Professional mix engineer based in Nashville, Tennessee.
I am a professional recording and mix engineer based in Nashville, Tennessee. I specialize in country and folk music, but have experience and proficiency in many genres. My time as a staff engineer at a commercial recording studio has equipped me with the knowledge and experience to give your songs the "finished" treatment they need to be release-ready. I don't mix from templates, and work hard to sculpt each song with individual attention to detail and nuance, serving the artist's vision at each step along the way. Feel free to check out my website for additional samples of my work and an extensive discography.
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Austin Stanley
I'm so happy to have chosen Austin again as the mixing engineer for another song-- the mix is superb and he's just so great to work with. He provided outstanding care by working deeply on all elements, from fine-tuning minute details to shaping the sound on a thematic level. Austin is considerate, prompt, thorough, willing to modify/experiment, and dedicated to help set the song just right. I'm so grateful to have Austin to call on, and I look forward to working with him again!
Austin is fantastic, fast, pays keen attention to detail, and delivers way above expectations. Thrilled to have had the chance to work with him on here and look forward to working with him again!
Austin Stanley’s craft of mixing and quality of service is simply outstanding and incredibly refreshing- a real pleasure! His fantastic engineering and creative instincts clearly shine through in the mix. Articulate and perceptive, quick to respond with enthusiasm and detail to feedback and questions on all aspects, micro to macro. I wholeheartedly recommend Austin for any level of mixing project. I feel without a doubt you will be impressed with your mix and feel relieved that you chose Austin.
Austin is better mixer and is far better value for money than most of the top mixers on Soundbetter. Listen to the demo on his profile for proof. I had him mix two songs and It actually made me laugh how bad my rough mixes were compared to his final mixes. I would definitely hire him again!
Austin Stanley is not only great at what he does in the studio, but he has a personality that you won’t generally find just anywhere! His kind, soft spoken demeanor will already have you wanting to work with him but when you see the process, then get results, you won’t go anywhere else! I’ll bet money on that! There’s plenty of great studios and nice guys in town that do great production work but luckily for me, Austin was the only one who opened the door for me to come in. Everywhere else I went,needed an appointment. One of the first songs I did, hit a Million Views on YouTube in 6 months.
Interview with Austin Stanley
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What music do you love to listen to? I don't mean who do you want to sound like. I want to know what recordings make you happy every time you hear them. It helps me understand your vision and also (selfishly) introduces me to new music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Aside from some basic routing, I don't work from templates. I want to treat each song with whatever approach is most appropriate to meet the vision of the artist. Some mixes come together in a few hours and others in a few days. Regardless, serving the artist's vision is my priority.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: These days, I mix completely in the box. I can geek out for days about analog hardware and still love to track and overdub with it. But, mixing digitally with great plugins awards a huge degree of creative freedom and allows me to be more nimble with revisions and recalls.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to get picky when choosing a producer, engineer, mixer, etc. Entrusting somebody with your art is no small task, and it's important to find somebody who brings the appropriate skills to the table to best serve your vision.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Space in a production is hardly ever a bad thing. It helps make a recording timeless.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Living in Nashville, I work on a lot of country music. I end up working in a fair amount of other genres, including CCM, folk, rock, and pop. One of my favorite things about being an audio engineer is the variety of work I get to experience from day to day. Each artist and project I work with is different than the next. It's never boring.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My set up is simple - I normally use RME converters and a couple of monitoring/ headphone options for multiple perspectives. I try to avoid complexity - it gets in the way of working creatively.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: On a daily basis, I'm recording and mixing a variety of artists out of Station West studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Some days I'm tracking 7-piece bands, and others I'm editing records in the B room. Every day is different, and I love it.