Austin Asvanonda

Mixing/Mastering Engineer

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71 Reviews (63 Verified)
Austin Asvanonda on SoundBetter

Award Winning Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer Engineered for: The Rolling Stones and The War On Drugs

Mixing can be a very daunting and overwhelming process. Thats why I focus so much on transparency and communication throughout. I love experimenting while mixing, as you can come across moments that give you that extra 10% you're looking for.

Shortly after graduating, I worked with The War On Drugs for their Grammy Award Winning Album 'A Deeper Understanding'. I was also awarded two Global Music Awards for my work as an Mastering Engineer in 2019. Continuing to work as a freelance mixing engineer for artists including: The Rolling Stones, The War On Drugs, Sir Please, and Ben Sparaco.

At the beginning of this year I opened up my own commercial studio. Offering affordable Recording/Mixing/Mastering to both independent and major labels

I would like to know where you want the track to land and what you are expecting to achieve. Whether thats touching up a rough or re-working from the ground up. Either way the process should be open and enjoyable

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

71 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Zach F.
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    Austin went above and beyond. He was patient, thoughtful, responsive, and dedicated. All these great human qualities are also paired with incredible technical ability. I highly recommend Austin's relational skills and handiwork--you'll be glad to have him handle your music.

  2. Review by Jack N.
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    fast and steady engineering. Great work.

  3. Review by Raimond Dagfjäll / RN Music
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    I had a great experience working with Austin. He's easy to communicate with and has really good ears for the sound and vibe in the music he works with.

  4. Review by Laurin B.
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    Excellent and creative mixer! And a really great guy on a personal level. Was a pleasure!

  5. Review by Benito B.
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    Hi we are a Rockband from Belgium and we've found this great mastering enineer on SoundBetter. The songs really stands out after the mastering, we are really happy to work with this guy! Keep up the good work!

  6. Review by Alex Hanscom
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    Austin is first of all, an incredible talent. He took my demo and made it sound like all of my favorite songs. He is extremely responsive, easy to work with, and super creative. What sets Austin apart is that he will do whatever he can to push your song the extra mile. That's what made me choose him and that's what will make me return for my next single. Austin is committed, energetic, easy-going, and his mixing abilities are out of this world.

  7. Review by James B.
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    Amazing job once again!! Austin finished the mixes on a tight schedule and the quality couldn't be better. If you need an engineer with great communication and skills, he's your man. Your songs will come to life!

  8. Review by We L.
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    Excellent work. Great ears and great communication.

  9. Review by James B.
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    Austin really brought my song to life. His mixing skills are unreal and he has a great ear. Great communicator, friendly and professional. Highly recommend!

  10. Review by Ajay M.
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    Creative, quick, responsive as always! Another grand done. It's fun and easy to work with Austin.

  11. Review by Lake South
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    Awesome to work with. Cares about quality and works with you to achieve it.

  12. Review by Michael D.
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    Another awesome experience working with Austin. He got me an incredible mix on a pretty short deadline, with the same attention to detail as always. Thanks again!!

  13. Review by Benito B.
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    Austin Asvanonda dit a great job mastering our heavy rock song. nice balance and dynamic. Check it out "Devil's Eyes by Lions Pride. Cheers

  14. Review by Roow
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    I just have great things to say about Austin! He's awesome and he really knows what he's doing! He was patience with my notes and delivery a really great mix. Thank you so much! I wil definitely work with him again!

  15. Review by Enver W.
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    Austin went above and beyond to make sure my track was properly taken care of. We had a rough start getting my project off the ground because of issues on my end. And he was incredibly patient through it all. Amazing listener and Really brought my vocals to life!! Thank you

  16. Review by Arvid L.
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    Austin did an amazing job. Easy to work with, very professional and the mix sounds great. Would definitely recommend working with him.

  17. Review by Michael D.
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Austin on my latest single. From the start he asked a lot of questions about the specifics I was going for, and made sure we were on the same page stylistically before jumping into the mix. Even from the first print of the mix things sounded great, but he was super cool about the revisions I asked for and put in the effort to get the song to absolute perfection. Will definitely be working with him more on future projects!

  18. Review by Andrew F.
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    I can't say enough great things about working with Austin. He is so great about coming up with lots of ideas that I wouldn't have thought about, some are keepers, some not so much, and some lead to more new ideas! And he has no ego about it. This song was lost in too many tracks, and wasn't working until Austin brought it over the finish line, and now it's among our best! Well done.

  19. Review by bucadyz
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    Super great guy to work with, does super great work. Have worked with him multiple times and would recommend for all your work.

  20. Review by Sherman Xu
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    Austin went above and beyond to craft a mix that is just incredible to listen to. He is super friendly and with his great communication skill, we are able to bounce ideas and ultimately create a mix that showcases the artist's full potential. I look forward to working with Austin again!

