The Rye Room

The Rye Room The Rye Room is a full service recording studio owned and operated by engineer/producer Matt Greco, located in southwest Portland.
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Serving the Pacific Northwest, The Rye Room provides musicians with a recording experience tailored to each individual or group. Every band or artist brings unique elements into their music. Our goal is to distill these elements with care, handcrafting each record to be the best it can be. We believe recording is about the experience. We have put a great deal of thought into design, vibe, and comfort to ensure you are able to deliver your best performance. Capturing that performance is enhanced in the right environment, which is why all rooms are tuned and custom wired for exceptional acoustics. Small batch, handcrafted records means we approach each project with an eye for quality, lifelong passion for music, and a focus on creating your best record.

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04/28/2020
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Attention: Applications for Unemployment Assistance for 1099 Self Employed Workers opened TODAY in Oregon! The Oregon Employment Department has just announced the opening of the UI application for 1099 / self employed workers— ahead of their projected schedule. See our site for information about who is eligible and how to apply, and spread the word to all the music freelancers and self-employed producers, musicians, sound engineers, etc in our community!

04/24/2020
Mixing Pop Vocals

New video is live!! Learn how to mix pop vocals and see the process I go through to get vocals sounding their best. Also don’t forget to hit that subscribe button when you’re done watching the video! Hope you enjoy!

Mixing Pop Vocals https://youtu.be/tVkvV4MY6s0

In this video, Matt Greco shows you his approach to mixing pop vocals. We dive into talking about eq and compression techniques to help make your vocal pop i...

Curious about mixing pop vocals? How about general vocal mixing techniques? Tune in to our YouTube channel at 10am PST t...
04/24/2020

Curious about mixing pop vocals? How about general vocal mixing techniques? Tune in to our YouTube channel at 10am PST tomorrow for a special tutorial video talking all about vocal mixing. Search The Rye Room on YouTube and click on the tutorial playlist. Also don’t forget to subscribe to see more educational content!

04/19/2020

Today we are hosting a virtual stage starting at 2pm PST for the @blncdbrkfst Online Music Fest 2020! Artists include @steph_kit @trenttoneymusic @tara_velarde_music @mbuetow

This is a free festival, however, we encourage attendees to tip the artists directly through each band's Paypal, or Venmo. Attendees can also tip Balanced Breakfast for putting on the event: paypal.me/blncdbrkfst

Moderated by Matt Greco

2:00PM (GMT-7) Stephanie Kitson Music
Venmo: venmo.com/steph_kit
Paypal: paypal.me/stephkitsonmusic

2:30PM (GMT-7) Trent Toney
Venmo: venmo.com/Trent-Toney-1
PayPal: [email protected]

3:00PM (GMT-7) Tara Velarde
Venmo: venmo.com/taravelardemusic
Paypal: [email protected]

3:30PM (GMT-7) Matt Buetow
Venmo: venmo.com/MattBuetow
Paypal: paypal.me/MattBuetow

Tara Velarde will be live from her home streaming lovely music just for you at 3pm tomorrow! Come join us!
04/19/2020

Tara Velarde will be live from her home streaming lovely music just for you at 3pm tomorrow! Come join us!

Excited to join this online fest for my first Livestream Concert of quarantine!

Balanced Breakfast is an organization that connects artists and music industry by sitting everyone down for a relaxed chat. It's actually where I met Matt at The Rye Room a few years back, which of course led to my last album sounding so gorgeous ❤

Jump on at 3:00 and I'll play you some songs from that album, and a few that (surprise!) are in the works for the next 💿

Photo from a cathedral in Italia.

Great remote mix session with @stephanieschneid today for her upcoming record! @audiomovers came in handy and did an inc...
04/08/2020

Great remote mix session with @stephanieschneid today for her upcoming record! @audiomovers came in handy and did an incredible job streaming the mix right out of pro tools! Hit us up if you’re needing any remote mixing. @ The Rye Room

Positive vibes only today! ✌️This social distancing thing is definitely hard. I’m used to working alone but need the soc...
04/07/2020

Positive vibes only today! ✌️This social distancing thing is definitely hard. I’m used to working alone but need the social interaction as well. It’s why I love recording and producing and believe strongly in the collaborative process. I know we’ll make it through this and I look forward to making music again hopefully with you! Also if you are I need of any mixing or editing, hit me up. Very happy to do recording/mixing lessons remotely as well. Much love to you all.

