Deep Switch recording studio is set amongst the tranquil bush of the Dandenong Ranges at Ferntree Gully. It boasts an amazing array of rare vintage and modern analogue equipment as well as some of the best in digital audio plugins. Complete with a vocal booth, it is set up primarily for full analogue mixing, pre / post production and vocal / instrument recording.
With over twenty years experience in recording / producing and thirty playing music, Simon provides a calm but consise, professional and musically knowledgable way to bring the best out of your new songs or existing recordings. With a good knowledge of well known production sensibilites, he is also open to the unorthodox and experimentation. Simon can advise on the finer points of arrangement, production ideas and directions the mix could take, never forgetting that the final say comes down to you. Your project, whether it be demoing songs or full blown production from drum tracking all the way to mastering will be thoughfully taken to completion and within budget.
Services include mixing, mastering, production, tracking, full band recording, vocal tracking, voice overs, editing, timing / pitch correction, demoing, songwriting and arranging advice, drum / music progamming, location recording / tracking (wherever you like), live recording and much more.
If you need people to perform on your recording, Simon can suggest from a pool of incredible musicians.
The studio sits on a stunning bush block fourty minutes from
Melbourne and is very close to the township and train services
Late '80s Amek BC2 mixing console with full fader automation
Otari 8 track 1/2 inch analogue tape machine
Vast range of high end solid-state and valve preamps
Large array of inductor and opamp based equalisers
Good range of vintage and modern recording microphones
Compressors from Suss Audio (Dual 1176, 160VU, SSL Buss Comp), API, DBX and ART
Vintage 1940s Valve line-drivers / colour boxes (THE best overdrive / RMS pushers ever)
Large collection of electric and acoustic guitars
Vintage spring and digital reverb / effect processors
Vintage guitar amps and large pedal collection
Vintage and modern keyboards / synth modules
Fully isolated vocal booth
Plugins from Slate Digital, Eiosis, Kush Audio, Soundtoys, Eventide and more
Converters: Apogee and Focusrite
SIMON RUSSELL - DREAMSTATE producer - engineer - mixer
JESSICA PAIGE - TIRED OF PLAYING BY THE RULES mixer - mastering
HUSKY - DARK SEA LIVE AT SEAFARERS engineer - mixer
SIMON RUSSELL - CITY producer - engineer - mixer
HIATUS KAIYOTE - MALIKA mixer
HUMAN FACE - BOTTOM OF THE HILL producer - engineer - mixer
Artists who have worked with Simon at Deep Switch include Husky, Hiatus Kaiyote, Human Face, Kooyeh, Steve Romig, The Melodics, Ange Boxall, Colour Point, Ben Mitchell, Jessica Paige and Ian Tambo