Austin Deptula is an award winning, platinum mixing and recording engineer whose credentials include mixing, editing, writing and production with both indie and major label artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Paul Baloche, Eisley and many others.

Formerly a 20-year resident at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas. Austin spent the last 10 as the house mix engineer, assisting in the production of albums nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards. His experience covers multiple genres ranging from Rock, Pop, and EDM, to Blues, Folk, Gospel and Country - of which his signature sound can be heard on dozens of hits that have topped the Texas Country Music charts for artists such as Blacktop Mojo, Boyce Avenue, Jake Worthington and Prime Circle. "I consider it my highest responsibility to deliver an end product that either meets or exceeds the artist's greatest vision. The best part of my job is to help them achieve that goal."

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 12

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Typically I include a Mastered Mix (unmastered free upon request) and up to 3 recalls with the quoted price. For any additional items such as stems, radio edits, etc I simply charge an hourly rate.

Reviews of Austin Deptula

  • Default-avatar2 days agoby Verified Review

    Austin was very easy to work with. He was open to my ideas and suggestions, but also had creative ideas of his own which helped bring the mix to life in a way that wouldn't have happened otherwise. I'm more than happy with how my track turned out.

  • Listing_thumb_fx_twitter_back_0627 days agoby Verified Review

    Working with Austin has been a great experience. I was looking for someone to add a little imagination into the mix and he did a great job. Very happy with the overall sound, Would recommend.

  • Listing_thumb_p1016250about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Austin. He was incredibly accommodating and really went over and above to help me materialise the vision I had for my track. I'm highly impressed by his work ethic and very happy with the outcome. Absolutely recommend!!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Austin did a great job with my song, really gave it an interesting spin

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    Austin is a true professional. He really takes the time to make sure you get what you want out of your mix and won't stop until it's exactly where you want it. We'll be using him to mix our entire album after hearing the spot on mix he was able to provide for us!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    I've been working in the music business professionally for over a decade, having recorded at numerous studios in Nashville, Dallas, Austin, and beyond. Austin Deptula's work beats it all! He's been my go-to for musical projects for years, because he gets that it's the small details that make up the big picture we're going for 100%.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    Austin is hard to beat. He understands the vision of each song, and really puts in the effort to go above and beyond my expectations every time he mixes a project for me.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    I am nortorious for being dissatisfied with mixes. So even though I knew of Austin's pedigree, I put my latest project in his hands with a sense of hope-so. But when I heard the mixes, I was beyond impressed. Austin understands the how's and why's of the mix process and has a true ear for different genres. Our mix sounds great across all platforms.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    The mixes we got back from Austin were incredible! It is no easy task to mix hard rock well, but with his mixes, everything sits in the right place and delivers the organic sound we were looking for. Austin won't stop until you have what you're looking for!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby

    Austin did a tremendous job on the the debut album from Blacktop Mojo and an even more amazing job on the sophomore project. The sonic quality, punch, and dynamics really stand out. Great ear and great taste, as a mixing engineer. We couldn't be happier with all he has done for us!

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Interview with Austin Deptula

What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by everything I hear. Wild modern trends, classic punchy rock, EDM that breaks all the rules, that 15-second stock trading ad you can't get out of your head, the latest Hans Zimmer soundtrack... you name it, I get ideas from it!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I like making clients grin ear-to-ear with big, awesome sounding kick-A mixes!
What are you working on at the moment?
Editing/mixing for a 2-hour long indie film.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To do whatever it takes to make 'em happy!
What do you like most about your job?
Happy clients that become repeat clients.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: Can you fix that one bad note on (instrument X) at (Y) minutes, (Z) seconds? A: Probably.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are your favorite sounding songs by other artists, especially ones that compare favorably to what we're about to begin work on? Vocals: On top of the mix or blended in? Vocal FX: Do you have a preference or would you rather leave that up to me? What is your deadline? What is your budget?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Seriously, look into how much time others are willing to put into your project for the money. Yes, it matters.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
One computer, two powered speakers, a great little USB mic (ha!), and an (imaginary?) silent 110v solar power generator. Bonus item: a Star Trek replicator.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I considered woodworking once - when I was eight, I think. But since then it's been this. All this. I love this stuff! Always have.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
The one with the most drive, ambition, and talent - in that order. For Captain Obvious reasons.
Can you share one music production tip?
You know that part you're thinking about deleting because you can't get it out of your head and it's driving you crazy? Yeah. Don't delete that.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Currently, it's Rock, EDM, Country, and Praise & Worship.
What's your strongest skill?
Embracing the notion that "awesome" comes in many delicious flavors, and everybody has their own favorite flavor.
What do you bring to a song?
My many years of experience and endless tenacity for helping clients in their ultimate pursuit of sounding awesome.
What's your typical work process?
For a mix, I typically like to throw everything on the faders and get a quick rough with levels and, on occasion, some broad EQ. I then begin dialing in the details... bass, drums, guitars, all remaining instruments, vocals, BGVs. After that, whatever it takes to make it sound like a record!
Tell us about your studio setup.
As an early adopter of software based editing, mixing and production tools, I've spent pretty much the last 30 years working in spare rooms and small offices roughed out with moderate acoustical treatment. Just recently, I built my own room from the ground up to my own acoustic design specifications. My whole world. Has. CHANGED.