Stephen Joseph Antonelli

Producer, Engineer, Writer

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Stephen Joseph Antonelli provides arrangement, composition, songwriting, production, mixing and mastering services. He's produced countless singles, EPs or and full records for clients over their span of 15+ years in the music industry.

Stephen Joseph Antonelli owns SongBuilder Studios, a recording studio located just outside Baltimore,MD that offers high-quality, commercially viable music singles for singer/songwriters and bands. As a seasoned producer, arranger, composer and engineer, he strives to make every song he produces compete with big label quality. He takes extra care with the full musical arrangement, lyrics, vocal melodies, instrument choice and performance.

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15 Reviews

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  1. Review by Sam Tuten
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    Steve was easy to work with and helpful. Thanks Steve.

  2. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Great to work with - thanks as always!

  3. Review by Larry Walters
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    Awesome producer. Great communication. Crystal clear ideas. He makes the job proposal quick, straight forward and accurate. The music is carefully crafted. One of the top producers out there for your works. Definitely check him out.

  4. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Always great working together!

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    Great to work with!

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    Awesome client!

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    Great working together!

  8. Review by Mario R.
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    The songbuilders are simply incredible! They mixed the song to a whole new level. There was no ego at all, what surprised me the most. Very professional, amazing result and they fixed everything I was asking for, which needs a lot of patience I guess :) I recommend them!

  9. Review by Shehzad Bhanji
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    I spent an entire year writing and recording a full length album in my off time from a full time job. I wanted to create something which I was proud of. Luckily I found these great musicians and amazing guys, Steve and Nate. From pre-production to final mixing and master, it was a pleasure working with them. Thank you Steve and Nate. 10/10

  10. Review by Reid Mounts
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    I had a great experience tracking guitars for SongBuilders. Quick, personable, and professional! Would work with them again anytime!

  11. Review by Kelly
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    I highly recommend SongBuilders for anyone who is serious about creating high-quality music. Steve and Nate are incredibly talented musicians and producers who will work with you every step of the way to make sure your songs end up being everything you could imagine and more.

  12. Review by Matthew
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    If you are looking for a creative, collaborative studio to make music with, SongBuilders is the place for you. These guys have become an integral part of our team. They share our vision and help us make recordings that we are proud to share with the world.

  13. Review by Marc
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    My band FIVES has been a client at Songbuilders over the last year as we've been working on our 5 song EP. We cannot be more happy with both Steve and Nate. The quality of their work is only surpassed by their musical ability. They are truly music producers and will guide you from start to finish. I can guarantee you will be happy with the result.

  14. Review by Jaime
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    I've been a client and collaborator with these guys for several years. You'd be hard pressed to find music producers with this much talent who care as much about their clients as Steve and Nate.

  15. Review by Arista Michelle
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    I love working with these guys because they can accommodate my diverse styles of music. In the end, we have a product is exactly how I had envisioned.

Interview with Stephen Joseph Antonelli

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: Make sure you like the producers work, make sure the producer is respectful to you as an artist and once you decide to use him/her listen to their advise with an open mind before you agree or disagree. Ultimately this is your project, you want to be happy and the producer can help make that happen.

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: What do you plan on doing with this song/project after it's done. We want to work with artists who have a solid plan for their songs.

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

  6. A: Don't use your eyes! Listen, listen, listen...

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

  8. A: Primarily we are producers so we are working with singer/songwriters and bands on songs from the ground up starting with pre-production then onto writing, recording then mixing and mastering. We build songs!

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

  10. A: Oh man, we're inspired by so many artists and music production artists. Some that come to mind are Beck, Buddy Miller, Daniel Lanois, D'Angelo, Periphery, Vance Powell, The Punch Brothers, The Roots, Timberland......too many people to mention!

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: We have a very chill and relaxed studio with two tracking rooms, two control rooms a large lounge area. High quality gear from Telefunken to Universal Audio to RME. Tons of plugin. Several cool guitars from Fender and Martin. A 1968 set of Ludwigs! We are a full-service studio so we have what you need but we're also always growing.

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

  14. A: If it's a SongBuilder job (a song we produce from start to finish) it's like this: 1) We'll have an initial meeting with our client to get a feel for the song 2) We start the skeleton of the track (tempo, rhythm, feel, sounds, basic structure, 3) Nate and I go to work and really dive into production composing and arranging 4) Next is a detailed vocal session/BGV session with the artist or demo singer 5) Then we do a comping and editing session to make sure all the best takes are in and edited properly. 6) Last is mixing which included sending mixes back and forth to the client for approval. Once approved... 7) Mastering!

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

  16. A: We bring years of experience songwriting and producing songs. We understand that our clients want something that will keep them relevant while at the same time stays true to their sound and style. We can do that.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Listening and doing what's best for the song. We thinks that's a dying art. Everyone wants a track to be like something else they heard on the radio. I feel like listening to the raw melody/lyrics is what makes the song exclusively their own.

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

  20. A: We run the gamut but mostly Pop. Normally it's singer/songwriters and bands wanting a fresh sound. Musically it's anything from EDM to Rock to R&B.

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Contact for details but we're pretty basic. Normally 1/2 upfront and 1/2 after we complete the job.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • The 1975
  • Zedd
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools 11&12
  • Tons of plugs and instruments
  • UA 610 and 710d
  • Distressor
  • DBX 160as
  • Telefunken AR51
  • AKG 414s
  • and lot's more
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