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Red Bull Music – 64 Bars feat. B Wise recorded at Studios 301

Red Bull Music continues studio rap series ‘64 Bars’, sharing a second Australian episode with South West Sydney rapper, B Wise. The series showcases 64 bars of razor-sharp raps – no bells, no whistles, no hooks from trailblazing artists. First created at Red Bull Studios, Auckland, ‘64 Bars’ recently launched in Australia with an episode from Brisbane […]

March 18th 2019   

Mastering, News, Newsletter, Recording

Recording Studios and Mastering Highlights

While the festive season may be a quiet time for some, December and January were certainly very busy months for the recording department at Studios 301, having hosted an array of international artists, musical theatre casts, Australian recording icons, and local Aussie talent. Studio Highlights Straight off the touring stages of FOMO Festival, international rap […]

February 19th 2019   

Andrew Edgson, Ben Feggans, Jack Prest, Leon Zervos, Mastering, News, Recording, Simon Cohen, Stefan Du Randt, Steve Smart

AUGUST – Studios & Mastering Wrap Up

August was our biggest month this year in the studios! Katy Perry at Studios 301 Sydney Zedd at Studios 301 Sydney We were visited by global pop sensation Katy Perry and renowned DJ/Producer Zedd on the Australian leg of Katy’s ‘Witness World Tour.’ Katyand Zedd locked out Studios 1 and 2 for 10 days, recording some new material and working with our senior engineer, Simon Cohen and assistant […]

September 12th 2018   

News, Recording

Mansionair – Working on new music & recording at 301

At Studios 301 we’re no stranger to having our production suites occupied by some of Australia’s best artists, producers and songwriters. One of our most recent tenants were the incredibly talented guys from Mansionair. Forming in January 2014, the band have gained quite a following in a short time. Their first single, ‘Hold Me Down’ […]

April 20th 2016   

Mastering, Recording, Staff, Technical Insights

Creating punch and width in your mix

  Creating width in your mixes. By Sameer Sengupta A lot of producers I meet are very interested in getting ‘width’ into their mixes, but there’s a common mistake that I frequently encounter in the mixes I’m sent for mastering. All too often, the producer’s obsession for width sees them dragging ‘stereo widening’ type plugins onto nearly every channel, […]

July 30th 2014   

Recording, Staff, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Bass on a Budget

To book Sameer Sengupta for a mastering or mixdown session, contact Lynley via mastering@studios301.com or 02 9698 5888. I recently wrote this piece for our friends at Liveschool, but realised its relevant to our audience too. A wonderful thing about music production these days, is that you can do it without the need for a big studio. But if […]

May 27th 2014   

Recording, Technical Insights

Steinway vs Yamaha Piano Recordings

Recently we acquired a 1966 Steinway Model B grand piano for Studio 1 in Sydney, which lives beside our Yamaha C7 piano. To understand the strengths of each instrument, we gave three of our engineers, Simon Todkill, Jono Baker and Simon Cohen, the challenge of recording these pianos in the purest (is that the best?) way possible. […]

March 6th 2014   

Recording, Technical Insights, Uncategorised

Roland AIRA TR-8 samples (free download!)

Together with our friends at Ableton Liveschool, we recently got hold of the yet-to-be-released Roland AIRA TR-8. Not only did we sample a selection of its awesome 808 and 909-style sounds, we then we ran it through our recently serviced and incredibly rare Fairchild 670 Valve compressor… Ooops! The samples went up a bit too […]

February 26th 2014   

Recording, Staff, Technical Insights

Jack Prest’s Tips & Tricks – Vocal Reverb

One of the most important aspects of mixing a vocal and getting it to sit in your mix is the amount and type of reverb you apply to it. Reverb is critical to create depth and space around your vocal. A favourite technique of mine for a lead vocal (especially in pop music or hip […]

August 28th 2013   

Newsletter, Recording, Staff, Technical Insights

SSL vs Neve

As I tour people through our recording facilities in Sydney, I usually refer to our Neve 88R and SSL 9000k consoles as the “Ferrari and Lamborghini of mixing consoles”…. They are both the best cars that money can buy, but it’s up to the driver as to which one they prefer to drive. Occasionally that remark satisfies my visitor […]

May 8th 2013