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WCA #322 with Matthew Rifino – NBC’s The Today Show, Union Work, Mixing Bands, Home Studio Build, and Free Wood

My guest today is Matthew Rifino who is a music mixer for NBC’s The Today Show as well as a freelance engineer. Matthew has worked with so many top names in music it would be futile to list them all here. That said, he is a 5 Time Emmy Award Winner for his mixing work in television.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • New Jersey Upbringing
  • Don Mcclean
  • Recording Lessons
  • Pushing Boundaries
  • Influence of Grandparents
  • Tony Bongiovi/Power Station
  • Five Towns College
  • 911’s Effect on Studios
  • Mixing Bands
  • NBC’s The Today Show
  • 40 Hours a Week
  • Working with Major Bands
  • Hierarchy of Union Audio
  • Covid Effects On Work
  • Stress Level
  • Freelance Work
  • Home Studio Build
  • Early to Bed
  • Early to Rise
  • Being Healthy
  • Freedom From Discipline
  • Mixing
  • Free Wood
  • Financial Health
  • Union Work

Matt’s Rant: Tax Season

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Matthew Rifino
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • Additional Music: The License Lab