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ST VINCENT ISN’T PERFECT

July 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

In their third time round together, St Vincent’s Annie Clark and producer John Congleton commit early to make a perfectly quirky album. Story: Paul Tingen “When you make a record with me, it’s all about...

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GOOD LORDE!

July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In concert, all eyes are on the star. But it’s not all about Lorde....

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The most successful Australian record in the past year was a concept album by a 60-year old man, produced by a comparative novice with almost no budget or industry support. That album has just gone...

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WORKING THE ROOM

July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeff Lang’s latest album was mixed in surround, but not in the way you might think. Story: Mark Davie Dave Manton was getting plenty of weird looks as he rifled through the ABC studios’ storerooms...

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WOMADELAIDE PHOTO DIARY

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Story & Photos: Nick Harrison This year for the 22nd annual WOMADelaide global music festival I tagged along with veteran ABC sound engineers Steve Fieldhouse and Tom Henry as they produced recordings for Radio National’s...

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CIRCLE THE WAGONS

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wagons are a great live band, but studios haven’t always felt like home. So Henry Wagons bought a holiday house, called Mick Harvey and laid a sonic foundation in the spirit of the ’70s. Acid...

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STUDIO FOCUS: WISSELOORD STUDIOS

July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ‘Vintage Room’ puts a Neve 8014 in the living room. Aussie Producer Stephen Bartlett recently pulled up stumps from his Brisbane studio Docking Station, sold off his gear, signed over a lease to Tristan...

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POST GAME CHANGERS

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Words: Brent Heber   RETURN TO FADERS Atmos isn’t the only big change in audio post production. Brent Heber brings everyone up to date: Many will remember the Fairlight MFX or dSP Postation (both Australian...

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SOUNDFIRM: PICTURE PERFECT

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the new Dolby Atmos mix theatre in Soundfirm’s Melbourne studios. Story: Christopher Holder When Roger Savage was preparing to move into bigger and better digs in South Melbourne he knew something was brewing...

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Line 6 POD

June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Released: 1998 Price: $999 The Line 6 POD guitar amp modeller changed the way musicians and engineers looked at pulling guitar sounds. The idea of being able to re-create the sounds of all the classic...

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