Where I came from and
How it can help you...
Audio Engineer/Sound Designer
1993, ACRA - Best Achievement in Production.
1995, ACRA - Best Radio Commercial - Boxer Rebellion.
1998, ACRA - Best Achievement In Production
2008, ACRA - BEST MUSIC SPECIAL - Blue Suede Cadillac - 51 Years of Elvis .
THE EARLY YEARS:
I started my journey as an audio engineer in 1988, and the first 10 years of my extensive career were spent in Radio (where else?).
After starting in the Cart Room (and working my way around every capital city in Australia) I created imaging for some of the biggest radio brands in the country including what was then the biggest and most powerful brand in Australian Radio; Austereo.
In 1997 I left Radio and moved into Advertising, having landed myself a Junior Engineer's role at George Patterson Bates, one of Australia's oldest Agencies.
TV AND AGENCY LAND:
Whilst at Patts, I learned the craft of Audio Post Production and Sound Design and worked on major multi-media campaigns for some of Australia's biggest brands.
I created and designed sound for the likes of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Insurance giant AAMI, Hyundai and Optus to name just a few.
I was later poached by up and coming sound design studio, Take 2, where I was appointed Senior Sound Designer and worked on a daily basis with a variety of Agency and Production House clients including brands such as Hyundai, KFC, Big W and Hutchinson Telecom.
I also designed sound for a number of long-form TV shows and produced a monthly In-Flight Radio program "The Chat Room" for Virgin Airlines.
THE BEGINNING OF VOODOO
In 2006, with advancements in technology and the desire for greater freedom and autonomy, I established my own fully equipped studio and, as a base, I researched, wrote and produced a Syndicated Radio Program called "Golden Years".
At its peak, 56 stations countrywide broadcast "Golden Years" each week, reaching an estimated 3 million Australians.
During this time, I was also engaged as a freelance audio engineer at some of the biggest production houses and broadcast facilities in Sydney.
Pay-TV provider Foxtel, Network 10, the Australian Radio Network, 2MMM, and Clemenger BBDO, were the mainstay of my Broadcast work, whilst I was also frequently called upon to mix programs like The Music Jungle, MTV, Police Files Unlocked and Slimefest at studios such as the Playroom and Corner Post.
At the same time, I was also consulting for a number of advertising agencies including DDB and Clemenger.
TODAY AND BEYOND:
These days, I spend most of my time in my own fully equipped studio in leafy suburban Sydney - but with today's digital technology....I could equally be anywhere in the world. In the new COVID safe era, I have the ability for you to join and participate in the session just as you would in a 'traditional Audio Suite', but all from the comfort of your office, car, home, where ever you may be (even the beach!).
Does location really matter anymore?
While my current client list hasn't changed all that much, my work has become much more diverse.
There are still TVCs and radio commercials of course, but lots of imaging for radio stations both in Australia and abroad, plus content for the web, and most excitingly I produce two Podcasts of my own each week; The Imaging Hangout and The VO Radio Show which I really enjoy working on.
These are purely my creative indulgences and a way for me to journey into new areas creatively, whilst hopefully being of service to the 400,000 odd people who have listened along the way.
What's next? Well, why don't you tell me? I'm always up for a new challenge.