Wessel Oltheten works as a mix and mastering engineer in his own Spoor 14 studio. He also records on location, teaches audio engineering at the Utrecht University of the Arts , and is the author of Mixing with Impact, a book on mixing that’s currently being prepared for international release.
Wessel cooperates on a regular basis with producer Wouter Budé and the 27 Tapes-label. Together they deliver complete albums, ep's and video productions for (mostly alternative) bands and artists. Wouter is in charge of the production and recording, while Wessel mixes and masters.
You can hear Wessel's ear in all kinds of productions, from the cinematic registration of Wagner's Ring Des Nibelungen performed by the Nationale Reisopera, to successful albums by rock violinist David Garrett and a single by Michael Jackson & Akon. Wessel mixed and mastered music by Black Oak, Navarone, Pocket Knife Army, Kraak en Smaak, Amongster, Don Diablo, Geert Huinink, Tim Knol, Dans Dans, Tangarine, DeWolff, I Am Oak, Robin Borneman and many others.
Wheter it's in heavily produced impact pieces or small acoustic songs, Wessel's approach can be recognized by the definition and lifelikeness of the sound, and dynamics that suit the music.