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