Aaron Kusterer | AK Studios

Producer & Mix Engineer

Aaron Kusterer | AK Studios on SoundBetter

Hi! I'm a producer and mix engineer specializing in rock/pop. I love making and mixing songs/records that desire to leave an impact!

"I'm a huge fan of crafting parts and mixes that fit songs like a glove. It's something I'm passionate about and I truly enjoy it! Whether it's creating a guitar part or crafting a mix (or production) to help a song shine, I love helping clients take their projects to new levels."

Please feel free to contact me and tell me about your project. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Services offered:
- Guitar Tracking (Acoustic, electric)
- Song Mix
- Song Production
- Vocal Tuning

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Aaron Kusterer | AK Studios

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: I tend to lean more towards bold and in-your-face when it comes to mixing and productions. But, everything comes back to the song/artist. If that's what it calls for, then cool. If not, then I'm equally not afraid to really dial things back as appropriate.

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

  4. A: I would love to have the opportunity to work with Deen Castronovo. An amazing voice and talent with a tremendous career to back it up.

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

  6. A: Tip: Sometimes those most impactful items in a mix/song, are those that aren't necessarily heard right away but rather, felt.

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

  8. A: Lately, it has been a lot of adult contemporary pop.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: I'm not afraid to go big if needed.

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

  12. A: I try to help a song I'm working on, become the best version of itself while balancing with the artist's vision for their own identity.

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

  14. A: That tends to vary depending on the song/artist that I'm working on or with, but generally I try to keep everything focused on the song from asking the artist at the very beginning to play/sing the song for me the way they hear it, to putting final touches on it at the very end after a song is all but completed.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have a mix and production focused setup. I love everything within arms reach (as much as possible) so the studio build is based around that. Currently, I'm recording with 500-series preamps (primarily Great River) and Antelope Audio preamps. Monitoring is done through a Satori system out to DynAudio and Avantone monitors.

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

  18. A: I'm tremendously inspired by folks like Chris Lord-Alge, Sting, Muna, and Mutt Lange. Odd hybrid of folks, I know . . . but they are all fearless in their approach to the music they work on. I love that.

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

  20. A: The most common thing I'm asked to do is help take a song from chords and a voice (i.e. singer and guitarist format) into a fully produced song that is ready for release.

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Terms Of Service

Tracking Turnaround: Typically 2 days unless noted otherwise.
Revisions: Up to 2 for standard guitar tracks.
Mix and Commercial Projects will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

GenresSounds Like
  • Céline Dion
  • Nickelback
  • Def Leppard
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools DAW
  • Solid State Logic controllers
  • Antelope Audio Conversion
  • DynAudio & Avantone Monitors
  • Avalon Preamps
  • Selection of guitar equipment (Fender
  • Friedman
  • Synergy
  • Bogner
  • Fryette
  • Tom Anderson
  • ESP
  • Taylor
  • Composite Acoustics)
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