Brendon Heinst

Brendon Heinst

Recording & mastering engineer

” Music and sound are humanity’s two greatest virtues. Changing anything to that by adding or removing anything, makes no sense at all to me. I strive to get as close to the source as possible. By any means necessary. ”

Biography

Born in the winter of 1990, Brendon grew up in a family where music was omnipresent, from classical music to jazz, contemporary, pop, rock, and electronic music. From the early age of five years old, he started playing the piano, and the guitar and other instruments followed quickly.

During his youth, Brendon gained a big interest in electronics and computers. Finding out that anything in the digital domain could be molded and altered into any shape or form, he developed a love for digital sound and image editing. During this period, his love for recorded sound developed as well.

Fast forward to 2012, Brendon graduated for a Bachelor’s Degree in audio engineering at the Utrecht School of Arts and Technology, focusing on high-resolution sound recordings of acoustical music. Later that year, he graduated with honours for a Master’s Degree in high-resolution multi-channel recording techniques, after developing main microphone systems and mastering techniques, with superb accuracy in the frequency spectrum as well as localisation.

Aside from recording and mastering, Brendon’s other passions include photography and graphic design. TRPTK is therefore for him the perfect sandbox music label where anything is possible, both audibly and visibly.

Both as recording and mastering engineer as well as a photographer or designer, Brendon has been involved in over a hundred albums, EPs, and single productions.

Selected discography

Guillaume Meral Impasse (recording & mastering)

Shapeshift Ensemble Shalygin: Lacrimosa or 13 Magic Songs (recording & mastering)

Shahin Najafi Beh Name To (mastering)

Stephanie McCallum Boëly: Piano Works (recording & mastering)

Arezoo Rezvani, Farid Sheek & Maya Fridman The Scent of Persia (recording & mastering)

Farid Sheek The Journey of the Return (mastering)

Maan Sinterklaas Meezingboek (mastering)

Maya Fridman & Artem Belogurov The Fiery Angel (recording & mastering)

Rafael Fraga Trova Caminhada (recording & mastering)

Gayle Skidmore The New York EP (recording & mastering)

Maya Fridman Red Velvet (recording & mastering)

Paper Motion Paper Motion (recording & mastering)

Aeon Trio Elegy (recording & mastering)

Jaber Fayad Sufi Taksim (recording & mastering)

Erin Helyard & Stephanie McCallum Le Prophète (recording & mastering)

Maya Fridman & Daniël Kool The Invisible Link (recording & mastering)

Hubert Hoffmann From Heaven on Earth (artwork)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (second version) (assistant engineering)

Het Gelders Orkest & Antonello Manacorda Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye (assistant engineering)

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Hannes Minnaar & Jan Willem de Vriend Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (assistant engineering)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 (assistant engineering)

Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (assistant engineering)

Marc van Roon Inventions & Variations (artwork & assistant engineering)

Quatuor Dialogues & Ewald Demeyere Mozart: Gran Partita (assistant engineering)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 (assistant engineering)

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Hannes Minnaar & Jan Willem de Vriend Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2 (assistant engineering)

Christoph Prégardien & Julius Drake Schubert: Poetisches Tagebuch (assistant engineering)

Calefax Romantic Kaleidoscope (assistant engineering)

Huijnen & Grotenhuis Dance! (assistant engineering)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & James Gaffigan Prokofiev: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (first version) (assistant engineering)

Ars Antiqua & Gunar Letzbor Biber: Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes (assistant engineering)

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra & Jaap van Zweden Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 (assistant engineering)

Wim Kegel Drumwise (assistant engineering)

Bach Concentus & Ewald Demeyere Telemann: Les Nations (assistant engineering)

Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend & Consensus Vocalis Mendelssohn: Matthäus-Passion (assistant engineering)

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Hannes Minnaar & Jan Willem de Vriend Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos. 4 & 5 (assistant engineering)

Secret Key Masters Extempore (assistant engineering)

Christoph & Julian Prégardien Father and Son (assistant engineering)

La Petite Bande & Sigiswald Kuijken Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (assistant engineering)

Raaf Hekkema Bach: Partitas arr. for Saxophone (assistant engineering)

Calefax & Cora Burggraaf The Roaring Twenties (assistant engineering)

Egon Kracht Stabat Mater, Stabat Pater (assistant engineering)

Liza Ferschtman Biber | Bartók | Bach | Berio (assistant engineering)

Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor Biber: Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum (assistant engineering)

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra & Tania Kross Krossover (assistant engineering)

NedSym Lite Crossroads (assistant engineering)