The-MPL

High-End Mixing and Mastering

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The MPL is a full-scale music production studio at the heart of Toronto’s bustling music scene. Headed by multi-instrumentalist engineer, Mat Keselman, every project is approached as a whole, from the standpoints of theory, musicality, and sonic technicality.

The studio consists of a curated hybrid collection of high-end analog and digital equipment in an acoustically fine-tuned environment, operated by seasoned pro engineers and producers.

- Every project includes revisions within reason. We want to collaborate with you and make sure you are happy with the final results.

- Final delivery consists of high resolution 44.1/24 or 48/24 files.

- We offer discounts for multiple songs/services.

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28 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brandon B.
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    Great communication! A true professional!

  2. Review by Brandon B.
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    Fast, pro, really good ears!

  3. Review by Brandon B.
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    The MPL is the real deal! Took my mix and took it to the next level! Super fast, worth every penny. Went above and beyond to fix some misses in my mix and even was patient with me as I uploaded some wrong files on accident. I will be using them again on future projects. Thanks Mat!

  4. Review by Tyler Q.
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    Mats communication and work ethic to completing a mix is just excellent! I recommend working with him on any upcoming project 10/10

  5. Review by Joshua P.
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    The-MPL provided quality mastering for my album and was responsive to notes and questions. I now have a professional-level final product.

  6. Review by Joshua P.
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    High-quality work from true professionals. Responsive to feedback because they care about getting it right.

  7. Review by Jens B.
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    Very good and fast work! Its every projekt, the best people for work!

  8. Review by Darcy P.
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    Brilliant! Great to work with, was open to all my concerns and addressed them all. A great sounding finished product!

  9. Review by Jen Sy
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    Very good and fast work! The Communication works good.
    And they now what they do.

  10. Review by Kathy F.
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    Elli from The-MPL created a stunning recording of my original composition. She listened to my comments, and applied them in the ultimate recording. I would definitely select The-MPL again for future projects. Extremly satisfied!!!!

  11. Review by Adam H.
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    Great work! Great communication & very easy to work with. Highly recommended.

  12. Review by Donnie R.
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    Fast delivery and good communication.

  13. Review by earlrobbins
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    The piano tracks for this song were so beautiful and well done.
    Thank you so much!!!!

  14. Review by Justin F.
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    Mat was a pleasure to work with! I got back a super clean mix and he also taught me a few things about mastering for streaming platforms. He took me on a high quality stream so I could listen to what he was doing in real time. Really appreciate everything you did!

  15. Review by Jonathan W.
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    Mat and the team at MPL were first class in their communication, engineering & recording techniques, and delivered the project in a timely manner. Would definitely use again.

  16. Review by Lyte
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    Mat and The-MPL were very professional and were able to bring my ideas of the track into fruition and make the track perfect for me. I highly recommend them!

  17. Review by Steve MacDream Colours
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    Mat and The-MPL deserve top star review from my end. They are very competent and professional, and the sonic level of the mix and master they are able to produce is of the highest quality. I've been really positively surprised on how they are also able to bring out the very possible best out of some raw tracks. Definitely Mat is the sound engineer of my first choice on SoundBetter.

  18. Review by theDNAproject.ca
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    Professional from start to finish and despite the quick turnaround the quality was still spot on. Definitely my first choice for my next project!

  19. Review by Kwan
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    professional punctual and a pleasure to work with so much so I got hi mixing another track!!!!

  20. Review by Joel W.
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    Just finished a song with Mat. He did a wonderful job composing, producing, and engineering on a challenging job request. He even brought in great people to collaborate with. Well done.

Interview with The-MPL

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: For mixes and masters I usually work out of my own facility in Toronto. Universal Audio and Focusrite pre amps and I/O with Dynaudio and Auratone monitors. I work on a Mac running Pro Tools 12 with UAD, McDSP, Slate Digital, Waves, and Brainworx plugins to name a few. A large selection of virtual instruments are also available in-house. The studio is also equipped with Gibson, Fender, and Gretch guitars, Pearl and Yamaha acoustic drum sets and a Yamaha DTX 950 electric drum kit for drum programming and performing.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Steven Wilson, Imogen Heap, Michael Brauer, Dave Pensado, Timbaland, The Mars Volta, Andy Wallace, Daft Punk, Nero, this could be a very long list.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I've got two: 1) I will give you world-class results. 2) I am not happy until you are happy.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That there are magic devices that can fix bad performances at the touch of a button. Engineers can help to an extent, but it's almost all done by hand, and they can only do a little bit to push an already great performance.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Communicate what you want and need. If you are unsure of what you want and need, just let me know and I will help you figure it out.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I serve the song before I serve my style. So I can't really say "big punchy drums" because that isn't always true. My style is making things feel right.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Present or past? Imogen Heap, Pure Reason Revolution, The Beatles, Porcupine Tree, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Opeth, Tool. I love what these artists do / did and think I can help push things even further in those directions.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: The ear and brain are very subjective. Make sure to rely on your first instincts and feelings. If something didn't sound right at first but on a 3rd listen it seems fine, it's probably not fine.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Rock, pop, electronic, world, hip hop. Most contemporary genres.

  19. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  20. A: In addition to Engineering and Production, I am also a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer, lyricist, and arranger. These skills help me see the song and mix from a different, more personal perspective and deliver unique results.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: I most commonly mix, produce, and play / record / program drums for both local and remote clients.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Motown
  • Daft Punk
  • Muse
Gear Highlights
  • Trained ears
  • Focusrite
  • Neve
  • SSL
  • Universal Audio
  • Dynaudio
  • Auratone
  • Audio Technica
  • Sony
  • Pearl
  • Yamaha
  • Tama
  • Rode
  • Primacoustic
  • Inity
  • UAD
  • Waves
  • Slate Digital
  • McDSP
  • Brainworx
  • Celemony
  • Marshall
  • Sunn O)))
  • Fender
  • and much more
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