Ocean Way’s Matt “Linny” Linesch talks with SonicScoop!

Recording Connection mentor, Matt “Linny” Linesch was recently interviewed by David Weiss at music-industry mag SonicScoop. Linny talked about the work he’s done with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and his experiences mixing at Ocean Way Recording.

Here’s just a taste of what SonicScoop had to say:

“What makes Matt Linesch shine so bright isn’t the obvious things. Yes, his mix credits are captivating – including the utterly distinctive 2013 self-titled album Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, as well as the band’s 2012 effort Here, and the Golden Globe-winning soundtrack to ‘All Is Lost’ starring Robert Redford, plus clients including Dave Mason, Fool’s Gold, Australian band Wagons, Insects vs. Robots, and The Cerny Brothers. And yes, his facility at Hollywood’s famed Ocean Way Recording – complete with a prized Trident 80b board — may be a mixer’s dream come true.” More at

Ocean Way Recording has been at the epicenter of award-winning albums for major artists for decades with roots that stretch back to the original United Western Studios constructed in 1952, which yielded some of America’s most-beloved recordings of the 1960s and 1970s (including The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations”, The Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreamin’”, Ray Charles’ version of “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra’s “It Was a Very Good Year”).

Since the early days Ocean Way has grown to include ten studios, a mastering room, OWR To Go, Classic Equipment Rentals, Ocean Way Drums, and Ocean Way Monitor Speakers.

So what does Linesch have to say about mixing at the historic studio? He loves it. His new mix/production room is “incredibly tuned” and “the best sounding room I’ve ever worked in.”
So is it just coasting from here on out? Ask Linny and he’s sure to tell you no. Despite his success, he believes there’s always more to learn. “Mixing is such an art form that I feel it takes a lifetime of trial and error to master.”

We’re happy to be sending our students to this skilled engineer at the world-renowned Ocean Way!

More about Matt Linesch.

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