World Class Professional Recording Facility

A Recording Benchmark for The Past 35 years

Damien Gerard Studios EST 1985, one of Australia’s highest profile studios has relocated to the Central Coast.

Managed by industry veteran Marshall Cullen, Damien Gerard Studios has worked with some of the biggest bands to ever come out of Australia, with the likes of the Divinyls, INXS, Grinspoon, The Church, Silverchair and the Hoodoo Gurus all having graced the studio over the years, along with a host of countless new artists and bands over the past 35 years.

Steve Balbi

In the early days for me it was like a refuge, it was the only place you could go to learn how to be creative in the studio... Then just recently I did an album here. Nothings changed as far as the vibe, The workflow has just always been a free highway at DG’s.

Laura T Davis

I could live here, I love everything about it and working with Andrew, even my chihuahua loves it. Can’t wait to come back.

Gareth Koch

I’ve been loving working with Andrew – The integrity of his recordings of my Nylon String guitar is very true. Andrew hears the instrument for what it is.

Lily Duval

Having worked a lot at the Balmain Studios I must admit I was a little nervous driving up the freeway to the big new place, but I needn’t have worried, the same warm and inviting feel is still there, Andrew is a master at what he does and I think my new single recorded and mixed at Grieve Road is my best work to date.

Steve Kilbey

I love your ELA M251 –its so ‘Creamy’ really suits my voice. The whole space has a welcoming positive feel and Andrew is fantastic.

The Church

Rick Grossman

I think it holds true that some places just have an energy in them. I can’t define what it is, a certain sound or feeling in the room perhaps. It’s got that feeling here, and it did at the old DG’s too. Some studios just work, others may look perfect on paper but they just don’t have the thing.

Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus

Nick

Our very first thing we did at DG’s was finishing a recording we had started In an old bomb shelter in Berlin. We were very impressed and came back to track direct to Tape and it was great to be able to work with a live feel, much more authentic.

Big White

Michael Aiken

The first song we recorded at DG’s was Bone Boiler, a 2 min pop/punk song with acoustics, that still gets compared to B52’s today.Then we did an EP, which got played on FBI, then we did our debut album, plenty of airplay on community stations for that and we keep coming back cause it just works so well.

Feicks Device

Val Garay

We got the files and they were just perfect and exactly what we were looking for. I can't thank you enough.

Todd Hunter

Re Mastering, it sounds great on everything. William has done a fantastic job, Thankyou

Mark Narkowicz

I can't speak highly enough of Andrew. He was so good to work with, so professional and quick and fun. This was a moment for me to remember today...re-visiting that old stuff. Thanks for making it possible...we achieved some good results.

Ambience Like No Other

Located just one hour north of Sydney, 30 minutes from Turramurra and 10 minutes from the M1 Freeway, with easy, flat access, and an abundance of talented local session musicians, Damien Gerard Studios is the complete package.

Meticulously decorated throughout, with thoughtful factors such as atmospheric lighting, Persian rugs, Lava lamps, Salt Lamps and wall art from the original studio, the ambience is like no other studio in Australia.

All packages can be fine tuned to suit your needs

QUOTE

SINGLE DEAL

2.5 days

Studio & Mixing
+ Mastering

2 song single

Mastering Includes
MFiT WAV Masters

EP DEAL

5 days

Studio & Mixing
+ Mastering

5-6 song EP

Mastering Includes
MFiT WAV Master / DDP CD Master

Optional Extra
CD & Vinyl Manufacturing

MINI ALBUM DEAL

8 days

Studio & Mixing
+ Mastering

8-10 songs

Mastering Includes
MFiT WAV Master / DDP CD Master

Optional Extra
CD & Vinyl Manufacturing

ALBUM DEAL

15 days

Studio & Mixing
+ Mastering

Full Length Album

Mastering Includes
MFiT WAV Master / DDP CD Master

Optional Extra
CD & Vinyl Manufacturing

Meet the Team

Marshall Cullen
Studio Manager

Founder Damien Gerard Studios Balmain (est 1985), Foghorn Records (est 1992), Fogsongs Music (est 2001), Soundslikecafe (est 2003) Over 30 years experience both locally..

Founder Damien Gerard Studios

Over 30 years experience both locally & internationally encompassing many areas of the Music Industry from Record Production , Management, A&R, Promotions, Marketing, Live Touring & Recording to International Releases, Music Publishing, Film Synchronisations

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Andrew Beck
Chief Engineer

Starting out interning at Daily Planet Studios, T-Town Recorders, Room One in Tacoma Washington and Bad Animals in Seattle where bands such as Pearl...

Spent a long time in the heart of the recording studio business in Los Angeles (MCA Studios, Ocean Way and Live work at The Opium Den and Viper Room) before moving to Australia. He has since worked with the likes of Grinspoon, Mental As Anything , Paul Kelly, Kate Miller Heidke, Big White, Half Moon Run (CAN), The Church…

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Russell Pilling
Mixing Engineer

Currently on Long Service leave in Tasmania. After over 20 years as chief engineer Russell remains available for remote mixing projects and has worked...

Currently on Long Service leave in Tasmania, after over 20 years as chief engineer Russell remains available for remote mixing projects and has worked with most of the big names in the Australian scene, such as Hoodoo Gurus,  Died Pretty, Noiseworks, New Christs Choirboys, Rose Tattoo, Pete Wells, Lemonheads, Grinspoon, The Vines, Midnight Oil…

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Pete Holz
Freelance Engineer / Producer

After winning Arias for Peking Duk and his work on Gang Of Youths, Pete has become a very sought after engineer and producer. Although...

After winning Aria’s for Peking Duk and his work on Gang Of Youths Pete has become a very sought after engineer and producer. Although based in Sydney Pete regularly travels up for projects. He is also an accomplished session player and programmer and has done quite a few recent sessions in that role as well.

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William Bowden
Mastering Engineer

Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer, also highly sought after and often booked well in advance. William has had a long association with DG’s since...

Grammy award winning Mastering Engineer, also highly sought after and often booked well in advance. William has had a long association with DG’s and is bookable as part of our package deals. Will remains a key member of our team even though he works remotely from his own hi end mastering suite.

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Latest Releases

Something To Hide

2020s engineered mastered mixed produced

In A Haze

2020s mastered

The Guitar Player

2020s mastered

Drink Deep Lovers

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