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WCA #401 with Matt Wallace – Staying Visible in the Business, Crushing it with ATMOS, Keeping a Low Overhead, and the Importance of Alternative Income

My guest is Grammy-Winning producer, engineer, and mixer Matt Wallace. This is Matt’s second appearance on the show, originally appearing on WCA #046. He has worked with Faith No More, Maroon 5, O.A.R., Dio, Tank and The Bangas, Replacements, Eric Gales, 3 Doors Down, Andy Grammer, Blackberry Smoke, Ludo, Train, Blues Traveler, Satchel, Mushroomhead, and I Prevail.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Status since the last episode
  • Difficulties in the industry
  • Challenges with ATMOS Legacy Mix
  • ATMOS and Apple, WTF?
  • Crushing it with ATMOS
  • Smart Speakers
  • Moving Towards the Future
  • What kept you in the business?
  • If you build it, they will come
  • Keeping low overhead
  • Musician first, construction second
  • Importance of Alternative Income
  • Staying Visible in the business
  • “Prodixing”
  • Band performance quality
  • ProTools – No need for those pesky chops
  • Studio Deluxe 
  • Vibe is more important than gear
  • Studio space influences performance
  • Leaving the Bay Area
  • LA is the best place to make a record

Matt’s Rant: Managing Your Money

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Matt Wallace
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith