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  • 31/05/2024

Special Deals

New Deals
1/New Intro deal rates just released only $825 INC GST/Day including ALL our vintage Mics, Backline, Guitars, Basse

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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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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  • 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

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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  • 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

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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  • 08/03/2022

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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  • 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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  • 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

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

New ESP Guitars

The Legendary Guitars

The legendary ESP Guitars as used by Metallica and other heavy bands. We

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  • 20/11/2020

SSL ORIGIN

Latest Interview with SSL UK

New SSL Origin (the first of this model in the country) latest in

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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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  • 30/10/2020

API 500 Series Rack

Coming Soon

The new SSL origin has this neat idea of leaving some 19” standard rack mount sp

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  • 20/10/2020

Teletronix LA2A

Most Iconic and Sought After Tube Compressors

The Teletronix Urei LA2A is one of the most icon

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  • 11/09/2020

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  • 06/09/2020

Sea Eagles Talk DGS

The Vibes and How Jason Became Proud Owner

Jason Stenning, owner of Damien Gerard Studios (DGS

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  • 28/07/2020

Equipment

New Editions

Some of our new exciting equipment arrivals for July include: Royer R121, Komplet

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  • 28/07/2020

Star Crazy

New EP

Sydney rockers star crazy spent four days early in the month tracking their ne

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  • 28/07/2020

COVID-19

Covid Safe Sessions

We are officially registered by NSW government to be COVID Safe. The studi

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  • 05/06/2020

ABC Radio Interview

Gareth Koch

Interview with Gareth Koch Aria Winner and Classical Guitarist from the Saphire pr

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  • 19/05/2020

New Equipment

Coming Soon

We don’t have exact landing dates yet (due to Covid-19) but we will soon be anno

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