Austin Deptula

Mixing and Mastering

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Grammy & Dove award nominee whose number one goal is helping you to make your next record exceed your highest expectations. I will do whatever it takes to make that happen!

Raised in a family of musicians, my love for music had me working early on with any piece of audio gear I could get my hands on. By age 19, I landed a job at a local studio and eventually joined the production team at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas. There, I worked on albums nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards with artists including LeAnn Rimes, Paul Baloche, and Steve Holy. In the years that followed, I served as the in-house mixing engineer covering multiple genres from Country, Singer/Songwriter and Christian to Pop, Rock and Metal. My work can be heard on dozens of hits for artists such as Cory Morrow, Kyle Park, Boyce Avenue, Prime Circle, and Blacktop Mojo.

I put 100% into everything I do with no exceptions; nothing is too big or too small. For quotes or any questions you'd like answered, please feel free to contact me any time. I'd love to hear from you!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Austin Deptula
  • Josh Ward
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Cory Morrow
  • Cory Morrow
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Jason Cassidy
  • Jason Cassidy
  • Say Anything
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Pat Green
  • Rockett Queen
  • Eisley
  • Eisley
  • Brenton Brown
  • Brenton Brown
  • The School of Worship
  • The School of Worship
  • Jon Wolfe
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Perfect Stranger
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Derek Sholl
  • Derek Sholl
  • Derek Sholl
  • DeAnne Moore
  • DeAnne Moore
  • DeAnne Moore
  • Eisley
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Matthew Ward
  • Matthew Ward
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Dallas Holm
  • Dallas Holm
  • Alfie Fraction
  • Alfie Fraction
  • Mary Griffin
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Steve Holy
  • Steve Holy
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Matthew Ward
  • Annie Herring
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Matthew Ward
  • Cody Jinks
  • Justin Cash
  • Justin Cash
  • Kyle Park
  • Eisley
  • Eisley
  • Eisley
  • Josh Ward
  • Sodbo
  • Sodbo
  • John Slaughter
  • John Slaughter
  • Josh Ward
  • Josh Ward
  • John Slaughter
  • John Slaughter
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes

141 Reviews - 47 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Michael A.
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    We worked on three songs with Austin and every time he delivered the goods! The mixes sound amazing and he accomodated all our requests always retaining the integrity of the song. Rock on!!

  2. Review by Elmar L.
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    Austin is really something special! Very professional and accurate work!

  3. Review by James U.
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    Austin does great work, the mixes sound fantastic, and he's super easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!
    James

  4. Review by Nathan K.
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    Austin did a fantastic job Mastering these two songs! I was very particular with this project and he worked with me until I was satisfied.

  5. Review by Susan Odella Songwriter
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    I had doubts about the tracks I sent Austin, but he was able to give me a great mix/master! He's got a good ear, and provides a top-notch finished product...so appreciated!

  6. Review by Carol Kay
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    I love working with Austin! Easy to work with, easy to make changes and that is a rare quality. I appreciate it very much, excellent work!

  7. Review by Elmar L.
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    This guy is making miracles!

  8. Review by Elmar L.
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    Another excellent job!

  9. Review by Nate J.
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    Austin just mixed a 6-song project for me, and it sounds great! I appreciate his attention to detail and professionalism. He made great musical choices, came up with good sounds, and was open to incorporating my preferences and input. I did not present him with a pressing deadline, but it was still completed in a good amount of time for the number of songs mixed.

  10. Review by Sylvain M.
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    I am very satisfied with the mix delivered !

  11. Review by Elmar L.
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    Austin has very good sense of rock sound! Already the first version of the mix sounded as needed. Great cooperation!

  12. Review by Stephen B.
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    Austin is easy to work with and very professional. He gets the feel and style you are going for and adds his expertise to enhance the track. High quality and on time.

