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Studios 301 Academy

Based on over 90 years of industry experience.

Studios 301 Academy is Australia’s only fully immersive, practical, hands-on finishing course hosted by the award winning 301 engineering and producer team. This 5 week course was created to bridge the gap between the completion of a tertiary audio degree or diploma, and working as the next generation of professional sound engineers.

An all practical experience.
With theoretical knowledge of sound engineering as a prerequisite, this course aims to provide an in-depth understanding of studio techniques and workflows by pairing you with a curated team of Studios 301 engineers and producers, facilitating real-world scenarios from Australia’s only top tier recording facility.

Our facilitators are real working engineers.
Working directly with a chosen artist in real-time, our engineers will demonstrate the end-to-end process of a project taking the artist through pre-production, production and recording, mixing, and mastering.

Navigating through the industry.
The course will provide a unique insight into navigating through the business side of the music industry by introducing you to some of the industry’s key decision makers including artist managers, music publishers, and legendary A&Rs. The course will also include exclusive access to Studios 301 industry events.

All sessions will take place in Studio 1, Studio 2, Studio 3 and mastering suites.

The stems recorded during the course will be provided to participants for educational purposes.

Course Structure

Week 1

  • Induction event
  • Pre-production and recording setup with artist
  • Recording session weekend

Week 2

  • Vocal recording introduction with Simon Cohen
  • 301 industry event
  • Vocal recording with Simon Cohen

Week 3

  • Mix preparation
  • Mixing weekend

Week 4

  • Mix revisions
  • File management and archiving
  • Mastering with Steve Smart and Harvey O’Sullivan

Week 5

  • A&R Masterclass with Peter Karpin
  • Mental Health and wellbeing training facilitated by Listen Up Music
  • Business consults including APRA AMCOS workshop, business structure, tax implications contracts and more

Week 6

  • Finishing night and 301 industry event 

Studios 301

5 Week Course

AU$5,000 + GST

Instalments available
Payment solutions available from $35/week** find out more

Entry Requirements:

  • tertiary audio degree or
  • similar relevant industry experience
  • proficiency in Pro Tools.


A combination of evening sessions & full-day weekend sessions.

Applications are open for:

January 2020

* Duration of sessions subject to change based on recording needs and artist availability

** T&C’s apply: Speak to TLC for a direct quote based on your personal circumstances and receive our full terms and conditions. A full credit and financial assessment will need to be completed prior to the acceptance of any offer or product.
Australian Credit License Number 509691

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The Studios

Studio 1 Control Room
Studio 1 Control Room
Studio 2 Control Room SSL 9000K
Studio 2 Control Room
Studio 3 Control Room
Studio 3 Control Room

Studio 10 – Mastering Suite

Tom Misner

Owner & CEO

Simon Cohen in the recording studio at Studios 301, Sydney surrounded by a selection of music gear

Simon Cohen

Vocal Engineer & Producer

Steve Smart Mastering

Steve Smart

Chief Mastering Engineer

Stefan Du Randt

Recording and mix engineer

Harvey O’Sullivan

Mastering Engineer

Jack Garzonio

Jack Garzonio

Recording engineer and assistant engineer


Business Advisor / Accountant

Peter Karpin


Geoff Trio

Artist Manager and owner of Australian Music Week

Rob Scott

Music Publisher

Shelley Bishop

Studio Manager

Lynley White-Smith

Lynley White-Smith

Mastering Manager and Artist Manager

Contributors and Practitioners

Tom Misner

Studios 301 Owner / SAE Founder

Simon Cohen

Vocal Engineer And Producer

(Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Starley, Thelma Plum, Thundamentals)

Steve Smart

Chief Mastering Engineer

(Midnight Oil, Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Vance Joy, DZ Deathrays, Empire of the Sun, Flume, Kasey Chambers, The Whitlams, British India, Cub Sport)

Stefan Du Randt

Recording And Mix Engineer, Producer

(Polish Club, Paces, Thelma Plum, Guy Sebastian, Vallis Alps, Touch Sensitive, Delta Goodrem, Mac Miller, A$AP Ferg, MXXWLL, Peking Duk, Daniel Johns)

Rico Soto

Artist Manager, Talent Development & Music Business Strategist

(Australasian Blockchain Music Association, Fire Entertainment, The Artist Development Program)

Harvey O’Sullivan

Mastering Engineer

(Touch Sensitive, triple j House Party, the Fbi Northern lights EP, Flight Facilities)

Peter Karpin

Former Director A&R Sony, Universal Music

(The Voice, Men At Work, Tina Arena, Bernard Fanning, The Rogue Traders, The Black Sorrows, Matt Corby, Megan Washington and The Preatures)

Jack Garzonio

Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Producer

(Katy Perry, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, Brockhampton, Skepta, Rae Sremmurd, Amy Shark, CLEWS, Cosmos Midnight, Dean Lewis, David Campbell and MXXWLL)

Ali Taylor - Founder & CEO at Listen Up Musi

Ali Taylor

Founder & CEO at Listen Up Music

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Do you have a question or want to find out more about 301 Academy? Request a consultation and we’ll be in touch with you to help you take your next steps in your career as an audio engineer.

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