News

Welcome to the Gecko news site. Here you'll find information about recent projects, studio improvements and some audio samples of recent work. Please scroll down for all the news.

Gecko Studios

Studio Upgrade

Gecko is now back up and running after a long hiatus for major renovations. The control room has recently been expanded - a long overdue blessing to both clients and staff. Not only does the room sound better, but it is also a larger, lighter and more comfortable space in which to create. The installation of a new, large and spectacular Fairlight console (see above) has also markedly improved the aesthetics and ergonomics of the studio. A new vocal booth has also been added alongside the main studio (very nice for agoraphobic clients and those who miss the intimacy of the old control room.)


The Gyprockers

Work is continuing at breakneck speed on the soon to be released Gyprockers CD. This relatively new band are, without doubt, the "Future of Rock". The album contains a great eclectic mix of originals and some interesting interpretations.


Dr Effector

The infamous but reclusive Dr Effector has also returned to the studio with his fruity & idiosyncratic style firmly intact. The Doctor will be pumping out some more classicly wicked mixes over Xmas so watch out for those stocking stuffers coming down a chimney near you soon.


Lotek Mastering

The latest LOTEK CD has been mastered and should be available very soon. It sounds great and lovers of classic reggae, cranking hip hop and sharp lyrics should check it out. Take a look at the youtube video for "Control Alt Delete" for a taster or have a listen to some samples on Track 2 in the player above.

Lotek Video


Voiceovers

Voiceover work has been in full swing recently and work for radio station 2UE, Channel 7, Botanical Alchemy and Heritage Healers has been going very well. Mike Jeffries and Simon Westaway have graced us with their golden tonsils and tested the microphone cabinet and the vocal acoustics with great results. Have a listen to their work on the voiceover demo above.


Rubix Demo Mix

The Rubix demo has been mixed and can be heard soon on their myspace site. They are an up and coming independent Sydney band playing their own brand of psychedelic pop which sounds powerful and fresh.


Monster Poetic Rock

Laurie Newsome is back in the studio doing drum tracks for his eclectic brand of poetic monster rock. Laurie is a stalwart of the Northern Tablelands music scene and his original material is unique, uplifting and powerful. Hopefully, we will soon have some sample tracks ready for download and a CD to follow.


New Mastering Suite

We have recently set up a mastering suite at the studio and mastering has been in full swing. The master floobydust has been liberally applied to the latest CD from Melbourne alternative Hip Hop artist, Clickjaw. We are also currently mastering album and single tracks for the new LOTEK CD. Both albums are sounding great and deserve a listen.


Paul Kelly

Scott Watkins-Sully and I have been busy mixing Paul Kelly "Live at the State Theatre". It was a powerful show and Paul and the band put on a 28 song marathon including the whole of his latest CD, "Stolen Apples", and most of his extensive list of hits. Special thanks to Nathan Kirchner for magical work on the transfers above and beyond the call of duty. Definitely check this out if you're a fan of the great man. It can be downloaded at:


Fred Canosa

Fred Canosa has resumed work on his solo CD after an enforced break and tracking is going well. So far, Fred and friends have put together an eclectic bunch of songs ranging from folk to country to hard rock. Now things are rolling again, Fred should be talking about a release date sometime in the new year.