  13. Review by Donny D.
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    Austin is amazing! He has mixed and mastered two of my singles. You cannot get a better mix and master for his price. He’s super responsive and very good at taking any notes or tweaks you have. You can checkout my singles here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1o3WMmMb9oXcboDQ9A7gc4?si=TCwh2eaeQFeZpqGbwkUgfQ

    He did a great job at making my songs sound organic and full. Just what I asked for. I will continue to work with him for future projects.

  14. Review by Del Tremens
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    Always a pleasure to work with Austin. If you need a true rock mix - he’s your pick.

  15. Review by Chris
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    As always, Austin is magic!!!

  16. Review by Chris
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    This guy is an alien, I may have said it once, but he breaths and feels the music, regardless of the style. Pure magician! Thank you!
    Mysticity

  17. Review by Kevin K.
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    Great job 👏 on my song Austin. Once Austin had the right references for the song, he was able to nail the sound I wanted. Very pleased with the final.

  18. Review by Mark M.
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    Austin is absolutely incredible to work with! He brought this track to life and has a great ear for creating the perfect mix. I will be back with more tracks soon!

  19. Review by Susan O.
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    Austin has the ear, and the experience to do a great job. He mixed my cover song perfectly...radio ready!

  20. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin did an amazing job mixing all nine songs on my album. Before choosing Austin, I tried a couple of other mixers. None of them were able to bring the life out of a song like Austin.

  21. Review by Ulises C.
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    Austin took my ideas to the next level, the final product totally exceded my expectations. Very friendly and receptive person. I made some suggestions and he addressed them one by one. Very easy to work with person, a real professional. Looking forward to working with him for future projects.
    Highly recommended.

  22. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin excels at bringing songs to life. Somehow his mixes are always more three-dimensional and "on steroids" compared to the rough mixes I send him. Austin is my go-to mixer.

  23. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin handily knocked this mix out of the park. He brought out elements in the song that gave it more depth.

  24. Review by Michael A.
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    Working with Austin was great! We love the mix he made and will work with him on the next part of our project.

  25. Review by Coché Vil
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    Once again it's been a pleasure to work with Austin. He could even solve unexpected problems regarding the tracks in an almost magical way. I really love the final touch he always gives to my music.

  26. Review by Chris
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    Austin is one very hard working, emotionally intelligent engineer. His touch is magic and he is very patient. Kudos to Austin-- he understands my style!

  27. Review by Kevin T.
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    This song had many layers and lots of ear candy. Austin balanced all the different elements beautifully to bring out the lushness in the song. Thanks again Austin.

  28. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin really injected energy and life into this song. Another great mix from Austin!

  29. Review by Leo A.
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    Austin did a great job mixing my song and is really easy to work with.
    Will definitely use his services again.

  30. Review by Chris
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    Austin feels the sound, he is super flexible and a great guy! Highly recommended. Much, much appreciated!

  31. Review by Kevin T.
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    Wow! Austin's patience and professionalism really came through on this one for an awesome final mix. Getting the guitar tone nailed down turned out to be a challenge due to recording inexperience on my part, but Austin was helpful every step of the way and we got it to where it needed to be. Be assured that when you use Austin, there is absolutely no pressure to accept a mix you are unhappy with.

  32. Review by Kevin T.
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    Another great mix...Austin did a great job of making the vocals shine on this one.

  33. Review by Nick Schwartz
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    Austin delivers again! Very nice mix.

  34. Review by Giancarlo S.
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    Absolute pro. Straight to the point, whatever you need he can get it done– no questions asked. I've always felt that past mixing engineers I've worked with forced me to settle with subpar quality, but with Austin we absolutely nailed it. 10/10 no stone left unturned.

  35. Review by Hunter
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    I've used Austin about 10 times so far with projects ranging from Hard Rock to Top 40 Pop. He knocks it out of the park every time. He knows how to polish mixes to make them compete within the genre. I highly recommend Austin as a mixing/mastering engineer.

  36. Review by Phil S.
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    Austin is amazing! Super easy to work with and his mixes always sound better than we thought possible.

