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WCA #369 with Ben Bernstein and Heidi Trefethen – Dolby Atmos, Gear Purchases, Audio Janitors, and Breaking Into Matts’ House

My guests today are former WCA guests Heidi Trefethen and Ben Bernstein. Heidi is a French Hornist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and sought-after sound engineer. Ben is a producer, engineer, and mixer based in Oakland, California.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Dolby Atmos
  • Studios Vs. Covid
  • Future Sessions
  • Skywalker Sound
  • Gear Purchases
  • Studio Ownership
  • Breaking Into Matt’s House
  • Gear Lending Library
  • Broken Guitars
  • Mountain Music
  • Great Musicians
  • Getting Along
  • Audio Janitors

Matt’s Rant: Mixing it Up!

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Heidi Trefethen & Ben Bernstein
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith