Author: Marshall Cullen

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  • 08/04/2024

Gareth Koch Recording session

Gareth flew up from his current home state of Tasmania and spent some time with us over Easter crafting a new electric and acoustic instrumental

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  • 08/04/2024

Steve Kilbey Session

We are always excited to have Steve Kilbey record with us and showcase his talent as a multi-instrumentalist. Read More

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  • 08/04/2024

CB Ghost Drum session

CB Ghost is back in the studio, this time laying down drums for one his new songs. The Ludwig kits sound is perfect for the type of...

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  • 08/04/2024

The Church Vocals

This iconic and prolific Austrailan Band spend a lot of their in the USA these days, usually 2 Tours a year. This has lead to yet another...

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  • 08/04/2024

Kaijin Solo Project

Kaijin is a long time friend of all of us at Damien Gerard's and one of our 'Go To' session players along with his own materiel. We...

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  • 08/04/2024

Damien Gerard Mic Collection

Heres a small sample of the mics on offer that we havent covered in detail before, see previous Mic posts for the other Neumann's including the v

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  • 05/03/2024

Jessie May-K Garage sessions

We are super excited to announce that we have just finished recording and filming the very first Damien Gerard studios Garage session hosted by l

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  • 05/03/2024

Drawing Arrows

Drawing Arrows had a great time using our large live room for practicing their set list for gigs with a live audience and vocal P.A. They loved..

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  • 03/02/2024

Acid Amora Recording session

Acid Amora killed it in the studio for their two day recording session finishing up 4 final songs to complete their first album. This was their t

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  • 03/02/2024

Room 72 Recording session

Room 72 just completed their first album at Damien Gerard over 8 days using all of the studios in house backline, instruments and Keyboards with

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  • 02/02/2024

Severed Raw Nerve

Metal Band "Severed Raw Nerve" did one day of recording with Chief engineer, Andrew Beck. They performed 3 originals ranging from heavy metal to

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  • 19/12/2023

Shauna Jensen

Shauna made a quick visit to Damien Gerard to track some great vocal takes with Read More

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  • 08/12/2023

Outboard gear for sale

Ensoniq DP4 - $1100 - Parallel effect processor with extensive programming capabilities, with four separate units able to produce 24 bit dynamic

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  • 07/12/2023

Nat Love Student Tour

We were fortunate enough to have Nat Love and his class of young, up and coming engineers and producers come for a tour and quick lecture at...

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  • 07/12/2023

Murray Dilger Demo recording

Our in-house engineer Murray has been working hard on his own music spending a few days in the studio writing and recording his own songs. We are

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  • 07/12/2023

Jamieson Music Video

Jamie Postle paid Damien Gerard a visit recently to shoot his new, soon to release, music video with help from "Somewhere Nowhere". It was a supe

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  • 07/12/2023

CB Ghost Vocal tracking

CB Ghost has been killing his vocal session of recent utilising the bathroom acoustics for his vocal mic like Jim Morrision from the Doors. He ha

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  • 02/11/2023

Winterborne Fan Promotion Event

Winterbourne are back at Damien Gerard's recording live promo versions of selected tracks fron their upcoming album "Act of Disappearing". 8 luck

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  • 02/11/2023

Starcrazy Album

One of our favourite Sydney bands "Starcrazy" spent the past week with us at Damien Gerard Studios recording their full length album. Produced by

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  • 02/11/2023

Joel Leggett Live session

Joel Leggett is one of our favourite locals to record at Damien Gerard's and his live performance was no exception. All filmed by "Search Media",

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  • 02/11/2023

Phil Crossfield Session

Liam, Campbell and Phil had a great day in the studio recording their original tune. The song was very 60's influenced so the Wurlitzer, Hammond,

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  • 02/11/2023

Kawai Upright Piano

We've had so many comments from players recently of how much they love our Kawai we just wanted to mention these few -

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  • 05/10/2023

New Rates – Limited Time

Ever since our move to the Central Coast, and the high end upgrades that came with it, we know we've been out of reach for some artists,...

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  • 05/10/2023

Session Player Collective

A stellar group of session players including Mitch Farmer, Jeff Camilleri, Dave Holmes and Angus Steventon played as a collecti

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  • 31/08/2023

Astrovan – Recording Session

Astrovan were the NSW Youth rock competition winners for 2023 and the prize was a day recording at Damien Gerard Studios. The band were extremely

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  • 31/08/2023

Darlene Zschech

Jackson Barclay and Darlene Zschech absolutely killed it with their group of professional session musicians recording for a week at Damien Gerard

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  • 31/08/2023

CB Ghost – Recording Session

To follow up the session below, CB Ghost tracked a new song accompanied with live tracked drums and killer acoustic guitar. We also tracked live

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  • 03/08/2023

The Church – Vocal tracking.

