James Auwarter

Grammy Award Winning Engineer

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**Grammy Award Winning Engineer** & *OFFICIALLY CREDITED ON 32 TOTAL GRAMMY NOMINATIONS* I’ve worked alongside: Kanye West, Yo-Yo Ma, PJ Morton, Jamila Woods, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Elling, Adam Levine, Cowboy Troy, Tom Higgenson (Plain White Tees), Donald Lawrence, Lupe Fiasco, Hezekiah Walker, Rihanna, Anthony Hamilton, Mavis Staples, etc.

I will deliver world-class treatments for your most precious work!

RECORDING / MIXING / MASTERING ENGINEER

“Studio James” is known for his diversity, having the distinction of successfully working in practically every genre of music over his 15+ year career. This has included credits on Grammy nominated Hip Hop / R&B / Gospel / Jazz, while also having worked with world renowned classical musicians, rockstars, popstars (and even a Billboard-charting Country artist).

After working out of countless big studios as a freelancer, since 2016, James has owned his Chicago-based studio, branded Coda Room Audio. In 2019, James received Arts Council England’s formal endorsement for a UK Tier 1 “Exceptional Talent” visa, paving the way for a whole new adventure (and expansion) across the pond. While still retaining a presence in the Chicago/USA scene, James now also resides in London.

Feel free to check out codaroomaudio.com for more information on myself and my studio.

I generally mix and master remotely, but am available to travel as well.
Whatever YOU need!--let's chat!

PS: A lot of people like to claim that they're Grammy-winning or Grammy-nominated...but, unfortunately, many of these people are not. Check for yourself, and don't take their word for it. Simply goto grammy.com and search their name. If it doesn't show up there, it did not happen.

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

Credits

Discogs verified credits for James Auwarter
  • Dewayne Woods
  • Shawnna
  • Shawnna
  • Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Yung Berg
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Wiley (2)
  • Great Divide
  • Laurence Hobgood Trio
  • Dewayne Woods
  • Cowboy Troy
  • Jamila Woods
  • Donald Lawrence & Co.
  • Joann Rosario
  • Charles & Taylor
  • Various
  • Kanye West
  • Ludacris And DTP*
  • Pastor Hezekiah Walker & LFC*
  • Steve Cole
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Vickie Winans
  • Dewayne Woods
  • Kevin Vasser
  • Donald Lawrence Introduces The Murrills
  • Rihanna
  • Shawnna
  • Rihanna
  • Steve Cole
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Rob Parton's Jazztech Big Band
  • Kurt Elling
  • Cornel West & BMWMB
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Hezekiah Walker & LFC*
  • Tim Bowman
  • Coko
  • Mark Colby
  • Various
  • DJ Khaled
  • Heather Headley
  • Various
  • Shari Addison
  • Various
  • Vanessa Bell Armstrong
  • Donald Lawrence & Co.*
  • Kevon Carter
  • Kanye West & Malik Yusef
  • Rihanna
  • Living Word Christian Center
  • When Singers Meet, Dewayne Woods
  • Jay-Z
  • Wooden Rings
  • Brian Pettis
  • Great Divide
  • Jon Guerra
  • Showoff
  • Cowboy Troy
  • Various
  • Various Production
  • Various
  • Herman Little III
  • Herman Little III
  • PJ Morton
  • Various
  • Various
  • Various

312 Reviews - 62 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Max C.
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    James has been amazing to work with. He responds quickly, gives transparent timeframes, and works collaboratively to make changes and adjustments. The quality of the work has been great and it's clear he is an absolute pro!

  2. Review by Cliff L.
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    Another project in the books. Always great working with James!

  3. Review by Anton
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    James did a perfect job on mastering a pop song of mine. The communication was great - efficient and prompt - and the final product was exactly what I had hoped for. James gets my strongest recommendation, and I hope to work with him again.

  4. Review by Yasmine S.
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    Great results! James is very professional and cares a lot about the results of the music and how it will sound. He is also great with communication. I highly, highly recommend!

  5. Review by Natalia N.
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    James was such a breeze to work with, he carefully considered everything I envisioned for the song and shared his insights as-well! The mastered track turned out great, you could tell it was done with heart! Highly recommended!

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    Awesome!

  7. Review by Elijah Spencer
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    Amazing work and hospitality.

  8. Review by Zack T.
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    James was awesome. Super cool and personable which made the experience even that much better. His master really brought my song to life! Definitely recommend!

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    Communicative and passionate towards making the best product! Would recommend as a Mastering Engineer.

  10. Review by Charlie S.
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    Brilliant work, very quick to reply and very fast turnaround. Will be back!

  11. Review by gunner
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    12/10. great working with james. he's very communicative and a g at what he does. excited to hear more of his work

  12. Review by Liz A.
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    Great communication with amazing quality of mastered tracks delivered. Looking forward to working with James again :)

  13. Review by Makon C.
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    My go-to engineer when I have an amazing song to master!

  14. Review by Makon C.
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    Definitely a most work with, great and talented artist. For us, we had long discussed about how we wanted the song to be, and bam, it just came out of nowhere! Highly recommend!

  15. Review by Cliff L.
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    Quality delivery and great communication, great working with James as always!

  16. Review by Trey P.
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    5 stars!

  17. Review by Cliff L.
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    Amazing quality and great communication

    Great working with James, as always!

  18. Review by Elizabeth O.
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    Easily the most talented on SoundBetter, James is fantastic at mixing everything to perfection!! Always enjoy working with him.

  19. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    Had a great time working with James again on a new mix and master. He's super easy to work with and made revisions really quickly leaving me really satisfied with my song. Can't wait to work with him again!

  20. Review by vanishingshores
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    A true professional and kind soul, bringing out the best in each song. Highly recommended.

  21. Review by Kevin Bianchi
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    James is an amazing talent and human being. He goes above and beyond to make sure the end result is something of beauty. Highly recommended.

  22. Review by Elizabeth O
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    James is the best on here! This dude is the real deal. Couldn't be happier with the finished sound.

  23. Review by Cliff L.
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    James is great to work with! Top tier engineer.
    So much attention to detail, and sound quality is pure excellence.

    Definitely recommended!!

  24. Review by Stoni G.
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    James is awesome! He took songs that I recorded at home just using logic and made it sound like I recorded in a million-dollar studio. Great work!!

  25. Review by Chris A.
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    Very Professional, Very responsive. Great Product at the end of everything. Pretty Much all you could ask for.

  26. Review by Mike F.
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    James was professional, patient and kind with clear communication and a willingness to meet within my timeline. Thank you James!

  27. Review by Moya Gotham
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    James really understood what I was going for. He elevated everything, especially the vocals. If you have choirs or large vocal stacks, James will make them shine!

  28. Review by Ole O.
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    Another great job from James. He's an amazing top-notch engineer. Highly recommended.

  29. Review by park h.
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    He was great...and kind...
    I will order again....

  30. Review by Cliff L.
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    James was great to work with.

    Clear communication and very professional. Provided genuinely high quality, polished sound.

