Professional Digital & Analog Mastering Services

About

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Matt’s passion for music and electronics began in childhood when played trumpet and piano, built radios and made cassette recordings of weird noises and songs…

After high school he attended Berklee College of Music for formal music and engineering training. Afterward, he did live sound at the Rathskellar and the Channel in Boston and landed a studio job at Euphoria Sound.

In 1989, he headed to San Francisco. There he spent five years as staff engineer at Different Fur, a popular independent studio, honing his craft with great artists and engineers. He worked as an assistant, recording and mixing, and later as a mastering engineer. His first big mastering job was Les Claypool “Highball with the Devil.” Other highlight projects include Mr. Bungle, Primus, John Zorn, Xtra Large and George Winston.

Then, Matt started a remote service called Joey Mobile Recording to record live shows and special remotes. Recordings were made in live venues, basements, churches and a candy factory. Highlight projects include Naked Aggression, The Dwarves, Ras Michael, Nicodemus, Hawkwind and Penelope Houston and her band.

In 1996, Matt moved to Phoenix to work for SAE Mastering as a full time mastering engineer. Concentrating on mastering, he worked under Roger Seibel. Highlight projects include Giant Sand, Guided By Voices, Mary Lou Lord and The Hosemobile. Record labels he worked for include Matador, Delmark, Evidence, Cuneiform, Scooch Pooch, Kill Rock Stars, Fat Possum and Hot Tracks. Matt did everything from dance/club music and classic blues to jazz reissues, Hawaiian and modern avant-garde music.

In 2001, Matt established an E-Label called Stump Records to bring the music he loves to a wider audience, including his own musical collective project called Cuatro Caminos. Stump releases include David Grossman and the Limit “Bars” (recorded live with Joey Mobile Recording), Hat “Illumination” and “El Bong de Titaneo” from Cuatro Caminos.

Since 2003, Matt has done freelance mastering, collaborating with various artists. He also shared his experience as a guest speaker in a mastering seminar for the local student AES chapter.

Today, Matt brings his talent and more than 25 years of success to his newly launched mastering company, Matt Murman Mastering. The new studio was designed and built by Alex Otto, and the company works with an eclectic, global roster of clients from all genres.

Gear

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Analog Processing:

  • Crane Song Ibis Discreet Class A Equalizer, Mastering Version
  • TK Audio TK-Lizer Baxandall EQ with Mid/Side Processing
  • Gyraf Audio Gyratec X Stereo Vari-MU Compressor
  • Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor
  • Tube Tech LCA-2B Tube Compressor
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Digital Processing:

  • TC Electronics Powercore with MD3 Mastering Package
  • PSP Vintage Warmer and MasterQ
  • Slate Digital FG-X Virtual Mastering Processor
  • Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines
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Monitoring:

  • Crookwood C2 Stereo Analog and Digital Monitor Controller
  • Tyler Acoustics Decade D1 Reference Quality Loudspeakers
  • Hypex UcD400 Stereo Class D Amplifiers
  • Yamaha NS10 Monitors
  • Hafler PRO2400 Amplifier

Conversion and Interfaces:

  • Crane Song HEDD 192
  • Weiss AFI1 Firewire/AES/ADAT Interface
  • MOTU 2408 mkII

Software and Hardware:

  • DSP Quattro 4 Audio Editor and CD-Mastering Workstation
  • Digital Performer
  • Roxio Toast Titanium
  • Mac Mini Server
  • Mac Pro G4 Tower
  • Plextor PX-712 CD/DVD Recorded
  • LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Recorder

Room:

  • Room design, construction, and electrics by: Alex Otto
  • Acoustic treatments by: GIK Acoustics and Alex Otto
  • Custom Mastering Desk by: Roger Murman
  • Custom media bookshelf by: Corneli
  • Equi=Tech 220v Balanced Power Conditioner

Credits

Genre:

ROCK, POP, ALTERNATIVE / BLUES / JAZZ / MODERN + AVANT GARDE / DANCE, HIP-HOP, RAP HAWAIIAN / SKA, REGGAE, LATIN / FOLK + COUNTRY / CHRISTIAN + ROCK GOSPEL / NEW AGE

