College of Music to study Music Production and Engineering.

Matty work in the studio includes credits for Atlantic, RCA, & Warner Bros Records, Sammy Adams, A$AP Rocky, Logic, Lil Yachty, Cousin Stizz and the Grammy Award-winning song “Stronger” for Kelly Clarkson winning the 2008 Boston Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Engineer and Producer. 

Matty now lives in Los Angeles where he also runs a cool YouTube Channel teaching you how to create music in the studio called Mix And Master My Song which also happens to be the name of his website and studio where he works with artists from all over the world.

Today we are going to find out more about Matty's story of moving from Boston to LA to pursue music, and see what we can learn about the best tools and techniques for creating, mixing, and mastering your music in the studio.

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