    Definitely recommended!

  31. Review by James B.
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    James is a wonderful engineer and made the songs so incredibly clear. They sound so professional and opened up, I highly recommend working with him!!

  32. Review by Baresztrcks
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    James is incredibly responsive, fast, and a pleasure to work with! He made my track sound so freshly minted, and up to par with the biggest streaming hits of today. I highly recommend!

  33. Review by Rolando T.
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    James was very prompt and professional. He did a great job on mastering my track once again.I would recommend James to everyone!

  34. Review by Will A.
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    Took a few tries to get the sound I was looking for but once we did it sounded awesome! He was there for every step of the way, very professional!

  35. Review by Hunter M.
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    James was super fast and did a great job mastering my track thank you!

  36. Review by Carlo C.
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    Working with James was great and very productive. His iteration turnaround is very fast, and he knew how to address any feedback, or make recommendations as needed. He also was very patient in answering all my questions in great detail, which really helped me learn new things in the process!

  37. Review by Gene G.
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    My experience with James was top notch. I made his life as miserable as possible out of inexperience and he survived it with a stellar result of a mix and master. Nice to deal with a true professional!

  38. Review by 1210090289
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    Once again, working with James was a great experience. He mastered my song perfectly!

  39. Review by Jack V.
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    Timely responses, great results

  40. Review by George L.
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    I had a rush job for mastering two singles in time to get them on Spotify for Valentine's Day...James delivered great sounding masters with a super quick turnaround!

  41. Review by Hattie M.
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    I really enjoyed working with James. He's very professional And Timely. The work was spot-on from the beginning and the master quality is excellent. I definitely look forward to working with him again!

  42. Review by catlundymusic
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    James is an absolute gentleman and a joy to work with! He is so professional and didn’t try to change the song too much for the sake of it! I am delighted and from now on he will be my go to! It is very rare that people are as genuine and kind in this profession! Absolutely blown away, and I can’t wait to get working with him again. Anyone working with him will not be disappointed!!

  43. Review by Edward W.
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    Every Time I get a mix back from James He nails it. Happy to be working with him and excited to see what we can create together in the future.

  44. Review by Sidharth B.
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    James is a great mastering engineer, he exceeded my expectations by a mile! Work him with, you are in good hands.

  45. Review by Marie L.
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    There is no one likebthisbguyvgreat mixer and great man, he is awesome at every project.we love his groove

  46. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    Another great time working with James! The masters always sound 1000x better after he’s done with them :)

  47. Review by TonyaJae
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    Always coming back because James is wonderful. Thank you for another gorgeous master!

  48. Review by Sameer Rai
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    James is a fantastic mastering engineer. He was very professional and came through with a great master. Awesome all around

  49. Review by 1210090289
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    It was awesome working with James. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in getting getting my song to sound it's absolute best. I'll be working with him again.

  50. Review by Na’eem
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    James is a stellar mastering engineer. He took a great mix and turned it into a great song. Excellent work!

  51. Review by Deborah S.
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    We love working with James. He's friendly, makes and meets realistic deadlines, and cares about the end result. This is the third or fourth job we've come to him with, and we're always happy with the result

  52. Review by Callum S.
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    I honestly can't recommend James enough. Very easy to talk to and answers any questions/queries you might have. I gave notes on what I'd like my master to sound like along with a reference track and it's safe to say I was over the moon with the final product. USE HIS SERVICES HE IS A GENIUS

  53. Review by Edward W.
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    Always a pleasure getting back a track mixed by James

  54. Review by Jelle V.
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    James mastered an R&B/Soul song for us, with great results. James was quick, accurate, and professional. He's great with revisions and his help was very useful. Absolutely recommend him for your own work!

  55. Review by Hunter K.
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    James is a mastering magician. I've used him on a few projects and I'm super satisfied. Highly recommend him.

  56. Review by Nache C.
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    James is an absolute legend!! Completed the project exactly to taste (RnB/Pop), in the exact time specified. Cannot recommend him enough!

    Looking forward to working with him again!

  57. Review by Edward W.
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    True Professional at his craft. Will continue sending work his way.

  58. Review by Adam Kneale
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    Top class engineer! Super happy with the outcome and a great guy!!

  59. Review by Tyler D.
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    James has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He's been available for far more than mastering... taking time to offer his input and assist with the mixing process as well. He's been extremely flexible and patient as we worked through a difficult project and I'm thrilled with the end result. Highly recommend James!

  60. Review by Scot R.
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    Always a pleasure working with James! He hears what the track aesthetic is and could potentially go - and always delivers the goods!

  61. Review by COY Swede
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    I really appreciate James' work with my songs because it is such a crucial step with mastering certain music and genre. Thanks again my friend! :) +6 stars!

  62. Review by Sean E.
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    James is great at what he does. His masters elevate both the production and the mix. Really friendly and professional with quick turnarounds.

  63. Review by Edward W.
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    Very professional and a pleasure to work with. No Revisions Needed! He does Great Work. Thanks Again James

  64. Review by COY Swede
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    Very nice welcome and I am grateful for James' very high quality efforts for one of my most important tracks. Thanks again James!

  65. Review by Hunter K.
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    James is a fantastic mastering engineer. I highly recommend. He listened to my reference masters and nailed what I was going for on his first pass.

  66. Review by TonyaJae
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    Another excellent master to my new single. James never disappoints, and that's why I keep coming back! Thank you, James! :)

  67. Review by chicho
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    James is an A-list professional. Just amazing!!!!

  68. Review by Tyler C.
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    James mastered one song for me and did a FANTASTIC job. The sonic quality, polish, and musicality of the master is exactly what I was looking for. Communication was easy as well. I will be returning!

  69. Review by Carroll G.
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    Working with Mr James Auwarter was a smooth and easy process. His turn around time was appreciated, and he always responded to our messages during the process. The final product sounds great and was exactly what we were shooting for. Because of my experience working with Mr Auwarter, I recommend his services and professionalism to anyone who’s looking for a good engineer.

  70. Review by Jonathan M.
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    James has done a phenomenal job yet again!! 🙌🏽 couldn’t be anymore happier with the results. He is very patient and will make sure you get the results you are looking for and in this case, exceed them. I am truly satisfied thank you James!!

  71. Review by Save Me Records
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    Thanks, James! One of the best!

  72. Review by Simon T.
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    Mastered one of my tracks and am beyond amazed by his skills! Not even a revision was needed, no wonder why he is a grammy award winning engineer.

  73. Review by ugawood R.
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    James is an excellent sound engineer.

  74. Review by Scot R.
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    Another awesome master from James! Low end for dayssssss

  75. Review by Andrej P.
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    James is one of a kind! He always listens to my needs, so I will definitely work with him again. Can´t wait! Thank you sir.

  76. Review by Jordan M.
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    Extremely high quality mastering by James. His communication was A++ and the turnaround time was very quick. You get what you pay for so don't hesitate!

  77. Review by Andreas V.
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    It doesn't get any better than this.
    James has done a brilliant and excellent job with his mastering. 1000 thanks.
    I hope James will master more songs from mire as well.