  37. Review by Scott O.
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    Austin mixed and mastered my EP, Social Fiction. He did a great job making everything sound better overall, and was a pleasure to work with. He was very open to any changes I wanted to make, and very quick in making those changes. I will certainly use him with any future projects.

  38. Review by Brian W.
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    Austin is amazing! He is great to work with and truly knows what he is doing. He mixed our tracks to sound tremendous and gave us the finished results we were looking for. We will never have to look for anyone else to mix our songs as long as Austin is working. Selfishly, I have to say I hope he doesn't retire for a long time! I end by saying I recommend him wholeheartedly, I assure you, you won't be disappointed!

  39. Review by Kevin T.
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    Another great mix experience with Austin. One of the most patient professionals I've ever worked with...always has an open ear for feedback. On this mix, he really knocked the vocals out of the park.

  40. Review by Del Tremens
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    Holy smokes, did I get hot rocking mixes from Austin! To tell the truth, The bar of my expectations was pretty high, but Austin took the hight no problem. He is sure the man for your rock mixes.

  41. Review by Mark M.
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    What a great experience working with Austin. His ear is spot on and he took my song to a completely new level. This is as high quality of a mix and master that you can get. I will be working with Austin much more in the near future. Thanks Austin!

  42. Review by Eli Kay
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    Austin is a GREAT mixer - both in terms of technical approach and creative inventiveness. As a mixing engineer, I'm impressed with the mix he delivered on the very first try. The mix is sonically pleasing and fits the production artistically. I believe Austin is among those few capable of releasing the full potential of your recording, so go ahead and let him mix your next hit song!

  43. Review by Jeremy W.
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    Austin killed it on my hard rock track! Very receptible to my revisions and had a great work ethic. The track I ended up with slaps so hard it's ridiculous, very happy and will definitely remember him for future

  44. Review by Alexander
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    This is not the first time I have worked with Austin Deptula ... but I must say that I have worked on my own projects and with other cool recording and mixing engineers. Austin Deptula foresees "предвидеть" what you want to hear.

  45. Review by Sören B.
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    Austin is the ONE mixing engineer to go with. I am so glad I found him for my last project and confidently came back this time. Many others tell you they've got the ear, but they haven't. Austin's first mixes are on spot almost everytime. After some minor tweaks concerning compression and taste-related decisions I am more than happy with the result. Last time I had a rock song, this time a female piano ballad. Both times wonderful result! This guy is a real artist!

  46. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin is the man to mix your song. He takes what you give him, listens to your notes and feedback, and turns coal to diamonds. For this song, his mix actually changed my perspective on the song itself. Now when I go back and listen to the rough mix I gave him, I think to myself, "Thank God for Austin."

  47. Review by Michael N.
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    Awesome work as always! We loved the mix and Austin is very easy to work with. He took what we wanted and not only nailed it, but made it better than we thought!
    -Michael of The Finite Beings

  48. Review by Carl J.
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    Austin gave us hope when we were about to settle. We recorded our first home studio track and sent it around to other mixing engineers with results varying from decent to just just bad. We were giving up hopes and thought that maybe it was our fault for not providing quality tracks. With one last try we found Austin and with his first mixing attempt, he sent us gold. We knew we had finally found the right guy. We can't recommend him enough and will definitely be going back for our album.

  49. Review by Nathan K.
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    I hired Austin to master 2 projects recently! I was equally happy and impressed with both projects!

  50. Review by Liz D.
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    Austin did an INCREDIBLE job! He’s a highly skilled Pro and is very intuitive with sound and dynamics. He brought my mix to a whole new level. He’s beyond amazing with direction, detail, feedback and is very patient. Absolutely the BEST mixer/engineer! Thank you sooo much Austin!:-)

  51. Review by Nathan K.
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    Excellent working with Austin! He does a great job and is responsive and courteous to your needs and requests. Will be using him again!

  52. Review by Spence d.
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    Great to work with Austin. Loved the final product.

