So you’ve written some music, and now it’s time to record. You’ve got ideas, you’ve got a vision in your mind, you know that most of all you want it to sound truly professional from the get go. That’s where I come in. There is a famous saying that gets thrown around in audio production circles a lot - “You can’t polish a t***”. Meaning if you want the end product to sound amazing, you’ve GOTTA get this right. This is the rule by which I operate, and it means I will always work with you to ensure that the performance we capture together is of a very high standard, so that you can be truly proud of what you’ve accomplished. I will work to make sure that the sounds you hear in your head are what we achieve in reality.
If Production is the first 40% of the equation, then Mixing is the next 40%. Mixing is where we truly bring your songs to life. We got some really amazing source tones, everything is sounding natural, tight and cohesive… but now it’s time to make it slam. This is where I will take the songs we recorded (or songs you’ve recorded anywhere else for that matter), and I will sculpt, refine, coax, level out and mould them into a modern, energetic and lively sound, ready for mastering. This is an incredibly important stage because this is truly where we craft the “Sonic Image” of your music, so it’s imperative that it’s done right, and luckily, it’s what I do best.
Kalen Austin has forged a path through the local Brisbane and broader Australian music scene as the lead guitarist and songwriter in bands Alpine Fault and The Stranger. Discovering music production by accident as a way to help take down song ideas, Kalen fell in love with the process and delved deep into audio production and has found his niche in heavy music of all forms. His songwriting, producing and mixing experience allows him to assist in any almost any stage of the production, working out of his studio in Brisbane's northern suburbs.