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Jack Prest is the go to guy for forward thinking artists and labels. With a background as a conceptual artist and electronic music performer Jack Prest has risen to be a senior engineer at Studios 301, Australia’s largest recording facility, and a successful freelance music producer/sound designer/composer in his own right. Having worked on releases for tastemaker electronic music labels such as Stones Throw, Wondercore Island, Future Classic, Nest (OSWLA), Kitsune and Etc Etc he knows what it takes to push things past the ordinary. With a broad skill set encompassing production and composition through to recording and mixing, Jack can step into a project at any stage and help realise its full artistic potential.
Not one to be pigeon-holed, Jack also has a proven track record recording and mixing orchestral and jazz music. His most recent accolade being the recording and mix of back to back ARIA Jazz Top 10 albums for swing singer David Campbell in collaboration with producer Chong Lim. Both albums involved large scale string and brass sections.
Although a favourite of the alternative music scene, Jack is no stranger to working with the top level of international recording artists. His engineering credits extend to Bruce Springsteen, The Preatures, Sampa The Great, Kool Keith, Flume, What So Not, Action Bronson, Urthboy, Jonti, Santpoort, Donatachi, Godtet and Golden Vessel. In addition, through his work at 301, he has run sessions for Will.I.Am, Skrillex, A$AP Rocky, Brockhampton, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Tom Odell, Billy Joel, YG, The Voice, Justice Crew, Ray-J, Mitch and many more.
Further to his work within the music industry, Jack works as a composer and sound designer for theatre, dance and film. Highlights include the 2015 Helpmann Award winning Whelping Box (and its film adaptation), 2018 Australian Dance Award Nomination for Between Tiny Cities, surround sound mix for Blak Box (Sydney Festival 2019). Most recently he composed the original score Two Crews which premiered at the 2020 Sydney Festival.