About Us

Who Is AudioIntegrity?

AudioIntegrity is an audio mastering and mixing room run by mastering/mix engineer Jeff Gudenrath.  This private studio is located in the Austin (Pflugerville), TX area.  As a 25 + year veteran in the music business, working 15 years in Nashville, Jeff has accumulated a long clients and credits list spanning across many musical genres.

Jeff Gudenrath -AudioIntegrity

The Evolution

I was always playing in bands during school and my college years.  It was really once I left for West Texas State University in Canyon, TX that my seriousness for music began.  I joined in with a band called The Cleavers and we played for a couple years or so. We recorded our first album around 1990-91.  This introduced me to Bill Ockander at a studio he owned in Amarillo.  This is where it all began for me.  I would finish classes and then go to his studio for sessions and hang out and plug in cables and just watch and observe.

I slowly realized that performance was not my gig and being on the other side, the engineering side or recording side is where I wanted to be.  It fascinated me on how you could build tracks and layer instruments.  I bought a 4 track cassette recorder and began experimenting.  After a couple years in college and bouncing between Business Administration or Radio/TV degrees I needed to make up for lost time and get out there doing something.  So, I enrolled into The Conservatory or Recording Arts & Sciences and started my journey.  Once completed I had to do a mandatory internship to complete the degree.  I thought about LA but Nashville was more my style.  At 22 I took off for Nashville and never looked back.

My journey in Nashville lasted about 15 years.  After my internship I continued to work as a freelance 2nd engineer out of 16th Avenue Sound.  This exposed me to the killer “A” room with a 56 input SSL and all the great gear but it also gave me access to the upstairs B room where I spent a lot of time learning with my feet to the fire, so-to-speak.  I got to work on sessions in varying capacities for all kinds of artists that came through 16th Ave. Sound.  The nineties was a hell of a decade!  From Lee Greenwood, Terry McBride, Alan Jackson to Bon Jovi, Queens Ryche, Accept, Delbort McClinton, Echolyn, Mark Knopfler and so many others.   I soaked in every piece of knowledge I could get.  I can say I learned more in 2 weeks working with engineer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Metallica, Accept, Tesla and many more) than any other sessions I worked on.  I also started branching out as a 2nd engineer for other studios and engineers like Chip Young and songwriter Bobby Boyd and others. I helped Chip run the BMG demo studios as well 2nd engineer him over at Sound Control in Berry Hill many times.  Chip was a super nice guy and a hec of an engineer and guitar player.  I also got to be a part of the Spongebath Records “early days” doing some live sound for the band Self and then engineering demos for the labels band The Features.

A few years later I got hooked up with a guy named Jim Hendricks. I became his personal engineer for over 7 years. We recorded all kinds of folks music, mountain music, bluegrass music and gospel music.  This was for the company Maple Street Music.  I also built the original e-commerce website which is what started my other career path as a web designer.  After 7 years and over 30 albums I moved on to continue music and pursue other business endeavors.  The music business was changing around 2000 so took my audio mastering business to the internet and also launched a new business that was inline with my other interests – which happen to be boating.  So, DockGear.com was born.

Over the years I’ve always done music but I have other businesses and interests.  I moved back to Austin, TX in 2006 and married my now wife.  We have a son who loves music too.  My wife can remember lyrics to almost any song out there (don’t ask her to sing though!).  At this point I have a nice balance of music projects I want to work on, e-commerce businesses I run and a web design side business.  This diversity keeps me excited and keeps the work life fresh.  Music is my first love and will always be my passion.  I’ll continue to master and mix music to the day my ears can’t do it.

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What Our Clients Say...

Jeff has bionic ears, he hears things in a mix that I didn't know were there. He has not only elevated ALL of my mixes to new heights but he also has made some very needed suggestions along the way that has made my album really standout and shine. I've worked with many masterers throughout my 20 year career from LA to New York and Jeff by far is the best. And he cares.

Michael M.

5.0
2017-10-26T23:06:50+00:00
Jeff has bionic ears, he hears things in a mix that I didn't know were there. He has not only elevated ALL of my mixes to new heights but he also has made some very needed suggestions along the way that has made my album really standout and shine. I've worked with many masterers throughout my 20 year career from LA to New York and Jeff by far is the best. And he cares. Michael M.
Jeff is quick and good. Recommend to anyone looking for professional and affordable mastering!

Devon O. - Punch Drunks


 
5.0
2017-10-26T23:07:48+00:00
Jeff is quick and good. Recommend to anyone looking for professional and affordable mastering! Devon O. - Punch Drunks  
This guy mastered two albums for me and did an excellent job. I recommend him to anyone and everyone. Guess who is mastering my next album?

Felix M. - Russian Solution

5.0
2017-10-26T23:08:42+00:00
This guy mastered two albums for me and did an excellent job. I recommend him to anyone and everyone. Guess who is mastering my next album? Felix M. - Russian Solution
Jeff is the better than outstanding. His skills are magical. I recommend his service with high regards. Thank you Jeff for giving me great years of working on all my projects.

Donnie C Soul

5.0
2017-10-26T23:09:27+00:00
Jeff is the better than outstanding. His skills are magical. I recommend his service with high regards. Thank you Jeff for giving me great years of working on all my projects. Donnie C Soul
The man with the golden ears! Knowledgeable and musician-friendly audio mastering services at great prices...world class results with all the analog goodness. Consistent quality from project to project. Highly recommended!

Eddie B. (Bugnut Records)

5.0
2017-10-26T23:10:23+00:00
The man with the golden ears! Knowledgeable and musician-friendly audio mastering services at great prices...world class results with all the analog goodness. Consistent quality from project to project. Highly recommended! Eddie B. (Bugnut Records)
We contacted Audio Integrity for a Full Length Mastering project on our 10 song album. Jeff did an amazing job communicating and working with us from start to finish. The final product turned out better than we could have hoped for.. He was the first person to respond out of 10 possible companies. After getting a sample back from each of the 10 companies we compared them and Jeff was our top choice.

Arms For Elephants

5.0
2017-10-26T23:11:37+00:00
We contacted Audio Integrity for a Full Length Mastering project on our 10 song album. Jeff did an amazing job communicating and working with us from start to finish. The final product turned out better than we could have hoped for.. He was the first person to respond out of 10 possible companies. After getting a sample back from each of the 10 companies we compared them and Jeff was our top choice. Arms For Elephants
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