Damien Gerard Studios is one of the oldest, continuously operating recording facilities in Australia. Established in 1983 and beginning as a ‘demo’ studio where bands such as Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus, Spy vs Spy, The Models, Icehouse and so many more used the studio for song writing, pre production and often tracking. By the late 1980s the studio was renown as the most affordable high quality studio for final product recording in Sydney and many bands such as Noiseworks, Rose Tattoo, The Maybe Dolls and Died Pretty created complete albums in the space.
35 Years of Damien Gerard Studios
168m² of Performance Heaven
With the new facility in West Gosford opening late 2019, our studios are equipped to record any style of music or size of act – from a singer songwriter to an orchestra (the live room is 160 square meters) and everything in between including corporate work such as voice overs and audio books.
Vintage Modern Mash
The perfect blend of technology
The Damien Gerard complex has a full service main studio based around a brand new SSL Origin(the first in Australia) all analog large format 64 fader / 88 Input console, the latest in studio monitoring via The Focal system, state of the art Pro Tools and an MCI 24 Track Tape Machine. Mixing and mastering can also be handled within the facility. Plus keeping in line with modern technology we also have remote mixing and mastering services available to allow a more flexible choice of engineers.
State of the Art Classics
Our Array of Vintage Mics, Neve pre amps(1073’s) and Classic Compressors (LA2A, 1178, LA12, API, Neve, Vandenberg)) are complimented by Lexicon, Roland and Pultec and Ensoniq Outboard as well as a wealth of plugins of all kinds on the PT Rig.
Along with an Orion 32 I/O Interface and the over 40 square metre Control Room and extra acoustic spaces, there is also a selection of classic amps and instruments, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums(Ludwig 1962) and keys including a brand new Kawai Upright Acoustic Piano, Hammond, Wurlitzer and Fender Bassman, Vox AC30 and Marshall Amps.
Meet The Team
All of the benefits of state of the art and vintage equipment are matched by our unparalleled house engineers. Our courteous and hard working audio team are well versed in every kind of music and recording technique.
Founder Damien Gerard Studios
Over 30 years experience both locally & internationally encompassing many areas of the Music Industry from Record Production , Management, A&R, Promotions, Marketing, Live Touring & Recording to International Releases, Music Publishing, Film Synchronisations
Spent a long time in the heart of the recording studio business in Los Angeles (MCA Studios, Ocean Way and Live work at The Opium Den and Viper Room) before moving to Australia. He has since worked with the likes of Grinspoon, Mental As Anything , Paul Kelly, Kate Miller Heidke, Big White, Half Moon Run (CAN), The Church…
Currently on Long Service leave in Tasmania. After over 20 years as chief engineer Russell remains available for remote mixing projects and has worked with most of the big names in the Australian scene, such as Hoodoo Gurus, Died Pretty, Noiseworks, New Christs, Choirboys, Rose Tattoo, Pete Wells, Lemonheads, Grinspoon, The Vines, Midnight Oil…
After winning Aria’s for Peking Duk and his work on Gang Of Youths, Pete has become a very sought after engineer and producer. Although based in Sydney, Pete regularly travels up for projects. He is also an accomplished session player and programmer and has done quite a few recent sessions in that role as well.
Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer, also highly sought after and often booked well in advance. William has had a long association with DG’s and is bookable as part of our package deals. Will remains a key member of our team even though he works remotely from his own high-end mastering suite.
Recently finished an advanced diploma of music industry at The Grove Studios Academy where he studied under industry professionals such as Scott Horscroft, Jack Nigro, Mark Tinson and Paul McKercher. Murray has had involvement with local band and solo acts such as…
While sonic excellence is always our goal, client comfort always comes first. At DG’s we realize that the best engineers and equipment are worthless if an artist is not comfortable and secure in their performance. To this end you will find a well fitted out artist lounge, kitchen facilities and the most comfortable couches on the central coast spread about the live room. Our highly experienced engineers specialize in keeping the artist chilled out but as creative as possible, which is what creating world class recordings is all about – just ask our clients.