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WCA #422 with Mat Leffler-Schulman – The Bartender Analogy, Handling Money, Flooded Basements, Analog Mastering, and Oblique Strategies

My guest is Mat Leffler-Schulman, a mastering engineer based out of Baltimore, Maryland, who has worked with Jon Batiste,, Blondie, Gipsy Kings, The National Symphony Orchestra, and Ice Cube.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Flooded Basements
  • DC Suburbs
  • Running a Studio
  • Spousal Business Partner
  • MTSU
  • Handling Money
  • Business Entities
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Row House Studio
  • Moving Overseas
  • The Finances of Remote Work
  • Moving to Mastering
  • The Bartender Analogy
  • Analog Mastering
  • Working from Home
  • Word of Mouth
  • Oblique Strategies
  • Mastering Process
  • Rates
  • Likes and Dislikes of Pro Audio
  • Work/Life Balance

Matt’s Rant: Holding the Line

Links and Show Notes


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