• Audio Engineering

    I’ve worked in a variety of roles as an audio engineer, from commercial recordings to live sound mixing. It’s a great pleasure to work with such fantastic musicians! Please buy this music or go see a live concert!

    Recordings


    Peter Steiner – United – HelloStage – 2017

    Purchase: Amazon, iTunes


    Jason Bergman – The Lightning Fields – MSR – 2016

    Purchase: JasonBergman.com, MSR, Amazon, iTunes

    “They never just play the notes, and that goes for all of the works on this superbly engineered disc. It’s a first-class production in every respect. – Jed Distler, Classics Today


    Hsin-I Huang – Mighty Shadow – CDBaby – 2016

    Purchase: Amazon, CDBaby.

    “It was wonderful working with Dr. McCabe. He is very easy to work with and he made the entire recording/editing session a lot less stressful, since his editing skill is just incredible. I am very please with the finishing product, and look forward to work with him again.” -Hsin-I Huang


    Gerry Pagano – Horizon – 2016

    Gerry has made “Horizon” available to all at his website with a “name your own price” download. Visit http://gerrypagano.org/#&url=horizon.html&title=Horizon to download it.

    “Matt was a great help in putting together my recording. I love the sound he got, and
    perhaps the best part for me was that it was easy. I don’t remember much in the way of changes that we had to make. I showed up, played a few notes, and we were off and running. He took the time to get things right, and even the smallest of details (in this case, a noisy valve!) he was able to take care of quickly and easily. He didn’t make me feel that whatever I was asking for was too much trouble, or not worth doing. I’d be happy to work with him again, and recommend him to anyone interested in making the best recording possible, with the most ease.” –Gerry Pagano


    Montanari and D’Antonio – The Other Voices – 2016

    Purchase: RMN Music

    Vanni Montanari (flute), Donato D’Antonio (guitar), portions recorded live in Legacy Hall in 2010 and 2014.

     “I was happy to work with Matt, he has reproduced the sound I was looking for. It is not easy with the guitar. Thank you so much Matt! You’re a real musician!” –Donato D’Antonio

     
     
     


    Blackberry Possum – Live at the Loft – 2016

    Purchase: Wildman Steve Radio or at a live show

    “In the 40+ years I’ve been in the business, and as many producers and engineers I’ve worked with, none have been more responsive and had a better ear than Matthew McCabe, who I plan to adopt as my permanent co-producer/engineer for all my future projects.” –Wildman Steve Bronson


    James Markey – Psychedelia – CDBaby 2015

    James Markey, bass trombone and Hanako Yamagata, piano
    Purchase: CDBaby

    “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Matt through my recording project.  His
    easygoing demeanor helped keep me relaxed through the challenges of the
    sessions; and he was completely open to feedback and changes that I might
    suggest.  His wide knowledge of his field and his equipment allowed him to
    quickly and easily make these changes to generate a sound I was very happy
    with.  I am very, very happy to have included him as the recording engineer
    for this project and gladly look forward to future collaborations.” –James Markey, bass trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra


    Lisa Oberlander – Times Like These – Potenza Records 2014

    oberlander record cover

    Lisa Oberlander, clarinet and Yien Wang, piano
    Purchase: Amazon, iTunes

    “I’m incredibly happy with my finished product–and Matt also made the recording and editing processes as stress-free as possible. His professionalism and flexibility gave me the confidence I needed to do my best work–I had a great time working with him and I’m looking forward to our next project together.” –Lisa Oberlander, Professor of Clarinet, Columbus State University


    Sharpe-Zohn Guitar Duo – Mozart – Clear Note Records 2014

    Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 9.05.36 PM

    Robert Sharpe and Andrew Zohn, guitars
    Purchase: iTunes, Clear Note

    “Thanks to Matthew McCabe’s expertise, Andrew and I were able to achieve the exact sound we imagined. Matt understood exactly our vision for the recording’s sound and was able to realize it completely. Since the Mozart project, we have worked with him on multiple occasions and could not be more pleased with the results.” –Robert Sharpe


