EP 173: Matthew Rifino – Mixing for the NBC Today Show

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Matthew Rifino is 5-time EMMY winning mix engineer with 30 years’ experience. Equally at home in the recording studio or broadcast studio he consistently delivers high quality mixes for major label and indie artists. Throughout his career he has mixed over 5,000 songs for artists such as Brandie Carlise, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow and many others.

A Chameleon of music genres. He is comfortable mixing Rock, Pop, Country, R&B, and just about every other style of music thrown at him. Matthew is currently the Music Mixer for the NBC Today Show working out of his control room at Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center NYC. He is also just as comfortable in the recording studio currently working with artists such as Spafford, Ari Joshua, Eggy, and Chris Battan and the Woods out of his personal studio located at the Barbershop Shop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.


  • Studying under the greats like Al Schmidt, Jack Joseph Puig, and Michael Brauer
  • Learning your mixing workflow
  • How to be prepared for the studio
  • Making mistakes and learning from them
  • Working music for the NBC Today Show
  • Making live recordings sound just as good as studio recordings
  • The importance of templates
  • What to do with automation to make your tracks sound exciting
  • Why the “duplicate” button can be your best friend and help your mixes
  • Utilizing tools like StereoMonoizer
  • How to use the solo button efficiently

To learn more about Matthew Rifino, visit: https://www.mattrifinomusicmixer.com/

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