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My audio career started like most musicians, I started recording at high school.  From high school I attended the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University in 1992 where I studied Pipe Organ (of all things).  I decided I needed more technology in my life and completed a Bachelor of Music (Sonology) in 1995.  After completing my degree, I have been a freelance engineer working with a lot of local and national music acts both in Brisbane and around Australia.  These include producing CDs for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC Classics, ABC Atmospheres, ABC Kids).  Around 1996 I started working at Mr Jones recording studio doing advertising production.  I am also the music editor for all of The Crocodile Hunter series and spinoffs including Bindi Irwin’s “Bindi the Jungle Girl” and Kidfit DVDs and CDs.

I started lecturing in Music Technology (engineering) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University) in 1997 and have continued to lecture in this subject to the present day at both the Brisbane South Bank campus and the Gold Coast campus (Bachelor of Popular Music).  I also lectured at QUT (Kelvin Grove) for 4 years.

I operate my own mixing/mastering studio out of home as well as continue to freelance engineer around Brisbane.



Archie Roach – Mission Songs Project QMF 2019

The week-long regional tour of Mission Songs Project culminated in a performance as the curtain rasier for Let Love Rule with Archie Roach as part of the 2019 Queensland Music Festival at the Tivoli last night.  It has been an amazing week taking us to Longreach, Palm Island, Gympie and back home to Brisbane. It is always fantastic to visit new places, but this time is was also great to work with a whole lot of new musicians and crew, that trust and allow me help present their story, and to be a part of their creative journey. Check out Jessie's page about The Mission Songs project here, and get an insight into an interesting and important part of Australian [...]

Spotify Settings for Musicians

Working in the field of Audio alongside musicians, audio quality and fidelity is of utmost importance, especially when dealing with lossy-codecs and streaming services. Recently, I’ve been talking to several people about Spotify, it’s [...]

Opera Queensland’s Tosca

Opera Queensland presents Puccini's Tosca Often described as the greatest opera of them all, Tosca embraces the grand themes of the human spirit brought to life by one of the greatest composers of them all, [...]

Thundamentals x QSO

Thundamentals + Queensland Symphony Orchestra Present I Love Songs: A Night at the Symphony Acclaimed Australian hip-hop trio Thundamentals will stage a special one-off show with Queensland Symphony Orchestra in I Love Songs: A Night At [...]

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I have worked with a vast array of local, state, national and international musicians, clients and organisations.

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I have a diverse range of experiences in all facets of audio recording

Location recording as well as traditional Studio based recording engineer. Experience in vast styles of mixing from Classical to Modern Genres. Music Editing for Film and TV, Classical editing for Music. Band “tightening” or just plain vocal tuning for you project, I can cover all facets of editing within the scope of your project for a truly professional finish. My philosophy on audio Production is to work with the client, and support and develop the ideas through creative collaboration, and sympathetic approaches. I can work with you, to realise and refine your vision for a project


The final step in the audio process.  Whether it is for CD manufacture or MP3 distribution online, I can help with the final process to give your project the final 1% I have over 20 years of mastering experience in both Analog and Digital domains.

I am also a Certified MFiT Mastering Engineer for Apple iTunes distribution.


Sympathetic Sound Reinforcement with an emphases on reinforcement rather than “make loud”


Having lectured in Audio Engineering at Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith University) since 1997 as well as Queensland University of Technology teaching Audio Production, I have extensive experience in all facets of Audio Tuition.  Whether it is one off tutorials or more of a conventional weekly-lesson, I can help.



Email: geoff@mcgahan.com.au
Phone: 0421-316-440