Hi, I'm Stuart! I was relocated from Brisbane Australia in 2008 by Sweetwater to be your Sales Engineer! I have been playing guitar since 1984 ( Yes, I saw the Hot for Teacher music clip by Van Halen and discovered my calling : ) After 12 years playing clubs with several bands, I graduated from the Conservatorium of Music on The Gold Coast of Australia with a Bachelor's degree in Musicology / Technology and spent the next 10 years freelancing and staff engineering many studios in Brisbane and Sydney. I ran my own mix room as well, based around a large Pro Tools HD system utilizing a great collection of hybrid digital and analog equipment.
My background and experience on stage and in the studio gives me a broad base of knowledge and really allows me to help my clients every single day in choosing equipment for their studio, guitar rig, or musical endeavor!
Here at Sweetwater I still spend a considerable amount of time training with product managers, product specialists, and getting my hands on the latest technology so that I can offer "front line" advice and opinions to my clients.
At anytime if I can be of service to you, please give me a call or drop me an e-mail. It is my pleasure to assist!
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1337E-mail Stuart
* BS. Pop Mus.QLD conservatorium of Music
* Certified Avid Icon and Venue Specialist.
* Certified SSL Matrix and AWS Console Specialist
I was born in the UK and immigrated to Australia when I was 9
Recording Engineer / Producer
I was looking to put my experience and skills to a different use and saw Sweetwater as a great opportunity to learn, grow, and assist other musicians and engineers in their musical endeavors.
Guitar and Bass
To the point.
Managing a busy recording studio where if it did not work, the music did not happen!
I learn every single day via training and interaction with my many clients, which better helps me as a person AND better serves my clients!
I normally would not fill out and return a customer comment card, but I feel like my sales engineer, Stuart Niven, did an amazing job! Stuart helped me find gear that was perfect for my needs. He was patient with me when I had a lot of questions that he probably hears all the time. You guys have a great sales engineer with Stuart. I hope he is my rep for a long time!
Matt from Woodruff, WI
Stuart - your guidance and service have been invaluable! Thanks for taking the time to help me make the right choices. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and feel that it's a worthy investment for my future in music. I expect that I'll be in touch soon about some acoustic treatment.
Marley from Asheville, NC
Working with you all was a great pleasure! You will have all my future business from this point on. Stuart was very professional to work with, and there were no unpleasant surprises. Thank you all very much!
Jeffrey from Hermitage, TN
Stuart Niven was very helpful in guiding my decision to upgrade to PT11. He has been my go-to trusted advisor for several years, never ever pushes for a sale yet at the same time I've purchased thousands of dollars of equipment from Stuart because he's not a 'saleman'; rather, he helps clarify and inform my questions and decisions in a completely objective way. At the same time, Stuart always finds the time to teach me something new I never even thought to ask. I'll be working with Stuart on multiple additional purchases over the coming years and always consider it a privilege to learn from his expertise. The purchase always seems secondary and I've never had a single regret.
Andy from Lexington, MA
Sweetwater, once again great experience ordering and exceptional customer service! Stuart Niven great customer support! Keep up the great work.
Walt from Englewood, OH