To finish off The Church's newest album, Steve Kilbey spent 3 days with us at Damien Gerard Studios recording the final vocals for the album. The

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  • 08/07/2023

Session Gear

Here's some great pictures of some varied gear we have been using on sessions recently.

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  • 27/06/2023

Norma Murphy recording session

Aussie country legend and Golden Guitar winner, Norma Murphy's recording session at Damien Gerard Studios was an amazing session to witness. Liam

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  • 08/06/2023

The Electorate Tracking

The Electorate came up from Sydney and brought engineer Steve Coull along with them to work on all the recording for 2 songs.

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  • 08/06/2023

Guitars for Days

Following on from the backline post last month here's a whole bunch of 'Guitar Porn' from our in house collection, all available for session use.

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  • 06/06/2023

Kaijin Solo session guitar

Local lead guitarist (left handed) and rock singer songwriter Kaijin Solo was spotted at the studio last month guesting on an all in live jam ban

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  • 08/05/2023

Backline for days

We have been collecting amplifiers, drums, keyboards and cabinets for over 35 years so there's some pretty unique and awesome pieces in the backl

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  • 06/03/2023

Natalie Gauci Tracking Sessions

Another set of amazing session guys back at DG's this week. None other than Ash Naylor of Even and The Paul Kelly Band and more recently The...

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  • 06/03/2023

String Recording Session

Strings were going down big time last month for Luke Wright including mandocello and violin. This picture is the gents in the control room workin

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  • 10/02/2023

The Blumlein Pair

Andrew Beck pulled out his Coles 4038's for overheads on a recent session and ran them in Blumlein Mode. (The Blumlein Pair technique uti

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  • 07/02/2023

Shauna Jensen Vocal Session

Yet another female vocalist this time the legendary Shauna Jensen chose Damien Gerard Studios to record earlier in the month for a project being

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  • 10/01/2023

Spinning Cupids Session

Local Central Coast producer Conner Massey (often spotted at The Grove) brought in his mates Spinning Cupids for a tracking session last month wi

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  • 10/01/2023

The secret of Mic Preamps

Ever wondered why certain sounds just don't measure up even if you are using the same microphone as the professionals or your favorite singer, dr

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  • 10/11/2022

Big Week of Sessions

For the first week of October, we had the pleasure of hosting local central coast artists Jessie-May K (recording), William VanLeer (mixing) and

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  • 09/11/2022

Producer Gear

All producers have their own favourite pieces of outboard gear, both classic and new. Those that are successful enough to buy the units for thems

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  • 08/10/2022

Snakeoil in the studio

Self described as a meeting of Amy Winehouse and Paramore this band were really after classic sounds with lots of space around t

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  • 08/10/2022

Jessie-May Kitchen Inspires

Inspired during a background vocal harmony session young Central Coast Artist Jessie-May Kitchen wrote a new song and needed to record it quickly

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  • 08/10/2022

Joel Leggett Recording Session

Central Coast guitarist and songwriter Joel Leggett brought in a bunch of friends from various other local bands to work on solo material.

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  • 01/10/2022

Nice Racks!

With some outstanding outboard old and new out and about on a recent session we added some pics

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  • 05/09/2022

William Vanleer Production Deal

Local Americana singer/songwriter William Vanleer took advantage of one of our many production deals and has been recording two songs throughout

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  • 05/09/2022

Turtle Custard Mixing New Album

Local rockers Turtle Custard tracked with us earlier this year and have finally got around to mixing the entire album with Andrew Beck. Plenty of

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  • 05/09/2022

Drum Kit Mics

With the large live room, diffusers and drum wall, not to mention the arsenal of vintage microphones we see many clients come in to record drums.

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  • 08/08/2022

Kalen Hogan

Young Central Coast artist Kalen Hogan had his first ever professional studio experience recording 2 songs over 2 days playing all the guitars an

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  • 08/08/2022

Track Laying With Dave Hunt

A very productive day was spent with Dave Hunt (Sarah Blasko, Devoted Few) creating backing tracks including drums, bass, keys and guitar for Jes

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  • 08/08/2022

Neumann Heaven

Here are just 3 of our Vintage Neumann treasures: the M49, U67 and Gunterwagner U47 long body as they were all out on recent sessions translating

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  • 12/07/2022

Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole

The ABC needed a handy Central Coast location to record vocals for Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey’s duet for the upcoming 'ABC90celebrate'

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  • 11/07/2022

Drawing Arrows Guitars

With new lead guitarist Tom Moyle now firmly established in the band’s new lineup the boys came in to record his signature guitar on a bunch of

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  • 11/07/2022

Slide Milligan Live In Studio

With Slide’s album ‘Blood Red River’ (all recorded at DGS) coming out back in May and the CD stock just arriving, it was time to pu

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  • 10/07/2022

Recording preparation tips

Here's some valuable recording prep tips from our chief engineer Andrew Beck's over 30 years experience working in recording studios from Los Ang

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  • 05/06/2022

Vintage Mic Explosion

Pulling out the big gun vintage microphones for some upcoming sessions, some nice outboard pics as well. Pictured here you can see the ELAM251, N

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  • 05/05/2022

Engineers over the years

Some classic pictures showing aspects of different rooms and engineers over the years starting way back at the Ultimo Studios in the mid 1980's (

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  • 27/04/2022

ALPHA GOOSE in the studio

APRIL 19 - The boys from ALPHA GOOSE were back in again for their album session starting around Easter but with pick up sessions stretching into

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  • 27/04/2022

DRUMS!!!

