Quality before speed. I put the best quality into every one of my mixes, I won't sell you with 24 hour mixes or $5 mixes. I put effort and time into every song, album and video that I mix. I will deliver full mixes using: Level adjustment, EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, Panning, Volume riding, Phasers, Flangers, Choruses, Samples, etc.
My name is Austin, I started mixing, mastering and recording music 3 years ago. I took a one year Sound Engineering course at a local Technical School. Since then I have expanded upon my education and mixing skills using online resources.
- Music Editing, Mixing and Mastering
- Film Score Editing, Mixing and Mastering
- Song and Film Score Composition
- Guitar and Vocals, Access to live drums, Keyboards and Synths (I can record instruments in my home and add them too your project if needed)
- Sound Effects
Disclaimer: I have no rights to the song used in my portfolio, it is a song that was provided to my by the URM Academy for use in my portfolio.
"This track is used with permission by Model Decoy and URM Academy. The original production was done by Alex Prieto and Ari Sadowitz and the original mix was Alex Prieto. This new mix is an unofficial version and not on the actual release.”
Links to the Band:
Band URL: http://modeldecoy.com
Band FB: http://facebook.com/modeldecoy
Band Instagram: http://instagram.com/modeldecoy
Band iTunes: http://bit.ly/modeldecoyitunes
Band Spotify: http://bit.ly/modeldecoyspotify
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Interview with ARMmusic
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have yet to have any clients. I am just starting my freelance journey.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Elvis Baskett, Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Warren Huart, Zakk Wylde, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Duplantier
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work primarily in the box in Protools. I have no analog gear, aside for a Roland Studio Capture, used for tracking instruments. I have a pair of Edifier Studio Monitors, will be upgrading to Kali Audio LP8's soon. I have a live drum setup, and Egnater Armageddon Amp and Cab, Les Paul Custom Pro, PRS Mark Holcomb Signature, and a variety of mics, most notably, Shure SM57, AKG C414, and a pair of Audio Technica At4041's
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When mixing a song I generally start with drums. I solo the drums and get basic level adjustment, I then do the same for guitars, bass and vocals and then any other instruments. After this I usually start applying basic EQ and Compression to the drums, then move to guitars, bass and vocals. Once I have a basic mix complete, I move to panning and volume automation. Then on to effects (reverbs, delays, choruses, phasers, etc.). Then I start adding nuance things such as parallel compression and effects automation. Then after that I make whatever small tweaks are necessary to get the song sounding incredible and then move on to a basic master.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the quality to a song. I take an amazing song and make it that much more amazing. By adding effects and volume automation and panning. I take a song that is great and make it professional.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Uniqueness. By adding Delays and Reverbs and Phasers and Choruses. I take a song and make it sound one of a kind. I make it as unique as possible and as professional as possible by doing things that other people wouldn't think of or wouldn't put the effort into doing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything I can get my hands on. I have never had a client, so the only mixes I get are ones from online mixing academies or songs that I record myself.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get the sound that you want before you record it. You can always make a good sounding drum tracks sound good, in many different ways. But making a bad sounding drum track sound good is very difficult.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Alter Bridge. They are my favorite band. Everyone in the band is an absolutely incredible musician and I would love to work on something that amazing. They are also very unique and have a wide variety of sound, from Singer Songwriter to Heavy Metal.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Passionate. Every track I work on, I bring my best and I work to make the song better and make it great. Whether its metal, hip-hop or funk, I love working with music and bringing my influences into a song, while working with others influences to create an amazing piece of work.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This is my career path. I have been playing and writing music for 5 years and have been producing and mixing music for 3 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Les Paul Custom Pro, Egnater Armageddon, an SM57, Studio Capture and a U87
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure that the provider is looking out for the best interest of the music, Not trying to make a quick buck.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will provide the best quality that I possibly can on every mix that I work on.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for mixing and analog for recording. Working in the box when mixing is incredibly convenient and cost effective. However for recording you can't beat the sound of live drums played by a real drummer, or a real guitar amp and cabinet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 365 by Amaranthe, I received these tracks from the URM Academy.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My 3 song demo that I wrote, produced and mixed with my band last year.