  53. Review by Kevin T.
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    Austin brought my dead and boxy rough mix to life. I actually sent my song to two different mixers simultaneously and Austin blew the other mix out of the water. Even more impressive was Austin's patience with my many detailed comments. Never did I feel pressured by Austin to compromise or just accept the mix as is, which is very important to me. All in all, I'm very happy to have found him...thank you!

  54. Review by Michael Kolk
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    Second time working with Austin just as good as the first. Highly recommended!

  55. Review by Phil S.
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    Always a joy to work with Austin - he’s an incredible mixing engineer. He took my input and created the exact mix I wanted.

  56. Review by Scott O.
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    I really enjoy working with Austin. I just completed my second project with him and it turned out great. I gave him very little direction on this one, trusted his judgment and told him make it so it sounds good to you and we’ll go from there. He basically nailed it on the first mix, with just a small change I wanted done for personal reasons. The recordings I provided him were far from perfect but he really made them shine. I plan on using him again in 2021.

  57. Review by Phil S.
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    What an amazing ear this guys has! We couldn’t be more grateful for his talents on this song. He made out song sound professional and polished. Thanks so much for your work on this, Austin!

  58. Review by Sandro K.
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    Best decision ever! During the last 10-15 years I worked together with a lot of different recording studios and engineers and I heard many different mixes of various songs/artists/genres...But I really have to say, that I never felt that happy with the results as with Austin's work! Austin is a professional with the talent to absolutely attend to your requests. So it was truly a great pleasure to work with him and I'll definitely come again with my next recordings :D!

  59. Review by The V.
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    Austin’s work is phenomenal - he really knows how to bring a song to life from your raw mix to his final product. My band’s recordings now sound totally professional and radio-quality thanks to him. Austin is also very patient, friendly and easy to work with. He always understands our notes and comments perfectly, even when they sometimes get a bit complex. The man clearly knows what he’s doing. We are definitely sticking with him and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a mix done right.

  60. Review by Michael Kolk
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    Austin did a great job on the mix and was very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  61. Review by Brian W.
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    Austin is amazing to work with and does fantastic work. We were excited to get that first mix of our song and were extremely pleased because his first mix was leagues ahead of what we normally get on the first mix. All we needed was a few minor preferences adjusted which he did masterfully. I recommend Austin 100% and we will definitely work with him again. Thank you Austin for taking our tracks and mixing them into the song we envisioned when we recorded the tracks. We will be back!

  62. Review by Nick Schwartz
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    Austin did a great job mixing and mastering my rock song. I gave him 50+ tracks and he turned mud into gold. Thanks Austin!

  63. Review by Tom R.
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    Austin mixed 3 songs for me - all in different genres that needed subtle finesses in different ways, and he delivered. Very happy with the quality and initiative he took, and the professionalism / turnaround time. Will use him again.

  64. Review by Sören B.
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    I can’t express how great this mix sounds and how happy I am. Really! I would give ten stars, if possible. Austin made my song sound like a major production. I am a really critical mind with a well trained ear. I had Austin mix a song that had been mixed by another "professional mixing engineer" before, but sounded dull and empty at the end. Then came "snare drum king" Austin and made a whole new experience out of it. Search no further and hire him!

  65. Review by Knykia F.
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    Austin is not only extremely talented, but a pure joy to work with! I will definitely be using his services in the future.

  66. Review by Scott O.
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    Working with Austin was great. He brought a perspective to the mix that I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. At the same time, he was very open to any feedback I had or changes I wanted made. He was also quick to respond to questions and communication was great throughout the project. I plan on using Austin in the future and highly recommend him.

  67. Review by Andreas K.
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    Austin is amazing. He's super friendly, helpful and replies really quick.
    His mixes are very musical and he knows exactly what a song needs.
    I HIGHLY recommend him.

  68. Review by Marija G.
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    This was my first time working with Austin from a recommendation. I loved working with Austin, he was patient and did everything how I wanted it to sound!

  69. Review by Michael N.
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    Austin took our song to a whole new level. It came out better than I even imagined. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend. A true professional and talent. Top notch.

