Australia’s most renowned recording studio is proud to present an exclusive series of masterclasses featuring an inspiring lineup of Australia’s best engineers, producers and artists. For over 90 years, Studios 301 has been a benchmark for excellence in audio, working on many of the iconic records that have shaped the Australian music industry.
Learn from the best, not from a classroom, but from inside the studios where artists create hit records and award winning music is made. Each month we will feature a specialised masterclass with a curated program of Australia’s best talent.
Tom Misner MASTERCLASS
RECORDING, MIXING & MUSIC BUSINESS
Owner and CEO of Studios 301, Tom Misner’s passion for music is legendary. Whether as an engineer, musician, producer, educator or studio designer, his experience extends over 40 years. His name of course is widely recognised as the founder and driving force behind the world’s largest creative media education group, SAE Institute – earning him honorary doctorates from Middlesex University in 2001 and from Columbia University in 2005 for his services to transnational education.
After originally acquiring and rebuilding Studios 301 in the late nineties, Tom divested his Australian business interests in 2011 only to reacquire the business in 2016. Recognising the ongoing need for a facility the calibre of Studios 301 in Australia – and the value of its legacy – Tom committed, rebuilt and designed the new Studios 301 alongside master acoustician, Jochen Veith. The new multi-million dollar studio now stands as Australia’s only top tier recording studio, and is un-arguably one of the world’s finest acoustically designed facilities.
Kota Banks Masterclass
Overcoming self doubt and anxiety in the music industry
How to overcome self doubt and anxiety in an industry that is highly competitive and sometimes highly critical.
Studios 301 are excited to launch this joint Masterclass with Listen Up Music, featuring Australian / Italian artist and songwriter, Kota Banks sharing her own experiences of navigating through the music industry.
The intimate session will cover
- Overcoming performance anxiety / panic attacks
- Stage presence and how to perform confidently
- Isolation, and coping mechanisms, whilst on the road
About Kota Banks
Kota Banks spent her early teens living in Florence with her family – a formative time that shaped her identity and connection to her heritage. Singing from as early as 9 years of age and now based in Sydney’s north, the 23-year old has been hailed as one of Australia’s best new pop acts.
Signing with NLV Records in May last year, Banks worked closely with Swick on her PRIZE mixtape, as well as singles “Holiday” and “Zoom”. “Holiday” received widespread support from radio across the country, Junkee, Acclaim, Pilerats and more, amassing over a million streams and being lauded as “one of the best pop songs of the year”. Brimming with confidence and oozing attitude, “Zoom” was released in March 2018, passing one million streams in April and was added to full rotation on triple j.
Late June 2018, Kota Banks released 10 new tracks on her groundbreaking mixtape PRIZE, again written entirely with producer, Swick. “Child” & “I’m It” already becoming radio favourites, while “Fiorentina” featuring UK Grime MC Capo Lee, secured European radio rotation on Reprezent and plays across Beats1 and BBC Radio 1.
Since the release of Kota’s first single “Empty Streets” featuring MOZA (which has amassed over 19 million streams) and her debut tracks with NLV Records, Banks has toured nationally with Nina Las Vegas on the FOMO Festival tour, supported Southern LA rapper Duckwrth and Australia’s What So Not, alongside securing a publishing deal with Mushroom and signing with the esteemed New World Artists.
Ron Avant Masterclass
Studios 301 in association with Mackie are proud to present 3 x Grammy Award Nominee, Ron Avant (Anderson Paak and The Free Nationals, Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, Chris Brown and more..)
The 3 hour workshop will include focus segments on:
- Studio production and song writing including mixing like a professional on your Mackie monitors.
- Live performance and sound mixes including musical variations on studio cuts, live sound mixing and more using the Mackie Thump, DLM Series, MP in-ear monitors and Gerry Harvey in-ear monitors.
- Career tips and tricks including getting started in the touring scene, production scene and how to maximize your sound with minimum equipment.
The event will be hosted by one of Ron’s collaborators, Multi-platinum Australian engineer, Peter Moses, who has worked in studios throughout the USA, Australia and Europe.
Creative Mixing Masterclass
Topline Writing Masterclass
Production and Audio Engineering Masterclass