  78. Review by andy d.
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    Excellent communication, fast delivery and top quality result

  79. Review by Jack
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    It was a real pleasure working with James, we had previously struggled to find the sound that we were looking for with other mix engineers, but James listen carefully and communicate brilliantly and as a result we ended up incredibly happy with the sound we achieved.
    Thank you James, looking forward to working on the next song!

  80. Review by Rolando T.
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    James did everything he promised when mastering my track! Great job!

  81. Review by Vitali V.
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    It was such a pleasure to work with James!
    He has an exceptional ears, truly professional, always timely and polite and also very responsive to requests. Highly recommended!

  82. Review by Austin D.
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    James was a professional, gave me a deadline of Tuesday and delivered days earlier than expected - fast and skilled! Would recommend James to any and all looking for a solid master.

  83. Review by Maurizio S.
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    Best producer where i have meet. James make a good quality job. He have patience and you can count on him.

  84. Review by Guillaume Jouan
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    James IS the Enhancerman. Thanks again my friend !

  85. Review by Ian J.
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    Working with James was fantastic. He made a good track sound truly great! Thank you so much. Look forward to working with you again.

  86. Review by Microwaveablejagermeister
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    perfect

  87. Review by Jan P.
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    James mixed and mastered my song. It now sounds great. Highly recommend!

  88. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    Another amazing master from James! Always sounds so good :)

  89. Review by tzchien
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    James is the best. At once, he mastered my songs right. He is also generous with his opinions and knowledge. Highly recommended!

  90. Review by Boyd K.
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    great final result and super accomodating, highly recommend!

  91. Review by Scot R.
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    Another awesome experience with James, professional and quick!

  92. Review by Jonathan
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    James is awesome to work with! He mastered my latest release, and it sounds incredible! He's also very quick to respond and fast with his work. Highly recommend!

  93. Review by Deborah S.
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    Always a pleasure to work with James. This time he mixed for us, as well as mastering. Totally seamless. He was able to turn two tracks around and respond to a few requests in just over a week. He's also very responsive - you never end up wondering where he's gone. The music comes back better. What more can I say?

  94. Review by Jonathan M.
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    James has done a phenomenal job mastering my track I could not have asked for anything better!! Very professional and responds in a timely manner no matter what timezone your in! haha. Overall, great service, and great guy to work with. Highly recommend! Thank you James!

  95. Review by Scot R.
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    Such a quick and easy process, and at a great quality. Going to get more done by James in the future!

  96. Review by Sharilyn E.
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    My pleasure collaborating with James, Super professional! Amazing turnaround. I enjoy the final result. Happy to work with again in future.

  97. Review by Jenae A.
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    This is my second time working with James and he never disappoints. He works fast and always takes my desires into top consideration. Anytime I need a mastering engineer I do not look anywhere else.

  98. Review by Xeuphoria
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    I hired James to master a full album. This was onestly one of the smoothest and highest quality experiences I've had with a mastering engineer. Professional, in good time, and he saw quickly and efficiently to revisions. Do not hesitate to send this guy your projects for mastering!

  99. Review by ALPHAS
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    Great work by James. Master slaps hard and is exactly what we imagined! Anytime again!

  100. Review by Andrej P.
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    True professional, I definitely recommend! Can't wait to be working with James again!

  101. Review by Save Me Records
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    James is always great to work with. Every track he masters for me sounds great, and he was patient while I worked through a few different versions of my mix, which was much appreciated. If you're looking for a great mastering engineer, you can stop here because you've found your guy!! Thanks, James!

  102. Review by Laura S.
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    James was great to work with! Very receptive and quick. Would recommend!

  103. Review by Luke E.
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    James did a great job mastering my song exactly as I had asked for. He was fast, attentive, and gave good advice in adjusting my mix. He was super helpful and friendly in answering all my questions. Great experience!

  104. Review by Charlie M.
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    James did a wonderful job with the 4 masters for my EP and was willing to make tweaks based on feedback from me and my producer. The songs all sound amazing, and I will definitely be using James again!

  105. Review by Christian S.
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    James is a real professional and I really enjoyed his master of my song When Your Heart Sings. It lifted it a lot and made it come together nicely!

  106. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    The best in the business!! Period!! Excellent!!

  107. Review by Jake A.
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    Every time I utilize James for my masters, they seem to sound better and better. Over the last few sessions, James has become a-tune to my specific wants and needs and knows exactly what my masters need. I highly recommend James if you're looking for someone that truly cares about your artistic vision. Thank you!

  108. Review by Saiful Idris
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    Working with James was a great experience. He was receptive to feedback throughout and went out of his way to get the track to the best version it can be. Definitely recommended.

  109. Review by Maurizio S.
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    Very good producer with the goal to make it how the artist imagine.

  110. Review by Demo
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    James did an excellent job mixing and mastering my song and I look forward to working with him again.

  111. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    James!! You are my life support! Thank you so much!!! 1 more and I'm complete with this project!! Thank you for your ear.

  112. Review by Save Me Records
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    Thanks so much James for delivering a great master. Will be back for more work soon!

  113. Review by James N.
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    Not just an expert mastering engineer, but a really kind and patient person. Song ended up sounding way better than I could expect. Thank you so much!

  114. Review by Guillaume Jouan
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    The master of the mastering did it again ! :) Thanks !

  115. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    My tracks always end up sounding AMAZING after James works on them ✨The mix is always super crispy and I don't go to anyone else for my masters these days.

  116. Review by MATTHEW M.
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    Super excited at the awesome work that James did on my blues rock song. He was a total pleasure to work with and a true professional. He was kind enough to give me some mix suggestions prior to sending him the final wav to master. You will be glad you chose to work with him!

  117. Review by Talat I.
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    What a lovely and talented person! Total pleasure to work with James. He has an incredible ear and is so open and helpful. Excellent communicator and sticks to deadline. Love it. Can't wait to work with him again!!

  118. Review by Ori P.
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    James has done an amazing job mastering my song! He was super communicative thoughout the process and had a quick turnaround! Highly recommended!!!

  119. Review by Gourty Maxx FKA GMJR
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    My fam always rises to the occasion on the masterings. My Go-to!

  120. Review by Guillaume Jouan
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    James is both very professional and easy to work with. I would recommend him without hesitation.

  121. Review by Federico S.
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    Terrific master. Highly skilled and professional. looking forward to working with James again.

  122. Review by CC Sound Design
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    5 start mastering for what was quite a challenging mix.
    Many thanks James

  123. Review by Hannah G.
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    He did an amazing job and quickly! I will definitely use his services again

  124. Review by Jürgen K.
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    Always a pleasure working with James. Our Go-To Mastering Engineer. His patience and professional skills are amazing. Thanks from Novum Audio and one more happy client.

  125. Review by Lila Y.
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    James is extremely efficient and easy to work with. He’s helped me reach the sound I want through mastering and is just an overall wizard. Thanks!!

