James Auwarter

Grammy Award Winning Engineer

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**Grammy Award Winning Engineer** & *OFFICIALLY CREDITED ON 31 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

25 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. Review by Sam F.
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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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. Review by Slobodan
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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!

  11. Review by Peter T.
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    Aweosme delivery

  12. Review by Cindy Z.
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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!

  13. 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!

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

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

  16. 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!

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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Communication is key. If you have any questions, please just ask. 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
  • Kirk Franklin
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 2020
  • Slate Raven
  • UAD Ultimate
  • AT/Melodyne/Revoice
  • etc.
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