Nathan Tasker, award winning singer/songwriter, producer
“I have known Matt for many years now, and during that time have had the privilege of watching him grow to become one the best sound engineers around.
He pursues excellence in all that he does, which means that I never have to worry about the quality of my sound, whether recorded or live and I know that Matt will always make me sound the best I possibly can. He is tireless in his endeavour to make certain everything is perfect, and his efforts always pay off in helping me to feel comfortable on stage, and thereby allowing the audience to enjoy only the best we have to offer.
...But getting great sounds is only half of what makes working with Matt such a pleasure. He works incredibly hard, shows kindness and grace to everyone he comes in to contact with and displays genuine humility in the important work he does.
If there is a downside, it is that he lives in the UK and I live in the USA - otherwise we would be working together ALOT more! It does make me look forward to my yearly visits across the pond...”
Chris Banner, BBC and freelance sound engineer
“Matt and I have been friends for many years. I first worked with Matt before he went to study at University and it was apparent to me even then that he had a fantastic musical ear and work ethic. He wants to get the mix right and also goes that extra mile just to help out.
I've often let Matt get on with a live mix whilst I was busy with something else. I've thrown him in at the deep end in some quite acoustically challenging environments (cathedrals / marquees etc) and he has an ability to listen and tweak until the mix is just right for that environment.
Whether working with young musicians or more experienced ones, Matt is always there to offer advice. His manner, experience, thoughtfulness and musical ability make Matt not just a great friend, but an invaluable asset to any team, event or project. The Word Alive 2013 Album is a testament to his abilities.”
Lewis Green, singer songwriter
“Matt is quite simply one of the best sound engineers I’ve been lucky enough to work with. His musical knowledge and experienced ear means he knows what sounds good and can easily understand the sound you’re after. Whether in the studio or live Matt’s competence on the desk make it easy to get the foldback mix that you want which gives you total confidence to play as well as you can.
Matt also exemplifies the manner of a good engineer: Unending patience during setup or recording, a real desire to serve you on stage as well as the people listening, and a friendly but professional style which relaxes you and allows you to play at your best.”
David Salisbury, musician
“Matthew Dennis’s work on my debut album was nothing short of brilliance. Matthew exhibited a naturally patient manner, and his input was always valuable and considered. His ample creative curiosity was demonstrated by a willingness to explore new ideas and was founded on consistently superb technical expertise. Throughout the process, Matthew’s aims stayed true to my vision for the final product, and his company added further enjoyment to the process. I hope to work with Matthew again in the future, and would recommend him to an artist of any musical genre without reservation.”
ninefootone, design & video production
“We've worked with Matt on a number of video projects over the years and he's always been a pleasure to work with. On location he's worked hard to get the best sound possible and has been an instrumental member of the crew. He's also worked with us on post-production getting the final audio track to a high standard. Projects always go a lot more smoothly when Matt's on board!”
Rob Spink, The Crowded House Church, Sheffield
“As a church, we'd wanted to record some of our own songs for a long time. I'm glad we were put in touch with Matt at Resound Audio. From end-to-end he was superb. From initial exploratory conversations about how we might get it done to final mixes - Matt was patient, knowledgeable and practical. With his guidance we converted our church meeting space into a makeshift recording studio for a day. Not only did Matt provide all the technical expertise and equipment that we needed, but throughout the process he made well-judged musical comments to help us make good decisions. He was great at keeping us informed, explaining the process and being clear about next steps. He was able to advise on musical, technical and administrative aspects of the project. Nothing was too much trouble.
Recording music is an exciting creative process, but there's a lot to think about. Matt takes the stress out of it, knows his stuff, takes time to understand what you want and gets the job done.
We're delighted with the end-product - 'Songs from The Crowded House' by The House Band Featuring Michael Bleecker. You can hear it by clicking here.”