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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR KIT

August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Husky punch up their demos from Berlin, and producer Matt Redlich shares his tips on getting three sounds out of one small-room drum recording, and double dipping with analogue gear. Story: Mark Davie Photos: Ben...

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STUDIO FOCUS: BMG WRITING ROOMS

August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Story: Preshan John You’ve heard the term ‘content is king.’ BMG has a slightly adapted philosophy better described as ‘content creation is king.’ The global record label isn’t your average hit-churning machine, although it certainly...

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OPITZ MAKES BAD DREEMS COME TRUE

July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mark Opitz’s production techniques are simple, effective and all about clarity. Perfect for letting the political rage of Bad Dreems shine through on Gutful. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Bad Dreems Album: Gutful When Bad Dreems...

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RIDING THE WAIFS

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

James Newhouse shipped half his Reel2Real Studios coast to coast to record The Waifs in a half-finished house. Story: Graeme Hague Some bands seem to come and go in the blink of an iTunes download,...

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POLAR PATTERNS

July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Philip Samartzis went to Antarctica to record the sound of wind, which ain’t easy when it’s travelling at cyclone level velocities. Story: Mark Davie Philip Samartzis does what any other audio engineer does; he records...

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LAST WORD: PHIL MCKELLAR

July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

with Phil McKellar Phil McKellar is a multi-ARIA winning engineer and producer. He’s worked all throughout the ABC and recorded a bunch of Aussie hit records, including Grinspoon’s Guide To Better Living, which has been...

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GRAND ACTIONS

July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Craig Field jumped at the chance to record an Australian-made 9½-foot, 102-key Stuart & Sons grand piano, despite it being in a farm shed under the critical eye of founder Wayne Stuart. Story: Craig Field...

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THUNDAMENTALLY SOUND

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thundamentals aren’t afraid to show their stripes on Everyone We Know. Relying on familiar engineer Dave Hammer to knock their diverse influences into line. Story: Mark Davie Artist: Thundamentals Album: Everyone We Know In the...

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TYCHO RIDES WAVES’ EMOTION

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tycho’s music might be chill, but operating monitors is not. Naturally, we were intrigued when we spied Waves’ eMotion LV1 touchscreen system at the position. Story: Mark Davie Before Scott Hansen started making ambient electronic...

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WORKING ON THE WEEKND

June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

All-round producer and MIDI guitar programmer, Doc McKinney, explains how he and The Weeknd pulled together 18 songs from 40 collaborators and fashioned Starboy. Interview: Paul Tingen Photo: Zoe Prinds-Flash Not one song on The...

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