Studio News February 2018

OUR RECORDINGS CUT THROUGH THE NOISE

Message From The Boss

February for me was all about consolidating the pop up office at the studio and working out the pleasantly busy up coming release and media schedule for Foghorn. Ably assisted by Paul Nearhos, Peter Montgomery(pic) and Andrew
Beck moon lighting on some artwork for a change.(Thanks Guys) Upcoming releases include 
Big Merino, The Sheyana Band, Daxton,
The Mezcaltones, Joel Leffler, Little Phoenix, Adam Jones and Throwing Shapes. 
We are running campaigns for all of the above plus 
Diana Anaid, Hussy Hicks, Tailor Birds,
Flow and Yhan Leal. 
Phew!

Marshall Cullen ~ Director

All the Summer Deals

Easter Special - 
This is booked- but we are happy to extend similar discounts in April 
Contact asap for more info.

Two For One Deals -
Always available to newsletter subscribers on selected dates only-
Please contact us asap so you don't miss out. email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
call 0416 143030 or simply reply to this email.

 

Session Highlights

February Sessions included Big MerinoMixing with Russell Pilling who also co produced the record.
Cody Munro Moore did some more work on his new project and dropped off some fine Vinyl copies of his current albumPerfume Nightmare(recorded at DG's as well), Two ex Divinyls members Rick Grossman and Richard Harvey dropped by to record interviews for an upcoming Podcast. Rose Carleo band remixed the new single.Mark Cashin added some new parts to his next single. Russell mixed various tracks for Team Utopia and the upcoming second Bitzer release of oz rock classics.Lily Duval put down a new song with Pete Holz guesting on acoustic guitar.Enticer cut a bunch of new vocals.The Texas Strangers started on new album with Russ at the helm.
 

Video - The Wasters - Keep Me Waiting

Keep me waiting was recorded at Dg's live room and The Redstairs by Pete Holzlast year.
A truly rocking song and clip, check it out -
 HERE
FIlmed by Matt Clements Featuring Pamela Rose and Almitra Gibran
 

Mastering and Red Stairs HIghlights

Peter Holz(pic) -as usual chilling in the Red Stairs Room has upgraded his mac book pro based workstation to a new MacBook "supa computer" and boasts its the most powerful current rig in Sydney. Its been most helpful on sessions for Rachael Fahim, Volte, Mark Wilkinson, Bielfield and Joel Leffler..

Andrew Beck -has also been upgrading parts of his Central Coast Erina Room and continues to work miraculous mastering magic for  Team Utopia-Calling Out To The Masses(2nd single). Big Merino (Album Master+Vinyl Eq's) Quote - "Massive thanks Rusty and Andrew on a great job for us. You have taken us to the next level..... We cant thank you boys enough for the over and above service.... Forever Love and Rock.. Team Utopia-Brisbane"
 
King Willy Bowden - plenty to report from the deep south Tassy Mastering Roomfor February including an entire remaster for Eskimo Joe's Catalog Reissue, a single for Pollographia, Album for Cara Granger, EP for Elki, Album for Darren Cross(ex Gerling) and an EP produced by Joel Quartermaine(Perth) for Lucy Peach.

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Production Deals

Quite a few of these worked well last year so we thought worth a mention. Theres a whole range of deals available for Singles, EPs and Albums which can include Music and Audio Production (if required), session players and /or programming(if required) as well as manufacture of CD's or Vinyl and Label Services such as Distribution, Radio Plugging and Tour Promotion. Just drop an email or call 0416 143030 for more info.

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www.damiengerard.com.au

Studio News January 2018

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF RECORDING

Message From The Boss

Happy New Year everyone. Just a few live shows to mention then it's over to the ever busy world of Damien Gerards. Firstly i forgot to mention my fave NYC Band Real Estate in last years wrap up, had a great run with them including Splendour mid 2017. The notable shows over the break wereHoodoo Gurus Christmas gig on Rottnest Island WA, where we fought gale force winds, rain and swell to still do the show, even though other events in Perth that day were cancelled. Hats off to the amazing A Team Crew of Davros and Ross Malloy. New Years saw a quick day time mix for Alex The Astronautup at The Lost Paradise Festival, and just the other day a very fun mix for the 'Gurus at the Australian Open through the brand new rockin' JPJ Line Array.(pic)

Marshall Cullen ~ Director

All the Summer Deals

Easter Special - "we run this each year and you need to be quick"
March 30 to April 3 - 5 days for half price - $1800+gst

Two For One Deals -
This year these start in March and are available selected weekdays only, around half the month is booked already so be quick.
Please contact us asap so you don't miss out. email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
call 0416 143030 or simply reply to this email.

