Engineer Feature: Dan Frizza

IMG_7427Previously based at the Studios 301 Byron Bay facility, resident engineer Dan Frizza recently made the transition back to our Sydney studios and has been building a rep working with bands in our bubbling indie scene. Starting his career with a Bachelor in Music Production, Dan’s first job was working the live sound circuit. From there he progressively moved into […]

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May – June Release highlights

Just over two months on from releasing his debut record, Cut Love Pt. 1, Hayden Calnin releases ‘Cut Love Pt 2’ album – Co-produced & mixed by Tim Carr, mastered by Andrew Edgson Melbournian post-punks Gold Class join forces with Sydney DIY goth-poppers Mere Women to deliver a split 7″ – Mere Women – Recorded & mixed by Tim Carr […]

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In the studio highlights – May/ June

Some highlights of who we’ve had in the studios recently: • Bone Thugs & Harmony – Recording in Studio 2, assisted by Dan Frizza • Sarah McLeod – Recording in Studio 1, assisted by Antonia Gauci • Nicole Millar – Vocal recording with Simon Cohen in Studio 2 • Jack Colwell – Recording with Tim Carr in Studio 1, assisted […]

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5 EQ Plugins To Use On Every Mix   

Untitled1by Jack Prest One of the key tools in the mix engineer’s toolbox is EQ (I’m going to presume if you’re reading this you know what that stands for).  Used for subtle cleaning of sounds right up to heavy sculpting, getting your EQ right is the key ingredient to getting a mix that’s got definition and clarity. Here’s my quick […]

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RETROSPECTIVE: Working with David Bowie

_90097974_mediaitem90097973  RETROSPECTIVE: Award-winning 301 producer/engineer, Guy Gray, recalls his experiences working with David Bowie in the early 90s. Guy Gray started his audio production career at Studios 301 in 1981 as an assistant, when the studio was located at Castlereagh Street. Since then, he‘s worked throughout famed studios in Asia and North America, including the Hit Factory in New York, […]

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Why Should You Have Your Songs Mastered?

by Harvey O’Sullivan Mastering is an important step in the music production process, and perhaps the most misunderstood. Once you have your songs written and they are ready to be released to the world, the process could simplistically be represented as: Recording/Tracking -> Mixing -> Mastering The recording and mixing stages are fairly self explanatory, at the end of mixing […]

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ENGINEER FOCUS – ANDREW EDGSON

Andrew Edgson is one of Studios 301’s new generation of mastering engineers. Over the last 10 years he has mastered for Aria Award winning and multi platinum selling projects including Matt Corby, Sarah McKenzie, Vance Joy, and The Griswolds just to name a few. Recently he has been working with a whole swag of tastemaker bands that have caught the […]

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KICKING WRITER’S BLOCK IN THE A$$

  11 Tips For Unblocking the Writer’s Block   For many years as a songwriter, it never dawned on me that thousands of other songwriters were in the same predicament. That of being alone in my bedroom with instrument in hand, bent over a piece of paper, toying with phrases and melodies only to quickly abandon them and stare at […]

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I Am Indie – Winners

PahntasticThe “I Am Indie” music competition has been the biggest competition we have ever run! With a record number of entrants, the team have been overwhelmed listening through the barrage of awesome music you guys have sent through. A big thank you to everyone who entered their music and we wish sometime in the future to be working with all […]

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THAT TIME PRINCE RECORDED AT 301

prince_studio_2_imgIt’s been over a week since the tragic news of the untimely death of music icon Prince. Tributes to the late singer, songwriter, and producer have continued to pour in from his countless legions of fans. The crew here at 301 were honored to have worked with Prince in our studios in 1992 whilst he was in Australia on his […]

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