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With charting records in 7 countries in the last 3 years, including 7 top tens, Australian mix engineer Stephen Bartlett is starting to make some international noise.
Bartlett’s unique sound shows an uncanny ability to bring out the best in a wide variety of genres, from indie rock successes including Skinny Jean and The Red Paintings in his native Australia, through to his success at the top of European charts with 7 top 10 debuts, 18 entries into the charts in 7 countries and platinum and gold certifications.
Currently based in New York City, Bartlett has worked throughout Europe, America and Australia, including a 2 year stint at world-renowned Wisseloord Studios in Holland as well as sessions at Electric Lady in NYC, Assault & Battery in London, The Village in LA, Studio 4 in Philadelphia, Bismeau in Austin. Bartlett combines a long history working with vintage gear with the latest technology to bring out the best in songs.
His client list includes: David Garrett, Adrian Vandenberg. Ilse De Lange, The Middle East, Skinny Jean, 3Js, Alain Clark, BigStrongBrute, Nova Scotia, Ben Saunders, Rob De Nijs, The Red Paintings and many more.
Producers Bartlett has engineered for include; Pat Leonard, John Alagia, Franck Van Der Heijden, Ronald Prent, John Haywood and Chris Keup.
Stephen has been featured in
Audio Technology (AUS)
Pro Audio Summit (NL)
Music Maker (NL)
The Music Network (AUS)
|2015||Explosive||David Garrett||Engineer||#4 Germany, #7 Switzerland, #4 Austria, #25 Italy|
|2015||Piano Princess||Valentina Babor||Editor||#72 Austria, #75 Germany|
|2014||Focus On Love||Ben Saunders||Mixing||#92 Netherlands|
|2014||Vandenberg's Moonkings||Vandenberg's Moonkings||Engineer||#3 Netherlands, #39 Japan, #92 Switzerland, #169 Belgium, BURMA Export Rock Artist of the year 2014|
|2014||Alain Clark||Walk With Me||Engineer||#3 Netherlands|
|2014||Raak Mijn Haart (Single)||3Js||Mixing||#49 Netherlands|
|2013||After The Hurricane||Ilse DeLange||Engineer, Mixing||#2 Netherlands, #118 Belgium, 4* Platinum|
|2013||Dichter Bij De Horizon||3Js||Mixing||#3 Netherlands, #108 Belgium, Gold|
|2013||Blue Bittersweet||Ilse DeLange||Engineer, Mixing||#13 Netherlands, Platinum|
|2012||Avalanche of Truth||BigStrongBrute||Engineer, Producer, Mixing||Australian Music Prize Shortlist|
|2011||Wire Empire||Mr Maps||Engineer, Producer|
|2009||Dolce Doggerel||Skinny Jean||Engineer, Producer, Mixing||4zzz Hottest 100 Song of the Year|
|2006||Soundtrack The Distance||Dextors Conscience||Engineer||MusicOz Award 2006|
|2005||Being Different||The Winnie Coopers||Engineer, Mixing, Musician||QMusic Award|
In 2007 I began building a studio that eventually housed my favourite recording gear, a Vintage Neve 5316 (31 channel, custom) paired to a beautiful Studer A80 Mkii. It's a combination that I still find hard to beat for recording.
In 2012 I moved to Europe, and began working at Wisseloord Studios in Holland. There I mixed extensively on the API Vision Console, and with it's 90V Power Rails, giving it exceptionally clean headroom, and an almost 3d quality to spacialisation, it's remains my favourite console to mix on.
These days however, I'm based in NYC, and with the wealth of studios and consoles that surround me, I find that I'm choosing the studio and console for each project, finding the right fit can enhance the musical experience. However when all is said and done, a unique instrument will always draw my attention more than anything else...
I choose to mix on PMC speakers.
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