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)

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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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Analog or digital and why?
I love analog but the workflow and time saving aspects of digital are just incredible.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
What's your strongest skill?
Always being able to step back and see the bigger picture.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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)
What do you like most about your job?
Imagining, creating and sculpting a song into a finished product.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in the box with Pro Tools 11 and Ableton 9 but I mostly use hardware and acoustic instruments for production.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Instruments! Piano, rhodes, MPC, bass and trombone would keep me sane.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.