-Matt

Just living that quarantine mixing life. Happy Thursday!!
04/02/2020

Just living that quarantine mixing life. Happy Thursday!!

Happy Wednesday and day whatever of fun COVID 19 times! Matt Greco here, owner and head engineer, just wanted to let you...
03/25/2020

Happy Wednesday and day whatever of fun COVID 19 times! Matt Greco here, owner and head engineer, just wanted to let you know I’m available for remote mixing work. I love mixing and if you are waiting for your project to be mixed or recording new material while stuck at home, hit me up. I’m offering special mixing rates for new clients affected by any COVID related financial loss. Stay safe and stay home!

Update from us. Hope you are staying safe. We will either be here working or at home. No clients in the studio for right...
03/16/2020

Update from us. Hope you are staying safe. We will either be here working or at home. No clients in the studio for right now. We all must do what we can to minimize the spread. For all current clients, we will be in touch. Here’s to staying optimistic!

Are you an artist dealing with cancelled gigs? MusicPortland is here to help. Fill this survey out by Monday!
03/15/2020
MusicPortland

Are you an artist dealing with cancelled gigs? MusicPortland is here to help. Fill this survey out by Monday!

Have you lost gigs—and therefore money—due to cancellations caused by COVID-19? Please answer a few questions so we can show the State of Oregon how it can support our vital music community in this time of need! The first presentation to Governor Kate Brown about relief for the Arts and Culture community is being submitted at 5 pm on this Monday, March 16. Please add your information ASAP to make sure it informs her decisions. This is a state-wide initiative, so please share far and wide with Oregon musicians!

We understand that many people beyond musicians will be seriously hurt by cancelled music performances (venue employees, bookers, etc.) and we will be working in the days to come to quantify those losses and seek help.

Full day of tracking yesterday for a new @trenttoneymusic track. Very grateful for this amazing team! @clarabakery (assi...
03/13/2020

Full day of tracking yesterday for a new @trenttoneymusic track. Very grateful for this amazing team! @clarabakery (assistant engineer) @session_drummer (drums) @matt__salinas (guitar) Joe Intile (bass) @ The Rye Room

We are honored and lucky to have two amazing women working at The Rye Room. Thank you @kelseyannegreco and @clarabakery ...
03/09/2020

We are honored and lucky to have two amazing women working at The Rye Room. Thank you @kelseyannegreco and @clarabakery for all of your hard work everyday! Happy International Women’s Day!! @ The Rye Room

Just giving away secrets over here....🤫 Okay not exactly but let’s talk about mix bus! Mine is always evolving but here’...
03/06/2020

Just giving away secrets over here....🤫 Okay not exactly but let’s talk about mix bus! Mine is always evolving but here’s the current version. First, insert to my @rupert_neve Portico MBP. Some light compression and adding some flavor. Second, @dangerousmusic Bax EQ with a little m/s eq magic. Third, ATR-102 from @uaudio and last @fabfilter_pro Pro-L2 for a little extra level. It’s honestly a very clean chain and each piece is only doing a little bit. It all adds up though and with everything bypassed the mix completely falls apart. It’s important to know I set everything up and dial in setting when I do my first couple listens. Once everything is dialed in, I don’t touch this chain and dive into the mix. Hope it’s helpful! Also love hearing everyone’s different mix bus. Anything special on yours?

Current state of affairs.
03/05/2020

Current state of affairs.

Great speakers = great mixes! Don’t know what we would do without our @neumann.berlin kh310s! Oh also don’t forget about...
02/20/2020

Great speakers = great mixes! Don’t know what we would do without our @neumann.berlin kh310s! Oh also don’t forget about room treatment! Just as important.

