Austin Moorhead

Mixing Engineer, Pedal Steel

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I'm a mixing engineer/producer/musician with a studio in Nashville. In addition to mixing and producing complete pop/country/rock tracks, I offer pedal steel guitar, dobro, Ac. guitar, E. Gtr. and Mandolin tracks. I also play on the road with country artist Maddie and Tae. I will work to get the sound YOU want for your project.

I offer Pedal Steel, Dobro, Acoustic Guitar, and Mandolin tracks, as well as mixing projects and producing entire tracks from scratch. Recorded in a top-notch home studio on top of the line gear, you can be sure you are getting the top quality in sound, and I will work with you to get it just right.

Rates for single song studio tracks: (discounts on multiple songs or full album)
I usually offer up to 3 revisions on tracks to get it the way you want it sounding!

Pedal Steel: $100/song.
Dobro: $60/song
Mandolin/Banjo: $60/song
Acoustic Guitar: $50/song

Mixing Engineer Services: $250 per song
Full Song Instrumental Productions: $300 (You send an acoustic/ vocal or piano/vocal demo and I'll Arrange, record, perform and mix the entire track.

Demo Track Credits Info:
Snippets:
1- Full production, engineering, mixing, all instruments
2. AC. gtr., E. gtr, mixing, editing
3. Pedal Steel guitar, engineering, mixing
4. Dobro, Full Song Production, Engineering, Mixing
5. Production, gtrs., mixing
6. Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Engineering, Mixing

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

Reviews (27)

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  1. Review by Tom R.
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    Austin did an incredible job on my pedal steel guitar part. He knocked it out in the first take and gave me plenty of sweet sounds to work with. Quick turnaround and very professional.
    I look forward to working with him again soon.

  2. Review by Griffin S.
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    I really enjoyed working with Austin again. Great producer and very easy to work with.

  3. Review by Griffin S.
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    Working with Austin was awesome! I hope to work with him again soon. Definitely recommend.

  4. Review by Matt D.
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    Austin did just what the song needed with very little direction since I don't play banjo. He even added a mandolin part that is great. Quick response and perfect feeling. Nice to have a pro on my recording.

  5. Review by MB
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    Wow! Austin is an incredible musician/producer. His sound is fresh and wonderfully refined. You will definitely get a radio quality production right here. Thanks Austin!

  6. Review by Wallace G.
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    Did a really good job putting music to an existing song, easy to work with, timely, and professional.

  7. Review by Dano C.
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    Austin definitely is a master of his instrument. We were very happy with the results we achieved with Austin and can't wait to get to the mixing room with the . Went out of his way to give us some additional files required too.

    Very fast turnarounds too...

  8. Review by Franklin
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    It's awesome to find those rare gems! and i just found one right here @ Austin Moorehead. This guy is outstanding on what he does. the delivery was expedite and the quality was top notch. Thanks! dude for interpreting my song very well and making it sound just like i wished. Radio ready stuff. thanks

  9. Review by Robin B.
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    Austin took a simple IPhone recording & turned it into a full demo that I can't wait to start pitching to publishers! I'm so impressed with his talent & professionalism. He also works in a timely manner, which I really appreciated. I'll definitely bring more of my songs to him in the future. Thanks again Austin!

  10. Review by Jaimie W.
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    Austin is amazing! He finished my songs so fast and made extremely well. He doesn't disappoint! I'll be going back to him for future songs.

  11. Review by Tim B.
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    Austin recorded a steel guitar on my track that is simply awesome! Very quick turn around and very professional person to deal with.

  12. Review by Nik A.
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    Austin is a fantastic pedal steel guitar player! I'm very impressed with the result. The work was made very quickly and good. I would like to work with him in future again.

  13. Review by Wernaldo Productions
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    Austin is a true professional with the awesome ability to make a song truly shine. His work is flawless and his turnaround very quick. Thank you Austin!

  14. Review by Steven
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    Austin was excellent. Great player, and easy to communicate with. You rock sir;-)

  15. Review by Carla T.
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    Austin did a fantastic job. I got a complete song mixed/produced. He was professional, easy to work with, and the outcome was awesome. 100% recommend.

  16. Review by Pedro B.
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    Austin is Excelent!
    100%Recommendable.
    Good job!
    Thank you!
    All the best
    Pedro B

  17. Review by Mark M.
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    Austin played mando and steel for our song. Did a nice job quickly and at an affordable rate!

  18. Review by Jeremy C.
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    Austin did a fantastic job creating a track from my ideas. He is extremely talented and I will definitely be looking to him for future projects.

  19. Review by Marco F.
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    Editing Austin's tracks is somewhat of a daunting task,
    due to the abundance of great stuff the man delivers in his takes. He plays like a super skilled musician, thinks like a mindful producer and records like an engineer. Recommended!

  20. Review by Taylor Lintelman
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    Love working with Austin. He's a great communicator and it's always a good experience!