  126. Review by Fanen D.
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    Second time working with James and he did a great job!

  127. Review by Gerald P.
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    I had a great experience working with Mr. James! At first I was like maybe it would be different if I got in the studio but the energy and communication made me feel like I was in the studio with him. Can't wait to work again with Mr. James. Thank you for taking my tune to the next level.

  128. Review by Dean A.
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    He is great at what he does! Very professional and it was great to work with someone who knows what you want!

  129. Review by Hunter M.
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    Amazing work as always, James' mastering really helps make the song pop - thank you!

  130. Review by Theodoros P.
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    Really good communication, informative - but most important, really good end-product. Really happy with the master James has provided for my upcoming single. I will use his services again, that's for sure!

  131. Review by Jake A.
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    Once again, James helped take my music to the next level. He had no problem making a revision for me, and in an extremely timely fashion at that. James takes the time to get every detail right and treats each project as his own. I would entrust James with my work any day of the week. Thank you!

  132. Review by Deborah S.
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    This is the second time James has mastered a track for us. He is a master class (no pun) in how to do this. Songs are richer when he's done with them and he's a nice guy as well.

  133. Review by Sean E.
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    Did a great job on the Master. Prompt with messages and revisions. Very friendly and professional. Definitely looking forward to working with him again.

  134. Review by Felysa
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    Absolutely great experience to work with James. He was highly professional in understanding my concept and needs. Quick and easy communication, delivering fast and completed a 100% quality mastering for my 10 songs jazzy album. Definitely work with James again. Thank you and appreciate your great personality too!

  135. Review by Y. K.
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    An absolutely brilliant sound engineer and such a warm, generous and kind hearted man.  One reason I wish I could  write beautiful songs is the hope of reaching the people who may find comfort and consolation in them. Another, more simple reason is just to say hi to James :- )

  136. Review by Devon C.
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    James is awesome!! He made my vocals sound so pure!!!

  137. Review by Re
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    The Absolute BEST! AMAZING to work with! I will be back James!!! Thanks for EVERYTHING!

  138. Review by Dan H.
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    James did an outstanding job on our single and nailed our sound in the first go, he was very communicative, professional and overall made us feel very positive in our interactions, skills are outstanding!

  139. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    James has the EAR that you need for your projects.

  140. Review by Dario M.
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    James is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. He has valuable industry incite that has really helped me and my song. He’s responsive, accommodating, and damn good at what he does. All of that shines through his masters. My music has never sounded this good! I look forward to working with James on future projects.

  141. Review by Fanen D.
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    James was a pleasure to work with. Professional and very easy to communicate with. It turned out great as a result. I would definitely recommend.

  142. Review by Moya Gotham
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    James added levels to the professionalism of my track!

  143. Review by Blaire M.
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    Another great collaboration with James - his masters are so great and he's incredibly easy to work with. I recommend him 100% with zero reservations.

  144. Review by Mihail S.
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    A pleasure to work with James! It's my first collaboration with him and he did a great job! So yeah, I would gladly recommend him! The man you need with a strong work ethic !

  145. Review by Pat R.
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    James is a true pro. Amazing to work with and he answered all my questions. Submitted the project on time and he did an incredible job on my song!

  146. Review by Jonah Larsen
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    Working with James was a pleasure. He is incredibly talented, patient, and helpful. I would highly recommend.

  147. Review by Y. K.
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    The wonderful poet Maya Angelou says:
    “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
    What touches me the most about James is that he makes everyone who trusts him with their music feel " seen and valued."
    I will probably forget my song one day. But I won't forget the experience of having worked with such a noble and beautiful person.

  148. Review by Jenae A.
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    James is a great engineer and works fast. Definitely will use him again in the future.

  149. Review by Anthony B.
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    Did a Great Job!....Stellar Work, tight Master. Will Use in the near future

  150. Review by Anthony S.
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    Total professional, kind and engaging. Will continue to utilize this remarkable talent!

  151. Review by Gourty Maxx FKA GMJR
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    James has my artists and i in complete awe! Amazing work and incredible turnaround time! My Go-to from now on.

  152. Review by LeeMaxx
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    Top notch mastering pro. Fantastic job on the single! Highly recommend...

  153. Review by Y. K.
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    A truly wonderful musician but also a remarkably modest and warm hearted person! It was so nice to meet James, I wouldn't want to work with anybody else!

  154. Review by Save Me Records
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    James is a very talented engineer. Had him master one of my upcoming tracks, and love the way it turned out. His enthusiasm about the record made it a pleasurable experience to work with him, and his mixing feedback was very helpful. No doubts we will be working together on more music soon!

  155. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    James is awesome! Very Professional and Quick. I have him mastering my project and will use him for projects in the future!!

  156. Review by Hubert K.
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    This is another collaboration. James is extremely helpful and the results of his work are really amazing. I highly recommend him. You will not regret.

  157. Review by Patrizio
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    great skills top mix and mastering👍 he transformed my poor mix into gold!
    James is really nice and trustful you will experience that by the first contact

  158. Review by Deborah S.
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    Loved working with James ! He brought new perspective on the track, took the reference points we gave him, and found the perfect dynamic space for this song. He was also fast, professional and down-to-earth. The best!

  159. Review by CC Sound Design
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    Brilliant on point master exactly where I wanted it to be.
    Communication first class - very highly recommended.

  160. Review by Blaire M.
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    Another stellar job by James! Very easy to work with and really personable!

  161. Review by Francisque A.
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    James is amazing, definitely a 5 star ⭐️ service... gave my single the boost that I needed.
    He also gave me some great advice as to improve the sound of my original mix, further enhancing the quality of my final master.

    Definitely going to be working with James again at the next opportunity 👍🏿.

  162. Review by Jasaan R.
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    My go to for masters

  163. Review by Lila Y.
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    James really helped me achieve the sound I wanted with this master! Will definitely back for future projects. Great to work with :-)

  164. Review by Jürgen K.
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    First time on soundbetter.com and we are not disappointed.

    Received a great Master by James, who was very caring about the song and our wishes. Now the song shines and what he did especially with the stereo-Width is extremely tasty but not overdone. WE ARE HAPPY!

  165. Review by Aansh K.
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    James is awesome. He's really easy to communicate with, receptive to feedback, and overall a pleasure to work with. We touched base before starting regarding reference tracks and other details, which made things go smoothly from the get go. Would definitely be down to tackle another song together in the future! Thanks again.

  166. Review by Joseph N.
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    James is a pleasure to work with. Fast and efficient and awesome results.
    We will be using him again.
    The tracks sounds great!

  167. Review by Phil S.
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    Great communication! Great result!

  168. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    3rd time working with James and it's been amazing as always. His masters always leave the mixes sounding so much crispier and better than they were before!! Thank you James for finishing my songs again :)

  169. Review by Dan G.
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    Great mastering for the song with clear and fast communication. Overall perfect experience. Will be happy to work again.

  170. Review by Ozum S.
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    Another great master from James. Special thanks for bearing with my fussy ear. Great result in the end.

