Terry Hart is an acclaimed Mixer with over a decades experience in music production. He has produced and mixed some of Australia's most celebrated artists and his work has received multiple ARIA® nominations. He works out of the internationally renowned Sing Sing Studios, Black Pearl Studios, and Maestro Sound Production in Melbourne, Australia.
Terry Hart began his career in the audio industry working at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. Here he was able to hone his skills working alongside revered Australian engineers such as Matt Voigt, Jimi Maroudas, and Mick Wordley; as well as internationally renowned Grammy Award winners Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer, Grizzly Bear) and David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Lana Del Rey, Paul McCartney).
Hart now works exclusively as a Mixer. He has a broad knowledge of performance and production techniques, and an adaptable nature which has seen him work with a broad range of artists spanning all genres. His creative influences are featured throughout his impressive discography working with some of Australia’s best songwriters.
Some of the highlights of Terry's impressive career are working with ARIA® award winners 'Taxiride,' 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,' Triple J chart toppers 'Deligma,' Australian X-Factor star 'Riv Ngwenya,' and The Voice star 'Dan Hamill.'
Recently Terry Hart has been working with some of Australia’s most promising up and coming artists such as Tash Sultana (ARIA® Nominee), and Frank Dixon (ASA Songwriter of the Year).
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- The Ten Tenors
- Keegan Joyce
- Frank Dixon
- Opal Ocean
- Tash Sultana
- Jude Perl
- Paul Snowden
- Ben Provest
- Super Monkey Zero
- Airway Lanes
- Nicolas Roy
- Dan Hamill
- Eugene Hamilton
- Maddison Wilson
- Richard Butler Band
- Lux Stokes
- Hannah Thomas
- Kate Bart
- Sean Robertson
- The Black Sorrows
- Marc Antony
- Eden of Avalon
- Orsome Welles
- Eva McGowan
- Joe Camilleri
- John McCall
- Anthony Young and the Next Man Dead
- Taylor Klas
- Ruby Page
- Phillip Gelbach
- Liv Cartledge
- Lo Pan
- Tony Gould
- Riv Ngwenya
- Elizabeth Sims
- Katei Chang
- Shernon Hague
- Luis Eguren
- Acoustic Foxx
- Brooke Taylor
- Blake Patterson
- Tane Emia-Moore
- Michelle Meehan
- Jess Paige
- Renae Brennen
- Steven Cannatelli
- Francia Rousseau
- Sarah Lloyd
- Finn Brothers
- From the Ashes
- Vika and Linda Bull
7 ReviewsEndorse Terry Hart
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.