Tim Whitten

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Tim Whitten is an Australian record producer, audio engineer, and mixer. He has worked with numerous successful Australian musicians, in a career spanning 1990—present. Whitten's first recording was Boxcar's Vertigo, where he joined Adrian Bolland as engineer.[1] Whitten has produced records for prominent Australian artists, including Powderfinger,[2] The Go-Betweens, Hoodoo Gurus, and Augie March.[3]

Unlike most producers, who work in a studio, most of Whitten's recording is done at his home, with artists visiting him to collaborate on works.[4] However, he has recorded in studios on some albums.[5] Whitten has explained that his role as a producer is "make a song "work"", even if this requires unorthodox techniques to achieve results. He summarises his work by stating "The role of the producer is to help."[6]

Whitten's work as a producer has been praised by several artists. After working with theredsunband on their EP Like An Arrow, Whitten was praised for producing the new sound of the EP. Lead singer Sarah Kelly stated "it sounds really different it sounds sort of really smooth and pretty and that’s cause of Tim Whitten being involved".[4] Scattered Order have also praised Whitten's work in controlling "noise overload" on several of their records,[7] while Powderfinger's Bernard Fanning described Whitten as better value for money than other producers, resulting in the band choosing him for Double Allergic.[2] Gaslight Radio have noted Whitten's enthusiasm, after a chance meeting resulted in him working with the band on a new album.[8]


  1. ^ "Vertigo > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Blythe (29 October 1996). "I Is Not Me". Drum Media. 
  3. ^ "Tim Whitten > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  4. ^ a b planetclare. "Theredsunband: The sonic cult that nobody can join". FasterLouder.com.au. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  5. ^ "Releases :: Double Allergic". Australian Music Online. Archived from the original on 6 September 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  6. ^ "10 Frequently Asked Questions on the Music Industry" (PDF). Indent. Retrieved 2008-02-24. [dead link]
  7. ^ "1990s history". Scattered Order. Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Gaslight Radio Release 'Good Heavens Mean Times'". PBS 106.7FM. Retrieved 2008-02-24. [dead link]

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