 

Session Highlights

January hit the ground running once Russ returned from a well earned rest in his home state of Tasmania. Sessions includedBig Merino (pic)- Debut Album - 20 days of tracking and mixing with extra session players, strings, percussion, keys and double bass. Russ co produced along withStu Davis from the band. Back in late December rock royalty Ian Moss dropped in secretly to lay some solo's down for blues piano legend herself Lucy De Soto. Two young Sydney bands The Bright Sides andThus Unto Tyrants both spent time with Russ in Jan recording and mixing EP's. Finally engineer Phil Luces had a wild time with classical singer Michaele Archerrecording Harmonium and Cello on her new project.
 

Latest Interview - The Victims with Dave Faulkner

"When anyone with a computer can record something of studio quality, what made you still go into a studio? Expertise and atmosphere. Also, there's more to recording than just having a medium to store your data. It's what happens to the signal between the performer and the recording device where all the magic happens.
read the full interview HERE

 

Mastering and Red Stairs HIghlights

Peter Holz(pic) - with 5 tracks he's worked on in the Hottest 100 its no wonder the boy is busy busy busy, Congrats to Petefor tracks 2+5+10 Gang of Youths,12+20 Peking Duk 

Andrew Beck has been keeping busy with Mastering for Daxton (album), Thus Unto Tyrants(EP), The Bright Sides(EP), Sunscreen(CD DDP Master), Team Utopia(single).
 
King Willy Bowden - No rest for the wicked it seems. Will has been faithfully at his post all January working on multiple projects including the new collaborative album for Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey and Sean Sennet. Other notables areDarren Cross of Gerling fame(album),The Wolf Brothers (album produced by the illustrious Matt Fell), and The Ruminators (album all recorded at thelegendary RAK studios in London started in the 70's by Mickie Most.)

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Foghorn Label Sessions

DG's In House label has seen a bit of a resurgence since moving back to Balmain after 12 years in the One Louder Building in Darlinghurst. On top of the ever increasing demand for quality Publicity work the label has been using the studio for recording new projects from Mark Cashin(pic) - his own releases plus taking in his stride a new direction of music producer to new up & comers: (Adam Jones Experience, Jessie-May & The Kitchen Girls & Björn Kell). Other foghorn projects include Big Merino -debut album - see session news above, The Sheyana Band single and album, Daxtonnew album, Joel Leffler produced by Peter Holz New EP dropping in April.

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www.damiengerard.com.au

Studio News October 2017

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF RECORDING

Message From The Boss

Live Tour Management/Front of House shows for October saw some shows for the mighty Hoodoo Gurus in Burnie Tasmania with a rocking L Acoustics system followed up by A Day on The Green out at Mudgee with the new JPJ JBL Vertec and my oh my has that Line Array improved drastically. No more gnarly 2.5 k and 630hz, the crossover points have had a radical re work as have the horns and its Flat as a tack outdoors, loved it. Everyone else on the bill The Baby Animals, Models, Jebediah and Alex Lloyd all sounded fantastic as well, live Pa Boxes are just getting better and better to be sure.

Marshall Cullen ~ Director

Summer Specials

Well theres a whole range of specials for the summer break, from intro deals for new bands to mixing mastering deals, 2 for 1 deals, album deals and so on ...the best thing is to contact Marshall and ask about them - 0416 143030 or the email below.

Let us know asap so you don't miss out. email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Session Highlights

There was no let up on sessions through October and Russ has been loving having weekdays to get some detailed mixing done for folks that may have to do their 'real job' (haha) and he sends the mixes across at the end of each day- Highlights have included - Medusas Wake(Tracking),Enticer(Drum Edits). Murray Darling(Tracking and Mixing,), Cody Munro Moore (tracking), Ariane Campbell (Tracking), Rick Grossman(Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus)producing a new Sydney Female Singer),Mezcaltones (new album tracking), andToadvine (tracking and mixing.)
 

Rusty's Tip Of The Week - Plugins

Now don't get me wrong , i love plugins and use them extensively when mixing, even though i run back through an analog board as well. But it's important to understand the nature of them as well. The first most important thing is that they are obviously in the digital realm so unlike their analog originals they DO NOT like to be overloaded. The second and very important tip for is that just inserting them on a 'track' will not affect your input path into PT at all. So don't think you are running 'through' a compressor before the signal hits PT - if you have inserted on the recording track its only on the output. To record 'through' a plugin you need to run an AUX which the input hits first and put the plug across that. Of course having some REAL outboard as well really helps....
My Current Favourites are Abbey Road TG Channel, J37 Tape Simulator,SSL4000, Reel ADT, API550EQ, Neve Sheps73 , LoAir, plus Slate Trigger, Autotune, the funky soundtoys stuff and the Bomb Factory bundle. See
http://damiengerard.com.au/news-media/dgs-blog/95-rusty-tip-of-the-week-11-plugins.html
 

Mastering and Red Stairs HIghlights

Andrew Beck has been busy with final mastering for - Throwing Shapes(WA- 2 x EP's)), Love Drunk Hearts(single), Yhan Leal(Album), Murray Darling(single), New Lovers(single), Toadvine(single), Vilette (single)and Big White(album, vinyl eq's).
 