  70. Review by Tom W.
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    Another great mix! Austin has a way of bringing out the best elements of a track but still achieving perfect balance and a HUGE sounding mix. The man is a wizard and the best I’ve ever worked with. Also very patient with and accommodating to picky artists like myself. Thanks, Austin!!!

  71. Review by Willie W.
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    Superb engineering

  72. Review by Andreas K.
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    One of the best mixing/ mastering engineers I've ever worked with.
    Amazing sound, highly professional and a super nice guy.

  73. Review by Jeremy M.
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    Excellent work! Austin delivers a high quality product I definitely recommend!

  74. Review by iakoko
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    Fantastic to work with! EXCELLENT communication, fast replies, and not to mention, incredible at mixing and mastering!

  75. Review by George K.
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    Austin is very professional at what he does. highly recommended

  76. Review by Coché Vil
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    I have no words. It's been wonderful to agree. I think I've found the best mixer. It's been all quick and easy. The first test is already really valid. I hope I can keep working with him

  77. Review by Daniel M.
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    Austin did a great job and put a lot of time into making my track as good as possible! I asked for a few small revisions and he was quick and accommodating.

  78. Review by Carol Kay
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    Austin is a gem, I feel very very lucky to have found him and to have him on my tracks. He's so accomodating and just gets mix notes and gets it done. What a fantastic experience! Couldn't recommend him more and I hope to continue working with him on future projects.

  79. Review by Casey C.
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    Austin was great to work with. Nailed the mastering in the first try! Extremely solid + great communicator + super fast.

    Excited to work with him again soon.

  80. Review by Coffeeshock C.
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    Austin is the best!!! He is super nice, replies really fast and his mix sounds phenomenal! Would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing sounding mix/ master!

  81. Review by Andy C.
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    Austin is a true professional who mastered my debut album with great attention to detail and quality. I thought the process of remote mastering was going to be difficult but he addressed all of my concerns with patience and great artistry. I recommend him a 100% and would work with him again. Thanks Austin!

  82. Review by Denis
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    We'r band from Russia and we scared that we couldnt find right way for communication with sound engineer from US, but everything was awesome! Austin did a great job, He gave's a feedback very fast and it'was real pleasure to work with Austin!

  83. Review by Tom W.
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    Austin just finished mixing one of my songs, and it turned out AWESOME! He was very patient and accommodating to my prefered mixing tweaks, no matter how small they were. Austin was able to hone-in on the sound I was looking for and delivered very quickly. Thanks, Austin!

  84. Review by See See Beats
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    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Austin. He is an amazing mix engineer and went above and beyond on the project!

  85. Review by Simon P.
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    Simply a total awesome guy to work with! This is our 3rd single - and planning to do much more over the coming months with Austin.
    Couldn't recommend him more highly.

  86. Review by Albi S.
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    You've done a great job, as usual. Thanks Austin!

  87. Review by Simon P.
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    I don't know where to start. Austin is a total legend! A mixing ninja!
    His patience, creativity and passion to make sure the song sounds the very best it possibly can is amazing. It is such a pleasure to work with him and I really am looking forward to many more mixing project with Austin.

  88. Review by Katie G.
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    Austin did such an awesome job. He really took the time to make sure the violin sounded as good as possible and mixed well with the rest of the music. I would use him again on a project.

  89. Review by Charlie
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    Austin is professional, very straightforward, easy to communicate with, and a very talented mix/mastering engineer. We did a 3 song indie rock project with him and the results were fantastic. I recorded all the tracks in my home studio (elec/aco guitars, bass, live drum set/percussion, vocals/group vocals) and Austin, brought the energy out of our performance throughout each mix. He made the songs sound professional and helped maintain our initial artistic vision.

  90. Review by Martin D.
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    Austin has provided us with a great mix/master for our song. The process to get there has been professional and enjoyable. The communication was good. He was listening and open to ideas. We never felt pressured or pushed around. Great experience!

