Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 4 - Recording The Masqueraders

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With the basic tracks in place, Eli "Paperboy" Reed and The Masqueraders head back out to the live room to overdub their parts.

In this episode, you'll watch as Matt, Eli and The Masqueraders:

  • Create multiple background vocal harmonies
  • Look for moments to overdub harmonies
  • Balance the 3 singers in the room
  • Record all three singers on one microphone

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.

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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 Apr 26
    This was great and very heart warming to watch. All that hard work paid off! Masqueraders, bless you guys, you rock!
    2020 Jul 26
    This has been my favourite start to finish so far! Excellent talent and direction shows what can be accomplished with proper placement and an economy of mics. Feels just like being in a session! (Also great to see someone else recording without clicks- havent used one in years!
    2020 Jul 26
    True reality...outstanding work and direction. Fabulous series.
    2020 Jul 25
    What an enjoyable experience!!! The editing of this was superb guys! Thank you!!! Keeping it real!! That's how sessions go. You need to work to get to the magic! And you don't have to be Mozart either! That's why it's called the Recording Arts!! Excellent!!!