M Erik Matlock

In Profile: Riley Vasquez

By M. Erik Matlock November 11, 2015

Riley Vasquez has deep roots in the music business and production work. The grandson of Bill Hardin, founder of… Read More

Building A Better Monkey

By M. Erik Matlock November 9, 2015

After several years designing and installing sound systems for small- and mid-sized churches, I discovered an unobtainable goal that we tend to pursue, even though… Read More

Back In The Saddle. Again…

By M. Erik Matlock October 23, 2015

Through a series of difficult decisions, I found myself retired from mixing about five years ago. Mostly involuntarily. Since then, I’ve secretly hoped that… Read More

When The Show Hits The Fan

By M. Erik Matlock September 1, 2015

In the midst of a fairly frantic load-in for a show in San Antonio, we made a horrible discovery. The lighting rig, the sound system,… Read More

Memories Of Moscow

By M. Erik Matlock August 17, 2015

During the late nineties, Russia was going through some pretty dramatic changes. One of the big ones was opening up to allow churches to… Read More

The Point Of No Return

By M. Erik Matlock August 11, 2015

There are times with a live mix when we outsmart ourselves. Too many knobs turned. Too many buttons pushed. The EQ looks like a crazy… Read More

The Same And Different

By M. Erik Matlock July 3, 2015

Garth Brooks is back. Following a 13-year hiatus from touring, the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood has been on the road for… Read More

Incarcerated Audio

By M. Erik Matlock July 3, 2015

“Seriously?” That was my response when I was asked to help record a live album inside a prison. It was 1998 and I was… Read More

Getting The Job Done

By M. Erik Matlock May 12, 2015

I will never forget one particular service call. A small church called me out to quote a new sound system. This room sat about 120… Read More