I have successfully recorded a number of singer-songwriters. using a variety of different instruments. I've also recently recorded various drum and percussion compositions. As part of my degree I've recorded full bands, and I'm able to offer the use of Middlesbrough College's state of the art studios for one free session. I've done sessions at my home, in church halls and at the homes of clients, and I'm comfortable recording in almost any environment.
Patch Programming and Sound DesignI work with Reason, Pro Tools and Logic to create synthesizer presets and sound effects. I have also worked on foley effects for university projects and an independently produced poetry podcast. Whether you're looking to recreate a particular synthesizer sound you like or need an ambient bed of sound effects for a short film I can help you.
Musical ArrangingI have written musical arrangements for many of my clients. I specialise in piano, synthesizer and strings, but I'm comfortable arranging for organ, brass, percussion and various other instruments. Whether you have a strict brief for me to work tom, or are looking for a bit of outside input, I can help you turn your demo into a fully arranged song.
"I’ve worked with Matt professionally for 5 years now and without a doubt he is one of the best producers I have shared studio time with. He is not only very skilled, with an ear and eye for detail, he is also patient, and professional in attitude. I have never worked with Matt and not come away with a less than stellar quality recording."Matt Dowson, Leeds College of Music, Craig Anthony Band, Session.
"As a musician, I try to get Matt involved with my projects as often as possible, because they instantly become much more interesting and exciting to work on. As an engineer, I am always learning something from him, because, quite honestly, Matt is one of the most knowledgeable people I know."
Pat Luddy, Independent Musician and Engineer
"Me and Matt have worked together a few times now, and he has recently helped me with a Univesity project. I had the idea, and he helped it become a reality. Wthout him, I really don't know what I would have done. He helps me overcome my "Technophobia" and always works to a high standard. Very knowledgeable and also very patient. Will be working with him again in the near future for definite!"
Sinead Livingston, Singer Songwriter