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Steve Bartlett

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With charting records in 7 countries in the last 3 years, including 7 top tens, mix engineer Stephen Bartlett is starting to make some international n...

New York, United States
Musician, Producer / Engineer
Joined August 2015

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 Media International (UK)

Audio Technology (AUS)

Resolution (UK)

Pro Audio Summit (NL)

Interface (NL)

Gitarist (NL)

Music Maker (NL)

The Music Network (AUS)

  • Selected Work

    Vandenberg's Moonkings
    Vandenberg's Moonkings
    Alain Clark
    Alain Clark
    After The Hurricane
    After The Hurricane
    Dichter Bij De Horizon
    Dichter Bij De Horizon
    Blue Bittersweet
    Blue Bittersweet
    Avalanche of Truth
    Avalanche of Truth
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  • Year Album Artist Role Awards Listen
    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

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    great as usual
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    Roland Jupiter-8 classic analog synth from 1981 - July 12, 2016 - simon Ayton
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    Always a pleasure to work with such a passionate audio pro!
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    Roland Jupiter-8 classic analog synth from 1981 - July 03, 2016 - simon Ayton

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. 

My Usual Suspects

  • 1176's 
  • La2a's
  • Pultec
  • PYE Compressor 
  • Vertigo Sound VSC-2
  • API 2500, 525, 550,560 
  • Neve 33116(b), 1081, 1073
  • Dimension D
  • Yamaha rev 7
  • Bricasti
  • EMT 140
  • Fender Electrics
  • Harmony Acoustics
  • Fender Basses
  • Solina
  • that weird synth you found in that old shop...
  • All amps ever, to be used on everything... 


United States
August 2015