Spring '23
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Spring '23

The lack of updates in this spot has a happy cause: the past years have been a whirlwind of many beautiful projects, deserving every bit of attention. Some highlights: mastering the new Spinvis record: Bebop-A-Lula, mixing the soon-to-be-released second Elephant record, analog to analog mastering DeWolff's double album Love Death & in Between, and mastering the last record Vreemde Kostgangers will ever make (featuring the last material Henny Vrienten worked on). 

> recording > mixing > mastering

Wessel Oltheten works as a mix and mastering engineer in his own Spoor 14 studio. He also teaches music production and audio engineering at the Utrecht University of the Arts , and is the author of Mixing with Impact, a book on mixing that’s available worldwide through Focal Press.


Wessel has mixed and mastered music by DeWolff, Black Oak, Spinvis, Navarone, Pocket Knife Army, Kraak en Smaak, Amongster, Don Diablo, Moon Moon Moon, Tim Knol, Tangarine, I Am Oak, Awkward I, Anne Soldaat, Áslaug, Re:Freshed Orchestra, Henny Vrienten, Audio Adam, Gallowstreet, Yuko, GRAEF, Robin Borneman, Mevrouw Tamara, Dawn Brothers, Blaudzun, Helge, Iguana Death Cult, Eric Vaarzon Morel, Simply Red, The Grand East, Dez Mona, Jeroen Kant, Reindier, Sam & Julia, La Loye, Meadowlake, Yurt, Storksky, Alexander van Popta, Coppersky, San Francisco, Mitch Rivers, Car Pets, Tolls, Niko, Yentl en de Boer, Cast Glass, Pitou, Rosemary & Garlic, Elephant, Yukon Onoma, Aidan & the Wild, Maida Rose, Trifid, Feng Suave, Valvetronic Brassband, Géonne Hartman, LIJO, Alison's Fall, Remy van Kesteren, The Avonden, Zea, Bear Valour, Iris Penning, Donna Blue, Nachtschade, Massi, Bosai Panda, ParHasard, Meis, Matt Winson, St. Solaire, Vikings in Tibet, Vic Willems and many more.

Wessel has recorded e.g. the cinematic registration of Wagner's Ring Des Nibelungen performed by the Nationale Reisopera, two albums by rock violinist David Garrett, and a single by Michael Jackson & Akon.









Album Bebop-A-Lula, Excelsior 2023
Produced by Spinvis
Recorded and mixed by Spinvis en Joeri Saal
Mastered by Wessel Oltheten


Spoor 14 is Wessel's mix and mastering studio, featuring Grimm monitoring, 56 channels of analog processing and a small recording room.
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> Mixing with Impact

In Mixing with Impact - Learning To Make Musical Choices, Wessel Oltheten discusses the creative and technical concepts behind making a mix. Whether you're a dance producer in your home studio, a live mixer in a club, or an engineer in a big studio, the mindset is largely the same.


The same goes for the questions you run into: where do you start for example? How do you deal with a context in which all the components affect each other? How do you avoid getting lost in technique? How do you direct your audience's attention? Why doesn't your mix sound as good as someone else's? How do you maintain your objectivity when you hear the same song a hundred times? How do your speakers affect your perception? What is the difference between one compressor and another?



In a clear structure, this book covers these and many other questions. This will get you closer and closer to answering the most important question of all: how do you tell a story with sound?



Mixing with Impact is internationally available at all major resellers, for more information see its website


Wessel Oltheten
> Recording > Mixing > mastering
koevoortseweg 14
5281 SC Boxtel
tel. +31(0)651875617
Mail. info@wesseloltheten.nl