I'm Austin, a mixing/mastering/recording engineer and musician from Phoenix, Arizona. Flexibility and experience between genres is what I pride myself in. My goal is to bring your artistic vision to light, creating a project that we can all stand by that and be proud of.
I have worked with artists that range in genres from Hip-Hop, Rap, Lo-Fi and Bedroom Pop to Shoegaze, Post-Rock, Black Metal and a lot in between. I am almost certain I can work with your sound.
My most notable credit to date is engineering, mixing and mastering the LP "Death Spells" by HOLY FAWN which was featured on Stereogum's 50 Best Albums Of 2018.
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Interview with Austin Reinholz Recording
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid baby.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's like putting together a puzzle that doesn't have a picture on the box. Expressing yourself and your creativity through music is one of the most honest, scary and rewarding things I have ever experienced.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as open and honest about your expectations and vision for the project as you can, I want to create a great product that we're both proud to present.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I got a degree in Audio Engineering 7 years ago and interned at a couple of studios in Nashville for about 6 months before coming back to Arizona. Those experiences were great for me and I feel like I really learned a lot from my schooling and internships, but the knowledge and experience I've gained through talking with mentors and my own trial and error has lead me to a place where I feel proud of my work and I that have a style of my own.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Appealing to the majority of listeners and different enough to set myself apart.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you're recording digitally leave PLENTY of headroom. For example when I record vocals the highest I want to see it peaking in ProTools is -15db.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: The many sub-genres of Rock, Hip-Hop/Rap and Bedroom/Lo-Fi pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and editing vocals.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity and a collaborative mindset.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a fairly humble set-up, as most of my work is done remotely I like to keep things pretty minimal. My home studio is where I do most of my work and it's basically just an iMac, apollo twin interface, Emperical Labs Mike-E preamp/compressor and a few microphones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everything Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo aka "The Neptunes" touch turns to gold. Their breadth of work producing for other artists is insane, and their band N.E.R.D. has been one of my all time favorite groups since "In Search Of...". As of the last 5 years my favorite artist/musician is far and away Anderson .Paak, the energy and soul that he brings to every song is captivating. I could go on for days about all the other artists I love but here's a list of some of my favorites: Manchester Orchestra, Childish Gambino, Band Of Horses, Tyler the Creator, badbadnotgood, Arctic Monkeys, Mac Demarco, Earth Wind & Fire, Relient K, Knxwledge, Frank Ocean, Slowdive, The War On Drugs, BROCKHAMPTON, The Internet.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering, co-production, editing, comping and tuning is probably is what I am contracted for most often. For the last few years the majority of my clients have been remote and that is what drew me towards wanting to try out SoundBetter as I am quite comfortable with the process.