  91. Review by anthony b.
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    Boy did I make the right choice in mixing my song with Austin. From the first mix, he heard and brought out elements in the tracks that not only had I overlooked, but that truly made the song shine in ways I had not imagined. That, along with his technical mastery, responsiveness and easygoing demeanor made both the process and the outcome a joy. When he writes that he puts 100% into his work - he means it, and it means a lot. Hope to work again with Austin, for sure.

  92. Review by Chris
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    Austin is FANTASTIC, definitely knows what he is doing-- flexible to the needs, and does the job primarily to satisfy the client's need, and his motivation is not the money. Thank you much, brother!

  93. Review by Ian Y.
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    Very experienced mixer I met ever. Nice cooperation with Austin!!!

  94. Review by Isabella G.
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    Austin is always professional, his skills never disappoint. He took the time to work with my song and make sure the best mix was delivered.

  95. Review by Dave Attelan
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    Just perfect !

  96. Review by Michael M.
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    Austin did a seriously great job with my tracks. I'm pretty good at mixing and have been doing it for years, but I was relatively lost with this particular mix, and I wasn't even sure if anyone could improve it. But it is VASTLY improved. Would work with Austin again no problems!

  97. Review by Dave Attelan
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    Austin is a great mixer with a high artistic sensitivity. He immediately understood in which direction I wanted to go for my mix.
    Big thanks !

  98. Review by Simon P.
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    Austin was a total legend. Had a great mix, listened to all my changes and was really easy to work with. It was such a joy and pleasure to work with and looking forward to future projects.

  99. Review by Banseok L.
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    Always, His mixes are truly amazing.

  100. Review by stuart
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    this is the third track Austin has done for me so please see my previous reviews. technically brilliant and great results. gave my song a great edge. highly recommend Austins work

  101. Review by stuart
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    Austin has provided an excellent mix to my track. everything in its right place and he gave the track a radio ready full sound. easy to work with and no fuss approach. second track he has done for me with high quality results

  102. Review by Engel M.
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    Austin Deptula is definitely one of the best mixing engineers I've ever worked with! I ended up making an entire album with him and it all turned out great! Not only are the mixes great sounding but also the fast and nice communication and the willing to give the project everything it needs to turn out great make him the perfect mixing engineer! I enjoyed working with him on the whole album and will definitely do it again anytime! Thx Austin!

  103. Review by Justin C.
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    Austin produces killer, radio-ready mixes. The guy has super communication skills, and most importantly... a musicality that is truly next level.

  104. Review by Banseok L.
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    Always perfect!

  105. Review by stuart
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    Austin provided a mix that was right on the mark of what i was after. I left him to his own devices and he provided a radio ready mix of my song. everything sat nicely together and gave it a big sound. Austin is great to work with. looking forward to the next mix with him

  106. Review by RowanDev
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    This is now my third track with Austin. His patience, professionalism and overall dedication to providing the perfect mix & master is something special. He is exceptional in every right. A rare find on SoundBetter and someone who truly deserves all accolades he has received up until this point. Our track sounds amazing and we will use Austin again and again. Highly recommended.

  107. Review by ramda
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    His meticulous skill made my song better.
    I was impressed by his kind consideration of my many requests. This is the second time I've worked with him. He is the best!

  108. Review by Quarteto Q.
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    Austin is a fantastic professional. Always in touch and always willing to do the best for you. I will always work with him!

  109. Review by Charlie S.
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    Amazing job. Austin pulled out all the nuances and subtleties in the performances to create a super beautiful and sublime mix. Extraordinarily musical. Thank you!

  110. Review by Leon Lieffijn
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    It was a pleasure working with Austin - the song sounds amazing!

  111. Review by ramda
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    He is perfect! and very kind.
    He has a great ear for music, so I could easily finish my work.

  112. Review by Chris
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    Fantastic guy! Fantastic result! Highly recommended for his patience and careful consideration of the composer's approach. Highly recommended.
    Mysticity

  113. Review by Banseok L.
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    Everything is perfect.
    I was so happy to know him and I could open my eyes to a new mixing.
    Whenever I get a new work, I'll call him first.

