MNRF Music

Studio and Producer

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Making Music Robots Can't Make Since 2001

MNRF is a compact and mighty Recording Studio, Writing and Tracking Room in amazing Silverlake LA helmed by experienced composer/producer Matthew McKenna. The single room space boasts 24 channels of high quality input chain, Vintage Neve and API and Boutique Mic Pres, outboard compression including Vintage Urei, Tubetech, Dramastic Audio and Purple, Mercury and Avedis eq, vintage Neumann and boutique Bock Audio/soundelux mics, an incredible palate of curated instruments, and a great set of ears.

In an awesome private and secluded non residential location, walking distance from great coffee shops, restaurants, bars and hiking trails, and features natural light via skylights. We are adjacent to the offices of publishing powerhouse Pulse Music.

Matt came up playing in bands in LA, Boston, and Texas, and found his way into Film ant TV music in the early Y2Ks working under and writing for a number of well known composers. Matts work has been showcased at Slamdance film festival, in the LA times, in Adweek and has numerous Album Credits.

Clients include:

The Cult, The Professionals, Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney Band), Gem and Leo, Cartoon Network, Massive Music NY/LA, Wendy Sweetlove, Maurice James, David Torn, Ocule Films, Ray Ban, John Deere, Audiomachine, Yamaha, Dodge Ram

Currently Looking for male and female vocalists for Indie/Americana covers project

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Terms Of Service

$50/hr engineering tracking, $400 day lockout engineer not included

GenresSounds Like
  • First Aid Kit
  • Frank Ocean
  • Chris Stapleton
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U67/M269
  • Bock Audio 151/251
  • Urei LA3
  • Tubetech Cla-1B
  • Vintage Neve and API
  • Ludwig and Radio King Kits
  • Vinage Gibson Fender Guild Guitars
  • Amps
More Photos
  • Mia Sera at MNRFJun 23, 2021

    Mia is an amazing up and coming talent, she dropped by to sing on one of my Americana covers, she's amazing, check her out

    seriously check out Mia Sera

  • Billy Duffy of The Cult laying down roaring guitars for The Professionals at MNRFJun 23, 2021

    Nice to have a verifiable guitar god drop in to rip. Billy completely brought it with his parts, laying down slabs of roaring guitar through his Friedman BE100 with a prototype Billy Duffy Signature Gretsch guitars Falcon Junior.Billy Duffy and Gretsch Falcon Junior for the Professionals

  • Maurice James and Wes Hutchinson Laying down the Good Stuff at MNRFJun 23, 2021

    Was stocked to have this amazing Vocalist/Pianist/Songwriter Maurice James and his producing partner Wes Hutchinson drop by to record Keys and Vocals.  What a voice, Maurice sounding amazing through my vintage U67, Neve 1073, and Tubetech CLA-2b

    Maurice James and Wes Hutchinson at MNRF