MY STUDIO, SANCTUARY SOUND. LOCATED IN SEBASTOPOL CA
Hailing from California with roots in both L.A. and San Francisco, Matthew established himself as touring musician in for the last 20 years. After moving to Nashville in 2015 he attended S.A.E. Institute of Technology Nashville and graduated Valedictorian of his class with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Soon after he met President of H.O.M.E. Logan Crowell, and partnered up with him to form Record Realization a multi-faceted music production company. Through this venture, he has since built a recording studio from the ground up where Record Realization artists record with Matthew as their Producer. Matthew also creates loop libraries for companies like, Presonus, Native Instruments, and Steinberg as well as freelance editing, Producing, and engineering. Now Back in the Bay Area, Matt is focused on creating music for TV and film as well as producing a wide variety of incredible artists in all genres. With a passion for teaching and learning, Matt has also created a recording and production school at his studio Sanctuary Sound.
“It was a pleasure working with Matt on my band's project. Matt is incredibly talented, creative, and versatile when it comes to producing and recording music. He had tons of great ideas to give our music an extra edge."
Katie Johnson - Eversol
“One of the best experience’s I’ve had recording. Matt McDavid has a fantastic ear and is meticulous in getting a great sound.”
- Sherrlia - The Halfhearted Misanthropes
Matthew is more than a great mastering engineer. He's an accomplished composer, sample library creator has a great set of ears and is master of so many of the things which beyond my own technical acumen. I take my mixes as far as I can and then entrust them to him to take them to the next level. This lets me focus more on the few things that I, myself can do well and takes away the stress of bringing albums to completion.
I have been consistently impressed with his work on the 3 records he's mixed and mastered for me so far. He's prompt, professional, easy-going, reliable and a great communicator.
-Don Gato IX
"Matt did an incredible job mixing and mastering our record. Our band had put a ton of time into production, and we wanted to be sure that we ended up with a top-notch final product. Matt was the perfect fit. Not only was he capable in terms of his skills and technical prowess, but his responsiveness was off the charts. On a couple of occasions, I sent him comments on mixes by email, then got a new mix back the same day. His attentiveness and overall service-oriented approach made our experience with mixing so smooth and enjoyable. He was very patient with us as we nit-picked through tiny details to get it just how we wanted. His work is a dynamic, fluid combination of professionalism and friendship. I'd use Matt again in a heartbeat and would recommend him highly to anyone."
- Zann Moore- RAGANOVA
As a singer-songwriter new to the recording process, I feel beyond lucky to have found Matt. I had never worked with a music producer before, so I was a little nervous to bare my music -and soul -in such an intimate way. But from our first email exchange, Matt put me at ease. He’s relaxed yet professional, and works really hard to get things “right”.
Creatively speaking, Matt is pretty amazing. He has a way of interpreting notes and sounds in a totally unique way, and has blown me away with his gorgeous guitar playing. The process of making music can get tedious at times, but Matt always remains calm, kind and patient.
After wrapping up my first recording with Matt, I quickly locked him into a few more songs. We’re currently working in his new studio residence, Sanctuary Sound, and it’s super cool. Again, I’m so lucky to have found Matt and look forward to making more music with him.
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