Multi-Platinum award winning engineer

After getting my start as a professional in Houston TX, I moved back to my native New York for a short stint at the Island Def Jam Music Group, where I learned the other side of the industry while building up my clientele as a freelance engineer. In the seven years since, I have worked with even more artists in genres from hip-hop to shoe gaze. While the majority of my work is with Alternative, Pop, and Hip Hop records, I love getting an opportunity to expand my abilities and paint a new picture.

On the personal side, I'm an average home brewer and avid hiker.

On the professional side, I'm a member of the Audio Engineering Society and a voting member of The Recording Academy.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Joe Costable:

  • American Authors
  • Emi Ferguson
  • Rob Thomas
  • Bayside
  • Bayside
  • American Authors
  • American Authors
  • Mikal Townsend
  • Thorne
  • Thorne
  • Uh-Huh Baby Yeah!
  • Uh-Huh Baby Yeah!
  • Uh-Huh Baby Yeah!
  • Eolune
  • Eolune
  • Eolune
  • Eolune
  • Good Charlotte
  • Micah Stampley
  • Micah Stampley
  • Ozzie Maynard
  • Farewell To Fairview
  • Farewell To Fairview
  • Cody Buesing
  • Cody Buesing
  • Cody Buesing
  • Letters From Home
  • The Carnival Kids
  • Cody Buesing
  • Cody Buesing
  • Cody Buesing
  • Shane Lee

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Reasonable amount of revisions free of charge. 1 day/song turn around depending on availability.

Reviews of Joe Costable

  • Picture?type=largeabout 1 month agoby

    Joe rules. When I was looking for a mixer, he came highly recommended by people I trust. He's reliable, kind, timely with responses, and super easy to communicate with throughout the whole process. 10/10 would recommend. Thanks, Joe!

    Here's my EP "Hideout", mixed by Joe:
    https://play.spotify.com/album/1cuTIBO2ljAQvLrOOxan2N

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I would definitely recommend Joe. He is super fast, professional and really takes your song to the next level. I had a wonderful experience working with Joe and look forward to working with him again! Thanks x

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Joe can take any song and make it a banger, I'd recommend him a million times if I could. Thanks, Joe! x

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Interview with Joe Costable

Analog or digital and why?
Digital because of the efficiency. While I learned to make records in analog studios, I have been able to switch to an in the box approach and love the workflow and instant recall, and my clients love the sonics and fast turn-around. Of course getting the chance to work in the analog realm is always fun.
How would you describe your style?
Energetic and dynamic- I strive to create mixes that are larger than life and pull the listener into the soundscape to hear the message.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My mix room is 100% in the box using equipment that I feel is some of the best available. Avid Pro Tools HD12, Lynx Hilo conversion and monitoring from Focal, Dynaudio, and of course, NS10's. Plugins from Universal Audio, iZotope, Waves, Brainworx, McDSP, Eventide, and others.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
"mix and master" - Mixing and Mastering are two very different processes and art forms of their own.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been an engineer professionally for 11 years now. I started out as an intern at a large studio that mainly worked with hip-hop artists, and eventually worked my way up the ranks to run my own sessions. From there I was fortunate enough to call a few different studios home before building my own mix room where I work now.
What are you working on at the moment?
Northern Faces LP2 on Equal Vision Records and a few up and coming artists-
What do you bring to a song?
A fresh perspective and a relevant taste.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I lose sleep over my work so you don't have to. It's my name on it as well, and I will work until it's perfect to your ears.
What do you like most about your job?
There's a different challenge every day, and no two songs are the same.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you listening to recently?
Can you share one music production tip?
Use a tuner, and crossfade your edits!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Alternative, Rock, and Pop. I do a bit of hip-hop as well and really enjoy those records.