Mat Leffler-Schulman

Mastering For Digital & Vinyl

30 Reviews (13 Verified)
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Mat Leffler-Schulman has 25 years experience mixing, mastering, and producing a eclectic range of artists. Future Islands, Waka Flocka Flame, Beach House, Dan Deacon, Ice Cube, National Symphony Orchestra.

Hi, I’m Mat.

I’m a Baltimore-based mastering engineer. And occasionally a mixing engineer. But mostly a mastering engineer.

At this point, I’ve mastered countless records for an eclectic range of artists from Maine to Spain to Ukraine. I have multiple Top 10 charting songs on Billboard, worked with GRAMMY Award-winning artists, and have songs with multi-million spins on Spotify. These big successes are rad, but I get just as jazzed about mastering records for new and emerging artists. Everyone deserves a record or album they can be proud of.

When not working in music, I love making egg creams and listening to Prince.

Before all this I worked at Warner Bros. Records, Discovery Channel, and DC101. And prior to that, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the renowned Music Recording program at Middle Tennessee State University in Nashville.

Credits:The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - Kishi Bashi (Of Montreal) - Jon Batiste (The Late Show) - Beach House - Celebration - Curse - Dan Deacon - The Dismemberment Plan - Ellery Eskelin - Family Of Geniuses - Jackson Dean - Ken Kolodner - Mark degli Antoni (David Byrne / Soul Coughing) - Future Islands - Ice Cube - Lower Dens - The National Symphony Orchestra - Ponytail - David Reyes - Aryana Sayeed - Section 25 - Shawna Potter (Making Spaces Safer, War On Women) - Aaron Sheehan - Starlight Girls - Sun Club - Super Ci

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AllMusic verified credits for Mat Leffler-Schulman
  • Michael Sweet
  • Us and Us Only
  • Sriram Gopal
  • Lindsay Dunphy
  • Lindsay Dunphy
  • Baggypantsrich
  • Small Sur
  • Future Islands
  • The Seldon Plan
  • The Seldon Plan
  • Western Star
  • Soul Cannon
  • Ms. Fridrich
  • Ms. Fridrich

30 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Colin K.

    Super fast delivery! His master sounded amazing, Mat is the man!

  2. Review by Stephen B.

    Mat did a great job on mastering my song . Thanks Mat

  3. Review by Bryan C.

    Mat was professional, knowledgeable, and just down right cool. He was such a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend people using his services. I will be for all of my future projects.

  4. Review by Zach Katz

    Great job once again!

  5. Review by Ally V.

    Mat is definitely an experienced professional Mastering engineer. He took my two songs to the next level, within a timely manner, for a reasonable price.

  6. Review by Zach K.

    Mat did a great job mastering my song! Super chill to work with too. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by HomieJohn

    Solid mastering engineer! Best bang for your buck when it comes to a Apple Digital Master!

  8. Review by Claire E.

    I had a great experience working with Mat! Captured the overall indie vibe I was going for and was very prompt. Definitely recommend!

  9. Review by Social S.

    Great guy, great sound!

  10. Review by Elke K.

    Was great to work with Mat! He is very supportive, communicative and has a very creative vision.

  11. Review by Ted F.
    by Ted F.

    Mat is positive and supportive and was on board with any new idea I threw his way. He's quick to respond and lets you know the progress. Mat just overall has a good vibe and is easy to work with. I would work with Mat again!

  12. Review by Lena L.

    Mat delivered an excellent master of my single. He’s a quick and clear communicator, reliable, and has a great feel for music. He is obviously very passionate about what he does and wants to bring out the best in each project. Overall very positive experience, would highly recommend working with him.

  13. Review by Joey Sawyer

    Couldn’t have been more pleased with our work with Mat! Mat was helpful, communicative, and supportive the whole way through. Gave great feedback that really benefited the songs! Would love to work with Mat in the future.

  14. Review by Stephen B.

    I had many songs mastered over the years .I was on a strict budget, and decided to use Soundbetter.I decidd to go with Mat. What a great choice . Thanks Mat

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  17. Review by Susan C
    by Susan C

    Love recording with Mat. He's always full of great ideas of his own but is also highly responsive and committed to executing your vision. He's also great at pairing an easygoing manner that puts shy performers like me at their ease, with the ability to work like a demon to make sure everything gets done. He has added countless moments of magic to our stuff & I always know that recording with him will be fun, creatively satisfying, and will finish up with a great product. Mobtown Stidios is one of the very best things about Baltimore.

  18. Review by Chris Olsen, drummer, Joy on Fire
    by Chris Olsen, drummer, Joy on Fire

    Mat is a super genius on so many levels. Recording with Mat BEGINS at epic and goes up from there. He gets incredibly clean, rich, beautiful sounds; he's got your back performance-wise when you track; he's a techie genius of the highest order; his touch is powerful yet transparent; and he is THE MOST chill, smart, easygoing-but-still-pushing-you producer ever. Much love, respect and gratitude!!

  19. Review by Sean
    by Sean

    Mat is a true gem in the recording world. He works hard every day to create a commuity space that feels very open to creativity and sonic exploration. He's a great listener and really focuses on what the artist(s) are really trying to achieve with their recordings. His ability to translate that vision into reality, regardless of genre, speaks to his honest and genuine love of music and recording.

  20. Review by mark degli antoni
    by mark degli antoni

    Mat is one of the most intelligent and intuitive producer musicians I know.
    He was fundamental in presenting Soul Coughing remixes and bootlegs.
    Since then I have worked with him in studio and live performances, and he always brings out the best in musicians. Mat is a truly inspiring artist, I would work with him anytime.

Interview with Mat Leffler-Schulman

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: My room is acoustically tuned and phase/time aligned from the ground up. This yields a wonderfully accurate studio, and quiet listening environment, rated at NC20.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: They each have their place. They are not mutually exclusive.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I was in my first band in high school and the bassist bought a cassette 4-track and didn't want to keep hitting record. So I did. That got me hooked on music production. After that, I went to one of the few schools, at the time, that had a bachelor's degree in music production. I started my career working for radio stations and record labels and opened Mobtown Studios in Baltimore in 2006.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: The work process begins with getting to know your creative process and goals. Everything after that is organic and flows with the needs of the project.

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

  10. A: Brian Eno, Prince, Laurie Anderson, Shakira, Frank Zappa. I'm drawn to diligent workers, innovators, and collaborators. I'm inspired by artists who take on all parts of the creative process. I admire musicians who can get down in more than one genre. Life is too short not to try different things.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Maselec MLA-4, Tyler Speakers, Lynx Hilo AD/DA, Neumann Headphones, Massive Passive

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

  14. A: That it's a party every day. It's not coke and hookers. We make music. And it's hard work.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Brian Eno
  • Prince
  • The Flaming Lips
Gear Highlights
  • Tyler Acoustics Decade X Pro D2X
  • Lynx Hilo AD/DA
  • Benchmark DAC2
  • Maselec MTC-1X Mastering Transfer Console
  • Manley Vari-MU Compressor
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Maselec MLA-4
  • Maselec MEA-2
  • ITI/Sontec MEP-130 Stereo EQ
  • API 2500 Bus Compressor
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