Matt Colton

Real Name:
Matt Colton
Mastering engineer at Metropolis Mastering since 2019.

Previously worked as a mastering engineer at Porky's (1997–2001), Kinetec Mastering (2001–2003), Optimum Mastering (2003–2007) Alchemy Mastering (2007–2008), and Air Mastering, London (2009 - 2012), and was notably a director at the relaunched Alchemy Mastering (2012-2019).
Mastering Engineer of the Year 2013 and 2018 at the Music Producers' Guild Awards.

Add a credit "Lacquer Cut By -" Matt Colton with the appropriate ANV, and the associated mastering studio in lccn "Lacquer Cut At -" if this is derived from the runout etchings.


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January 12, 2020
Most of the vinyls i own have the name Colton scribbled on them, for a while i thought he was the Master masterer himself, the best/only one in the world. Seriously, i thought the guy is apparently just that good that everybody wanted to have their vinyl mastered by him and nothing else would do. All of them sound great.


March 1, 2015
One of the best mastering engineers around today in my opinion. Very spacious sound with lots of dimension, definitely knows his craft.

When a 12" has 'NSC' in the deadwax you know to buy it. If it has Matt @ Air or Matt @ Alchemy scrawled in the deadwax you know its going to sound great.

Despite being London based, it's suprising the Detroit guys don't use him.