APRIL 10 - Today we pulled out all the drums so we could build the best kit for Alpha Goose's upcoming album session. Final choice by Producer...

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  • 27/04/2022

LAYING DOWN TRACKS

APRIL 11 - After the great big drum test day yesterday, we kept the Mapex Rock Kit out to record some spectacular tracks for a new single....

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  • 27/04/2022

Tape Line Up Day

APRIL 7th - With a massive Easter tape session approaching, today was Tape Line Up day at the studio. Getting in early for preparations on the mi

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  • 08/04/2022

Mic & Gear News

This month we have some great new additions to the studio that we are extremely jazzed about using on your upcoming projects. Here are just some

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  • 08/04/2022

Gigantic transfers

We had a big transfer day for Sydney band Gigantic from the early 90's. Originally recorded at our original Ultimo studio, 3 Transfer stations we

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  • 08/04/2022

Highlander Mixing

Newcastle Celtic Rock sensations HIGHLANDER chose Damien Gerard Studios to mix their latest album. With every Celtic instrument you can imagine,

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  • 08/03/2022

Hoodoo Gurus – live recording

The Hoodoo Gurus back in this week for a live recording session for a online concert in the states following the cancellation of their US tour. T

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  • 03/03/2022

’73 Fender Jazz Bass

A vintage '73 Fender Jazz has also joined our backline for upcoming sessions, this bass not only looks but sounds the part! Not to be sniffed at.

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  • 03/03/2022

The Rams tracking and mixing

Central Coast boys The Rams were back in to record some extra guitar parts on their new track Alibi, making use of our vintage '73 Strat and...

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  • 03/03/2022

Matt Hickey – mixing

The Matt Hickey band came back in to do some mixing of the final tune to be released following a recording session at the end of last...

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  • 07/02/2022

Jack Davison Solo Effort

Lead singer and principal song writer for Central Coast boys Halfway Homebuoy Jack Davison put together a solo EP of chilled out country american

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  • 07/02/2022

Fran Mathey Film Descriptions

Long term client Fran Mathey started off the new year with a day long dry hire session to compete a 50+page film description job. Her Sydney prod

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  • 09/01/2022

Kaijin Solo 2 Track Single

Repeating the successful recording 2 songs in a day approach he used for his last release and with the same players Kaijin was back at DG’s las

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  • 02/12/2021

Halfway Homebouy

Always hard to keep these local lads away the Halfway Homebouy's were back in the studio for vocal and guitar overdubs for the up coming 2022 alb

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  • 02/12/2021

Drawing Arrows

Drawing Arrows were recently back in for a vocal recording session using the classic Neuman U47 for lead, and M49 for backing vocals. Some guitar

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  • 02/12/2021

Ethan Beckton Session

One man band session for Ethan Beckton. Working on his first professionally recorded single, featuring acoustic guitar, piano, bass and vocals. G

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  • 02/12/2021

Jo Fabro Horns Session

Great session for Jo Fabro recording horns and woodwinds for the new album. Evan Mannell producing and Andrew Beck engineering.

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  • 02/12/2021

Starcrazy Session

Week long session with Starcrazy for their follow-up EP with Mo Mayhem (Hell City Glamours) producing, Andrew Beck engineering and Murray Dilger

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  • 30/11/2021

Camino Gold Sessions

Camino Gold were in for a few days Tracking the new release with Steve Balbi producing and Jack Nigro(Dune Rats

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  • 30/11/2021

Matt Hickey Session

Overdubs session with Matt Hickey, starting with bass and iconic Gibson 1958 Les Paul junior.

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  • 02/11/2021

Niamh Watson – Vocals

Young up and coming Central Coast artist Niamh Watson dropped into DG's to lay Vocals on a track from New Zealand EDM group Chores Read More

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  • 02/11/2021

First session post lockdown

The first official session at the reopened DG's post lockdown was a day of film description voicing for Fran Mathey. Her producer Martyn Taylor

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  • 02/11/2021

The 1973 Wall

With our ever-expanding guitar collection, we created a (close to) 1973 wall the other day

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  • 02/11/2021

The Mic Locker

A visiting engineer commented just the other day about the comprehensive nature of our microphone collection. Since then, there have been a few

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  • 05/10/2021

New Guitar Heads

We had some new amp heads arrive as well as a 1973 P Bass(which Andrew couldn’t resist having a flang) – Firstly a Hand wired (made in...

