Australia Based Composer, specialising in composition for film and commercial advertising.
I'm an Australia based composer with a focused interest in creating music for visual media. After completing a Bachelor's degree in Music, I worked as a session drummer/percussionist, recording and performing live shows across the country. I gradually developed a penchant for composing music and came to appreciate the relationship it shared with multimedia.
I grew to admire the world of media and was able to acknowledge how much music connected an audience to a visual medium. I currently compose music for publishing, stage/theatre productions, commercial advertising and film. I'm always looking to extend myself into other areas of production, consistently looking for new sonic interests and am constantly inspired to reinvent my approach to music and sound production.
I am currently published with Art-List Media (artlist.io), Shutterstock, Premium Beat and Hive Music.
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Tristan is a talented and professional composer with incredible communication skills. It was a breeze to work on a short, but detailed mix for him. All the elements were ready to go!
Tristan is so professional and always gets invested in the project. His beats are unparalleled.A real joy to work with.
Easy to work with. Always submits top quality work on time.
Talented and professional. The perfect combination.
Interview with Tristan Barton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a short film named "The Bull". It was my first short film score and I enjoyed it immensely!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Adverts for major advertising clients, and a short film.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not that I know of.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Each has there purpose.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver a product to the best of my ability that both you and I will love.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The limitless creativity
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Where did you learn how to do what you do? I taught myself.....and cried a lot on the way!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I press a button and it all magically happens, lol.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First; What is it? Second; Whats your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hesitate to ask me anything, i won't bite. Happy to discuss direction and budget, in order to make your project happen.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, iMAC, Solar powered generator, Head phones, Interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing/composing music professionally for 4 years now. I endeavour to become a prolific film score writer and producer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Ritcher-esc, but very melancholic.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Olafur Arnalds. I would love to understand his process and how he comes to appreciate the space in between sounds.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is, more often than not, always more!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Film Music & Advertising Music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Composing and writing for Film.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vibe, finished product, and honesty
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically wait until I get a brief, then I discuss the intended goal or outcome of the project. I then start throwing ideas together. Once I have established the main concept behind "said" project, I will then mock up some preliminary concepts and get the ok for the director/producer to continue. I then wait for a rough edit, sometimes a final cut, and customise the composition to fit the visual narrative.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an at home studio, running everything through a Mac Mini. I use KRK Rokit 8 speakers and also have a EIE Akai Pro interface. My software plugins include a variety of spitfire, 8dio and Native Instruments VST's. I also have full access to a full recording studio to do spotting sessions and/or more elaborate recordings.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am regularly inspired by Film composers of every genre, in particular I am interested in any new projects that finds either Johan Johannsson or Olafur Arnalds at the helm.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I custom compose music for projects in film and advertising. I also regularly co-write/produce music with established artists.