Matthew Manhire
Senior Lecturer
MAT, The University of the Arts
BM, Drexel University
BS, Drexel University
BM, Lebanon Valley College

After spending his formative years recording and experimenting on 4-track Portastudios, Matthew went to college to pursue a degree in music with a concentration in the recording arts.   After taking physics and electronics courses, he realized his interest in the technical side of the music industry and began the “never-ending” process of learning electron-tube theory and analog audio electronics.  Matthew has worked alongside and learned from Jess Oliver (inventor of the Ampeg B-15 and the first person to incorporate spring reverb into a guitar amp), Andy Fuchs (owner and engineer of Fuchs Audio Technology) and other studio techs in the NYC area. After working at various studios and a boutique tube amplifier/pedal company in the New York area, Matthew relocated to Philadelphia in 2009 to pursue a graduate degree.  In 2009 Matthew opened “Rootbeer Audio”, which offers both analog/tube equipment repair and small-run amplifier building services for Philadelphia’s musicians and studios. When he’s not teaching, Matthew handles the amplifier/studio repairs for the UArts music department.  Aside from his technical work and teaching, Matthew is also an active musician in both the Philadelphia and New York City areas.  He’s constantly field recording, and experimenting with different instruments, processors, and homemade circuits for use in his own studio productions.

Class Schedule, Spring 2014

TH10:30AM - 11:20AMTopics: Audio Electronics
TH11:30AM - 12:20PMTopics: Audio Electronics
M01:30PM - 02:20PMTopics: Audio Electronics
M02:30PM - 03:20PMTopics: Audio Electronics
TH01:30PM - 02:20PMTopics: Audio Electronics II
TH02:30PM - 03:20PMTopics: Audio Electronics II
W04:00PM - 04:50PMTopics: Intro/Circuit Bending
TH04:00PM - 04:50PMTopics: ProTools
W03:00PM - 03:50PMTopics: ProTools
M04:00PM - 04:50PMTopics: Protools

Contact Info

Office: Merriam 4TH
Tel: 215-717-6342
Fax: 215-545-8056