ARTIST

TITLE

  • ATOMIC ZEROS
  • AUTOHAZE
  • BASSHOLES
  • BEAT ANGELS
  • BONFIRE MADIGAN
  • BOOM
  • DAVID GROSSMAN
  • DELIVERY
  • DIANOGAH
  • DJAM KARET
  • Flathead
  • FOREVER EINSTEIN
  • FRIGG A-GO-GO
  • GIANT SAND
  • GILGAMESH
  • Grave Danger
  • GUIDED BY VOICES
  • GUIDED BY VOICES
  • HAMMERTOES
  • HAPPY FAMILY
  • HAT
  • HENRY COW
  • HENRY COW
  • HONEYBUNCH
  • JAMES DEAD
  • Jimmy Pines
  • Junction 10
  • KAHIMI KARIE
  • Kevin Daly's Chicken and Waffles
  • MARY LOU LORD
  • MIGRAINES
  • OTOLITHEN
  • PIZZICATO FIVE
  • PRESENT
  • RETSIN
  • SHOEBOMB
  • STEINBECKS
  • SYRUP
  • THE HOOKERS
  • THE HOSEMOBILE
  • THE LONESOME ORGANIST
  • THE MARTINETS
  • THE MIGRAINES
  • THE MONKS
  • The Oh-Nos
  • THE PIERSONS
  • THROTTLEFINGER
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VOLAPUK
  • WHITE HASSLE
  • ZIG ZAG BLACK
  • 20 MILES
  • AARON MOORE
  • ALBERT AMMONS
  • ARON BURTON
  • ARTHUR CRUDUP
  • BARNEY BIGARD & ART HODES
  • BARRETT DEEMS
  • BIG DADDY KINSEY & THE KINSEY REPORT
  • BIG JOE WILLIAMS
  • BYTHER SMITH
  • CEPHAS & WIGGINS
  • CURTIS JONES
  • DAVE SPECTER & LENNY LYNN
  • EDDIE C CAMPBELL
  • EDDY CLEARWATER
  • FLOYD MCDANIEL
  • FOREE "GUITAR" WELLS & THE WALNUT STREET BLUES
  • FRANCINE GRIFFIN
  • GOLDEN "BIG" WHEELER
  • HENDRIK MEURKINS
  • JAMES "SON" THOMAS
  • JAMES WHEELER
  • JIMMY BURNS
  • JT BROWN
  • JUNIOR WELLS
  • KAREN CARROLL
  • KEN SAYDAK
  • KEVIN O'DONNELL QUALITY SIX
  • LITTLE ARTHUR DUNCAN
  • LURRIE BELL
  • LURRIE BELL
  • MAGIC SLIM
  • MEMPHIS SLIM & HIS HOUSE ROCKERS
  • MORRIS PEJOE
  • "PHILADELPHIA" JERRY RICKS
  • "PHILADELPHIA" JERRY RICKS
  • ROBERT NIGHTHAWK
  • ROOSEVELT SYKES
  • SLEEPY JOHN ESTES
  • STEVE FREUND
  • STUDEBAKER JOHN
  • SUNNYLAND SLIM
  • SUPER CHIKAN
  • SYL JOHNSON
  • TAD ROBINSON
  • TAILDRAGGER
  • THE BIG DOOWOPPER
  • THE ROCKIN' JOHNNY BAND
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS
  • WILLIE KENT
  • ARCHIE SHEPP MEETS THE RITUAL TRIO
  • ARI BROWN
  • BARRETT DEEMS BIG BAND
  • BARRY HARRIS
  • BLAST
  • BRIGHT MOMENTS
  • CECIL PAYNE
  • CHICAGO UNDERGROUND TRIO
  • CHRIS WOODS
  • CURLEW
  • CURTIS LUNDY
  • DAVID AMRAM
  • DODO MARMAROSA
  • EDDIE JOHNSON
  • ERIC ALEXANDER
  • ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
  • FRANK CATALANO
  • GEORGE CARTWRIGHT
  • GUIGOU CHENEVIER
  • HAL RUSSELL
  • JIMMY FORREST