  21. Review by Josh G.
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    Quick and receptive

  22. Review by Nick G.
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    Austin is an outstanding engineer who is a pleasure to work with. He goes out of his way to meet the needs of his clients, and is excited and happy to be of service. I had a lot of fun working with him, and look forward to the next chance we can work together!

  23. Review by Justin H.
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    Austin Asvanonda is the best mixing and mastering engineer I have ever worked with. It is very difficult to find people who have the incredible listening skills Austin has, along with his technical expertise. I barely had to wait for any of my mixes with Austin and it was honestly such a stress-free experience. He truly captured the vision of my song so perfectly, and I hope to work with him on my upcoming EP as well.

  24. Review by bucadyz
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    Great work as always, I look forward to working with him in the future!

  25. Review by bucadyz
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    Great stuff! Austin is a great mixer to work with and he is always my first choice.

  26. Review by bucadyz
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    Great stuff as always! Austin is super professional and has a high, high quality of work. I love working with him and I'll be back soon.

  27. Review by Alexander C.
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    This is our third song together and it was a very good experience. Austin really listens to your suggestions and tries his best to get the sound you're looking for. I'm always impressed with the final project which is why I'm a repeat customer. (and will continue to be in the future)

  28. Review by Brendan A.
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    Austin did a wonderful job with my track! He listened to my ideas without any judgement and worked efficiently and quickly to help really flesh the song out. I highly recommend working with him. This guy's a phenomenal musician.

  29. Review by Ajay M.
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    Just finished mixing my new album with Austin. It has been an incredibly exciting journey and the outcome is phenomenal. Austin is a great communicator, he listens and has the unique ability to decipher even my most cryptic ideas that I threw at him and turn them into fantastic sounding mixes. I highly recommend Austin to anyone and everyone looking for great sounding mixes.

  30. Review by Andrew F.
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    Austin did an amazing job with our song. I was uncertain what the song needed to pass the finish line. Austin brought a fresh ear, suggesting new ideas, and helping me figure out what I like. He is clearly an excellent musician and artist in his own right, with a fantastic ear. Gracious, professional, expressive, and highly skilled. Well done!

  31. Review by Dave
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    I am super Happy with the results. He knew what the tracks needed to sound Professional and clean. He worked really fast and even helped to bring the songs to the next level with his creative Ideas.

  32. Review by Eric S.
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    Do you need a creative and intuitive mixer that will make your dreams come true? Then Austin is your guy. He took a song that had been sitting on the shelf for 15 years and made it better than I ever thought possible. He gave me everything I asked for and more. Huge drums, face- melting guitars, and ultra-pro effects and blends. I chose Austin based on other glowing reviews and his awesome sample mixes. So glad I did. He’s the master!

  33. Review by bucadyz
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    Great professionalism, great quality of work, great work ethic, super talented, love working with Austin.

  34. Review by Ajay M.
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    Austin is amazing! Just finished mixing two more songs and he keeps surprising me with new ideas. He's got the ear and he's the gear -both analog and digital- to deliver an awsome mix.

  35. Review by bucadyz
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    Extremely professional, honest, and a great worker. Takes appropriate direction but at the same time takes a great amount of initiative, perfect for your project.

  36. Review by Ajay M.
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    Austin is the man! Check! Another awesome mix. It's a joy working with Austin.

  37. Review by Ajay M.
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    Yeah! Another truly awesome mix by Austin.

  38. Review by Emperors N.
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    Austin was a pleasure to work with at all stages of the process. Prompt and efficient, he also brought a lot of great ideas forward for our mixes, and was flexible in making changes. He communicated in detail throughout, and finished the mixes a day ahead of what was a tight schedule. Most of all, our mixes sound amazing! We've never heard our music in a better light. Would highly recommend

  39. Review by Ajay M.
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Austin. He's extremely creative, he's flexible and he's fast. Immaculate, just immaculate.

  40. Review by Alexander C.
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    This is the second song I worked with Austin on, and again, it was a complete success! If you want a professional shine to your mixes, he can definitely get you there. He really took notice of my requests and we were done within two edits. You can count on Austin getting what YOU want out of your song. Highly recommended!

  41. Review by Ajay M.
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    Immaculate work, as always! Once again, it was a great pleasure working with Austin. He has the gear and he has the ear and never fails to thrill me with new ideas.

  42. Review by Alexander C.
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    It was a pleasure working with Austin; he was very attentive to what the song needed and the final product reflected his skill and sensitivity. He definitely works with what you have and tries to get the most out of it. He also has an ear for getting that little bit of magic out of your tracks. I'm already signing up for some future work. Definitely 5 stars,
    Great job!

  43. Review by Ajay M.
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    Immaculate, as always. Austin is awesome! I love working with him.