  171. Review by Ricardo
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    Yet another great experience with James. He really is the CEO of efficiency and good comunication amongst mastering engineers. He has been super patient with all the feedback and changes I've made to a single track over and over and he stayed quick and professional throughout the entire process. Very much recommended.

  172. Review by Douglas M.
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    James is an unbelievable pro and a great guy. Incredibly efficient and a great turn-around time with no compromise on quality. It's not surprising at all to see that's worked with the likes of Rhianna and Kanye. Will definitely be back for me, thanks James!

  173. Review by isabellemusicofficial@gmail.com
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    Really happy with the mastering, James took all my notes into account and was great to work with!

  174. Review by TonyaJae
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    James mastered all 7 songs on my upcoming EP; my team and I could not be more satisfied. This is my 3rd time completing a job with James and it was a success. I am so ecstatic to put these tracks out. He is so professional, flexible and extremely kind. He knows his stuff and people have already told me they plan to hire him as well. Thank you, James, for allowing me your time and energy to get these songs polished. I most definitely plan to work with you again in the future. :)

  175. Review by Robin S.
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    I asked for a detailed, dark & punchy master of a melodic vocal techno production. He outperformed & it was a great relief to find him. Rarely does a song sound so good on my stock Chevy speakers. What makes James stand out as a great engineer to work with, is that his exuberance for diving into your work really shines through in the final product. Communication was top notch. We discussed the sound & he nailed it: perfect balance of loudness & tone, clear bass, no distracting artifacts & powerful drums. He kept the tone of the composition & enhanced the bass and highs, a difficult task.

  176. Review by Goodieboyz / Goodieboy Music
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    Another solid job. He's my go to guy when you need that radio quality master.

  177. Review by Cortlen D.
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    very professional and i love the way you brought my song to life.
    Excellent Master and I love It.
    can't wait to work with you again.

  178. Review by Brian D.
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    James was great to work with.He was quick to respond and he had everything done in the timeframe that he gave me.My music sounds amazing and he gave me exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend him to anyone and hope to work with him again in the future.

  179. Review by Addyie j.
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    I loved the master! High quality and professional. Great communication skills

  180. Review by Danny E.
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    James is a real pro, was open to suggestions and delivered an amazing sounding master. Experience counts!

  181. Review by Roc P.
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    James is so professional and very easy to communicate with. Can't wait to work more projects with him in the near future.

  182. Review by TonyaJae
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    James did it again!!! Had the next 4 songs on my EP done are very happy with them. :) You are amazing, James. Thank you so much!

  183. Review by Saro T.
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    It was a pleasure to work with James, he improved the song both sonically and musically: percussions integrated better with all other instruments so the groove get stronger! Looking forward to work again with him for my next projects. I am absolutely satisfied and I high recommend him!

  184. Review by Goodieboyz / Goodieboy Music
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    Many times you get what you pay for, in this situation what you pay for is a heck of a deal for what you get! You get a Grammy Award winning engineer who helps polish your song ready to blow the minds of all listeners! I now found the last part of my production / engineering trinity and won't use anyone else. Highly recommend!

  185. Review by tzchien
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    James is professional, patient and careful to your needs. He helps your works to the way you want. I have my songs mastered by James and I definitely recommend him to help yours.

  186. Review by Alex H.
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    James Auwarter is a very experienced professional, delivering his projects to the highest standards. I have worked with him several times as a mastering engineer, but also know people who have used his skills in mixing and production who have also said his work is exceptional. I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

  187. Review by Blaire M.
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    James is really accommodating and easy to work with. The master sounded great and he was very easy to communicate with!

  188. Review by Montie
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    Thanks James for the great work! Incredibly professional, my song was mastered in a day. He understood my vision and enhanced the value of the song. It was an honour working with him, I will definitely do this again in the future.

  189. Review by McArthur W.
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    Second time working with "Studio James". I can definitely see us working together more long-term. Amazing work!

  190. Review by David M.
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    World Class Mastering Engineering, He is Definitely my new favorite, Can't wait to work on many more projects with you, such an Awesome Professional!!!!

  191. Review by Minati
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    This guy is so Great Thanks 100%

  192. Review by Ricardo
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    It's such a pleasure working with James. His responses are so quick I felt we were working in the same room! My song had very disctinct sections and he made every section sound like its supposed to. He really listens to your feedback and is really patient with perfectionistic customers like me.

    You can tell he does this for the love of music.

  193. Review by Charlie M.
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    James took what was already a great mix to a whole new level with his mastering process. The final master sounds great, professional, and polished on all devices. He was also very quick in getting me a revision after I requested a small change. I'm very very happy with the final result and will definitely be coming back!

  194. Review by Andrew M.
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    James was receptive and quick. He mastered my song very well!

  195. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    My second time working with James after he mixed/mastered songs for my LP and it was amazing once again. He's super quick to make revisions and the communication is a breeze too. Will definitely be back for more masters and mixes this year!

  196. Review by McArthur W.
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    James definitely made my first “SoundBetter” experience a good one! I will definitely continue to work with him.

  197. Review by tv-baby
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    This engineer makes your song sound good. Highly recommend.

  198. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    Professional and cares about his work as well as yours! Glad I met you!

  199. Review by VIK T.
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    Another great master. James is very accommodating and willing to make revisions until you're happy and satisfied with the end result.

  200. Review by Alex H.
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    James mastered our song "Brisa del Verano". Now here's a real grammy winner. When working with James, you know why! Friendly, fast and effective. The master sounds perfect on each device, keeping great dynamics and respecting the initial sound. Highly recommended and definitely coming back!

  201. Review by Wavy
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    Good communication! I really recommend James. I will def hit him for my next songs

  202. Review by Alex H.
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    James is a true professional. He took a mediocre mix and turned it into a master that is world class with a quick turnaround. Always personable and he communicates very clearly, which is such an important factor in getting the desired result. I couldn’t be happier with the master he has returned, and I look forward to working with him again soon.

  203. Review by Bruce S.
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    James is the man!!!

    Very easy to work with and super cool. I will definitely work with him again. He was able to help me meet my release deadline. He listened to my concerns and what I wanted to hear and was able to deliver.

    Both Neyo and Brian Angel were pleased with the mastering

  204. Review by kirubel a.
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    Amazing Quality, fast turnback and great personality, highly recommend.

  205. Review by Fabio C.
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    James is a real pro and was very helpful and easy to communicate with! I had a track and he made it better by mastering it. After a few days, I got a unique and well-mastered track the way I wanted it to be - with the help of reference tracks I sent. Happy to work with him again in the future!

  206. Review by Ole O.
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    Cannot recommend James enough. He's the top level engineer you're searching for when you're on SB. He's got both the skills, the ears and the experience that gives you the competitive, top notch result you're after.

  207. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    The Best in the business! Without a doubt! Thank you for your EAR.

  208. Review by Larry Fichera
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    Great experience with the very professional & talented James A .