  • LEE WILEY
  • LUKE & THE COOL HANDS
  • MALACHI THOMPSON
  • MALACHI THOMPSON
  • NORRIE COX
  • PAUL MADISON & BOB WINN
  • PERCY HUMPHREY
  • PHIL WOODS & LEW TABACKIN
  • RALPH PETERSON FO'TET
  • REGINALD R ROBINSON
  • RICH CORPOLONGO PROJECT
  • RICK WOODSON'S ELIPSIS
  • ROSCOE MITCHELL QUARTET
  • SOFT MACHINE
  • VARIOUS
  • VON FREEMAN
  • VON FREEMAN
  • VON FREEMAN & ED PETERSON
  • DAVID AMRAM
  • DJAM KARET
  • DR NERVE
  • ELTON DEAN
  • ELTON DEAN
  • ETHNIC HERITAGE ENSEMBLE
  • HELDON
  • HENRY COW
  • HUGH HOPPER
  • MATCHING MOLE
  • MOTHER MALLARDS PORTABLE MASTERPIECE CO.
  • MUJICIAN
  • NICK DIDKOVSKY
  • SCHIZTROPE
  • SOFT MACHINE
  • THE MOTOR TOTEMISTS GUILD
  • VOLAPUK
  • DOC MARTIN
  • DUBTRIBE SOUND SYSTEM
  • PAUL SCHUSTER
  • SQUIRELL
  • SQUIRELL
  • TOBY DAMMIT
  • VARIOUS
  • VARIOUS
  • VARIOUS
  • BILL REZENTES
  • GENOA KEAWE
  • HERB OHTA JR.
  • HO'OKENA
  • JOHN KEAWE
  • KAWEHI LINDSEY
  • KU'UIPO KUMUKAHI
  • NA HOKUPA
  • NA KUMU HULA
  • NUEVA VIDA
  • PURE HEART
  • PURE HEART
  • SONNY KAMAHELE
  • THE LAONANI SINGERS
  • VARIOUS
  • WAIPUNA SLACK KEY STRING BAND
  • DAVE'S BIG DELUXE
  • DAVE'S BIG DELUXE
  • HIPSTER DADDY-O & THE HANDGRENADES
  • INSTIGATORS
  • MOSES JR
  • SAMUEL SANCHEZ
  • THE SAPPHIRE KINGS
  • DAVE VAN RONK
  • DAVE VAN RONK
  • DR. ELMO
  • GOVE
  • LYMAN MITCHELL
  • GLENN KAISER
  • SOULED OUT
  • BENNY HINN
  • DIANN MCMILLIAN
  • BRONN JOURNEY
  • BRONN JOURNEY
  • DJAM KARET
  • EMILE PANDOLFI
  • HERB ERNST
  • JOE AUGUSTINE
  • JOE AUGUSTINE
  • JOE AUGUSTINE
  • MIRIODOR
  • TOM PRIN
  • "ABSOLUTE ZERO"
  • "COUNTER CLOCKWISE"
  • "LONG WAY BLUES 1996-1998"
  • "RED BADGE OF DISCOURAGE"
  • "FROM THE BURN PILE"
  • "ONE HOUR TALISMAN"
  • "IN SIGHT"
  • "FOOL'S MEETING"
  • "AS SEEN FROM ABOVE"
  • "LIVE"
  • "Get It Said"
  • "ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER"
  • "THE WINNING SCORE"
  • "THE ROCK OPERA YEARS"
  • "ARRIVING TWICE"
  • "Grave Danger"
  • "MAG EARWHIG!"
  • "BUCKETFUL OF BRAINS"
  • "I TOO HAVE SINNED"
  • "TOSCCO"
  • "ILLUMINATION"
  • "IN PRAISE OF LEARNING" (Re-Issue)
  • "UNREST" (Re-Issue)
  • "TIME TRIALS 1987-1995"
  • "REVENGE"
  • "Ya Damn Hillbilly"
  • "Walkin Sideways"
  • "KAHIMI KARIE COMPILATION"
  • "Chicken and Waffles"
  • "MARTIAN SAINTS EP"
  • "LIVE AT CBGB'S"
  • "S.O.D"
  • "HAPPY END OF THE WORLD"
  • "CERTITUDES"