    A Beautiful Noise – Summit Records 2013

    A Beautiful Noise

    The Columbus State University Trombone Ensemble, with James Markey, Bill Thomas, George Curran, Charlie Vernon, Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto, Denson Paul Pollard, Joseph Alessi.
    Purchase: Amazon, iTunes, Direct

    “I have worked on a number of commercial recording projects with Dr. McCabe in his well-equipped Columbus State University recording studio, including projects with musicians from the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, among others.  It is always a pleasure to work with Matt and his well-trained staff.  Whether it is tracking, editing, mixing, or mastering, Matt has a relaxed but very professional demeanor, and his attention to sonic detail is extremely impressive.  He will do whatever it takes to make the client happy with the product.” –Bradley Palmer, Professor of Trombone, Columbus State University


    Jason Bergman – MSR Classics 2013

    MS1482 72

    Jason Bergman, trumpet; Ellen Elder, piano; William Campbell, trumpet
    Purchase: MSR Classics, iTunes, Amazon

    “The recorded sound is excellent: detailed, but not too close or aggressive.” -Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine

    “Dr. Matthew McCabe is simply one of the best. He was an integral part of our recording project and On The Horizon is what it is because of his excellent work. Matt makes magic happen thanks to his talent, knowledge, experience, and creative problem solving abilities. In my experience on this recording project, I consistently felt at ease and able to focus on performing because I knew that he had the technical recording aspects completely under control. On top of his expertise, he is a kind person who is a joy to work with. I truly hope we can work together in the future. On top of everything, the recording studio he has developed at Columbus State is first-rate. It was a joy to record in Legacy Hall and work with Dr. McCabe and his great staff.” –Jason Bergman, Assistant Professor of Trumpet, The University of Texas at Austin.


    Duo Spiritoso Plays Granados – Clear Note Records 2013

    zohn-mcfadden

    Andrew Zohn and Jeffrey McFadden, guitars
    Purchase: Amazon, iTunes, Clear Note

    “Dr. Matthew McCabe  is uniquely qualified as technician and a highly educated musician, to record, produce and master projects of the first rank in quality. He possesses a rare combination of technical mastery and musical sensitivity which results in smooth-running  sessions, acoustically appealing raw material and artistically powerful final results.” –Jeffrey McFadden, Professor of Guitar, University of Toronto.


    Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto – Octavia Records 2010

    OVCC-75-H1

    Ko-Ichiro Yamamoto, trombome
    Purchase: Octavia (japan)

    STRIKE – Luminescence Records 2010

    MI0002969250

    Jeff Meyer, piano; Paul Vaillancourt, percussion
    Purchase: Amazon, iTunes

    “Matt knows how to set up and run a smooth session. He really understands how to
    create a sound design specific to each piece and its instrumentation, translating
    the spatial positioning of the ensemble into the final product.” –Paul Vaillancourt, Professor of Percussion, Columbus State University.


     

    Live & Venue Sound


    Rock/Pop/Country
    Coy Bowles
    John Driskell Hopkins
    Black Taxi
    Cranford Hollow
    Hope Cassity
    Stereosparks
    Jeffrey Steele
    Marshall Ruffin
    Michael Allman Band
    Neal Lucas Band
    Paul Thorn
    Seth Walker
    Willie Heath Neal
    and many, many more…
    Jazz
    Dave Douglas Big Band
    Christian McBride
    2016 National Trumpet Competition Jazz Finals
    Many Columbus Jazz Society performances.


    Concert Hall
    Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival
    Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival
    Eighth Blackbird
    International Trumpet Guild Conferences
    Southeast Trombone Symposium
    International Double Reed Society


    Other
    St. John AME Church (Columbus, GA)
    Audio Systems Consulting & Installation
    The Loft
    Iron Bank Coffee Co.
    Belloo’s
    The Cannon Brewpub
    St. John AME, Columbus, GA
    St. James AME, Columbus, GA
    New Testament Christian Center
    Muscogee County Arts Magnet School