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Take your space to the next level with our acoustics services. From small room studios to high traffic institutions, we offer room analysis and bespoke control room design.
Enjoy careful treatment and restoration of your timeless tracks and trust out expertly precise audio forensics.
Expertly trained and internationally experienced ears will breathe life into your music or soundscape. We offer high-detail stereo and stem mastering.
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Head Engineer - Matt Davis
Hacienda’s head engineer of a decade, Matt Davis, is a graduate of both University of Miami’s Music Engineering undergraduate program and NYU’s Music Technology masters program.
He has trained under grammy winning mastering engineers, is an educator in the Recording Arts program at Full Sail University, and an experienced studio acoustician.
Outside of engineering, Matt is a prolific electronic musician with releases covering many genres on several labels under different monikers.
Magix Sequoia 14
Avid Pro Tools 2018
Tokyo Dawn Labs
PMC MB2s-XBD Loudspeakers
ATSAH 500 Amplifiers
Weiss DS1-mk3 Dynamic Processor
Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor
Dangerous Bax EQ
GOLY Porter-Grinder EQ
Crane Song Solaris
TC Electronic Clarity M
Knif Mastering Controller
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Clients and Testimonials
The following are testimonials from real Hacienda Audio clients. No payment or services of any kind were made in exchange for these reviews.
“Matt has helped me place acoustic treatment in the correct places using his sterling handyman work, he’s also helped me with speaker/mix position placement & room alignment (via programming filters in REW to be loaded into a miniDSP box). Pretty much all acoustics work (really good acoustics work!) Actually, in a few weeks, Matt’s flying out to sf to help me with my new studio there.
He’s a super friendly guy & always willing to work with what’s available. He somehow is always able to get really great results doing so.
I recommend Matt to everyone.”MrBillsTunes.com
“Matt Davis of Hacienda has become my go to mastering studio for all my work. Matt’s work is second to none. He has the ability to make the dynamics of my music the best it possibly can be.
Not only has Matt become my primary mastering engineer, I’ve gone as far as making the labels I work with contractually obligated to use his services…. because I want the best. Matt / Hacienda is that good.
It’s because of Matt’s services that my music has gone to the next level. Of the dozen or so tracks he has mastered for me, all but one became a featured track on Beatport. In addition, six of them have been on Beatport’s Top 20 releases, with two of them in the Top 5.
These results are largely because of Matt’s attention to detail that borderlines on perfection. He provides details as to what he has done to improve your work and he will consult with you if he feels something should be adjusted in the pre-master. Matt takes great pride in the process he uses, approaching each track uniquely. Because of this, I have recommended Hacienda to many of my colleagues & to all the labels I am signed with.
In 2020, Matt will be mastering around a dozen EPs for me, as well as an artist album I’m co-producing with Justin Scott Dixon aka Voyager.
Sum up: You will not find a better mastering engineer and/or studio in this business. Period.”
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“Hacienda mastered my debut album and many ‘Murkury’ releases since. He is my go-to for top quality analog masters & always works closely with me to co-create my vision of how my final musical product should sound. Everything Hacienda has mastered for me will stand the test of time and I am incredibly grateful to Matt for his guidance, knowledge & dedication to his craft!!”Murkury on Facebook
“I worked with Matt on 2 of my records (Gemini & MRK Mix Vol 1). To say he improved these records is an understatement. The work he did was essential. I would absolutely recommend Matt and Hacienda to anyone looking for their music to be mastered.”
Machine Girl on Facebook
“The first time I saw a studio done by Matt at Hacienda Audio I knew from the get go that I had to have Matt work on my studio. Prior to this I had always been working in makeshift bedroom studios with less than stellar acoustics. Matt now has now helped build two studios for me with the latter being a comprehensive build from the ground up. A pleasure to work with as always, Matt made sure every detail was to spec and the results don’t lie! This is one of the best sounding studios I have heard to date, nonetheless one that is my own. Being able to hear every nuance in the sound without having to second guess what I am hearing is so important to what I do, massive thanks to Matt for getting me there. Highly recommend his services for anyone looking to take their studio to the next level. ”Detox Unit on Facebook
“I use Hacienda Audio for mastering my remixes and original productions.
I have been ecstatic with the precision and attention to detail Hacienda Audio has brought to my productions. It feels like the excitement of Christmas morning when listening to one of my productions for the first time after Hacienda Audio has completed their mastering process.
Matt is such an easy person work with. He is a master at what he does, and I trust his suggestions to achieve the highest quality sound for each project. I feel many mastering houses use the same settings for each project. Matt understands every project is a completely different animal and requires unique attention. Matt has even given me suggestions on how to make my studio sound better and nailed a number of flaws with how my room was set up. All of this from merely hearing the first song I sent over to be mastered. That alone is an impressive talent.
I am constantly asked who I use for mastering, and I never hesitate to recommend Matt Davis and Hacienda Audio to everyone I know.
Matt Davis and Hacienda Audio are part of what makes up my sound at this point. I look forward to our partnership on many future projects. “
Seth Vogt on Facebook
“Hacienda Masters all of our releases on Dance Artifakts. I could not be more satisfied with the masters for the label. Matt plays an important role in our quality for sound. He always goes the extra mile in helping each release sound consistent when we deliver multiple producers for releases with remixes. He works very close with us to make sure there is a consistent sound.
I would highly recommend Matt for any mastering needs, I constantly get asked about our sound quality and always send them over to Matt. We consider him part of the DA family.”Dance Artifakts
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