  • "SWEET SMELL OF AMARYLLIS"
  • "POP QUIZ"
  • "MINI-ALBUM"
  • "SOLID GOLD ASSTRO SOUL"
  • "BLACK VISIONS OF CRIMSON WISDOM"
  • "WHAT CAN AND CAN'T GO ON"
  • "COLLECTOR OF CACTUS ECHO BAG"
  • "LOVE! HATE!"
  • "JUVENILIA"
  • N/A
  • "Oh Yeah We're The Oh Nos"
  • "APPLEBERRY WINE"
  • "THROTTLEFINGER"
  • "WHAT'S UP MATADOR"
  • "WXRT LIVE FROM THE ARCHIVES VOL. IV"
  • "EVERYTHING IS NICE"
  • "SLANG!"
  • "NATIONAL CHAIN"
  • "FULL WAVE RECTIFIER"
  • EP
  • "BOOT 'EM UP"
  • "BOOGIE WOOGIE STOMP"
  • "GOOD BLUES TO YOU"
  • "LOOK ON YONDER'S WALL"
  • "BUCKET'S GOT A HOLE IN IT"
  • "DEEMUS"
  • "BAD SITUATION"
  • "NO MORE WHISKEY"
  • "ALL NIGHT LONG"
  • "GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELIN' BAD"
  • "LONESOME BEDROOM BLUES"
  • "BLUES SPOKEN HERE"
  • "HOPES AND DREAMS"
  • "FLIMDOOZIE" (Re-Issue)
  • "WEST SIDE BABY"
  • "IT'S A NEW DAY, BROTHER" (Re-Issue)
  • "THE SONG BIRD"
  • "JUMP IN"
  • "QUIET MOMENT"
  • "BEEFSTEAK BLUES"
  • "CAN'T TAKE IT"
  • "NIGHT TIME AGAIN"
  • "WINDY CITY BOOGIE"
  • "ON TAP" (Re-Issue)
  • "TALK TO THE HAND"
  • "FOOLISH MAN"
  • "HERETIC BLUES"
  • "SINGIN' WITH THE SUN"
  • "KISS OF SWEET BLUES"
  • "BLUES HAD A BABY"
  • "GRAND SLAM" (Re-Issue)
  • "MEMPHIS SLIM U.S.A." (Re-Issue)
  • "WRAPPED UP IN MY BABY"
  • "MANY MILES OF BLUES"
  • "DEEP IN THE WELL"
  • "BRICKS IN MY PILLOW"
  • "FEEL LIKE BLOWING MY HORN" (Re-Issue)
  • "IN EUROPE"
  • "'C' FOR CHICAGO"
  • "TIME WILL TELL"
  • "SMILE ON MY FACE"
  • "BLUES COME HOME TO ROOST" (Re-Issue)
  • "TALKIN' 'BOUT CHICAGO"
  • "LAST GO 'ROUND"
  • "AMERICAN PEOPLE"
  • "ALL IN THE JOY"
  • "MAN'S TEMPTATION"
  • "BLIND PIG RECORDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION"
  • "RED HOT MAMAS"
  • "CLARK STREET RAMBLERS"
  • "THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLUE CHICAGO"
  • "MAKE ROOM FOR THE BLUES"
  • "CONVERSATIONS"
  • "VENUS"
  • "IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SWING"
  • "LIVE AT THE JAZZ CULTURAL THEATRE"
  • "STRINGY RUGS"
  • "RETURN OF THE LOST TRIBE"
  • "PAYNE'S WINDOW"
  • "POSSIBLE CUBE"
  • "MODUS OPERANDI"
  • "FABULOUS DROP"
  • "JUST BE YOURSELF"
  • "NO MORE WALLS" (Re-Issue)
  • "PITTSBURGH 1958"
  • "LOVE YOU MADLY"
  • "MODE FOR MABES FEATURING HAROLD MABERN"
  • "FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE"
  • "CUT IT OUT!?!"
  • "THE MEMPHIS YEARS"