  209. Review by Tito
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    James took on my project with an under 24 hour deadline and he knocked it out! This absolutely THE BEST MASTER I've ever had. And he did it in very short time frame. In the past I've used those online mastering services and my records never had that "industry" sound. You know that industry sound, loud but not to loud, clear punch and translates on every device. I've always had loud and harsh with little definition. First time I see what a "mastered" record should sound like! Truly Impressed!

  210. Review by RetySeth
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    It was an honor working with James, he was very professional.

  211. Review by Nichelle Colvin
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    Quick efficient and helped with quality settings. Something I’m not good at!

  212. Review by Sajjad S.
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    James brings up the best in you in order to Create YOUR song, great teamwork

  213. Review by Jasaan R.
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    Only person I go to for mastering !

  214. Review by Claire
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    James was a pleasure to work with! I had a very lo fi track I needed re-mastered and he was very communicative and patient with me as we tweaked and improved what we started with! Thanks again, James~

  215. Review by coopersheltonn
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    James is awesome. Quick responder, hard worker, flexible, always does a great job as well. Will be working with him more!

  216. Review by Sajjad S.
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    James is an honest and respectful producer

  217. Review by Jake A.
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    Extremely professional and quick to respond to any messages. His turnaround time was exactly as stated, and the master came back perfect on the first shot (which NEVER happens.) I will absolutely be utilizing James for my future projects. Highly recommended.

  218. Review by Anant B.
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    Absolute pleasure working with James, he did a fantastic job with on a really tight deadline... Will definitely be working with him again!

  219. Review by Sam D.
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    Excellent service! Great feedback on our mix before he started mastering which was very useful. Easy communication, very prompt replies and turnaround!

  220. Review by TonyaJae
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    James really knows what he's doing! We have tried different resources but this is the first time my team has been happy about a master. He just mastered the first song off of my EP & I'm excited for what's to come. He has been super informative & kind throughout these past few days; I'm definitely one happy artist. Thank you again, James.

  221. Review by Roble F.
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    James was very accommodating and his communication is very clear, this combination of skills makes it very easy to work together. Add to the fact that his mixing skills are very good and you can rest sure that your song is in good hands!

  222. Review by Diamond Studio 94
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    The best audio engineer you can find here , James make My song go to an other level with a premium top quality mastering.

    Thanks again

  223. Review by Charlie L.
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    James was a dream to work with. He's a clear and effective communicator and was able to help us get exactly what we wanted. Where we needed help to articulate our wishes remotely for an engineer, he was able to easily translate our requests to his skillset and give us an amazing product that sounds so much better than the mix.

  224. Review by Scott M.
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    Absolutely stoked with what James has helped us achieve.. Definitely recommend James, we got a few more tracks lined up for him in the near future. Cant wait!!

  225. Review by Alex H.
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    A true professional. James was commissioned to master 1 track for digital distribution and he has taken the track to another level- loud, dynamic, balanced, punchy, clear, exciting. Lots of adjectives that typically don't all come together to describe the same thing. Very personal and great communication throughout. Would highly recommend.

  226. Review by Andrew T.
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    Quick turnaround sounded great and even made adjustments for me would def recommend

  227. Review by Claudio C.
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    James is a great music professional. My album has become truly valuable with his work. Never heard of anything like it. Thank you so much. Hope to work with you soon. You are the best!

  228. Review by Katherine J.
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    Amazing! James was able to respond to my requests very quickly and professionally.

  229. Review by Scott M.
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    James advice on the track has been a game changer and has really allowed the energy and dynamics of the track to shine through.

  230. Review by Tyler D.
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    Extremely pleased with James’ mix and his excellent communication! Would highly recommend. Not only does he have a great attitude, he asks the right questions, and the final product reflects that attention to detail. Now using him to master a much larger project. Glad I found him on here.

  231. Review by Ben M.
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    True professional, knows how to take a mix to a finished and polished product. Will be working with James again.

  232. Review by Damian B.
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    A really top job. Im a producer out of Ireland and hired James for my next single. Lovely to deal with couldn't be happier. The best engineer I used to date.

  233. Review by Pablo V.
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    Very reliable, great communication!
    Until now, best master service on this platform.

  234. Review by Tyson F.
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    Song went from Great Value to Name Brand. 10/10

  235. Review by Hubert K.
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    Wow, absolutely brilliant service! Jamie was very helpful, patient and finally I've got a sound I wanted. I'm pretty sure I'm going to order another mastering very soon! Thanks Jamie!

  236. Review by Marie L.
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    We do recommend this great and incredible mixer.
    James is awesome man

  237. Review by benjamin h.
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    Brilliant guy who's patient and will amend anything that you would like. He even did a quick remaster of my two other tracks to get them in line with the ones he was mastering. Top job!

  238. Review by Marie L.
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    Awesome mixer, amazing masterer and wonderful person, we loved to work with him

  239. Review by Devon C.
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    James was an absolute pleasure to work with. He mastered my track "Alive" and brought out the cleanest, richest sound!!

  240. Review by Hillary A.
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    First time working with James and I am absolutely delighted with the result! Very professional and easy to work with. I am very satisfied with the way he mastered my new track and I will definitely keep in touch with him to work on more projects!

  241. Review by Ozum S.
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    James was super genuine with his interest in my art and what I wish it to sound like. Together we were able to reach the end result I had in mind and I was really happy with the result. Perfectly mastered in the end. Thanks for bearing with me James :)

  242. Review by Rigo J.
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    James was such a pleasure to work with. I learned more about mastering from his service than any other person that I've went through. He was very understanding and very driven to get the master that I was happy with. I highly recommend. Top tier quality and delivery.

  243. Review by Matthew Langbecker
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    James was great. He was very responsive and professional. I am very happy with the master track I was delivered. Will definitely use James again.

  244. Review by Emma
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    James was awesome! Super easy to work with. Very kind and very clear. He always made sure to walk me through what he was doing and his process and made everything super smooth. Thanks for being so warm and helpful! Takes notes like a champ too. If I need songs mastered I will go to him again and recommend him highly!

  245. Review by coopersheltonn
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    James was fantastic in every area. Quick detailed responses and fantastic work. He was also extremely flexible when things got a bit hectic for me. Will definitely be working more in the future.

  246. Review by Sam Fredenberg
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    James is all about the client. He went well above and beyond the norm to make sure I got what I wanted. Then, when I wanted to change a couple mix elements and send the tracks through his mastering chain months after we'd closed the job, he accommodated me without a blink. That kind of flexibility and artistic selflessness is truly rare in the music game. Props James. You're a pleasure to work with.

  247. Review by Anthony R.
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    James was excellent to work with, great with communication and was super helpful with feedback on the mix too. He delivered high quality masters that sound fantastic and most importantly don't sound squashed!

  248. Review by Demetress C.
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    James Auwarter, was patience and professional in everyway. I would use him on any project I have. He was very proficient at his job. - Nuwamba

  249. Review by Claudio C.
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    Perfect work! I'm very very happy. The quality of the master is one of the best I've ever tried. James is very kind and helpful. Great!!!

