Austin Asvanonda

Mixing/Mastering Engineer

72 Reviews (64 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.

72 Reviews - 17 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Eric Stiener

    Austin is patient and kind. His mixing skills are superb and creative. This is my second song with him, and it definitely won’t be my last. What a talent!

  2. Review by Zach F.

    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.

  3. Review by Jack N.

    fast and steady engineering. Great work.

  4. Review by Raimond Dagfjäll (RN Music)

    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.

  5. Review by Laurin B.

    Excellent and creative mixer! And a really great guy on a personal level. Was a pleasure!

  6. Review by Benito B.

    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!

  7. Review by Alex Hanscom

    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.

  8. Review by James B.

    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!

  9. Review by We L.
    by We L.

    Excellent work. Great ears and great communication.

  10. Review by James B.

    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!

  11. Review by Ajay M.

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

  12. Review by Lake South

    Awesome to work with. Cares about quality and works with you to achieve it.

  13. Review by Michael D.

    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!!

  14. Review by Benito B.

    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

  15. Review by Roow
    by Roow

    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!

  16. Review by Enver W.

    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

  17. Review by Arvid L.

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

  18. Review by Michael D.

    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!

  19. Review by Andrew F.

    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.

  20. Review by bucadyz

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

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.

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

$500 does not include editing/tuning. I offer editing, tuning, timing services for a small fee if interested

GenresSounds Like
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The War On Drugs
Gear Highlights
  • Unfairchild 670 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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