Robbie Robertson (The Band)
Robbie Robertson Inducts Cosimo MatassaRobbie Robertson Inducts Cosimo Matassa at the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Robbie Robertson Inducts Cosimo Matassa00:03:23
Cosimo Matassa Acceptance Speech00:02:47
Hall of Fame Essay
Studio engineers rarely get credit for their crucial contributions to hits. But the sound of a recording—just as much as a song’s rendition— often provides the intangible element that puts it across. Listeners rarely identify this certain something as the hook that grabs them. Without its imperceptible appeal, however, they simply may not respond, and a hit will not ensue.
No audio engineer has thrilled more listeners by imbuing more hits with more sonic excitement than Cosimo Matassa. Matassa worked on a shoestring budget.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114