  250. Review by Samuel K.
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    James IS NOT your average engineer! His communication skills were 110% throughout the entire mixing process. He was able to understand the sound I wanted to go for and helped us achieve that goal. You don’t often find people who are more interested in a satisfactory outcome over the money, James is one. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND him for any mixing and mastering projects! Glad to have found him and I’m looking forward to working with him very soon!

  251. Review by ANTONIO S.
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    Im one of those rather annoying clients that obsesses over small things and doesnt rest until the track sounds exactly like they want.
    James went above and beyond to serve me, and was really patient
    throughout the whole process. He delivered a professional master.

  252. Review by Roy P.
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    A True Master Engineer!
    7 Stars

  253. Review by Josh w.
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    could tell he was enthusiastic about getting into it, did a top job.

  254. Review by Marie L.
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    After 4 projects with James, we have obtained 4 smash hit just because of his magic touch and mixing skills.he is a real genius.

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  255. Review by Deborah D.
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    Great job.............

  256. Review by Tom C.
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    James has been a joy to work with from the beginning. A great communicator and has delivered work of real quality for a sound that has been challenging to other engineers we had been to, on top of this his turnaround was remarkable. I would highly recommend him and we are definitely looking to work with him over the next years on as many projects as we can. A true pro and a gent.

  257. Review by Leonard R.
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    James is amazing with mastering. Easy communication and fast turn around. Highly Recommended !

  258. Review by Marie L.
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    A very magic touch and modern mixe, James is a real professional miser and masterer. It's a pleasure and easy to work with

  259. Review by Joseph L.
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    Super solid sound engineer! We need more people like him!

  260. Review by Zack
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    I had a great experience with James. Very professional and listened to my knees as I requested. Fast turnaround as well will definitely use again and recommend.

  261. Review by Andre M.
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    Great mixing engineer. An incredible master. I will choose him again and again! Kind regards! (Andre D. McCoy aka Famous Dwayne!)

  262. Review by Hunter M.
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    Amazing work as always, great mastering, thank you!

  263. Review by Khayla
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    James did an incredible job of mastering my song! He communicated very well and delivered before my deadline. The song sounds amazing - crystal clear, loud, and dynamic. There was no need for revision. If you're looking for professionalism and a high quality final sound, look no further.

  264. Review by Danah L.
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    Very detail oriented. Lovely experience all around. Thanks James!

  265. Review by Danah L.
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    My EP sounds great. Thank you, James!

  266. Review by Jasaan R.
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    Best that i know !!

  267. Review by Danah L.
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    Warm tones!

  268. Review by Marie L.
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    The third time with James and it is always such pleasure to work with him. He is so great and modern

  269. Review by Maika B.
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    Very quick turnaround and I was thrilled with the result. Definitely recommend James for your next project.

  270. Review by Danah L.
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    Excellent work

  271. Review by Edward W.
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    James is an excellent producer! He gave my track a whole new dimension, and now I feel more than comfortable putting it on streaming services. His correspondence was always quick as well. I look forward to working with him again.

  272. Review by Arik M.
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    James is a very skilled engineer, who is very willing to work with whatever your needs may be to bring your art to life. Can't wait to work with you again!

  273. Review by Jrio700
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    great communication

  274. Review by VIK T.
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    Impressive work. The master was sound loud and tight, exactly what I wanted. Responsive and friendly too. Will use again for surew

  275. Review by Danah L.
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    Incredible. Knowledgeable... punctual. Thank you James!!!!

  276. Review by Herman L.
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    The process was seamless. From beginning to end, James offered his professional insight that allowed our team to make confident adjustments with the mix overall. We were completely blown away with our final masters. Great job!!!

  277. Review by I.K. K.
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    Very professional and nice guy! Always wants to help! Thanks brother!

  278. Review by THOMAS C.
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    James is VERY accommodating and left us with the exact master we wanted. Great attention to detail. Now we know who we want to do our album :)

  279. Review by Flex R.
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    Service was good 👍

  280. Review by Jasaan R.
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    Nice feedback , fire masters 🔥🔥 HES MY GO TO

  281. Review by Hayden Arp
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    James put in a bunch of time of this song, dialing in every detail. Very much appreciate his time and expertise!

  282. Review by Byron Y.
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    James is a true professional. His willingness to take feedback, and send you multiple revisions until you are satisfied, takes him to another level. He communicates often (which is important, especially for remote projects) and his turnaround time is fast. Highly recommended.

  283. Review by Marie L.
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    Whouaa..there's a lot to say about this wonderful and incredible mixer..I do recommend him..Thank you so much James

  284. Review by Hunter M.
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    A true professional, James mastered my song and it was the perfect finishing touch. Clear communication and very fast - thank you!

  285. Review by Mauricio G.
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    Very quick, and did a fantastic job!

  286. Review by Jean-Philippe R.
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    James has done an exceptional job with our song. He really understood the song and what it needed. We are very happy with the result! Highly professional, very friendly and great to work with. We'd recommend James anytime and we'll be happy to work with him again.

  287. Review by Alma K.
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    sweet-sweet, patient, professional, did everything I asked with np at all.
    grateful

  288. Review by Tommy D.
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    Extremely professional quality. Also a pleasure to work with and worked with me through some issues my team and I had with the original mix.

  289. Review by Sam Fredenberg
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    James was professional and efficient. He was very chill with feedback and tweaking, and communicated well. Even for the mixes that I know were rough, he went the extra mile on his mastering to make them sing.

  290. Review by Praveen S.
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    James is fantastic mastering engineer and all round good guy! He was a joy to work with and he polished up my track so so well! I wholeheartedly recommend his friendly services! Let's work together again soon!

  291. Review by ungepartizan
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    James is easy to work with and I think he is patient and professional in what he does. I recommend you contact him because he knows exactly what he is doing! Very good at mixing to do mastering!

  292. Review by Slobodan Ivanovic
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    It was a pleasure working with James. He takes the time to understand your project, to make changes on the revision process, he gives suggestions if asked, he delivers on time, good/clear communication, etc.
    You can tell, he cares about your project. And the final result?
    Totally better from what I expected.
    Amazing!

    Thank you James!

  293. Review by Peter T.
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    Aweosme delivery

  294. Review by Cindy Zhang
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    It was a pleasure working with James. I'm lucky to have worked with such a professional and knowledgable mix/master engineer to finish my album. The mixes came out really crisp and he was very clear about what he needed from me. The communication was also great and he was very organized and quick with revisions. Will definitely be coming back to him whenever I need anything mixed/mastered again!

  295. Review by Carrie
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    I felt strange asking James, the guru for sound engineering, to help me on my little song, but he was so kind and professional, and just really respectful of even my inexpertise that I felt completely at ease here. You're not just getting first class knowledge, but treatment. Highly efficent, very fast, and high quality!

  296. Review by Terry B.
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    Yes. Exceeded expectations. Please and thank you. Can’t wait to work with James again.