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  • 04/10/2021

Lockdown Tech work

Some good use of the downtime with various jobs completed or underway.

See below for Lynx Au

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  • 05/09/2021

Lockdown renovations

What better way to use some enforced downtime to have the studio builders come and do some ongoing renovations.

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  • 05/09/2021

Lockdown Remote Mix Sessions

The one service available we can provide during lockdown is our remote mixing and mastering services because the 2 main engineers for that are ba

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  • 30/08/2021

About DG’s 2021

The most recent interview with studio manager Marshall Cullen all about The New Grieve Road West Gosford Facility which opened its doors October

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  • 04/08/2021

Keyboard News

Our keyboard selection expanded early in July with the acquisition of a Hammond L-100 Tonewheel organ. This classic 1970's electronic organ goes

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  • 04/08/2021

Guitar News

August Update

Along with the Rickenbacker 12 String below August saw these

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  • 03/08/2021

Sophie Monk Voice Overs

Just pre lockdown we had the pleasure of hosting Sophie Monk at DG's. Rather than heading all the way to Sydney when the Covid breakout was start

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  • 01/07/2021

Winterbourne Tracking

Central Coast boys Winterbourne who are signed to Major Label Island Records chose DGs to start tracking  a selection of songs for their second

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  • 01/07/2021

Jackson Barclay

As well as working with Winterbourne in June, Jackson also brought in one of his own clients for a days recording.  Jackson has been enginee

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  • 01/07/2021

Vintage 60’s Mics

September 2021 we have just capped it off with the purchase of a matched pair of Original Vintage AKG C414's - the perfect Overheads

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  • 04/06/2021

Drawing Arrows

This Sydney band have recorded around town previously but are in the process of relocating to the Central Coast and came in to demo some vocals a

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  • 01/05/2021

Microphone News

Some interesting and different choices throughout April to try a few new things on the capture front. We used a range of different mics to usual

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  • 24/04/2021

Pearly White Tracking Session

Following on from his session back in May (see below) local coastie Pearly was back in for overdubs with Andrew Beck, the work is ongoing and onc

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  • 24/04/2021

The Broken Hillbillies

Julien Poulson - musician, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker (known for the Cambodian Space Project Band) a host of brilliant musicians and Eng

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  • 28/03/2021

The Good Love

Young central coast band The Good Love spent another day working with our young engineers t

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  • 09/03/2021

Garry Forzosi

The fabulous Garry Forzosi, rocked DGS for two days as a one-man band, locking down two songs for his new EP. Multi-talented, Garry ripped guitar

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  • 24/02/2021

Gear News

New Control Room Gear

We have finally finished loading our API Lunchbox 500 Series rack that

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  • 24/02/2021

Online Mixing

Now that we have established a great re-amp and SSL mixing path (see Paul Scott session above) clients have also been sending in their files remo

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  • 24/02/2021

Reslos

DGs now owns 2 very famous vintage 1960’s ribbon mics as used by the Beatles both live(pic below from 1961) and in the studio. These Reslo ‘R

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  • 24/02/2021

Paul Scott

Marshall Cullen and Paul Scott got together again to reamp and mix some more tracks for Paul’s next album under his "insufferable" Paul Scott'

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  • 24/02/2021

KODA

This young band from Sydney's Northern Beaches spent 2 days tracking and overdubbing all the songs for a new EP. The guys will be mixing the tune

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  • 23/02/2021

Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus spent a few days tracking new songs with Wayne Connolly producing and engineering. Wayne brought in a range of his own mics and pre-

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  • 23/02/2021

Spy V Spy Mixing

Spy V Spy returned to the Studio for their 4th session in as many months to finish mixing the last 8 tunes for the 'New Reasons' album....

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  • 10/02/2021

Cassady Southern

Adding a new single song to her album tracked and mixed at DG's last year, Cassady brought her full band back up for a day with Michael...

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  • 29/01/2021

Classical Instrument Recording

We tracked some classical instruments in the studio over January. Firstly Michaele Archer brought in classical guitar virtuoso Guiseppe Zangari t

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  • 29/01/2021

Jessie May Kitchen

Following on from the sessions below and always a few steps ahead of her releases Jessie’s work last month included Russell Pilling doing the f

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  • 29/01/2021

Spy V Spy Overdubs

With the band's tracking for the new album completed late last year, these sessions were all about overdubs. Guitars were the first thing to addr

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  • 29/01/2021

The Tyrants

Tyrants Track Their New EP

Young rockers from the Central Coast The Tyrants chose DG's to trac

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