Attie Bauw

Main subject teacher Art of Sound

Attie Bauw, composer and producer, has worked in studios all over the world with artists such as The Scorpions, Maceo Parker, Yulduz and Latoya Jackson. He learned the profession in the 1980s as assistant engineer, and later as engineer with world famous producers such as Keith Olson, Steve Lipson and Chris Lord-Alge. He is the only Dutch producer with two Grammy nominations to his name: as “Producer of the Year” and “Best Engineered Album” for his production of Rob Halford’s band “Fight”. He was involved with the making of the 1991 Grammy nominated Judas Priest album “Painkiller” and is responsible for the mix and the mastering of the 2009 Grammy Award nominated “Nostradamus” and “Visions”, also by Judas Priest.

At the end of 2008 Attie was invited to become a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences”, the institution which organises the Grammy Awards on an annual basis, and he has since become a “voting member”. In December 2000 music publication OOR named him one of the best Dutch producers of the last 40 years.

Attie has his own studio “Bauwhaus” and was the first Dutch owner of a Fairlight CMI series III system. He was at the time the first one in The Netherlands who did his mixing entirely in ProTools. Many studios abroad call on Attie as a consultant for this sort of modern digital systems. Attie has given lessons in studio production at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague since 1988, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since 2004.