  114. Review by Matthew C.
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    Once again Austin delivered the project on time and exactly how I needed it.

  115. Review by Karl Ludwigsen
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    Made a quick edit and additional requests a breeze. Thank you for a fast turnaround Austin!

  116. Review by Karl Ludwigsen
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    I really enjoyed working with Austin. Austin is a talented engineer and communicates very well. He was patient with my requests and provided clear explanations and fixes quickly. I'm happy and proud of the result. Thank you!

  117. Review by Marius B.
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    Great mixes. Very full and clear. Austin is also very patient and easy to work with. Amazing job!

  118. Review by Matthew C.
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    Amazing work! Delivered the project exactly how I wanted it in a timely manner. Very easy to work with and communicate with. I would recommend to anyone who needs mixing or mastering.

  119. Review by Justin C.
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    Austin has mixed 55+ songs for me. There are strong reasons why the guy has mixes on the Billboard top 40. Here are the reasons I keep on going back to Austin:
    •Radio-ready, contemporary mix
    •Lightning quick turnaround
    •Deep ears and experience in many genres
    •"Goosebumps" when you get the mix back
    •Austin can fix anything
    •SUPER reasonable pricing

  120. Review by Lee C.
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    First of all I would like to say Austin knows how to treat his customers, 1st Class. He went above and beyong the call of duty and made sure I was happy. Communication back and forth was flawless! I left the track with Austin and in less than a week the result returned. Exacty what we'd hoped for. Thanks Austin your the MAN!!!

  121. Review by Carol Kay
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    Austin is the best. Expect:
    - Pro
    - Incredible ears
    - Very accommodating
    - Responsive
    - Genuine
    - Listens incredibly well to client requests and overdelivers

    Could not be happier.

  122. Review by Shane F.
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    Austin is easy to work with and listens to your musical goals. He is reliable and takes the time to understand each idea you have. He worked his magic faster than I expected as well. This guy really knows his stuff. Thanks so much for everything, Austin!

  123. Review by RowanDev
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    Second track mixed and mastered by Austin. His professionalism was outstanding and the quality of his work is excellent. He has an ear for making a great mix, ideas and concepts that can give the entire song a different feel and sonic tone completely and most of all he really captures your exact vision for a song. A privilege to work with him.

  124. Review by Joshua S.
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    Austin is literally the best guy to work with / collaborate. Such a talented guy, gives it to you straight and takes your tunes to a new level! If you are thinking about using him, stop thinking. You won't regret it.

  125. Review by RowanDev
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    Austin is a fantastic and highly professional engineer. He transformed our track into something really special. He is always willing to assist and provide the best solutions to challenges with the mix and the final product is out of this world. Highly recommend Austin who wishes to achieve their sonic dream for their music.

  126. Review by Albi S.
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    Great work and amazing result! Thanks Austin!

  127. Review by Theodore R.
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    WOW!!!

  128. Review by Wissam
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    Austin is easy to work with and was open to my references with a touch of creativity. The outcome was simply amazing and did a great job ...

  129. Review by Eric Montgomery
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    Solid, clear mixes. Easy to communicate with and willing to help bring your vision to life.

  130. Review by Ben R.
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    Austin was very easy to work with. He was open to my ideas and suggestions, but also had creative ideas of his own which helped bring the mix to life in a way that wouldn't have happened otherwise. I'm more than happy with how my track turned out.

  131. Review by Tony Y.
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    Working with Austin has been a great experience. I was looking for someone to add a little imagination into the mix and he did a great job. Very happy with the overall sound, Would recommend.

  132. Review by Josh Thatcher
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Austin. He was incredibly accommodating and really went over and above to help me materialise the vision I had for my track. I'm highly impressed by his work ethic and very happy with the outcome. Absolutely recommend!!

