Tristan Barton

Composer, Mixer, Producer

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Tristan Barton on SoundBetter

Australia Based Composer, specialising in composition for film and commercial advertising.

Establishing himself as one of the leading composers in the world of music publishing, Tristan's work has been used, and is regularly sort after, by countless major international brands. His music, often described as enigmatic and thought-provoking, has become synonymous with visual media, consistently being used for commercial, TV, film and radio.

Having worked with companies such as Audi, Tiffany & Co, Salvatore Ferragamo, Panadol and Zodiac, Tristan's versatility in composition and production is indisputable.

His penchant for creating music is driven by his desire to extend himself in other areas of production. "I am consistently looking for new sonic interests and am constantly inspired to reinvent my approach" - Tristan Barton 2016

He has also worked with the inspiring Jordan Taylor Wright (Justin Bieber, Usher, Chainsmokers), and has recently been fortunate enough to have been a collaborator on Usher's 50th Anniversary Special Olympics Concert Intro.

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23 Reviews

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  1. Review by SUVI
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    Tristan was incredibly fun to work with. Great song and amazing work direction. I would love to collaborate with him again.

  2. Review by Denis Emery @ Mastering.LT
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    Tristan is a very professional producer. Polite and friendly as well:)
    I enjoyed working on his songs. Till next time!

  3. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Tristan always outdoes themselves on every production!!! this new one has one of the best drops i've ever heard!!! mad props Tristan!! thanks again for having me on, cheers to another amazing one together!! congrats on the new release!!

  4. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    ALWAYS a true honour and a privilege to collab and work with Tristan!!! truly exceptional person and talent!!!!

  5. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    outstanding, professional and amazing as ALWAYS!! highly recommend Tristan!

  6. Review by Zeff
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    It was a real pleasure record such a nice musical piece. Hope we'll collaborate again soon!

  7. Review by Pol Solonar
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    It's been great working on a cool project by Matias, he's friendly and professional!

  8. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Outstanding, unique and incredible each and every-time. Can't believe how many different phenomenal projects Tristan is doing right now, what an amazing experience on this new beautiful new LP, congrats Tristan! thanks again for having me on with you!

  9. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Another incredible and amazing project in Tristan! So psyched with all the new releases for 2022 already!!! major props!!! 🔥✨🙌

  10. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Tristan is on a ROLL right now with these last few projects!!! immensely grateful to be involved with someone whose artistic expression and talents are so unique! highly recommend Tristan!

  11. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    always consistently FANTASTIC, Tristan is a stand out talent and phenomenal person through and through, highly recommend Tristan and extremely grateful to work and collaborate with such an amazing true artist

  12. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    mega psyched as always, Tristan is always taking it up a notch, I loved this new song so much, highly recommend Tristan!

  13. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Always an absolute pleasure with the very kind, talented and professional Tristan, this new single was Epic!! 🔥👑🎖

  14. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    ALWAYS entirely 100!!!! Thank you Tristan for making it such a pleasure and joy each and every time !!!

  15. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Absolutley love collaborating and working with Tristan, kind professional, perfect communication, outstanding music and arrangements!! Highly recommend!!

  16. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    Tristan is supremely talented, an absolutely pleasure to work on this project together, perfect communicator, super professional! ✨✨✨✨✨

  17. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    So psyched to be collaborating with Tristan! Incredible experience with Tristan entirely, super professional, perfect communication and mega talented, highly recommend ! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  18. Review by Amber Walton-Amar
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    I loved working with Tristan. He was clear, organized and friendly. He also provided me with a perfectly notated cello score! I'm now a fan of his music.

  19. Review by Simmy Singh
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    Tristan was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was extremely flexible and accommodating to my schedule and his patience was much appreciated. His instructions for the job were crystal clear yet also gave room to allow me expressive and creative freedom. The perfect job! I look forward to working with him again in the future :-) Thanks Tristan!

  20. Review by Brian Losch
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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!

Interview with Tristan Barton

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

  2. A: Vibe, finished product, and honesty

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

  4. 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.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: I custom compose music for projects in film and advertising. I also regularly co-write/produce music with established artists.

  11. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  12. A: I worked on a short film named "The Bull". It was my first short film score and I enjoyed it immensely!

  13. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  14. A: Adverts for major advertising clients, and a short film.

  15. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  16. A: Not that I know of.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both! Each has there purpose.

  19. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  20. A: I will deliver a product to the best of my ability that both you and I will love.

  21. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  22. A: The limitless creativity

  23. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  24. A: Where did you learn how to do what you do? I taught myself.....and cried a lot on the way!

  25. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  26. A: That I press a button and it all magically happens, lol.

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

  28. A: First; What is it? Second; Whats your budget?

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

  30. 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.

  31. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  32. A: Drums, iMAC, Solar powered generator, Head phones, Interface

  33. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  34. A: I have been producing/composing music professionally for 4 years now. I endeavour to become a prolific film score writer and producer.

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Ritcher-esc, but very melancholic.

  37. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  38. A: Olafur Arnalds. I would love to understand his process and how he comes to appreciate the space in between sounds.

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

  40. A: Less is, more often than not, always more!

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

  42. A: Film Music & Advertising Music

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: Composing and writing for Film.

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Terms Of Service

Typically allow for 2 revisions (neg). Fastest turnaround for full score/composition 4 - 7 days (additional cost).

GenresSounds Like
  • Ólafur Arnalds
  • Johan Johansson
  • Hanz Zimmer
Gear Highlights
  • KRK Rokit 8 Monitors
  • Apollo UAD
  • Spirit M8 Mixing Desk
  • iMac Pro
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