  44. Review by Ajay M.
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    Yet another awesome mix completed by Austin. Thanks Austin, great job.

  45. Review by Ajay M.
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    It was awesome working with Austin on my mixes. He's super responsive and a good listener. He has the gear and the ear to do a great job.

  46. Review by David K.
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    I had the honor of working with Austin to mix and master an album of 10 songs I had recorded myself. Austin took the time to really understand the story behind each song and approached each mix with incredible thoughtfulness and care. Austin's work is truly amazing and brought out the emotion of each song far more than I could have hoped for. And he was incredibly gracious, easy to work with, and fast. I highly recommend working with Austin. I know I'll reach out again on my next project!

  47. Review by Brennan G.
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    Austin kills it again. USE THIS GUY. He works FAST and he is extremely flexible. So happy with these songs!!

  48. Review by Brennan G.
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    Without a single hiccup, Austin has become my go-to engineer. He works hard and timely with fantastic enthusiasm and care. Looking forward to working continuously with him for a while.

  49. Review by Zoa W.
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    It was great to work with Austin (excellent master, great creative input, thoughtful communication, very open to feedback, etc.) and he definitely brought our song to another level. We couldn’t have asked for more and definitely recommend working with Austin, full 5 stars!

  50. Review by Evan L.
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    Austin was really great. We made some changes in my mix and tried a few different levels of compression and EQ til we hit what we both felt was the sweet spot. Great guy and easy to communicate with.

  51. Review by Nick
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    I really enjoyed working with Austin.
    He was quick, great at communicating and got exactly what I was after.
    Thanks for helping me out!

  52. Review by Rachel T.
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    Austin is absolutely brilliant in every way. He is an excellent communicator, professional, patient and meticulous about the work. It was very important to him that I get exactly what I wanted and he went to great lengths to achieve that for me. I could not recommend him more highly. A very talented producer and a good guy.

  53. Review by Andy L.
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    Austin has a great ear and listens to direction well. Highly recommended.

  54. Review by Raul A.
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    Just got my second track with Austin.. And Its Amazing!!

  55. Review by Raul A.
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    Austin is very professional and easy going to work with, thanks to his good communication and undestarding of his work. I gave him my files and an idea of what i was looking with my song and he took care of it very awesome. Definetly will work with him again..!!

  56. Review by James G.
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    Austin has mixed & mastered 7 of my songs to date. He never fails to produce very high quality and professional results in a timely manner, and he always has a very positive and encouraging attitude (hence all the repeat business). There is no overblown ego to contend with. He's happy to follow any instructions you give him and equally happy to experiment, if you give him the latitude. In short, he really respects your work and the vision you have for it and does his best to make it shine.

  57. Review by Lisa W.
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    Austin was terrific to work with. I had an unusual project, and he really paid attention to my intention and my notes but also added his expertise and helped me out in a few spots where the performance was the best (oops). Everything happened on time, and with a positive attitude. Sounds better.

  58. Review by Shawn M.
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    Always a pleasure! thank you for really seeing everything through to the end and making sure it was always a positive collaborative environment. Thanks again!

  59. Review by James G.
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    Austin is a very talented dude. He's tuned in. I didn't have to struggle to communicate my vision to him. He just gets it. His positive and accommodating attitude make it a pleasure to work with him. He went above and beyond with multiple mixes of my song (in a very timely manner) to ensure the perfect one was chosen with confidence. I couldn't be happier with the finished song, and I will be working with him again (In fact, we already started our next project together).

  60. Review by Shawn M.
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    Working with Austin has been an absolute pleasure! he does a lot more than just simply take your track and make it louder. With a refreshingly creative sensibility and enthusiasm to try out different approaches to get your project sounding the way you want it, I would recommend Austin to anyone and everyone looking for that "mastering magic" to enhance your tracks. Service was really above and beyond, Excellent Job!

  61. Review by Kirk D.
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    Austin was an incredible collaborator! He quickly grasped what our band was looking for in a mix, and then reproduced it. He was very thorough and detailed in his approach, but the great part was, he was also able to get the mixes back to us QUICKLY. Very cool about doing revisions and tweaks (though he pretty much nailed it on his first mix for us, so not much tweaking was necessary!) Also: enthusiastic about the music all the way through. Would definitely work with Austin again!

  62. Review by Stefan M.
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    Excellent, speedy, professional. Could not be happier.

  63. Review by Glenn S.
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    Austin did a great job mastering my song. The communication was excellent. He worked quickly, and the quality of the master was outstanding; a very professional job all around. It was a very satisfying experience working with him.

  64. Review by David Kohn
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    Austin is the man! I have worked with Austin for over 4 years and every project we have worked on, his mix gets better and better. I highly recommend Austin for your songs and I can guarantee you will never need another mixer after hearing what this guy can do!

