Who are you?
My name is Matt LeFevers. I'm an audio engineer, the music director at a church called The Well, a YouTube creator, and I write and play in the bands Map & Compass, This Glass Embrace, Into Chaos, and others.
Why a mobile studio?
I've spent the majority of my life recording in garages, offices, bedrooms, rehearsal spaces, closets, piano rooms, and — one time — a parked car outside a library. I don't believe you need the world's most expensive room to make a great recording. (And I've experienced some pretty bad sessions in very nice spaces.) So instead of building a studio, I designed a studio that can be carried wherever it needs to go. And this way you don't have to break down your drum set.
What if I don't have a space to record in?
I've got no issues working in a bedroom or a garage or wherever you normally rehearse your music. But if you truly have nowhere to set up (and I've lived that apartment life too, I get it) I'm a fan of SER Soundworks in Mesa for renting space. Their hourly fee would be separate from my own rates.
Why charge per song instead of hourly?
I'm passionate about making every recording sound the best that it can, every time. Which means I'd rather put in some extra elbow grease and get to 100% than call it off at 75% because we can feel the clock running out and the budget is gone. Setting my rates per song is the only way to be absolutely sure no corners get cut on your music.
How long have you been doing this?
I formally started this company in 2021, but I've been recording music nonstop since 1998 and have over fifty albums under my belt. I have a degree in Audio Production Technologies from Mesa Community College, interned at Desert Vista Studios, and completed the HCMS Pro Production System under Jordan Valeriote.
What if my instrument isn't recording-worthy?
I have a collection of guitars and other instruments that can be loaned out for a nominal fee. Just let me know what you need to borrow and I'll bring it to the session. (See the Extras page for more info about this.)