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Anyone who has seen me work in the studio knows that i use some pretty incredible text to speech software on my computers to help…

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Revisiting ‘Room For Squares’ 

For reasons unbeknownst to myself, I’m usually a little late to the party regarding album recommendations, movie suggestions, a new place for dinner or literally…

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If You Can Be Anything: A Conversation With Nick Gill

After a week or two of back and forth, we managed to snag twenty minutes with the hardest working man in Newcastle. One morning in…

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Is Vinyl Better?

“Dust accumulates on the hands, crate after crate, like panning for gold. No stone unturned. Hooded and anonymous like a thief in the night, they…

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Bite Down Blues – A Conversation with Simon Stewart

One rainy March morning, we tucked ourselves away in the studio to work with singer/songwriter Simon Stewart's on some of his tunes. Cups of english…

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Guitarist Performing In Sound Booth

Vocal Prep

Sometime around eight PM on a warm October evening, Matt and I sat in his Parry St studio, exhausted. After a lengthy afternoon of guitar…

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True Crime: A Conversation With Sarah Gaul

Hey Sarah, how are you doing?  I’m all the better for talking to you. I’m also five coffees in so I am WIRED.  Are you playing…

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Studio Equipment

Number One Record

“Lets go somewhere that makes us sound radio ready” My experience with recording up until June 2018 had been in either my bedroom or someone…

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Cutlery On Linen: A Conversation With Jarrod Grant

Hey Jarrod, What's been happening?  Hey hey, just been in isolation the last week which is a bit brutal. Doing what I can to stay…

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The Quokkas

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Sookiee

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Sarah Gaul’s ‘Hottest 100’ Takes A Shot At Trustafarians, Wins

From self-confessed Horse Girl to one of the most refreshing musical comediennes, Sarah Gaul's performances have confronted and thrilled audiences at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne…

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In The Studio With Bitter Rosies

So, how did you two get together? Sherry: “I was singing in a trio, and we needed a new keyboard player. Miranda turned up, auditioned…

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Vocal Prep: Making The Most Of Your Time In The Studio

* Okay, so you’ve decided that if your voice is going to be heard by the many rather than the few, it’s probably a good…

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Cop A Feel – Komiti Levai’s New Track Covered By Newcastle Live!

  Way back before the world nearly ended, Komiti was putting together his first track 'This Is My Time' right here in my humble studio.…

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In The Studio with Sookiee

Having recently released his new single 'Heartbreak', Tom Martin, a.k.a Sookiee, remembers one of the first shows he attended that made him think about taking…

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A Little Bit Like This And A Little Bit Like That

Big On Tangents aren’t that big on tradition. Emerging from a cul de sac in 80’s Charlestown, Ivan, Splash, and Scoob have jammed and gigged…

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S&M Featured In Newcastle Live!

Recently I got a chance to sit down with the team at Newcastle Live! And have a chat with them about what a tiny weirdo…

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In The Studio With Jai Maree

3 o’clock in the morning isn’t an unusual time for Jai to be trying to nail down an idea for a track; having had the…

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Caffeine And Good Choices

As a visually impaired person there are surprisingly few obstacles to running a studio really well, especially with the right equipment and a steady supply…

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Sorting Yourself Out; A Musician’s Guide To Studio Prep

Despite my best efforts, I remember a proverb that my dad and his generation liked to rehearse almost daily: The seven (or was it six?)…

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In The Studio With Cormac Grant

The true joy of music production is working alongside talented artists to develop a product that I can tell they are proud of and that…

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Don’t Rush It

With the emergence of streaming services like Spotify and Bandcamp, getting your music heard is easier than it’s ever been- but doing it right is…

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Australian Bushfires, 13th Of January

Voiceovers – The ‘Make or Break’ of Compelling Videography

While videography is a cornerstone of storytelling, matching the right narrator to your message is crucial to setting the right tone for your video.
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What We’ve Been Up To

When Komiti contacted Matt to line up some studio time, it wasn’t the first time their paths had crossed: They had previously collaborated on another artist’s project, establishing a mutual appreciation for the others’ talents and ambitions...
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