Recording Studio - Sunshine Coast QLD
Big Dealz Music Productions
Other Site for Recording Studio on Queensland's Sunshine Coast
Audio - Recording - Editing
- Mixing - Mastering
- Production for all styles of music.
- A Recording Studio with high quality production at
- Our aim is to give you satisfaction and get the best possible results
for your project.
- Albums, Demos, Jingles, Backing Tracks or whatever you require, we
will help you do it... and do it cost effectively.
- Located in Coolum, the studio room is situated in a quiet location
- a great, relaxed environment to work in.
The studio is owned and operated by
Ian Hildebrand who has nearly 30 years studio experience and the same as a
Lighthouse, (now called Big Dealz and on the Sunshine Coast) has been running as a commercial
recording studio for nearly 10 years. Ian will
work with you as engineer, producer or co-producer of your project, depending on
your needs. He is just as happy to give advise on song arrangements or any help required
in getting the best possible outcome.
The studio has been busy doing a string of CDs and demos for all styles of music from
Country & Rock through to Jazz and Pop.
Ian has also done pre production for The Whitlams and co-writing with Tim Freedman,
featuring and performing on the Whitlams ARIA winning 'Eternal Nightcap' album.
With an Associate Dip. in Jazz Studies, grades in classical guitar, years of
teaching experience in guitar and musicianship, as well being a side man and
MD for countless top artists, he is well qualified in the area of arranging
"I have been messing around in studios
since I was at school. My best friend's dad owned Clover Studios (now Sun Studios) in Kippax St Surry
Hills. We would be in there every weekend recording ideas and experimenting with different
ways of getting sounds onto tape. It was a very valuable experience having all that free
time to learn and to try out different ways of doing things in a proper commercial setup.
Since then I have had various home recording systems which became progressively better as
time went on. Getting good sounds on not so good gear was a challenging exercise, but it
does teach you a lot".
"The gear they have now is so much more
advanced and opens up a lot more possibilities with great effects and editing
capabilities.. still, you still have to know how to use it to get the best results".
How? ... Simple, record at
Flat Rate $50 per hour.
Other ways to save.
Have your material as well organised as possible before even thinking
about walking into a studio.
The clearer the picture of what you want a song to sound like, the quicker
it can be achieved and the less it will cost you in studio time.
Things worth thinking about.
- Is the song be an album track or are you aiming at radio airplay?
How long is the song?
Is it too long or too short?
- Do you want harmonies? If so where and which harmony parts.
Does the arrangement work or could it be trimmed down or extended for a
- Does it really need a guitar solo or would keyboards be better? Is the
solo to long/short?
Does the feel work? etc.
Careful consideration of these things beforehand can help save valuable
recording studio time and lead to a much better end result.
Cubase 7.5 Audio Software
Sonic Core Xite-1
Yamaha Motif Rack-ES
Valve Mic Pre amp AD converter
Roland Controller Keyboard
Rhode Classic Condenser
Acoustics, Electrics, Classical, Classical Electric
Roland VG 99
Roland VG8 virtual guitar modeling system
Roland GR33 Guitar Synth / Midi Converter
VST Instruments & Plugins
Native Instruments Komplete 9
We also record guided meditations, self help,
sales and instructional CDs for clients.
CD Duplication (short runs) service available on the Sunshine Coast
client base extends from Coolum, Maroochydore, Peregian Beach, Mt Coolum, Peregian Springs, Yaroomba,
Marcoola, Yandina, Mt Coolum, Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Noosa, Nambour,
Eumundi, Marcus Beach, Sunshine Bch, Castaways Bch, Wyeba Downs, Sunrise Beach,
Tewantin, Point Archwright, Pacific Paradise, Kunda Park, Buderim, Kuluin,
Mooloolaba, to Verrierdale & Point Arkwright
Enquiries: 07 5408 0187
0415 291 956