Tim Coggins

Musician, Record Producer

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Composer / Producer / Mix Engineer / Session Musician

My name is Tim, I'm a composer/producer/mix engineer/session musician from Sydney, Australia. I have been in the industry for 10 years and have experience with both acoustic instruments/ensembles and electronic instruments.

I work primarily from my home studio but also have access to larger studio for ensemble and drum tracking.

The services I offer are:
- Production
- Mixing
- Editing and quantisation of drums and other instruments.
- Keyboards (Real piano/rhodes and hardware synths)
- Drum programming (Samples, MPC, drum machines and live drums loops)
- Trombone and horn sections (arranging and tracking)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Tim Coggins

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I love analog but the workflow and time saving aspects of digital are just incredible.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and have been working as professional musician (trombone, piano and bass) ever since. I have been producing/mixing for 10 years now mostly for myself and fellow musicians but am now looking to expand.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Always being able to step back and see the bigger picture.

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

  8. A: Production (arrangement/shape/sound design) Mixing (electronic, pop, soul/r&b and acoustic jazz) Musician (keyboards, trombone, bass, drum programming) Editing (multi tracked drums, pitch correction)

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: Instruments! Piano, rhodes, MPC, bass and trombone would keep me sane.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: While my main focus now is electronic music and soul/r&b, I also have a lot of professional experience with jazz and world music.

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

  14. A: Imagining, creating and sculpting a song into a finished product.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I work in the box with Pro Tools 11 and Ableton 9 but I mostly use hardware and acoustic instruments for production.


Gear Highlights
  • Kawai 6ft Grand Piano
  • 1974 Rhodes MKI
  • MPC60
  • MPC4000
  • Roland TR8
  • Fender US Jazz Bass
  • Yamaha Custom Drum Kit
  • Roland System 100
  • DSI Prophet 08
  • Korg Mono/Poly
  • RME Converters
  • Various 500 series Preamps
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