is an American producer, engineer, mixer and musician. From 1982–1985 he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. While still at Berklee (1984) he obtained an internship at Pyramid Recording Studio in Boston. After two semesters at Berklee, Matt took a break from classes to tour for the DOD overseas entertainment program, playing guitar and keyboards in several top 40 cover bands that played shows at U.S. military bases in foreign countries throughout the Europe and the Pacific. When Hyde returned to the U.S., he began working at recording studios, first in Boston and from 1989 in Los Angeles.
While working as a staff engineer at Paramount recording in Los Angeles, Hyde worked with Cypress Hill in preparation for their debut album and produced and engineered several other notable hip hop acts including Freestyle fellowship, Boo Ya Tribe and Daddy Freddy.
Matt met Perry Farrell and co produced (with Perry) the debut album for Porno for Pyros as well as tracks for “Good God’s Urge.”
In years following, Hyde has been credited as an engineer, producer, mixer and or mastering engineer on albums by several notable artists, including No Doubt, Monster Magnet, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive, and The Deftones.
In 2006, Hyde received a Grammy Award for engineering Jonny Lang’s “Turn Around”, which won in the Best Rock or Rap Gospel category.
“We took a bit more time on the songwriting and we worked with a producer this time, which was new for us. He was a good dude, Matt Hyde; he made sure the wheels were in motion and cracking the whip, something was always happening and people were not slacking off or anything…I’m actually really proud of this one as it was pretty much recorded in three weeks and it’s better-played than anything we have done before.” roadrunnerrecords.com
“Under the watchful eye of [Matt] Hyde, a Grammy winner who’s also worked with Slayer, Hatebreed, No Doubt, Porno For Pyros, and Sum 41, among others, they’ve managed to regain their early atmospheric density, only on a larger, more stadium-ready scale. It’s darker and heavier than the last three… Really, Forever is the rare example of a big-name producer actually helping a metal band progress.” pitchforkmedia.com
“We worked super-hard on this album, at least for me it was pretty much no sleep or rest for six weeks,” stated Laiho. “But we were determined to make the best COB album ever, so we were willing to do whatever it took. Of course, having our producer Matt Hyde kicking our asses 24/7 definitely made the results even better, so obviously we’re more than anxious to get this album out there.” braingell.com sonicabuse.com
“He’s cleaned the table and dusted the skeletons!”, singer Jyrki 69 laughs.
“It’s like when Rick Rubin helped The Cult discover them on ‘Electric’. We made a similar spiritual journey with Matt…Matt Hyde’s ultra-tight production has brought the danger back to The 69 Eyes’ sound.” 69eyes.com
Some Musical Highlights
The Lucky Ones (P-E-M-CW) Juno nominee “Rock Album of the Year” (2008)
Perseverance (P-E) Album debuted at #50 on Billboard 200 Loud Rock Album of the Year (2002) – CMJ Over 300,000 copies sold worldwide including the hit single “I Will Be Heard” (featured on the XXX film / soundtrack) #9 on Billboard Top 200 #1 on Billboard Top Soundtrack chart
God Hates Us All (P-E-M) including the Grammy nominated single “Disciple” #28 on Billboard 200 #9 Top Canadian Album of 2001 #18 Top Internet Album of 2001 #31 in the UK charts “One of the most crucial metal bands ever” –Rolling Stone
Powertrip (CP-E) featuring the hit “Space Lord” Billboard MVA nominee (1998) #1 album on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart #97 on Billboard 200 Gold in the US
Porno For Pyros
Porno For Pyros (P-E-M) #3 debut on Billboard 200 Gold in the US MTV VMA “Best New Artist” nominee (1993) including the hit single “Pets” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart as well as 3 tracks from Good God’s Urge #20 on Billboard 200
P=produced, CP=co-produced, E=engineered, M=mixed, CW=co-wrote