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Matt Weiss

Mixing/Recording Engineer


Matt attended Sarah Lawrence College for music theory and composition, where he also headed the live sound tech team. After school, Matt began an internship in the audio department of Shooters Post &Transfer where he assisted on notable films "The Carter", and "On The Inside." Soon after he landed an assistant's position with renown NY producer Mark Marshall where he worked with artists Abby Ahmad, Jenna Torres, and Vanessa Bley. While assisting Mark, Matt picked up a second assistant's position with Denise Barabarita (Mary J. Blige, Angie Stone, SWV). Matt was eventually hired as an in-house engineer by multi-platinum producer Bobby Eli (The Spinners, MFSB, The O-Jays). At Bobby's studio, Matt engineered many notable projects including Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer Ronnie Spector, and world renown jazz pianist Uri Caine. Matt became head engineer, and head of the internship program. Weiss-Sound opened in 2009 as an independent resource for music and film projects.

Chris Athens

Mastering Engineer


A musician and lifelong recording enthusiast, Chris Athens started out selling instruments while honing his skills at night as a freelance recording engineer. In 1992 Chris landed a job as the tape librarian for Sony Music Studios. After months of pestering the studio manager to give him a mastering job, he finally prevailed and was promoted to production assistant on the night shift. Working under Vlado Meller and Mark Wilder, Chris carved out a niche doing such streetwise albums as Mos Def & Kwei's "Black Star", and Pharoah Monch's acclaimed debut, "Internal Affairs", which featured the explosive single "Simon Says". In 1999 Chris joined Sterling Sound and has since racked up an impressively diverse list of credits, including Coldplay, the Beastie Boys, Usher, Ciara, the Neptunes and Ben Folds. In 2011 Matthew Weiss and Chris connected. They're musical approaches were an immediate fit. Since then Chris has become the go-to mastering engineer for Weiss-Sound.