Austin Deptula

Mixing, Mastering, Programming

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Grammy & Dove award nominee whose number one goal is helping you to make your next record exceed your highest expectations. I will do whatever it takes to make that happen!

Raised in a family of musicians, my love for music had me working early on with any piece of audio gear I could get my hands on. By age 19, I landed a job at a local studio and eventually joined the production team at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, Texas. There, I worked on albums nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards with artists including LeAnn Rimes, Paul Baloche, and Steve Holy. In the years that followed, I served as the in-house mixing engineer covering multiple genres from Country, Singer/Songwriter and Christian to Pop, Rock and Metal. My work can be heard on dozens of hits for artists such as Cory Morrow, Kyle Park, Boyce Avenue, Prime Circle, and Blacktop Mojo.

I put 100% into everything I do with no exceptions; nothing is too big or too small. For quotes or any questions you'd like answered, please feel free to contact me any time. I'd love to hear from you!

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Austin Deptula
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Cory Morrow
  • Cory Morrow
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Jason Cassidy
  • Jason Cassidy
  • Say Anything
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Pat Green
  • Rockett Queen
  • Eisley
  • Eisley
  • Brenton Brown
  • Brenton Brown
  • The School of Worship
  • The School of Worship
  • Jon Wolfe
  • Boyce Avenue
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Perfect Stranger
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Derek Sholl
  • Derek Sholl
  • Derek Sholl
  • DeAnne Moore
  • DeAnne Moore
  • DeAnne Moore
  • Eisley
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Paul Baloche
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Trueheart
  • Matthew Ward
  • Matthew Ward
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Dallas Holm
  • Dallas Holm
  • Alfie Fraction
  • Alfie Fraction
  • Mary Griffin
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Steve Holy
  • Steve Holy
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Matthew Ward
  • Annie Herring
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Matthew Ward
  • Cody Jinks
  • Justin Cash
  • Justin Cash
  • Kyle Park
  • Josh Ward
  • John Slaughter
  • John Slaughter
  • Josh Ward
  • Josh Ward
  • John Slaughter
  • John Slaughter
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • LeAnn Rimes

36 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Banseok L.
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    Always perfect!

  2. Review by stuart
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    Austin provided a mix that was right on the mark of what i was after. I left him to his own devices and he provided a radio ready mix of my song. everything sat nicely together and gave it a big sound. Austin is great to work with. looking forward to the next mix with him

  3. Review by RowanDev
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    This is now my third track with Austin. His patience, professionalism and overall dedication to providing the perfect mix & master is something special. He is exceptional in every right. A rare find on SoundBetter and someone who truly deserves all accolades he has received up until this point. Our track sounds amazing and we will use Austin again and again. Highly recommended.

  4. Review by ramda
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    His meticulous skill made my song better.
    I was impressed by his kind consideration of my many requests. This is the second time I've worked with him. He is the best!

  5. Review by Quarteto Q.
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    Austin is a fantastic professional. Always in touch and always willing to do the best for you. I will always work with him!

  6. Review by Charlie S.
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    Amazing job. Austin pulled out all the nuances and subtleties in the performances to create a super beautiful and sublime mix. Extraordinarily musical. Thank you!

  7. Review by Leon Lieffijn
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    It was a pleasure working with Austin - the song sounds amazing!

  8. Review by ramda
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    He is perfect! and very kind.
    He has a great ear for music, so I could easily finish my work.

  9. Review by Chris
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    Fantastic guy! Fantastic result! Highly recommended for his patience and careful consideration of the composer's approach. Highly recommended.
    Mysticity

  10. Review by Banseok L.
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    Everything is perfect.
    I was so happy to know him and I could open my eyes to a new mixing.
    Whenever I get a new work, I'll call him first.

  11. Review by Matthew C.
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    Once again Austin delivered the project on time and exactly how I needed it.

  12. Review by Karl L.
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    Made a quick edit and additional requests a breeze. Thank you for a fast turnaround Austin!

  13. Review by Karl L.
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    I really enjoyed working with Austin. Austin is a talented engineer and communicates very well. He was patient with my requests and provided clear explanations and fixes quickly. I'm happy and proud of the result. Thank you!

  14. Review by Marius B.
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    Great mixes. Very full and clear. Austin is also very patient and easy to work with. Amazing job!

