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Friday, 14 August 2020 03:17

David Briggs chats with John Sayers

A Zoom interview with John L Sayers - Engineer, Producer, Educator and Acoustician. Topics include recording of The Real Thing by Russell Morris, Studio Acoustics and Design, and Music Engineering. Gracious thanks to John Sayers.

This is mandatory viewing for musicians who want to build a home studio, or for those fans of great Australian Music from the sixties onwards.

Sayers is one of a number of producer-engineers who are associated with the Melbourne popular music scene of the 1960s and 1970s and in particular with the renowned Armstrong's Studios, the venue where many of the most successful Australian pop/rock recordings of the period were recorded. He created the leading studio acoustics Forum Recording Studio Design.

Friday, 14 August 2020 03:07

David Briggs talks with Howard Gable

The role of the record producer: Howard Gable shares his experiences producing for Zoot, Masters Apprentices, Russell Morris, Spectrum, Allison Durbin, Johnny Farnham, Sherbert, La De Dahs and more. If you are a fan of Australian Music. Sit back and enjoy.

Sunday, 02 August 2020 01:33

David Briggs talks with Gil Matthews

This is a zoom interview I did with Gil Matthews about the recording of the Australian Classic Hit "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. Gil played on this record and Produced it ......hope y'all enjoy it 

Monday, 18 January 2016 09:22

From the archive

Here's a blast from the past. David Briggs featured in the June 1979 issue of Guitar Player magazine, alongside Howard Roberts, preeminent Motown bassist James Jamerson, and pioneering ragtime guitarist Eric Schoenberg.


Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:23

Sol Nation - Melting Pot

Produced and recorded by David Briggs at the Production Workshop.
Best World beat / Rock album for 2015
The Akademia Music Awards

American based country music super star Tim McGraw recently revealed that the David Briggs penned classic "Lonesome Loser" was on his favouite hit list.

In an article on the BMLG website on Tim's favourite albums, he is quoted as saying "Little River Band Greatest Hits would be up there. I love the Little River Band, I mean, it reminds me of the beach, for some reason. That’s one I would play for my kids when they were little. Every time I’d pull the boat into the beach I’d play ‘Lonesome Loser’ as loud as I could. So, that would be up there."

We here at the Production Workshop are happy to return to kudos, because we love Tim's music as well.



Wednesday, 11 November 2015 08:06

Skyhook - Hits 'n' Riffs

Re-mastered by David Briggs at the Production Workshop.

Production Workshop is very proud to have been involved in a new 3-disc collectors edition release, celebrating the 40th anniversary of iconic Australian band Skyhooks. The release features the first two albums, additional tracks and a bonus live disc. David Briggs mastered the project, and mixed several of the live performances.

Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen Or You’ve Heard’ will featured expanded versions of ‘Living In The 70s’ and ‘Ego Is Not A Dirty Word’ and previously unreleased live Skyhooks tracks from 1974 and 1975.

Living In The 70s’ had a cultural effect in Australia not unlike The Beatles before them and Nirvana later. For the first time an Australian act was singing about Australian places reflecting real life from the streets. Skyhooks were a totally unique band at the time.

Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen Or You’re Heard’ was developed by Warner Music’s in-house archival guru Dave Laing and every step of the process ticked off by Skyhooks founder Greg Macainsh.

It's due for release October 30th on Festival through Warner Music Australia.


Friday, 21 August 2015 08:14

The Volcanics

On behalf of The Volcanics, I just wanted to say what a kickass job you did mastering our latest record. Not only do you have a keen ear for the black magic that is mastering but your consideration towards our suggestions and style of music was duly noted. A true professional and top bloke. Cheers!

Pete Acklin / The Volcanics

Monday, 27 April 2015 00:32

Vinyl and tape restoration

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  • It sounds really good David. I am in Perth watching the finished version. You have done a wonderful job on it. Song 8 sounds very LRB. Daryl Braithwaite (Regarding his…
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