The start of 2020 has been filled with many amazing projects and lots of new growth! We are very excited to announce a n...
02/14/2020

The start of 2020 has been filled with many amazing projects and lots of new growth! We are very excited to announce a new member of The Rye Room team! Clara Baker is our new second engineer and assistant here and we couldn’t be more excited! Clara has an amazing ear and is a very talented multi instrumentalist. She is available to produce/engineer so let us know if you’re interested in working together.

We feel very strongly about encouraging and empowering women in the recording industry. A strong producer/engineer has an amazing ear and talent for bringing your music to life. That is what it’s all about. Here’s to great records, the artists and musicians who are the heart of those records, and equality within the industry!

Been a little quiet on here lately and for that we’re sorry. Honestly 2020 so far as been everything but quiet. Lots of ...
02/13/2020

Been a little quiet on here lately and for that we’re sorry. Honestly 2020 so far as been everything but quiet. Lots of recording, editing, mixing and long hours but loving every minute. Some very cool projects coming out soon. We can’t wait to show you what’s been cooking! We are currently booking for April and May so hit us up!

A little more love for this beautiful microphone made by @fleamicrophones. Remember it starts with a good source and fro...
01/29/2020

A little more love for this beautiful microphone made by @fleamicrophones. Remember it starts with a good source and from there it’s all about capturing in the best way possible. There is nothing like an original 47 but Flea sure did an incredible job recreating the magic. Looking to record some vocals? Come in and try singing on this beauty!

Drum setup today with the one and only @session_drummer. New @foxandbones record is coming along and this @anfdrumco sna...
01/15/2020

Drum setup today with the one and only @session_drummer. New @foxandbones record is coming along and this @anfdrumco snare is my new favorite snare drum to record. It is absolutely beautiful!! @ The Rye Room

Another year of amazing Rye Room Sessions! Thanks to all of the artists and my amazing team @fortem_films and @themerlin...
01/01/2020

Another year of amazing Rye Room Sessions! Thanks to all of the artists and my amazing team @fortem_films and @themerlinshow for producing the sessions this year! Here’s to many more in 2020!

Happy New Years! 2019 has been an incredible year, our busiest and best so far! Thank you to all of the amazing artists,...
12/31/2019

Happy New Years! 2019 has been an incredible year, our busiest and best so far! Thank you to all of the amazing artists, producers, engineers, and companies who have spent time in the studio. A special thank you to every artist and band for trusting us with your art. It truly means so much. 2020 is going to be even better! Can’t wait to work on your next project. We hope you have a fun and safe New Years and here’s to 2020!

Vocal chain for Fox and Bones today. 47->1028->543->176 Swipe right 👉🏻 Turns out the FLEA microphones 47 sounded amazing...
12/14/2019

Vocal chain for Fox and Bones today. 47->1028->543->176 Swipe right 👉🏻 Turns out the FLEA microphones 47 sounded amazing on both Scott and Sarah. They were rockstars in the studio all day. New record is sounding amazing!! @ The Rye Room

Back in the studio with Fox and Bones and the dream team this week! Drum setup from yesterday and tracking still life fr...
12/11/2019

Back in the studio with Fox and Bones and the dream team this week! Drum setup from yesterday and tracking still life from today. Love working with this amazing duo and feeling very lucky to be a producing their new record! Shoutout to one of our amazing interns, Clara Baker for running pro tools! @ The Rye Room

Keyboard heaven 😍😍 Not sure what we would do without these three!
11/22/2019

Keyboard heaven 😍😍 Not sure what we would do without these three!

New Rye Room Session featuring @lindsaywhitemusic comes out this Friday! Stay tuned!
11/20/2019

New Rye Room Session featuring @lindsaywhitemusic comes out this Friday! Stay tuned!

Thinking about the possibility of hosting another workshop. Maybe just a day thing, maybe a weekend? The last workshop w...
11/18/2019

Thinking about the possibility of hosting another workshop. Maybe just a day thing, maybe a weekend? The last workshop was all about pop production. I have a few potential ideas for the next one but I’m open to feedback. Are you interested in attending and if so what would you want to learn??

The @retroinstrumentsinc 176 continues to blow mind. This compressor is pure magic and is now become a desert island pie...
11/13/2019

The @retroinstrumentsinc 176 continues to blow mind. This compressor is pure magic and is now become a desert island piece of gear. Any pieces you can’t live without?

