The Ranch is owned and operated by Matthew Agoglia, who founded the studio after working as a mastering engineer at Masterdisk in New York. He began at Masterdisk as mastering assistant to Howie Weinberg and was later promoted to senior mastering engineer. He has worked on major releases by top artists including Spoon, The Gorillaz, Rogue Wave, Arctic Monkeys, The Mars Volta, Emmylou Harris and James Taylor, as well as emerging artists such as Sleeper Agent, Willis Earl Beal, Joywave, and many others. 


At The Ranch, Matthew has created an environment that allows him to do his best work, and makes it possible for him to provide his clients with the highest degree of fidelity and service. The Ranch was designed by respected acoustician Fran Manzella of FMdesign around an ATC monitoring system, and features mastering gear by Sontec, GML, Manley, Z-systems, Weiss and Focusrite.

Matthew has extensive experience providing all types of deliverables including Mastered For iTunes (certified provider) or other digital download specifications, vinyl transfers, high resolution, PMCD or DDP, and more.

Studio visits to The Ranch are welcome and encouraged. Contact Matthew to make arrangements. 

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