Triple j Hottest 100

Triple J Hottest 100Another Australia day, another triple j Hottest 100 done and dusted. In what has become a national pastime, Studios 301 along with the rest of the worlds J’s listeners tuned in to hear where our favourite tracks would land in the countdown. This marks the third year in a row that an Australian artist has taken out the coveted #1 […]

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Meet Chris Arnott – Is It A Banger?

CAimage1Meet Chris Arnott. producer, DJ, singer-songwriter, multi-Instrumentalist, wine connoisseur, musical genius, and all round top guy. In the last 3 years alone Chris has had 17 Aria Club Chart Top 10’s, and even more releases locally and worldwide. In addition to this, Chris releases as a producer, a topline vocalist, and features on various releases under different aliases including deep […]

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120 Publishing – Is It A Banger?

Karen-Hamilton-IMAGE-e1439721499987Studios 301 in conjunction with 120 Publishing recently rolled out a competition, ‘Is It A Banger?’, specifically targeting electronic music makers and writers. As part of the prize you win a chance to record at Studios 301, partake in a collaboration session with electronic hitmaker Chris Arnott, and receive an exclusive introduction to Ministry of Sound Australia’s 120 Publishing. 120 […]

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120 Publishing

120logoCollab Bro – 120 Publishing Writing Camp In a first this year, the team at 120 Publishing rallied their electronic music troops at Studios 301 to hold their own boutique writing camp, “Collab Bro”. Curated by Simon Lewicki, (GT) their arsenal included DJs, producers, artists and topliners from 120 Publishing, Ministry Of Sound, Etcetc Music, Central Station, Vicious, Nun Said Agency, and […]

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October and November Release Recap

Untitled design (3)OCTOBER Triple J Unearthed Winner Jess Kent “Get Down” Single. Vocal recorded by Simon Cohen in Studio 6 Matt Corby “Monday” single Mastered by Andrew Edgson Jenny Broke The Window ‘Skinny Dip’ Mastered by Leon Zervos The Bennies “Party Machine” single Mastered by Steve Smart   NOVEMBER Our amazing tenants RUFUS released their album “Innerbloom” Produced in studio 7 The […]

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50 Songs in 5 Days recap

12291254_446042658922660_5717293718431930582_oThe studios have been abuzz over the last couple of months with November 16th– 20th seeing Studios 301 host the coveted week-long “50 Songs in 5 Days” writing camp. In its fourth year, the camp run by Specific Music and APRA, had over 100 top local and international songwriters, producers and artists come together to collaborate and form future songwriting partnerships. The Aim: […]

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Australian Music Week Recap

Main 1Studios 301 had a strong presence at the inaugural Australian Music Week music conference, held in Cronulla from November 18th– 22nd, with key team members featured as panellists among some of the most influential people in the Australian music industry. In particular, the “Do You Need A Producer” panel was moderated by Studios 301 and Abbey Road Institute Director Gianni […]

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Studios 301 Producers BBQ Recap

20151123-TRI_6255Another year, another successful ARIA music week and annual Studios Producers BBQ. This year in an intimate ceremony, Studios 301 in partnership with Audio Technology magazine, honoured the career of David Nicholas with a Producer Lifetime Achievement Award. David Nicholas, a multiple ARIA Award winner for both Producer and Engineer Of The Year, was recognised for his many contributions to the Australian […]

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Ben Feggans on Loudness – Part 2

loudnessLoudness Part 2 In the second part of this blog on loudness I’m going to delve more into metering and dynamic range in order to compare your music to other releases. Level Matching I often receive feedback from people that their track doesn’t sound like it has the same low end impact and presence as others. Quite often this is […]

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Creating punch and width in your mix

Fig-09-stereo-mix-1-GOOD  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, to… you know… get width […]

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