  297. Review by Leandro P.
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    Quick to work with and a great assistance

  298. Review by Kristian A.
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    Working with James was a delight. He was able to communicate clearly what he needed, and produced a very well balanced master with good loudness very quickly. The track sounds great, thanks James!

  299. Review by Jori N.
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    Superb work and communication! I will 100% send my tracks to him for now on.

  300. Review by Riaan Pretorius
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    James has done some exceptional work for me. I didn't have to request any changes because it was right the first time.

  301. Review by Shamari H.
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    Great mastering job with a quick turnaround! Worth every penny! James is the best!!!

  302. Review by Cedric A.
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    James did an incredible job mastering a project for me. He is quick, talented, and incredibly efficient. He is also a genuinely nice guy from my short time communicating about the project. I intend to have James master more projects for me. I couldn't ask for a better Mastering Engineer. Professional, polite, talented, and a cool guy!

  303. Review by Katrine L.
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    James magically added that something extra to my track and I am very pleased with the final result. Highly recommendable, both in terms of sound, professionality, communication and time. He went the extra mile to meet my expectations and he really knows good sound! Thanks James

  304. Review by Henrick P.
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    James really changed the way we heard our song. We were already proud of it as it was and he transformed it into something we could really be proud of. Two thumbs up, a definite 10/10.

  305. Review by Marvin C.
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    I am so glad to have collaborated with James. As a newbie to music content creation, I didn't know what to expect. I certainly had more than my share of questions. I knew what I wanted, but didn't always know how to articulate my vision musically. James was enthusiastic about my project, and was thorough enough to make sure we were on the same page. Thanks SoundBetter, and many thanks to James. I appreciate the mastering.

  306. Review by Ole O.
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    Consider yourself lucky if you chose James to master your songs or albums. He did an absolutte A+ performance on my song, showed sincere interest in what sound I was aiming at, and is very nice and easy to communicate with. My strongest reccomendations.

  307. Review by Jordan G.
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    Working with James Auwarter was a pleasure! He was flexible and was able to take feedback I gave to create 5 incredible masters. I would definitely suggest him to anyone looking for professional work!

  308. Review by Paul K.
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    James is both very talented and great to work with. Your tracks are in very capable hands and ears!

  309. Review by Patrick B.
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    James was extremely helpful and is very knowledgeable. This was my first project on Soundbetter and James was eager to help every step of the way and was enthusiastic in answering any questions I had. Very cool sounding final product. Hope to work on many projects in the future!

  310. Review by Jacob A.
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    Kept to the deadline which is always super helpful but most importantly, the mastering at that level gave the song everything it needed. Will definitely be coming here in the near future.

  311. Review by Bankole
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    Nice

  312. Review by Ole O.
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    Once again, James did an amazing (!) job in a very timely manner. Can't reccomend him enough to producers and artists that need a highly experienced and talented engineer. In addition to his skills, he's also very professional, polite and easy to work with. 20/20.

Interview with James Auwarter

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

  2. A: Most commonly I'm asked regarding ADM / MFiT : - "Are you an Apple Digital Masters / Mastered for iTunes certified engineer?" - “Will this master also be acceptable and sound good on the other streaming platforms beyond just Apple?” Answers : - Yes, I am a certified Apple Digital Masters / Mastered for iTunes engineer. - Yes, of course my masters are 100% fine for Spotify/Tidal/Apple/YouTube etc all platforms, but specifically with Apple, it means that if you choose to let your distributor know when you upload, they will include a badge stating that it is a certified master (meaning a certified mastering engineer who's been approved by them did the master). Additionally, beyond the full quality 24 bit .wav, the .m4a reference file that I send is the exact format, codec, and settings that Apple will encode themselves, so it's a way of knowing EXACTLY what it'll sound like on that platform. (The other streaming platforms do not have similar programs, however there are no drastic differences in specs from one platform to the other, but all platforms do look for different LUFS volume standards, unfortunately). Long story short...it's nothing to be concerned about-- But if you have more questions on it, I'm happy to answer :)

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

  4. A: The experience that comes with being credited on 32 Grammy nominations. Knowing when to add a bit of extra flavor and when to be much more subtle.

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

  6. A: Check their track-record, and also pay attention to how quickly they respond to your messages.

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

  8. A: A different genre, with a different client, everyday.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: I personally think that with GOOD (and well-upkept) analog gear, I can often achieve the desired sound quicker. However, to then document the gear settings and to then inevitably have to recall the gear settings for mix tweaks at a later time, the overall process is actually slower than staying in the box (digital). Also, analog gear in general is much more susceptible to unexpectedly causing issues. I love analog gear. I’ll record through every bit of analog gear that’s at my disposal at the time, absolutely, but for me it just does not make sense to mix that way any more. Sonically, when a mix is done by a pro, the end listener will never know (or care) whether it was done analog or digital. It’s just a preference, not “right” or “wrong’ – but analog mixing is not part of my workflow anymore.

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

  12. A: In about 20 years: amateur, university, intern, assistant, staff engineer, freelance engineer, studio owner.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: I sometimes run in to clients who confuse the difference between the mixing and mastering process. So, mastering is the last phase of the process, done with the 1 stereo bounce from the mixing phase...whereas mixing is the process of blending every single individual element (by volume adjustments, panning, eq, compression, reverb, effects, etc) into 1 stereo file.

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

  16. A: What is YOUR goal? How can I help your music reach its full potential?

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

  18. A: I will deliver world-class treatments for your most precious work!

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

  20. A: The blending of the tech with the creative. I get to play my part in the creative process by utilizing the tech tools in both traditional and non-traditional ways.

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

  22. A: Hmmm. If just 5, I guess I'd have to go with a good laptop, my beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro headphones, Pro Tools, Melodyne, FabFilter bundle. I could still get some serious mixing and mastering done with this stripped down setup :)

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

  24. A: The Japanese House has such amazing production, and authentic emotion in her songwriting.

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

  26. A: 99% of the time, DO NOT PUT A LIMITER ON THE STEREO BUS WHILE MIXING! That is part of the mastering process. Mix while you’re in the mixing phase, and master while you’re in the mastering phase. Just cause it’s louder at the moment, does not mean it actually sounds better. Hear me now, believe me eventually.

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

  28. A: EVERY genre.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Bringing an artist's vision to life, on time, and within budget.

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

  32. A: Nigel Godrich has always been my favorite producer/engineer. Musicians/bands/artists are too numerous to name!

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

  34. A: Mixing and mastering is what keeps me most busy at the moment, but I do recording and producing quite often as well.

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Total of 3 Recalls/Revisions included.
Typically 2-5 day turnaround for mix/master (if a rush is needed, just message to inquire).

GenresSounds Like
  • Frank Ocean
  • Radiohead
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Gear Highlights
  • "In The Box" for mixing and mastering
  • while as analog as possible during tracking. These toys include C12
  • U47
  • LA2A
  • Avalon 737
  • Hardy M2
  • several Black Lion Audio
  • etc...Pro Tools Ultimate 2021
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  • UAD Ultimate
  • AT/Melodyne/Revoice
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