Josh Bartel

Mastering Engineer

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High-end music mastering for iTunes, CD, streaming and vinyl using the world-class facilities at Viking Lounge Mastering

From an early age, I fell in love with capturing my own and other’s musical creations. I was able to create music to permanently exist, share, listen to and enjoy forever! I decided to pursue this career for myself and become “the very best like no one ever was” (I also like Pokemon).

Soon after finishing secondary school, I studied Bachelor of Music (Audio) at the Australian Institute of Music. It was here I learnt a lot about the craft of audio engineering and several months before graduating I was successful in securing an internship position at Tommirock Studios. This quickly became an assistant engineer role where I took part in tracking, editing and mixing duties. After a year of working in a professional studio environment, I decided to specialise and focus all my attention towards mastering which resulted in becoming Tommirock’s head mastering engineer.

Mastering is my favourite part of the production process! I love the technical precision involved and the creative and musical influence I can have in making music sound the best it possibly can! The reaction of artists, musicians and bands when they receive masters back that sound better than they imagined is so rewarding.

Fast forward another year and I am now a full-time mastering engineer working at Viking Lounge Mastering, a world class mastering facility in Ultimo, Sydney.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Terms Of Service

I'm happy to do revisions until you are happy (within reason) and if you require more than one type of master per song, a DDP master or have alternate versions, additional costs will apply.

Gear Highlights
  • Weiss MS1-MK2 x 2
  • Manley Massive Passive (Mastering Version)
  • Avalon AD2077 and more available at Viking Lounge Mastering
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