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.
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.
The band was blown away by the experience and results of the last three daystar Damien Gerard Studios, so thank you very much! Andrew Beck did an amazing job with the mix down and was fantastic to work with. The results go beyond our expectation and will really help the band to step into the next level.
Highlander – Celtic Rock Band AustraliaHighlander is an Australian celtic rock band based in Newcastle
Really enjoyed the session and thanks for all your help! It's a really nice place to work and I would be glad to come back at some point.
Wayne Connolly – Producer/EngineerJosh Pyke, The Vines, You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus, Youth Group, Paul Dempsey, ARIA Producer and Engineer Of The Year 2007
Big thanks for your work and help in setting up THE BROKEN HILLBILLIES at DGS. We all loved the studio and I will be back with more recording projects before I depart Australia in October. Julien Poulson (The broken Hillbillies, The Cambodian Space Project)
Julien Poulson – THE BROKEN HILLBILLIESJames Poulson - Band Leader and Founder
Hi Marshall, Great day yesterday! We had a very productive session and got a lot done. Andrew was a breeze to work with. The room and space is just very conducive to getting stuff done
Paul Berwick’s Magnetic QuartetBand Leader & Song Writer
We were extremely happy with todays session. Thankyou for making it happen.
I think it holds true that some places just have an energy in them. I can’t define what it is, a certain sound or feeling in the room perhaps. It’s got that feeling here, and it did at the old DG’s too. Some studios just work, others may look perfect on paper but they just don’t have the thing.
Rick GrossmanDivinyls, Hoodoo Gurus
I could live here, I love everything about it and working with Andrew, even my chihuahua loves it. Can’t wait to come back.
Laura T Davis
Just wanted to say that the weekend recording went extremely well. The studio was wonderful and our two engineers, Pete and Dave were well above and beyond what we were expecting. Their efficiency and intuitiveness and all round good humour helped us achieve the perfect result. Both were always accommodating and fast to respond to ideas etc. Thank you so much for making the experience one of the most personally fulfilling experiences of our careers.
Maxine Kauter Band
Thanks for having us, it was loud and fun and no one got hurt!
Anton Hagop – Producer/Engineersilverchair, Powderfinger, Missy Higgins, Birds Of Tokyo, 2002 ARIA Engineer Of The Year
Fantastic space. Being able to all set up at once, in our own worlds, play live and not worry about spill, every part usable has been wonderful.
Ian HaugThe Church
We had a great day tracking! Thanks heaps mate, really enjoyed working with Andy, good fun and real efficient, great space too guys.
A really nice vibe in this place. Fantastic gear and really good sound.
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For my solo work I needed somewhere comfortable and creative, after a vocal session for the Aeriel Maps I realized this was the right space so I came back for my own EP.
Alannah RussackHummingbirds, Aeriel Maps
I’ve been loving working with Andrew – The integrity of his recordings of my Nylon String guitar is very true. Andrew hears the instrument for what it is.
This is so helpful. Thank you very much. I'm really happy things are going so well up there for you. I'd love to check the place out someday.
Just wanted to follow up on our recording on the weekend with Russell and just say thanks to both of you. We had a pretty productive time and managed to get a pretty solid 5 songs together in the day and a bit - and it didn't cost too much which helped!
In the early days for me it was like a refuge, it was the only place you could go to learn how to be creative in the studio, once you were in there , you just wanted to stay, experimenting sometimes until 4am. Then just recently I did an album here. Nothings changed as far as the vibe, The workflow has just always been a free highway at DG’s. The essence was and still is where bad boys who couldn’t quite afford to go to proper school l so they came to this place.
I had a great time at DG's with equipment and staff. Such a well equipped and laid out studio. Hopefully I'll get to bring something in there in the near future. Thanks very much and all the best.
Jason Blackwell – Producer/EngineerChief Engineer for Sydney Opera House & ABC Classic FM
Thanks Marshall...had a blast!
The Fields Project – Troy HendersenBand Leader
We had a ball at the new DGs, and thanks for spreading the word.
Marcus FraserStar Crazy
The first song we recorded at DG’s was Bone Boiler, a 2 min pop/punk song with acoustics, that still gets compared to B52’s today.Then we did an EP, which got played on FBI, then we did our debut album, plenty of airplay on community stations for that and we keep coming back cause it just works so well.
Michael AikenFeicks Device
Having worked a lot at the Balmain Studios I must admit I was a little nervous driving up the freeway to the big new place, but I needn’t have worried, the same warm and inviting feel is still there, Andrew is a master at what he does and I think my new single recorded and mixed at Grieve Road is my best work to date.
Thanks for a fun and productive day, Marshall and Andrew. What a fantastic facility, operated by true professionals and lovely people. See you again soon I hope!
James LoughnanJazz Saxophonist and band leader.
Thank you Russell for your expertise, tolerance, and forbearance on the Birdman sessions. I was greatly impressed with your work.