King Willy Bowden is head down for the end of year lead up with his Hi End Masters for Ball Park Music, Donny Benet, Tina Harrod, Haiku Hands, John Williamson, Graham Connors,  Verge Collection(WA), Zefereli and more

Peter Holz has been hosting all manner of sessions for the likes of Samantha Jade (pic) featuring  a rare well lit glimpse of his famous mustard coloured theatre curtain(ex Festival Studios-ed) in his vocal booth, along with others such as Jordan Ellery, Aaron Beri and Joel Leffler.

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New Backline and Instruments

As well as the new in house kit theres a bunch of NEW amps, synths and guitars available for sessions as well.
Checkout 
the list here

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Studio News November/December 2017

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF RECORDING

Message From The Boss

Well another year is almost over and this one has flown by. I'm feeling blessed to have worked with such great artists this year. From Hoodoo Gurus, Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody, Neil Finn, Ball Park Music to even The Divinyls feat Izzi and Jack from the Preatures(never saw that one coming). A huge thanks to all the amazing crew and techs across the country who make it all happen. I'm also feeling doubly blessed to have such an experienced and solid studio and office team. Massive thanks to Russell Piling, Paul Nearhos, Elia Green, Andrew Beck, Peter Holz, Peter Montgomery and William Bowden. 
Warm Wishes for a restful, peaceful and happy holiday season to all.

Marshall Cullen ~ Director

Christmas Gift Voucher Deals-
Still looking for Christmas Gifts?

New for 2017 we have gift vouchers available over a range of deals as well as
Vouchers for any $ amount that can be used towards a session, all valid for 2018/2019.
The Vouchers come on a nice PDF for easy printing and can be made out to a name.
Heres some ideas-
-Half a day - $350+gst - to put down a song with a backing track or acoustic backing, includes mix down.
-Full day $650+gst - 10 hrs recording, ideal for a young band to put down 3-4 tunes live with some overdubs, includes a mix down at a later date.
-3 day deal $1500+gst - ideal for a more established band to create a full ep or mini album.
 

Let us know asap so you don't miss out. email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or simply reply to this email.

 

Session Highlights

Some notable sessions through November and into December include  - Victims-Dave Faulkner (Tracking and Mixing), Hollerin' Sluggers(pic) (Tracking and Mixing), Jim Dickson and Dennis Tek(Radio Birdman) (new tunes with French Rocker Dominique), Medusas Wake(Mixing),Cody Munro Moore(Mixing), Ariane Campbell (Mixing),  Mezcaltones Mixing),T.H.U.G.G (New EP starting this week),Team Utopia(Brisbane)(Mixing), Love Drunk Hearts(Vocals), Lucy De Soto(Starting a new project),  Mark Cashin(tracking and mixing the heart wrenching tribute to his son Coen tragically lost in a car accident earlier this year).
 

Most Recent Interview

"We plugged a Gibson 335 into a little purple box the studio had called the sub machine. It made the guitar growl like heavy industrial bass. Sexy. I immediately fell in love with it!"
Last Month also saw an Interview fromTheMusic.com.au with Ariane Campbellabout her recent time at DG's -
see the full article here

 

Mastering and Red Stairs HIghlights

Peter Holz(pic) had well deserved justification of his great work on bothPeking Duk and Gang of Youths at the Aria's last week - top stuff Pete.

Andrew Beck has been busy with final mastering for - Villette, Throwing Shapes, Big White(Vinyl eq's),
Toadvine, Love Drunk Hearts, Ariane Campbell & Mezcaltones, 

 
King Willy Bowden - down in the deep south - Tasmania to be precise and turning out the usual fine work for
Salmonella Dub (Anniversary box set), Abbie May, Eskimo Joe(Vinyl eq's), Declan Kelly, Steve Kilbey(Solo Album)

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New Backline and Instruments, even Pedals

Even more new items added, some available Free of Charge on your session and some $POA

Checkout the list here

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Behind The Scenes Recording Christina Crofts Band LIVE at Damien Gerard Studios Sydney

A Behind The Scenes video of The Christina Crofts Band recording LIVE at Damien Gerard Recording Studios Sydney. Saturday 10-6-17 

Shot and Edited by Caleb Montgomery

Crew On The Night:

Recording Engineer ..... Andrew Beck

LIVE Sound .........  Marshall Cullen

Video and Lighting …... Peter & Caleb Montgomery

Christina Crofts on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Christina-Crofts-Band-23180951438/

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