Stephen Joseph Antonelli

Producer, Engineer, Writer

24 Reviews (2 Verified)
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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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24 Reviews

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  1. Review by Pablo Ulpiano
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    Steve is a very talented and profesional producer. His indications are clear and very helpful to get the job done well. Very good experience working with him, I'll do it again with great pleasure :-)

  2. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Stephen was great to work with! The materials he provided were clean and solid and his communication was on point. I’d definitely recommend working with him!

  3. Review by Timbre Cierpke
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    Stephen was great to work with! The rough mix he sent me immediately after I send my tracks showed that he really knows what he's doing!
    Quick communication, great music. I hope to work with him again!

  4. Review by Ruben Monteiro
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    Great experience!
    Beautiful song!

  5. Review by Facundo Flores
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    Stephen was super profesional all the time, great communication and production. Highly reccomended!

  6. Review by Santiago Molina
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    Was great work with Stephen. The track was really well recorded. Hope we can repeat soon.

  7. Review by Carlos Sosa - Grooveline Horns
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    Such an easy process working with Stephen! His tracks sounds incredible and he let me do my thing! He gave me everything I needed! Super quick and easy and amazing!! Will absolutely work with him anytime he hits me up!

  8. Review by Brady Beard
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    Great sounding tracks, communication, and easy to work with!

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Always great working together!

  13. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Great to work with!

  14. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Awesome client!

  15. Review by Alex Kamm
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    Great working together!

  16. Review by Mario R.

    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!

  17. Review by Shehzad Bhanji

    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

  18. Review by Roman Freely
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    Collaborated with Steve both remotely and in the studio. He’s awesome to work with. Good ideas, good people!

  19. Review by Reid Mounts

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

  20. 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.

Interview with Stephen Joseph Antonelli

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

  2. 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.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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!

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!

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

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

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

Stephen J Antonelli Reel-2020-2021

I was the Mixing Engineer, Sound Engineer, Producer, Musician, Songwriter, Arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

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
  • Chris Stapleton
Gear Highlights
  • ProTools 2020
  • Tons of plugs and instruments
  • UA 610 and 710d
  • Distressor
  • DBX 160as
  • Telefunken AR51
  • AKG 414s
  • Vanguard V13 and lot's more
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