  15. Review by Matthew C.
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    Amazing work! Delivered the project exactly how I wanted it in a timely manner. Very easy to work with and communicate with. I would recommend to anyone who needs mixing or mastering.

  16. Review by Justin C.
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    Austin has mixed 55+ songs for me. There are strong reasons why the guy has mixes on the Billboard top 40. Here are the reasons I keep on going back to Austin:
    •Radio-ready, contemporary mix
    •Lightning quick turnaround
    •Deep ears and experience in many genres
    •"Goosebumps" when you get the mix back
    •Austin can fix anything
    •SUPER reasonable pricing

  17. Review by Lee C.
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    First of all I would like to say Austin knows how to treat his customers, 1st Class. He went above and beyong the call of duty and made sure I was happy. Communication back and forth was flawless! I left the track with Austin and in less than a week the result returned. Exacty what we'd hoped for. Thanks Austin your the MAN!!!

  18. Review by Carol Kay
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    Austin is the best. Expect:
    - Pro
    - Incredible ears
    - Very accommodating
    - Responsive
    - Genuine
    - Listens incredibly well to client requests and overdelivers

    Could not be happier.

  19. Review by Shane F.
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    Austin is easy to work with and listens to your musical goals. He is reliable and takes the time to understand each idea you have. He worked his magic faster than I expected as well. This guy really knows his stuff. Thanks so much for everything, Austin!

  20. Review by RowanDev
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    Second track mixed and mastered by Austin. His professionalism was outstanding and the quality of his work is excellent. He has an ear for making a great mix, ideas and concepts that can give the entire song a different feel and sonic tone completely and most of all he really captures your exact vision for a song. A privilege to work with him.

  21. Review by Joshua S.
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    Austin is literally the best guy to work with / collaborate. Such a talented guy, gives it to you straight and takes your tunes to a new level! If you are thinking about using him, stop thinking. You won't regret it.

  22. Review by RowanDev
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    Austin is a fantastic and highly professional engineer. He transformed our track into something really special. He is always willing to assist and provide the best solutions to challenges with the mix and the final product is out of this world. Highly recommend Austin who wishes to achieve their sonic dream for their music.

  23. Review by Albi S.
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    Great work and amazing result! Thanks Austin!

  24. Review by Theodore R.
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    WOW!!!

  25. Review by Wissam
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    Austin is easy to work with and was open to my references with a touch of creativity. The outcome was simply amazing and did a great job ...

  26. Review by Eric Montgomery
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    Solid, clear mixes. Easy to communicate with and willing to help bring your vision to life.

  27. Review by Ben R.
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    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.

  28. Review by Tony Y.
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    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.

  29. Review by Josh Thatcher
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    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!!

  30. Review by Pauly R.
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    Austin did a great job with my song, really gave it an interesting spin

  31. Review by Amos C.
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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!

  32. Review by Heather Little
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    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%.

  33. Review by Lauren Alexander
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    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.

  34. Review by Simply Real
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    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.

  35. Review by Blacktop Mojo
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    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!

  36. Review by Philip Mosley
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    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!

Interview with Austin Deptula

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: 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!

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

  4. A: I like making clients grin ear-to-ear with big, awesome sounding kick-A mixes!

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

  6. A: Editing/mixing for a 2-hour long indie film.

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

  8. A: To do whatever it takes to make 'em happy!

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Happy clients that become repeat clients.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Q: Can you fix that one bad note on (instrument X) at (Y) minutes, (Z) seconds? A: Probably.

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

  14. A: 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?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Seriously, look into how much time others are willing to put into your project for the money. Yes, it matters.

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

  18. A: 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.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: 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.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Big, Open, Clear, "Radio Ready"

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: The one with the most drive, ambition, and talent - in that order. For Captain Obvious reasons.

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

  26. A: 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.

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

  28. A: Currently, it's Rock, Metal, EDM, Country.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Embracing the notion that "awesome" comes in many delicious flavors, and everybody has their own favorite flavor.

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

  32. A: My many years of experience and endless tenacity for helping clients in their ultimate pursuit of sounding awesome.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: 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!

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I work in a custom built studio suite, acoustically designed from the ground up for my needs.

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I include a Mastered Mix with up to 5 revisions which include stems, radio edits, etc Any further revisions are $15 each.

GenresSounds Like
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Prime Circle
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