Educator • Engineer • Musician • Composer
I am currently senior lecturer at SAE Creative Media Institute in Brisbane and PhD candidate at the University of Technology Sydney. Since the late 2000s, I have been teaching at various audio and music education providers such as SAE, JMC Academy, TAFE Queensland, Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, SL The Edge, Griffith University Conservatorium. My current research focuses on critical listening pedagogy, with a particular interest in the communicative approach to teaching and learning. As a passionate educator, I wrote Audio Production Principles: Practical Studio Applications hoping that my years of tireless learning through practice could help guide other engineers. The book covers the topics of control room acoustics, pre-production processes, recording, mixing, and mastering.
While I love working in the early stages of a project (pre-production, recording, editing, mixing), my professional career as an engineer has principally revolved around mastering. Since the late 2000s, I have worked with hundreds of labels and artists, including being the in-house mastering engineer for Shabang Records, Club Luxury, Analog Recordings, and Nutek Ibiza for many years. My full client list can be found on this page.
I have been involved in the Australian music industry since the early 2000s, performing thousands of shows as a DJ & percussionist at some of the largest venues and festivals the country has on offer (Creamfields, Stereosonic, Future Music Festival, etc.). As a percussionist, I have also had the privilege of accompanying great international DJs such as Junior Jack (ITA), Kid Creme (BEL), Davina Moss (FRA), DJ PP (URY), Mobin Master (AUS), Utah Saints (UK), Joe Silva (CAN), Mark Farina (US). At an international level, I have performed in Ibiza, France, Morocco, New-Caledonia.
As a music creator, I started my musical journey by composing rock songs before moving into electronic music from the late 2000s onwards. I have gained industry recognition by releasing hundreds of songs on such compilations as Godskitchen, labels including Hussle Recordings and Central Station Records, reaching #1 sales on various online music retailers, numerous inclusions on the ARIA club chart, writing music for Film/TV such as Netflix's Lunatics and Locusts, writing jingles for companies such as EB Games, producing sample packs for Primeloops and Popgun, and being featured in Audio Technology magazine.