Matt Ross-Spang

Matt Ross-Spang is a Multi award-winning engineer, mixer, and producer. His first brush with greatness began at only 14 years old when he received 2 hours of studio time at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, for his birthday.

He went on to intern at Sun Studios when he was 16 and learned what it meant to bring recording back to its roots. Matt now operates out of the newly renovated Studio B at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, which he now calls “Southern Groove.”

Among the many incredible entries in his discography, Ross-Spang was hired in 2016 by Sony Records to mix 18 previously unreleased songs by Elvis Presley from his historic 1976 sessions from the Jungle Room at Graceland.

Known for his unique taste and ability to preserve old school recording techniques and bring them into today’s music, Matt Ross-Spang has worked with some of the world’s most cherished artists from the most legendary studios in recording history.

John Prine,
Al Green,
Margo Price,
Elvis Presley,
Eli “Paperboy” Reed,
Mary Chapin Carpenter,
Chris Isaak

Most Popular Videos from Matt Ross-Spang

Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 1 - Setting Up The Live Room & Getting Sounds
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 1 - Setting Up The Live Room & Getting Sounds

In this pureMix.net Exclusive, multi-award-winning Producer, Mixer, and Engineer, Matt Ross-Spang, takes us into the live room of Studio A at the incredible Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, and walks us through his entire process of setting up a band to record live off the floor.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 2 - Working On The Arrangement
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 2 - Working On The Arrangement

With the sounds dialed in for all of the players, it's time to start laying down some takes for the first song.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 4 - Recording The Masqueraders
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 4 - Recording The Masqueraders

With the basic tracks in place, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The Masqueraders head back out to the live room to overdub their parts.
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| 35min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 7 - Recording Acoustic Guitar
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 7 - Recording Acoustic Guitar

The foundation of the song is solid, the Masqueraders have layered the backgrounds beautifully, and some of Memphis' finest have laid down some incredible horns on "Just As Long As You Want Me." It's time to lay down some acoustic guitar overdubs with Eli "Paperboy" Reed.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 3 - Tracking
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 3 - Tracking "Just As Long As You Want Me"

Now that the band is warmed up and the song is rehearsed, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, The Masqueraders, and Ken Coomer head back into the live room and record the final takes and overdubs for "Anytime You Want Me".
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 6 - Recording The Horns
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 6 - Recording The Horns

Tracks like Eli "Paperboy" Reeds "Anytime You Want Me" and "That's Love" demand a great horn section. Luckily, Memphis is home to legendary horn players Kirk Smothers, Mark Franklin, and Art Edmaiston.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 12 - Mixing “That’s Love” Part 2
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 12 - Mixing “That’s Love” Part 2

Continuing with the final mix of "That's Love," Matt Ross-Spang breaks out his artist mix controller to add his personal touch to the tracks of "That's Love."
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 9 - “As Long As You Want Me” Vocal Overdubs
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 9 - “As Long As You Want Me” Vocal Overdubs

Continuing with "As Long As You Want Me," Matt Ross-Spang and Eli "Paperboy" Reed shift gears and focus on the vocalsIn this episode, Matt and Eli re-cut the lead and background vocals to get an intense, passionate, and incredible performance out of Eli.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 8 - Recording Electric Guitar
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 8 - Recording Electric Guitar

Next up? Electric Guitar!In this episode, Matt and Eli come up with parts for the electric guitar that perfectly compliment what is already laid down, and explain the importance of getting the sound right at the source.
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 5 - Recording
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 5 - Recording "That's Love"

Now that the band has wrapped up "Anytime You Want Me" and grabbed some famous Memphis Barbecue from The Cozy Corner, it's time to get back to work and record the second song, "That's Love".
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 11 - Mixing “That’s Love” Part 1
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 11 - Mixing “That’s Love” Part 1

After two days of tracking at the Legendary "Sam Phillips Recording" in Memphis, Tennessee, Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, The Masqueraders, and Ken Coomer have created two soulful songs that are ready for the mixing desk.
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| 46min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 15 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 3
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 15 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 3

Continuing with the mix of "Just As Long As You Want Me," Matt Ross-Spang brings the series to a triumphant ending with two new completed tracks from Eli "Paperboy" Reed.
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| 43min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 14 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 2
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 14 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 2

In this episode, Matt Ross-Spang continues the mix of "Just As Long As You Want Me," meticulously riding each instrument to make sure they shine on their most exciting moments in the performance.
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| 35min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang -Episode 13 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 1
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang -Episode 13 - Mixing “Just As Long As You Want Me” Part 1

Now that the mix for "That's Love" is in the bag, it's time to move on to song number two!
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| 31min
Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 10 - “That’s Love” Piano & Vocal Overdubs
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Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 10 - “That’s Love” Piano & Vocal Overdubs

Moving on to "That's Love," Matt Ross-Spang and Eli "Paperboy" Reed work out piano and vocal overdubs.In this episode, Matt and Eli cut piano overdubs, lead and background vocals, and discuss topics like overloading preamps, changing microphones for different parts, etc.
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