  21. Review by RALPH R.
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    Austin went above & beyond, delivering an outstanding end product. Being my first time ever using a service like this, Austin was very professional in handling my case and was very patient with me. Not only would I recommend Austin’s services to others, I’m currently working on a project wherein which I plan to use his services on as well.

  22. Review by Leslie C.
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    I was reluctant to trust someone I never met to write a jingle for my podcast. However, Austin allayed my fears. He was professional and the quality of the music he produced was tailored to my specifications and sounded wonderful. I will definitely request to use his services again. I highly recommended him to anyone looking for a producer.

  23. Review by SERGEY L.
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    Austin is amazing professional, he understood all my notice and made the top-quality brilliant record
    I hot recomend Austin

  24. Review by Joey V.
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    Another great job by Austin! Over delivered on my project and did it in a very timely fashion. Exactly what I wanted (and more). I'll be using his services every time I need additional instruments on my tracks.

  25. Review by Joey V.
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    Great to work with! Fast turnaround and delivered exactly what I wanted with great feedback.

  26. Review by Joe Dickey
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    Austin is a great and versatile player/producer! Very professional and reliable. Can't go wrong with him!

  27. Review by Parker McKay
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    I have been working with Austin for 3 years and he has done incredible work for me. We recently finished recording my debut EP. He arranged, produced, mixed and played multiple instruments on it. The great thing about Austin is that he cares about the music, doesn't cut corners, and doesn't stop until he get it all 100% right.

Interview with Austin Moorhead

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Home Studio with 2 ISO booths and guitar amp ISO box, Distressor EL8X Compressor, Chandler TG2 Abbey Road Stereo Pre, WAVES complete plugins/ tons of others, Tons of Mics, Pedal Steel/ Dobro/ Acoustics/ Mandolin, Apogee Duet 2, LOTS of other stuff!

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I just finished an album for Nashville based Country/ rock artist Parker McKay- EP I did the Production, Mixing, Arrangements, Guitars (Ac. and El.), Piano.

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

  6. A: I'm on the road a few days a week with Warner Brothers Country Artist Jana Kramer (Pedal steel, dobro, acoustic gtr), as well as always working on lots of projects in Nashville. I do session work often as well as mixing full tracks/ albums.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both!! I use a mix of both in almost every project I do. Sometimes you need a piece of hardware for what you're doing, but a lot of times digital plugins work better for what you need. I don't use "templates", and am always trying new things to get the sound I want for the project.

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

  10. A: I promise I will do my best to find the sound YOU want, and not try to put my mark on it as a player. I listen and work with the artist/ producer and won't stop until we have exactly what you want.

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

  12. A: I always ask for at least a couple reference tracks that you think fit the style of what you're going for.

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

  14. A: Matches Water Purifier Fishing Pole Swiss Army Knife Gibson J45

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: I love adding the "frosting" on top of the cake. By that I mean instruments like Pedal Steel and Dobro, which add a sweet layer on top of the track you've already worked hard to make. I aim for tasteful and stylistic parts and will never sound "showy". It's always about the song for me and not about the individual parts. It's ALL about the groove. Whether it's a country/ folk track or a pop/rock track, I'll find the sound/ style you want and work to make that come out.

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

  18. A: Don't overuse compression/ effects, or over-complicate parts. And don't record in a vaccuum. Meaning, don't isolate parts and make them sound the best they can on their own. This will actually make the recording worse. When mixing a project, all that matters is how the tracks sound together. Also, don't be afraid to try different/ weird things. If you have a hip-hop track and think pedal steel would sound cool on it, let's do it!! That's more than one tip, but there you go....

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

  20. A: Country, Indie, Pop

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

  22. A: As a player, I feel like my strongest asset is arranging/ coming up with the right parts for a song. If you have something that you think needs something and can't figure out what it is, I will work to find the right part to fit it. Whether that's some shiny pedal steel guitar parts on top of your track, or some dobro for a swampier sound, or rhythm acoustic guitar to glue the track together, I'll work to make your track sound the best it can. The parts/ mixes you get from me will always be top studio quality and I will work as hard/ long on a project as I need to until you're happy with it. I will do as many revisions on a project that you want until we get it right where you want it.

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

  24. A: I'm a Session Musician offering Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, and Acoustic Guitar tracks for your projects. I'm also a mixing engineer and offer very competitive pricing for mixing full projects. I also am available to build full instrumental tracks. This includes arrangements, performing, recording, and mixing an entire song from scratch. You send me a guitar/ vocal or piano/ vocal demo of your song, and I'll take it from there. Revisions are free until you're happy with it!

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Gear Highlights
  • Distressor EL8X
  • Chandler TG2 Abbey Road Stereo Mic Pre
  • API Lunchbox
  • Vintage 1972 Dobro
  • Gibson J45
  • GFI Ultra Pedal Steel
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