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Matthew Weiss Reads His YouTube Comments

Hey guys! Matthew Weiss., This segment is going to be, “Matt Reads Comments from the Comments Section of the YouTube Channel!” Kill me!

Okay, this should be funny though at least.

Alright, let’s see what we’ve got here. Alright, here we go. “Check my music out? I need tips, bro.”

Mmmm. A link would’ve been nice.

“What mic do you think is best for rapping?” 

Uh… [laughs]

“What is transient designer?”

Oh! A transient designer is something that modifies the attack or sustain of a signal.

“Smug face. The face you make when you see a great tutorial, and you have none of the plug-ins they used.”

 You know, that’s okay. I think that my ideas do translate across different platforms using different plug-ins, so even if I’m not using your exact arsenal of plug-ins, you should still be able to get a lot of information out of what I’m doing.

“Why all of this need to destroy the music? We didn’t do this in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s. Those spikes are part of the music.”

 This is a reference to I think my limiting video. Um… Because people tell me to. That’s really the answer, because artists tell me to.

“Can’t wait for your tutorial on use of a pop-filter!” 

You sarcastic bastard. Yeah, I don’t want to put a big pop-filter in front of my face. That’s the only reason. So I use a high-pass filter on my preamp. Otherwise, I just hope no one notices.

“I think there is a reverse ratio of messiness in a room and clarity in a mix. Feels kinda cozy!” 

It’s true! Also I get better low end when I don’t shave.


“Why aren’t your kicks and snares in mono? Shouldn’t they be in mono?”

 Uh… Usually?

“Very nice, great success, good video. I trade you one goat for your mixing knowledge.”

 Offer accepted! I’m gonna get a goat!

“ My snares sound like a grand piano that someone just threw from a fourth floor, or like if someone just hit yourself in the ear. Gotta work on that.”

I dunno, that sounds like it could be pretty awesome! [laughs] I want a snare that sounds like somebody chucked a piano out of the window of the fourth story of a building! “Boom!”

These are all from my “Making and EDM Kick Drum” where the kick drum – it’s a layering thing, and I made the worst kick drum. It’s so bad. But I really thought it was good after I made it. I was like, “Yeah, this is awesome!” And it is terrible.

So, this is going to be pretty juicy.

“Sorry, buddy. Maybe this is all up to taste, but if that’s a good kick, I must be deaf. All those sounds were shitty to start off.”

 Yup! [laughs]

“Sounds like a shit! Nothing to do with EDM!”

Well, yeah…

“Yeah, sorry, must not know what EDM is because that’s no EDM kick.” 

Okay, I know what EDM is, I goofed.
“Good techniques, but sorry to say that kick drum sounds like poop!” 

Okay, I get it.

“Just goes to show it doesn’t matter how many tools you have! Lol”

 Just goes to show, stop being sarcastic! Laugh out loud. Argh.

“Matthew, I really love your tutorials, but be careful with what you do. You’re far from getting a good kick in this video. The technique of layering is okay, but the result is horrible. I will give you a second chance.” 

Well, at least this guy gave me a second chance. Phew! 

This was from my personal inbox, sent through my website. It’s an inquiry, and it says, “Genre: Anything that I want, Records in project: 60,000, Budget: I don’t give a shit dollars to I don’t fucking care dollars, Message: You’re all a bunch of retards, I want to make you see it, you fucking idiots.” 

What I’m not telling you about this inquiry is that this person included their name, e-mail, and phone number!

Okay, that was fun! Can’t wait for the next batch!


Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss

Matthew Weiss is the recordist and mixer for multi-platinum artist Akon, and boasts a Grammy nomination for Jazz & Spellemann Award for Best Rock album. Matthew has mixed for a host of star musicians including Akon, SisQo, Ozuna, Sonny Digital, Uri Caine, Dizzee Rascal, Arrested Development and 9th Wonder. Get in touch:

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