Recording Studio

Big Sister on SoundBetter

Australian based music producer focusing on solo artist or band recordings.

Big Sister Studio is a recording space located in Cairns, Far North Queensland and was set up in 2011 by Mark Myers. Mark recorded, produced and played with Townsville band The Middle East from 2009 - 2011, touring Australia, Europe & North America.
As a producer Mark has recorded over 200 bands and has won four QMUSIC awards (including best album and best song), an musicNT award and has been nominated for an ARIA.

A strong focus on tones & textures, instrumentation, arrangements, attention to detail (but not perfection) and getting a good sound at the source rather than fixing it in the mix. The studio consists of 3 rooms; a control room, a live room and an amp room.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Interview with Big Sister

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Tristan Barton if you need some music for your visuals.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog because it makes us feel good and digital because it's easy to edit and cheap to buy.

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

  6. A: Working on new music every week.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: That you just have to be good at music or sound. There's a lot of patience and people skills that a lot of would be producers don't have.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Think about what you want to sound like. Or at least what you don't want to sound like, then at least we'd have a starting point.

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

  12. A: I started playing in bands but soon decided that producing was what I wanted to do. I recorded my first band for money in 2006 and I've been doing music full time since 2010 and producing full time since 2012.

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

  14. A: A lot of acoustic/authentic music but I like electric guitars and also adding in some electronic flourishes.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Dealing with drummers!

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

  18. A: I like to help get great sounds, doubling parts with different instruments or cutting instruments to help it breath. Happy to help with chords and lyrics but I also understand that stuff can be precious. I can offer advice on arrangement to help it flow or to make it a 7 minute opus.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: It's simple. A control room and a live room. I record in Logic with a bit of out board gear. The live room sounds great, it's purpose built, wooden floors so acoustic instruments shine. Room pics make the drums sound great.

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

  22. A: Recording in the studio. Bands or solo artists

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Baby I'm a car crash

I was the Artist and Producer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • The Middle East
  • Coldplay
  • Bon Iver
Gear Highlights
  • Mac Pro
  • Logic X
  • TL Audio 5051
  • AKG 414's
  • Rode NTK
  • Gibson J45 acoustic
  • Galanti Vibraphonette.
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