Author: Marshall Cullen

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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. All stops were out, various amps from Read More

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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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  • 15/12/2020

Drum Test and Sampling

Local Central Coast Drummer / Producer Kayne Butler brought his own Ludwig Kit in to test the room for future projects and we made some drum samp

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  • 15/12/2020

Little Quirks

Starring young Central Coast act now signed to ABC/Universal came in earlier in the year to launch their Florences Town single with a live stream

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  • 15/12/2020

Spy V Spy

Australian Icons and contemporaries with Midnight Oil Spy V Spy graced the studio with the start of their new album earlier this month.<

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  • 15/12/2020

Halfway Homebuoy

It's a long way from Switzerland but that's where this Central Coast band formed.

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  • 15/12/2020

Session Players

Pro Session Players Available

DG's offers a select range of session musicians to suit any styl

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  • 27/11/2020

Taj Farrant

Just Can't Sleep Unplugged

We were chuffed to have local international star Taj Farrant in fo

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  • 26/11/2020

Jessie May Kitchen

Young singer songwriter Jessie May Kitchen already has 3 singles and an EP released all recorded and mixed at DG's over the past few years. This

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  • 17/11/2020

Michaele Archer

Vocals and Harmonium with Andrew Beck

Local Central Coast Soprano and Central Coast Conservato

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