Today is a busy day! Well, its a busy week, and a busy month.
Gareth is in the airport lounge, about to fly to LA to catch up with some fine people like Dan Wilson, Matt Nathanson, The Talent House and East West Studios. Then onto New York for CMJ music conference, including the showcase events with RUFUS.
The studio is busy with projects in and out, currently the boys from Dappled Cities working on a film soundtrack, and next week Boy and Bear continuing their pre production for the next record.
Then the end of october sees us back to perth to build Rockit Festival for the Black Keys.
We have had so much going on with our live recording set ups, that we had to buy another one! The new rack features a JoeCo BlackBox recorder with MADI i/o.
That means 64 channels of recording directly from a digidesign profile, one of our sound craft consoles, or pretty much any other digital board with a MADI output in one rack space! Plug and Play, and ROCK SOLID.
The last couple of weeks have seen The Voice winner Karise Eden, 360 and Fun all tracked live, while next week will be Ed Sheeran, Hello Pavement and The Wanted.
Get in touch for more details of our live recording rigs – we would love to show you how simple it is to track awesome quality audio at your show.
Woah what happened to 2011?
Since our last update, we spent the end of last year on tour with Tim Freedman, Tim Finn, The Tallest Man On Earth, Ricki-Lee and working on records in the studio for Jack Carty and RUFUS, as well as a new single and clip for Pinky Beecroft. In our spare time we started producing a monthly webisode for Pedestrian.tv – the first two episodes featuring Andy Bull and Passenger. You can check out the videos here and here respectively.
So on the 2012…. we brought it in with shows from Tim Finn and The Naked and Famous at Falls Festival, Jack Carty at Woodford, as well as RUFUS and Passenger at Peats Ridge. Big weekend!
Now we are well and truly in the swing of things, out and about with Ira Glass (the creator of “This American Life”) and again looking after Grand Slam Oval at the Australian Open, and setting up for huge tours with The Horrors, Death Cab For Cutie and Bon Iver.
Wooooo Hoooo bring on the rest of it!
Friday = 50th birthday party for private client in tasmania, 300 guests, Pinky Beecroft playing the “Experience”
Saturday = a very early flight, and all the Gigpiglet crew at Changing Lanes Festival on Devonshire Street Surry Hills. We supplied stage managers for all stages, as well as a remote recording/ broadcast solution for the main stage. check out the crowd while we were setting up for Papa Vs Pretty.
Sunday = a very early start, and off to the Botanic Gardens for the Sydney Running Festival finish line and medal presentation. the couldn’t have been sunnier – but shame about the wind..
We were so excited to announce the Jack Carty tour, this time a string of intimate shows in some of the east coast coolest Cafes. This will be a really unique chance to see Jack in such an intimate setting. No presage tickets so get in early to make sure you get a comfy spot!
Its going OFF down here since the renovations… Sye Mcritchie was first in for his album, then Tim Finn, Pinky Beecroft (for a soon to be released single) and now RUFUS for a two week stint working on their next EP. All the new gear is getting a work out, and i have to say that we are super happy with the new rooms.
What do they have in common? They will all be spending time at the newly renovated GPHQ over the next month.
Yes its going to be a busy month, but with all the work that we have done here on making the studio a better place to record, its time to get down and dirty and make some records now!
Great show tonight at the ASTRAs. Loads of fun onstage, and a pretty flawless show. Steffan and Luke amazing workers as always, and me just looking important.
On the plane tomorrow to Perth to stage manage On the Bright Side Festival, then straight back east for Splendour in The Grass…. Its going to be a big week!
After an amazing three weeks on the road, Jack Carty, Jordan Millar and Leroy Lee completed their Hope, Smoke & Everything tour at the FBi social last thursday. Check out the awesome review in Drum Media this week.
Its party day folks… A huge day here at GPHQ. We have spent the winter hibernating (well – actually – working really hard renovating the studio) Today is the big day, with a huge night planned to celebrate both 10 years in business, and our new studio digs. Proper photos to come soon – but in the mean time – how awesome is the new couch?!