Mr Matthew Barnes

BMus Tech, BMus Music (Hons)
Associate Lecturer / Senior Technical Officer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Music Technology And Recording 360305

Research interests

  • Music production, microphone technique and recordist agency.
  • Psychology in the Recording Studio


Matt Barnes is a Canberra-based recording engineer and early career academic specialising in the recording of acoustic instruments. As a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium, Matt is currently undertaking a PhD at the crossroads of music technology and social science. Having freelanced globally in studios between New York, Nashville and London, including Abbey Road Studios, Matt is an AES member (Audio Engineering Society) and certified Pro Tools trainer/operator. Matt has attended multiple AES Conventions and recently presented on Dual-output microphones, technique and recordist agency in conjunction with European microphone manufacturer, Austrian Audio.


Researcher's projects

Advancing Recordist Agency via Dual-Output Microphones. In collaboration with Austrian Audio (2022-2023)

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