  • "RUMORS OF THE CITY"
  • "NRG ENSEMBLE & CHARLES TYLER"
  • "BLACK FORREST" (Re-Issue)
  • "MUSIC OF MANHATTAN, 1951"
  • "LUKE & THE COOL HANDS"
  • "FREEBOP NOW!"
  • "RISING DAYSTAR"
  • "DANCE HALL DAYS"
  • "LEGENDS OF JAZZ FROM HAWAII"
  • "CLIMAX RAG"
  • "PHIL WOODS & LEW TABACKIN" (Re-Issue)
  • "THE FO'TET PLAYS MONK"
  • "TRULY YOURS"
  • "SMILES"
  • "CONTROL & RESISTANCE"
  • "IN WALKED BUCKNER"
  • "VIRTUALLY" (Re-Issue)
  • "CHICAGO JAZZ"
  • "SERENADE IN BLUE"
  • "HAVE NO FEAR"
  • "VON & ED"
  • "TRIPLE CONCERTO" (Re-Issue)
  • "STILL NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL"
  • "ERIEA"
  • "BLADIK"
  • "JUST US"
  • "KA-REAL"
  • "ALLEZ-TEIA"
  • "LEGEND" (Re-Issue)
  • "1984" (Re-Issue)
  • "MOULD" (Re-Issue)
  • "1970-73" (Re-Issue)
  • "COLOURS FULFILLED"
  • "BINKY BOY"
  • "THE LIFE & DEATH OF MARIE ZOM"
  • "NOISETTE" (Re-Issue)
  • "CITY OF MIRRORS"
  • "POLYGLOT"
  • "VOLUME 2"
  • "ARCHIVE I" 2 CD Set
  • "INTERNAL EXTERNAL"
  • "NOD YA HEAD"
  • "DA IZM"
  • "TOP DOLLAR"
  • ROADKILL! Series'
  • HOT TRACKS Series'
  • STREET TRACKS Series'
  • "KUULEI"
  • "BY REQUEST"
  • "KA HANAUNA HOU"
  • "HO'OKENA V"
  • "HEARTFELT"
  • "INDISE YOUR HEART"
  • "NA LEO KAMA'AINA O KU'U 'AINA HO'OHENO"
  • "A TOUCH OF YESTERDAY"
  • "SOUNDS FROM THE SOURCE"
  • "NEW LIFE"
  • "PURE HEART 2"
  • "PURE HEART 2.5"
  • "DRIFTING AND DREAMING"
  • "HAWAIIAN HOSPITALITY"
  • "HULAS OF HAWAII"
  • "HAWIIAN MEMORIES"
  • "SOUNDS FROM THE CADENZA"
  • "LIVE AT UNIVERSITY HIGH PROM FROM '97"
  • "ARMED AND SWINGIN'"
  • "HAPPY HOUR"
  • "CRISTO ES REY"
  • "VOLUME 5"
  • N/A
  • "SUNDAY STREET" (Re-Issue)
  • "SOMEBODY ELSE, NOT ME" (Re-Issue)
  • "DR. ELMO'S NITTY GRITTY DITTYS"
  • "COCONUT GOVE/SHADY GOVE"
  • "WOMEN, HORSES, DOGS, AND TRUCKS"
  • "BLUES COMPILATION"
  • "SOULED OUT LIVE"
  • "ATMOSPHERE FOR HEALING" 3 CD SET
  • "GOD IS"
  • "GOODNIGHT"
  • "A TIME FOR US... SELECTIONS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN"
  • "THE DEVOURING"
  • "THE SECOND TIME AROUND"
  • "ANGELS AND ECSTASY"
  • "CHRISTMAS IS"
  • "ALONE"
  • "CHAPTER AND VERSE"
  • "RECONTRES" (Re-Issue)
  • "SPIRIT AND SOUL"

Pricing

$50 per song.

Please inquire for multi-song discount

Song rate is for digital delivery. PMCD or DDP masters are extra. Please inquire about all services available.

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