Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 3 - Tracking "Just As Long As You Want Me"

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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".

In this episode, you'll watch as Matt and the band:

  • Lay down the final take with the entire group playing in the legendary live room at Sam Phillips Recording
  • Turn up the intensity of the performance
  • Explain the tape workflow at Sam Phillips Recording
  • Edits different takes together for a perfect composite to build off of
  • Grabs a few special moments from different takes to add to the composite
  • Records B3 overdubs with Charles Hodges
  • Records the "Hillbilly Bongo" and percussion overdubs with Ken Coomer

Join Matt Ross-Spang, Eli "Paperboy" Reed, The Hodges Brothers, Ken Coomer, and The Masqueraders inside the legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN for an incredible recording event, from Start To Finish.

Equipment & Software


  • AEA R88
  • AKG D 25
  • Neumann U48
  • Neumann U47
  • Neumann U67
  • RCA 77
  • Shure SM57
  • Upton 251
    • Outboard Gear

  • 1969 Spectra Sonics Console
  • Ampeg B15
  • Burl Mothership
  • Fairchild 670 MKII
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    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

    What do you have to say?
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    2021 Feb 02
    Someone get Ken a coffee
    2020 Jul 24
    "Your food's here, Kenneth." He is a monster on the tambo!
    2020 Jul 24
    Who makes hand shadows there, hahaha.
    2020 Jul 23
    Fantastic session, thanks for sharing this!
    2020 Jul 22
    Is it just me or does the drummer's timing vary quite drastically between backbeats (and if so, it is on purpose?) Maybe my ears are so used to clicktrack accuracy that my brain automatically thinks "mistake" when listening to something not so streamlined. Same could be true for pitch/tuning and dynamics...
    2020 Jul 22
    Look to the right of the tape machine from 19:00 on. Someone's having fun.
    2020 Jul 21
    Good stuff and a great series so far. I like to think they all went to the Rendezvous there in Memphis for a big plate of ribs after this session.
    2020 Jul 21
    please subtitles in Spanish
    2020 Jul 21
    The rythm section sound asolutbely incredible, that's awesome. Great job guys, it's amazing
    2020 Jul 20
    Man, this whole session is a joy. Matt, you're an inspiration, thanks dude!
    2020 Jul 18
    Excellent work.