Terry Hart

Mixer, Audio Engineer

8 Reviews
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Terry Hart is an acclaimed Mixer whose work has received multiple ARIA® nominations. He has well over two decades experience in music production and has produced and mixed some of Australia's most celebrated artists.

Before moving to Western Australia, Terry was a lead engineer at the world renowned Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. There he worked alongside revered Australian engineers such as Matt Voigt and Jimi Maroudas; and internationally with Grammy Award winners Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Grizzly Bear) and David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney).

Some of the highlights of Terry's career are working with ARIA® award winners 'Taxiride,' ARIA® award winner 'Missy Higgins,' ARIA® nominees 'The Black Sorrows,' ARIA® chart toppers 'Vika and Linda Bull,' APRA award winner 'Tony Gould,' Gold Record ensemble 'The Ten Tenors,' EUROPAfest stars 'Pilot,' and working with Tash Sultana on her ARIA® nominated release.

Recently Terry has been working with some of Australia’s most promising up and coming artists such as Naked Face and Mojo Corner.

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8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Joe Carra / Crystal Mastering

    Over the decades I have had the honour of mastering Terry's many productions. Without doubt Terry has consistantly supplied me mixes that are beautifully balanced, well engineered and most imortantly, musical. I would encourage any artist thinking of having Terry on their team to have the utmost confidence in his talents. A very talented human.

  2. Review by Hannah Thomas
    by Hannah Thomas

    Working with Terry on my debut EP was an absolute pleasure. He got the feel and mood straight away and transformed my whole sound for the record. He handled everything from the mixing, instrumentation and arranging of each track with finite detail. Terry’s a true artist and mixing maestro, and not to mention an awesome guy!

  3. Review by Nadav
    by Nadav

    Terry is a one of a kind Engineer. We worked with Terry this year on a full length album for our band, he not only listened to what we wanted he achieved the best acoustic tone we've ever heard. He's got an incredible ear for detail and is not only hard working but humble, professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend on any project.

  4. Review by Mark Finn
    by Mark Finn

    In summary; a maestro musician, expert engineer, professional producer, amazing artist and great guy. After working with him on 3 albums and 1 EP, I genuinely could not endorse him more wholeheartedly. I look forward to working with him on many more projects in the future, and following the great work he does with others. Rockstar!

  5. Review by Keegan Joyce
    by Keegan Joyce

    Terry Hart was an amazing asset to my recording. His efficiency, work ethic and knowledge were completely necessary to the success of the recording. His commitment to the concept and vision was incredible and his technical precision and musical ear was impeccable. Without Terry I don't think I'd be nearly as proud of the record.

  6. Review by josh koop
    by josh koop

    I have worked with Terry on many occasions including everything from rock to Jazz. He is a very talented, professional audio engineer. He is also a great musician and is able to be a producer and arranger if needed. He is super easy to work with, always going an extra mile for all clients. Would highly recommend booking him for your next project!

  7. Review by Paul Snowden
    by Paul Snowden

    Working with Terry was a pleasure! His technical skills & ear for music are outstanding. His attention to detail & production input pushed my songs to their full potential. His easy going personality made the entire recording/editing process a relaxed & comfortable experience, enabling me to perform at my best. Looking forward to the next project!

  8. Review by Aleksei - Clavians
    by Aleksei - Clavians

    Terry is not only a talented engineer, but a musician himself and gets it! He knows how to work with you and get the best out of your recording, by truly investing himself into your work which is priceless. His knowledge of gear, music and tone will take what you thought sounded good and amplify the end product by 100%. He's a legend to boot!

Interview with Terry Hart

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I love losing myself in music. Whether listening, playing or mixing, the whole world just melts away leaving just you and the song in your own private universe. It is entirely odd that humanity is so affected by music, it serves no evolutionary purpose that I can figure. Our appreciation of music, and art in general, is really the only thing that makes us unique.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: I'd love to work with English band Elbow. I think the soundscapes they create are transcendent, and perfectly capture so many of humanities quirks.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Don't get hung up on technicalities. There are literally thousands of songs that were either out of tune, had timing errors, had poor audio quality, or any other number of deficiencies; that were still number one hits. So clearly this stuff is not as important as we are lead to believe. What is important is that the song connects with you emotionally. So the next time you reach for an EQ, instead of making the technically correct decision, why not try to make a decision based on how the processed sound feels different on an emotional level!

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: My mix setup has been specifically designed so that I don't have to think. Every color or tone I could wish for is at my fingertips. This helps me to make decisions as I feel them; to perform a mix as if I was conducting an orchestra. What I bring to a song is the life that invariably gets sucked out during the recording process, I try to 'rehumanize' the track; because a computer can't sing to you about heartbreak, only a human can do that.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: My studio is an analog/digital hybrid setup. I run a Pro Tools HD rig with Lynx Aurora converters into an Audient Zen automated console for summing and analog processing. This setup has taken years of experimentation and tuning to perfect. 32 channels get mixed down to 3 stereo buses, which are then compressed and summed to the 2bus, with lathering's of parallel compression and processing along the way. Pro Tools gives me endless sonic and routing possibilities, while I use the analog gear to color the different parts, and give the track energy and width.

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. A: As far as Mixing is concerned I've always looked up to New York Mixer Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer). I feel that songs he has mixed affect me in a deep way, that there is both power and delicacy at once. This is something that I try to emulate with my work. For production I love the work English Producer Alan Moulder (The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails). His talent for pushing boundaries, and creating soundscapes that feel entirely original and all encompassing is unsurpassed.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: I work from a number of Australian studios as a Mixer, and often a Producer, of both bands and solo artists. The majority of my work however is Mixing; bringing life and emotion to songs so that they move you both physically and emotionally. My main aim is always to connect with the artist. I feel a large part of this job is psychology, and I really enjoy getting inside an artists head to help bring their vision to life.

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Gear Highlights
  • Audient Zen
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Lynx Aurora
  • Crane Song STC-8
  • Gem Perceptor-T
  • TFPro P8 Edward
  • SSL Compressor
  • Distressor
  • 1176
  • DBX160
  • Drawmer 1968
  • Sontec EQ
  • Transient Designer
  • Federal Am864u
  • La2a
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