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WHAT IS INDIE ROCK INC

After 15 years of developing musicians in Los Angeles, my passion has allowed me to take independent artists atop the Billboard charts and onward to distributors like Warner Bros, Universal, and Sony.

However, along the way I’ve witnessed first hand the frustration that comes with a plateaued career. From break-ups to meltdowns, it was hard to watch endless potential amount to nothing. In 2016, I decided to do something about it.

Indie Rock Inc. is the place where independent artists and producers are able to get real insight and knowledge from an industry professional and his team that is actively developing artists in the most competitive market in the world.

Whether you need a professional mix for your next big single, insider advice and guidance on getting your music into the hands of top bloggers, or the tools, knowledge, and community to produce your own records, you’re in the right place.

Jimmy Sweet

“I think we found our new soul savior. Working with Matt Salazar is a real pleasure. He’s got ‘Ears For Fears’. We are definitely doing our next project with him xxxx”

Jimmy Sweet
Vocalist/Guitarist - Lady Low
Svend Lerche

“Matt killed this mix! The mixing process with Matt Salazar was great and super easy with fast turnarounds on revisions to the mix and a slamming finished product.”

Svend Lerche
Drummer - Elektrik People, Katy Perry
Wendy Starland

“Working with Matt Salazar is always such a pleasure because he is proficient in so many areas. His warm personality makes the most difficult projects seem like a breeze.”

Wendy Starland
A&R - Lady Gaga
Jörg Hüttner

“Matt Salazar is an extraordinary engineer and producer with a level of professionalism second to none. The results of mixes I hired him for and productions we collaborated on are just stunning.”

Jörg Hüttner
Synth Programer - Batman Begins, Vantage Point, White House Down, 50 Shades Of Grey
Drew Taubenfeld

“I’ve recorded many projects with Matt Salazar, and every time I’ve really felt he’s done an outstanding job. I’m confident when I go back that the final product will be a record that sounds top notch”

Drew Taubenfeld
Guitarist - Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez
Chastity Ashley

“Matt Salazar’s unwillingness to deliver anything short of innovative has inspired me as a musician. His work ethic, professionalism and dedication to making truthful music is a model for what every producer should strive to be.”

Chastity Ashley
Vocalist - Duran Duran, Beauty In The Breakdown
Kim Planert

“The studio Matt Salazar has built is a musical spaceship and he really knows how to fly it.”

Kim Planert
Film Composer - Castle, Missing, Rush
Devin Bronson

“Matt Salazar is a mad scientist of killer tone! His attention to detail always makes for something really special in your finished track.”

Devin Bronson
Guitarist - Avril Lavigne
Christine Wu

“Matt Salazar’s approach is a perfect balance of creative decision making, musicianship, and focus; he gets it DONE. Using the best gear, his killer creative ear, and collaborative skill, he just goes for it. Matt always has FUN making music and everyone else does too!”

Christine Wu
Violinist - Bono, Justin Timberlake, Queen
Bruce Karlsson

“When I look for a studio to work out of, I’m looking for the energy that I need to be at my most creative. The studio Matt Salazar has put together has a vibe that makes it so easy to get to work and be at your best. Not to mention there’s pretty much every piece of gear or instrument you can think of to get creative with!”

Bruce Karlsson
2016 Grammy Nominee, Bad Royal (Mad Decent Records)
Robin Diaz

“Matt Salazar is one of those musical anomalies who brings something fresh, new and special to a project without being threatening or overbearing. He has the understanding and psychology to mold himself into an integral part of the band and they welcome his ideas with open arms! It’s all because everybody in the session gets along Matt. If there were more producers like him in this business, it would be a happier place!”

Robin Diaz
Drummer - Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, Chris Cornell
Ian Alexander

“I recently had the pleasure of working in the studio with Matt Salazar and I have to say it did not feel like work at all. My inspiration and creativity were able to flow consistently throughout the session, keeping momentum high. It’s no secret that there are a plethora of studios and producers that musicians can go to, especially in LA, but it’s his professional attitude and vision that sets Matt Salazar from the pack.”

Ian Alexander
Guitarist/Songwriter - Beauty In The Breakdown & Unset, Roland Endorsee
San Mattos

“I’m using the Rock Monster Mix Template in all my recordings with great results, Thanks Matt”

San Mattos
Rock Monster Mix Template Owner

“What you’ve created has been so extremely helpful. I have never found a preset to be of any use in my studio, but the way you have set this up, I really can’t see myself not using this as my go to starting point for every project I do.”

James Miller
Rock Monster Mix Template Owner

“I have to say I actually like the Indie Rock Inc. Rock Monster Mix Course and Mix templates. I am always looking to change up on how I route things in my DAW and I got some good ideas that actually ended up working for me. The Mixing template is neat and well laid out. The instructor for the Rock Mixing Course explains everything easily without being too technical. Overall I learned a few new mixing techniques that I can be happy about. Worth the money spent.”

Kurt Hoffler
Rock Monster Mix Template Owner

“I am very impressed by the Indie Rock Inc. Rock Monster Mix Course and Mix Templates. I was very skeptical about DAW “templates” for mixing, but decided to give these a shot. The templates and video tutorials are very informative, fun to watch, and are well thought out. As a Cubase user it is nice to see a product that isn’t exclusively Pro Tools or Logic (though templates exist for those DAWs as well). Matt and the team are very responsive to questions on their Facebook group and via email. I have bought many tutorial videos and find the Rock Monster Mix Course to be very high quality. The templates really are icing on the cake and can be used straight up for mixing, for gaining a better understanding of your DAW, or as a starting point for your mix. Looking forward to their next product!”

Greg Montano
Rock Monster Mix Template Owner

“I’ve never been a ‘template’ guy, either the routing was horrible or they imposed a sonic signature that wasn’t part of what was in my head or in my productions. Matt and Indie Rock Inc.’s templates are great because the layout and routing is really well thought out, functional and doesn’t destroy your transients. They sound great without getting in your way and allow you to jump quickly from setup to the creative aspects of mixing. Well done, well done!”

Pete Bishop
Rock Monster Mix Template Owner