  65. Review by Joshua Cronin
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    Austin is amazing! He’s a great presence to have in the studio because of his calm demeanor and patience. He also knows how to get the most out of any piece of equipment that is available to him. In 10 minutes he made my bass sound better than I could get it to sound in months! Beyond that he’s a talented and hardworking mixer who will put in the extra effort to get your mix RIGHT instead of just getting it done, all while being punctual and professional. I’ve never had a bad experience personally or professionally with Austin, and as of right now his prices are far below what he’s worth!

  66. Review by Mardog213
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    This guy has an unbelievable work ethic. I’ve never seen an engineer giving it 10/10 effort for over 18 hours. He also did an incredible job, made our song sound DOPE!

  67. Review by David K.
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    I have worked with many engineers and Austin has proven to be the most professional and overal best engineer I have worked with. I highly recommend Austin for all genres of recording.

  68. Review by Greco
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    In the times I’ve had Austin’s help, not only have I been more than pleased, but have learned something new with each project. Truly does care for the art of making music in every way( recording/mixing/writing etc.)

  69. Review by Jeff
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    Austin has not only the technical knowledge to help with any project, but also the creative knowledge. He is definitely someone you want on your team in any musical endeavor.

  70. Review by Carter Jahn
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    Austin Asvanonda? Not in my house. This guy shoulda been named Austin AsvaTONEda. I mean, he does it all. You want insane drum tones? You want guitars with reverb on it’s delayed delays? You want that Blake Mills bass knuckle? You want vocals that make you weap for years? Stop shopping engineers. Get everything done right here. Austin is the man. I’ve worked with him on pretty much every record I’ve ever put my hands on. Do yourself a favor, and use this guy.

  71. Review by Ian
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    Austin has been an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. I have had the opportunity to recruit him for his services on multiple projects over the last few months and every single time he delivers top notch work in a timely and professional manner. He's helped me record both instruments and vocals as well as aided in mixing and mastering on a few different songs. I recently needed an album mastered and he finished it on a rushed time scale which I couldn't be more thankful for. I highly recommend Austin for all your audio needs from demoes to full length albums!

Interview with Austin Asvanonda

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I first began the journey of mixing in my sophomore year of college. I was helping my buddy record a Christmas album and watching what you can do to just one sound really inspired me to take it to the next level. I shortly after enrolled into an Audio Engineering program at SAE Institute in LA. After SAE I was employed at Sonora Recorders, working under Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives) for The War On Drugs Grammy award winning album 'A Deeper Understanding'. From then to now I've worked with: The Rolling Stones, The War On Drugs, Christopher Walla (Death Cab For Cutie), The Late Show, Lo Moon, Sir Please, Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, John Legend), and Frank Tetaz (Gotye).

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Taylor Swift of course. I mean why would you not?

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Mixing: A great way to add punch/center focus to something (specifically drums) is parallel compression. Send the tracks to your favorite compressor and shoot for somewhere around 3-7 db of compression. Blend to taste Want to add some width to vocals? Send the vocals to an Aux. On that Aux insert a stereo delay with the feedback turned all the way down. Delay the left side by 7 ms and the right side by 12 ms. Now insert a pitch plug in and shift the left side up by 3-5 cents and the right side down by 4-7 cents. Blend to taste

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: I am mostly experienced in the indie rock/rock genre of music. For most of my career Have focused on capturing live instrumentation and pulling the best from each source

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I take pride in the creative process when it comes to mixing. I don't ever want to feel we are stuck in a box and can't really expand any from there

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: My studio runs off Pro Tools with Apollo Conversion. Uncomfortable amount of plug ins. I break out my mixes from the box into my Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard II for some sweet tube warmth

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: I will never half ass a project

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Mixing and Mastering

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I love using time based effects (reverbs and delays) that sit behind instruments which gives the listener a unexplainable third dimension. I also love punchy sounding drums that hit you right in the face. So if I had to explain my sound in a sentence or two I would say, up front drums and wet elements surrounding it

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Make sure the vibe is right for your track. Every mixer brings something different to the table

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: What I hope to bring to any project I work on is a new perspective. I find that playing around with FX can really place a song in a specific genre.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Both. Because they both have their benefits and disadvantages! But combined its powerful as hell

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: It is different every time but the first step for me no matter what situation is to always talk with the artist before starting anything. I always want to hear what they vision for the song and what the song means to them. It is my job to create that vision and help them get 1 step closer.

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The War On Drugs
Gear Highlights
  • Unfairchild 970 MKII
  • Universal Audio Ultimate Plug In
  • Waves Mercury
  • Izotope Post Production Suite 2.1 and 3.1
  • Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard II
  • AMS DMX 15-80s
  • Neve 8816
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