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.