Nuruddin (Chris) MasuakRadio Birdman
Excellent recordings done there, with bands I have played with Sonorcast, John citizen. Russel Pilling, your the man.
Re Mastering, it sounds great on everything. William has done a fantastic job, Thankyou
I love your ELA M251 –its so ‘Creamy’ really suits my voice. The whole space has a welcoming positive feel and Andrew is fantastic.
Steve KilbeyThe Church
Since last time I was here they have really upped the anti on the whole place. It was great before but now with the SSL, live room upgrades and more outboard and mics its just outstanding. Plus Andrew is just so easy to work with. I Love it.
Mo Mayhem (producer star crazy)
Our very first thing we did at DG’s was finishing a recording we had started In an old bomb shelter in Berlin. We were very impressed and came back to track direct to Tape and it was great to be able to work with a live feel, much more authentic.
Great facility, cant believe it's on the coast. You will be seeing much more of me.
Everything was perfect and the new studio is spacious and well equipped. Andrew also did great and I would like to thank him for his work too. Regards, Reza
I would recommend this studio to anyone. The band I am in had our first recording experience ever at this studio when we were barely 14 years old and it was an incredibly enjoyable experience for us and the final product was incredible!
Just a bit of info about the unsung heroes of the recording. Our engineer Russell Pilling has worked with Hoodoo Gurus, Yothu Yindi, The Vines, The Church and Jon Stevens. Amazing credentials! Our upcoming mastering will be done by Andrew Beck who has mastered albums by Paul Kelly and Kate Miller-Heidke.
Thanks for your help in the morning. Went really smoothly, it was a very hard day but a good one. Got everything we needed! Can't wait to book in the next one.
Othrship – Henry ManuellDirector, Timebender Music
The mastering that Andrew has done has made a massive difference compared to our home studio attempt.
The new space at Grieve Road really feels like a second home.
Steve Balbi 2021
We booked an Air BnB at Avoca Beach, up on the hill overlooking the sea. There was enough bedrooms for the whole band. Amazing views of the ocean from the many decks. Each morning we would walk the 10 mins down to the beach for a swim and then find brunch at one of the many surfside cafes. Arriving at the studio each day around 12pm with everything already set up and ready to go was such a joy and a boon to pure creativity. Being able to chill and play all day, then leave everything set and go back to the house, have some food and drinks and listen back to the days work, then do it all again the next day was really conducive both to creativity and to productivity. We got so many more new ideas down than expected and will be back to do more for sure.
Tim PowlesThe Church
We got the files and they were just perfect and exactly what we were looking for. I can't thank you enough.(Producer, Engineer - The Barn Studio, Los Angeles )
Val GarayProducer, Engineer - The Barn Studio, Los Angeles CA
Fond memories of Damien Gerard's
Peter RichManager for Marcia Hines
I can't speak highly enough of Andrew. He was so good to work with, so professional and quick and fun. This was a moment for me to remember today...re-visiting that old stuff. Thanks for making it possible...we achieved some good results.
Mark NarkowiczThe Fish John West Reject, Melbourne
I LOVE IT!! The mix sounds amazing, thank you. Jessie May Kitchen
Jessie May Kitchen
Damien Gerard Studios is one of the best recording facilities in Sydney, with an absolutely topnotch crew to back it up...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Thanks Foghorn, it's a dream come true for these young people to be played on Triple J and you made it possible.
Luke Escombe – Producer
We really appreciated how Andrew not only nailed our brief and comments, but did it so promptly.
We love the sound of that main room at Damien Gerard, so things are looking pretty good already for our tenth studio album.
Hoodoo GurusHoodoo Gurus
Really, really happy with the mix on the last two tracks Andrew did. We would like him to do an unattended mix on two more of our songs.
Matt Hickey Band
So happy with my recording and mix there, it sounds sick!!
This is just magic. I can’t believe this place is here in this beautiful part of your country. It's perfect for what we need.
Jeffrey CainThe Church
Thanks so much for such a great recording yesterday. I was amazed how much we were able to get done in such a short amount of time. I've never before recorded with a studio engineer who really knows their shit (or a band that knows what they're doing for that matter). The relaxed vibe made the whole thing pretty much completely stress free and easy. So thanks man - in a very real way your expertise will help us take things up a notch.
ChrisThe Nancy Vandals, Sydney
Recorded there once in the mid 80s with a band called Two Bob Watch. Cool to see they're still going. Bringing my next work to you. Best in show guys!
Russell has done it again! We can't believe how good this guy and the studio is. See you for the entire album very soon.
And as per usual, Russell is doing a sterling and superb job. He is and has always has been the consummate professional, courteous and great to work with!
Mick O’SheaDrums(Rose Tattoo, Bitzer, Lucy De Soto and many more)
Yes got them back, the masters by Andrew were great, he was very professional, accommodating and flexible. The difference to the tracks is huge!
Thanks for the good rates at the studio. The recording turned out well, and the boys were really happy with it. Russell was great to work with as always, So please pass that on. Hope to bring another project in soon.