Start to Finish: Matt Ross-Spang - Episode 8 - Recording Electric Guitar

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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.

See how Matt Ross-Spang:

  • Dials in the plates and chambers at Sam Phillips recording on the electric guitar
  • Works with Eli on the electric guitar part for the chorus to make sure it complements the existing tracks and does not crowd the arrangement
  • Rides the faders during record to control the dynamics and add movement to the parts
  • Works with Eli on pickup selection and player dynamics to get the part to sit in the track at the source, rather than by using eq and compression
  • Creates a plan with Eli for vocal overdubs

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. Only on

Equipment & Software


  • Neumann U67
    • Outboard Gear

  • 1969 Spectra Sonics Console
  • Burl Mothership
  • Fairchild 670 MKII
  • Sam Phillips Recording Service Chamber Reverb
  • Sam Phillips Recording Service Plate Reverb
  • Studer A27
  • Vintage Gibson Amplifier
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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

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