Matt Rifino - 4000 Songs and Counting: Mixing the NBC Today Show - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 110

Published on:

27th Mar 2024

Matt Rifino - 4000 Songs and Counting: Mixing the NBC Today Show

Matt Rifino is the music mixer for the NBC Today Show where heโ€™s mixed over 4000 songs for some of the biggest artists in the world and received 5 Emmyโ€™s over the course of his 20 years on staff. He also works with independent artists out of Studio C at the Barbershop Studios.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • Live Broadcast Mixing vs Studio Mixing
  • Calibrating a Hybrid Mix Setup
  • Mixing for 5.1 with the Stereo Downmix in Mind
  • Working in NYC Recording Studios in the 90s and Early 2000s
  • Why He Starts a Mix with the Vocal
  • Will Broadcast go to Atmos?
  • Mixing TV in the Morning and Indie Bands in the Afternoon

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Guest: Matt Rifino

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Stephen Boyd

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Host Travis Ference chats with music producers, engineers, mixers, artists, musicians, and songwriters about the tips, tricks, mindsets, and ideas that helped them define their careers.
Conversations exploring creativity, productivity, and career growth in the music industry. Join in each week as Travis sits down with some of the industryโ€™s best and brightest to discuss the mindsets and strategies that they use in their careers every day.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.