  133. Review by Pauly R.
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    Austin did a great job with my song, really gave it an interesting spin

  134. Review by thurane
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    The finest audio production for my recordings.

  135. Review by Albi S.
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    Remember this information. His name is Austin. He will help. Result is amazing!

  136. Review by Amos C.
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    Austin is a true professional. He really takes the time to make sure you get what you want out of your mix and won't stop until it's exactly where you want it. We'll be using him to mix our entire album after hearing the spot on mix he was able to provide for us!

  137. Review by Heather Little
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    I've been working in the music business professionally for over a decade, having recorded at numerous studios in Nashville, Dallas, Austin, and beyond. Austin Deptula's work beats it all! He's been my go-to for musical projects for years, because he gets that it's the small details that make up the big picture we're going for 100%.

  138. Review by Lauren Alexander
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    Austin is hard to beat. He understands the vision of each song, and really puts in the effort to go above and beyond my expectations every time he mixes a project for me.

  139. Review by Simply Real
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    I am nortorious for being dissatisfied with mixes. So even though I knew of Austin's pedigree, I put my latest project in his hands with a sense of hope-so. But when I heard the mixes, I was beyond impressed. Austin understands the how's and why's of the mix process and has a true ear for different genres. Our mix sounds great across all platforms.

  140. Review by Blacktop Mojo
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    The mixes we got back from Austin were incredible! It is no easy task to mix hard rock well, but with his mixes, everything sits in the right place and delivers the organic sound we were looking for. Austin won't stop until you have what you're looking for!

  141. Review by Philip Mosley
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    Austin did a tremendous job on the the debut album from Blacktop Mojo and an even more amazing job on the sophomore project. The sonic quality, punch, and dynamics really stand out. Great ear and great taste, as a mixing engineer. We couldn't be happier with all he has done for us!

Interview with Austin Deptula

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: I'm inspired by everything I hear. Wild modern trends, classic punchy rock, EDM that breaks all the rules, that 15-second stock trading ad you can't get out of your head, the latest Hans Zimmer soundtrack... you name it, I get ideas from it!

  3. Q: How would you describe your style?

  4. A: Big, Open, Clear, "Radio Ready"

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

  6. A: Currently, it's Rock, Metal, EDM, Country.

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

  8. A: I considered woodworking once - when I was eight, I think. But since then it's been this. All this. I love this stuff. Always have.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I work in a custom built studio suite, acoustically designed from the ground up for my needs.

  11. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  12. A: Editing/mixing for a 2-hour long indie film.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Q: Can you fix that one bad note on (instrument X) at (Y) minutes, (Z) seconds? A: Probably.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What are your favorite sounding songs by other artists, especially ones that compare favorably to what we're about to begin work on? Vocals: On top of the mix or blended in? Vocal FX: Do you have a preference or would you rather leave that up to me? What is your deadline? What is your budget?

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

  18. A: Seriously, look into how much time others are willing to put into your project for the money. Yes, it matters.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: One computer, two powered speakers, a great little USB mic (ha!), and an (imaginary?) silent 110v solar power generator. Bonus item: a Star Trek replicator.

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

  22. A: The one with the most drive, ambition, and talent - in that order. For Captain Obvious reasons.

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

  24. A: You know that part you're thinking about deleting because you can't get it out of your head and it's driving you crazy? Yeah. Don't delete that.

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

  26. A: For a mix, I typically like to throw everything on the faders and get a quick rough with levels and, on occasion, some broad EQ. I then begin dialing in the details... bass, drums, guitars, all remaining instruments, vocals, BGVs. After that, whatever it takes to make it sound like a record!

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

  28. A: I like making clients grin ear-to-ear with big, awesome sounding kick-A mixes!

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

  30. A: To do whatever it takes to make 'em happy!

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

  32. A: My many years of experience and endless tenacity for helping clients in their ultimate pursuit of sounding awesome.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: Happy clients that become repeat clients.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Embracing the notion that "awesome" comes in many delicious flavors, and everybody has their own favorite flavor.

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