EP 39: Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake)

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Matt Allison is a record producer based around the Chicago area who specializes in recording punk bands. He has produced bands such as Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Masked Intruder, The Menzingers, and so many more. His approach to punk music is very different than most modern pop-punk producers. His sound can be described as energetic, natural, and raw – without all of the the modern over-editing that typically occurs in this genre.


– Shifting from owning a commercial studio to starting a home studio
– Getting great guitar tones
– Recording live off the floor
– How to keep your mix sounding natural
– How he accepted one of his biggest projects without even knowing how to use Pro Tools
– Using drum samples in a mix

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