11/05/2019
ADAM Audio

ADAM Audio is not only known for their amazing speakers and headphones but is now offering some educational videos through their ADAM EDU series! I was recently asked to speak on a panel at Oregon State University and we talked all about owning an Indie Recording Studio. This is part one from the series and there will be more released over the next couple weeks. Hope you enjoy!

This month's ADAM EDU is all about Indie Studios. Follow along this week with Portland studio owners Celeste Amadee of Saint Cecilia & Matt Greco of The Rye Room as they talk about topics such as the importance of choosing the right space, how to make money, how to get your start and more!

Another EP is tracked! Final touches and onto mixing for @morganhollingsworth and his beautifully orchestrated collectio...
10/22/2019

Another EP is tracked! Final touches and onto mixing for @morganhollingsworth and his beautifully orchestrated collection of six tunes. Now we just need to figure out how to add more hours to the day to get all of this work done 🤪

New Rye Room Session featuring @kathrynclairemusic releases today at 9am PST! If you’re into indie folk with lovely stri...
10/18/2019

New Rye Room Session featuring @kathrynclairemusic releases today at 9am PST! If you’re into indie folk with lovely string arrangements, we would highly recommend you check out this session. Microphones provided by @soyuzmicrophones

Lovely couple days in the studio with the team working on a new ep for @morganhollingsworth! @ The Rye Room
10/10/2019

Lovely couple days in the studio with the team working on a new ep for @morganhollingsworth! @ The Rye Room

It’s Wednesday, happy hump day! Either the long mixing hours or extra 🥃 of whiskey got to our little assistant. Everyone...
10/02/2019

It’s Wednesday, happy hump day! Either the long mixing hours or extra 🥃 of whiskey got to our little assistant. Everyone needs to take a good break every once in a while. Hope you’re having a great day and not working too hard!

Just mixing away over here. My studio assistant is sleeping on the job again. She’ll get a pass this time on a count of ...
09/24/2019

Just mixing away over here. My studio assistant is sleeping on the job again. She’ll get a pass this time on a count of her cuteness. Just a typical Tuesday over here. What’s keeping you busy today?

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in...
09/16/2019

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in collaboration and the idea that a strong team of session musicians can truly enhance a producer and their vision.
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Third off is @matt__salinas. Matt is one of the most tasteful and talented guitar players we have ever worked with. He is the perfect combination of tone freak/gear nerd and amazing player. Pop, country, folk, rock, Matt can play just but everything and do so in his own original way. He always brings a fun, laid back attitude into the studio and is always wanting what’s best for every song he plays on. We are incredibly lucky to have Matt on our team! @ The Rye Room

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in...
09/13/2019

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in collaboration and the idea that a strong team of session musicians can truly enhance a producer and their vision.
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Second off is drummer extraordinarie Jeramy Burchett, also known as @session_drummer. Jeramy has an incredible amount of experience in the studio and on the stage. He is truly a seasoned player. Jeramy approaches every song like a producer because he is one and that makes him such an asset to the team. He has an insane drum collection and will do everything he can to find the right sound for your record. We are incredibly lucky to have Jeramy on our team! @ The Rye Room

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in...
09/12/2019

Today we would like to take a second to introduce you to our amazing production team here at The Rye Room! We believe in collaboration and the idea that a strong team of session musicians can truly enhance a producer and their vision.
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First off is Joseph Intile. Joe is not only an incredible bass player, but can be putting keys parts down while on the side whipping up a sweet logo for the studio. Our logo and branding are all thanks to Joe and his graphic design talents. He thinks like a producer and his bass lines are always so tasteful. We are incredibly lucky to have Joe on our team! @ The Rye Room

New Rye Room Session coming out this Friday featuring Portland’s favorite New Wave/Pop duo Camp Crush!! These two are so...
08/27/2019

New Rye Room Session coming out this Friday featuring Portland’s favorite New Wave/Pop duo Camp Crush!! These two are so incredibly talented and we can’t wait to show you their live performance from the studio.
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