RECORDING STUDIO EAST OF MELBOURNE

Stratum Studio developed out of a passion for music AND a passion for seeing artists empowered to take their ‘next best steps’ in their musical journey.  Whether it be help in refining song ideas, through to recording and producing songs for commercial release and airplay; Stratum Studio is an inspirational environment for creativity.  

Not only is the studio nestled in a uniquely beautiful surrounding, it is also a professional and well-equipped recording space with a variety of great sounding pre-amps, microphones, instruments (including virtual) and plugins for mix and processing. The dedicated tracking room is well isolated and acoustically treated – large enough to record a whole band if desired.   With years of experience in the music industry, owner and producer, Simeon Shinkfield, is passionate about working face-to-face with artists.  He is dedicated to coaching the best out of his clients during recording sessions and is also able to work remotely if more practical. With good communication (and some bandwidth), collaboration can happen with anyone in the world.

Not only is the studio nestled in a uniquely beautiful surrounding, it is also a professional and well-equipped recording space with a variety of great sounding pre-amps, microphones, instruments (including virtual) and plugins for mix and processing. The dedicated tracking room is well isolated and acoustically treated – large enough to record a whole band if desired.   With years of experience in the music industry, owner and producer, Simeon Shinkfield, is passionate about working face-to-face with artists.  He is dedicated to coaching the best out of his clients during recording sessions and is also able to work remotely if more practical. With good communication (and some bandwidth), collaboration can happen with anyone in the world.

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SIMEON SHINKFIELD - PRODUCER / ENGINEER

Years of creating his own music led Simeon to international touring and song releases that generated significant airplay on community radio as well as commercial spins. During this experience Simeon worked with a number of producers in a variety of studios, and it soon became obvious that the most valuable studio time was spent working with people who could identify and draw out his strengths, and help him take his next best step with regards to his songs and career.  It is this quality that drives Simeon’s interactions with his clients and distinguishes his work as a producer/engineer.

From full song production (involving playing and programming of instruments) through to engineering and mix, Simeon is happy to perform the role of what’s needed in a project. (Eg: Roles - song critique, song writing, overall production guidance, critiquing instrumentation, writing parts, playing or programming parts, engineering, editing, mixing and basic mastering.)

From full song production (involving playing and programming of instruments) through to engineering and mix, Simeon is happy to perform the role of what’s needed in a project. (Eg: Roles - song critique, song writing, overall production guidance, critiquing instrumentation, writing parts, playing or programming parts, engineering, editing, mixing and basic mastering.)

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AUDIO SAMPLES

Co-Production \ Engineering \ MIX

TEENAGE CRIME

Chasing Clouds

PRODUCTION \ Engineering \ MIX

Freefall

KRYSTLE Svetlana

Engineering \ MIX

HARK

Discovery Music

Writing \ Instruments \ Engineering

Dance - Demo

VERONIKA RUBIL

PRODUCTION \ Engineering \ MIX

Come

Luke Inglis

Co-PRODUCTION \ Engineering \ MIX

Kingdom Song

Mud to Marble

PRODUCTION \ Engineering \ MIX

Gonna Get To Ya

Showroom Floor

Engineering \ MIX

Remedy

Vinnie MacDonald

Unique surroundings

Stratum Studio is located within the Dandenong Ranges, an area renowned for its naturally inspiring beauty.  Covered in thick temperate rainforest, towering mountain ash and ferny undergrowth, the Dandenong Ranges offer a blaze of colour in Autumn and Spring and are a magnet for artists and artisans.  With boutique cafes and restaurants just up the road, galleries and shops displaying local talent, and direct access to forest walking tracks, Stratum Studio is surrounded by National Park and offers a uniquely creative space.

Simeon is a highly professional and competent producer with a brilliant and perceptive musical ear. His ability to layout and develop his clients' music, is unparalleled to the other producers I've worked with over the years.
- Christian, Chasing Clouds
Simeon recorded and produced my latest single, Freefall. It was a wonderful musical adventure as we worked together to capture both the sound and message of this song! What I especially appreciated about Simeon, is his unique and creative ability to translate the ideas in my head into actual sounds!! He also has an incredible talent to create unique sounds to portray each artists sound and personality! I loved working with Simeon and can't wait to do more songs with him in the future!
- Krystle Svetlana, Solo Artist
Why use Stratum Studio? the answer is simple: excellent engineering, creative production and amazing environment. Simeon has built a space that is inviting, creatively inspiring and the rooms themselves create amazing sounds, from live drums, to guitars, to vocals. For production there's nothing Sim can't handle when it comes to songs and songwriting - your dreams are safe in his hands (and ears). His engineering is top notch - professional, fast and industry standard when it comes to end result. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Simeon to handle your next recording project.
- Matt Destry, Discovery Music
Simeon’s exceptional abilities as a producer and engineer ensured our project reached beyond what we’d hoped for. His attention to detail, technical skills and encouraging attitude meant that our recordings were fun to make and his efficiency left room for us improvise, add to and edit our tracks and finish with something that we’re all stoked with.Couple this with a relaxed and inviting studio with an impressive live room and you can see why we'll be back to do the next recording!
- Matthew Dickins, Discovery Music
I came to see Simeon with a plethora of rough, unfinished songs in need of refining and was met with professionalism, flexiblity and inspiring creative direction for my music. I heard things come out my unrefined musical musings that I never would have thought possible. Simeon also helped me launch the songs on radio and other platforms to a degree that I could not have imagined. Simeon is both a gifted producer with a well refined ear for quality sounds as well as being technically astute and savvy when it comes to knowing which hardware and gear to utilise.
- Dylan Redman, Solo Artist
I approached Simeon to work on a single for me. He did such a good job I ended up going back to him to mix some of my other work as well.  The mix and productions are some of the best value for money I have found. He works hard... and with Simeon I believe you are getting a lot more than what you've paid for.
- Jimmy, Mud to Marble

ENQUIRIES + BOOKINGS

Contact Simeon for a chat about your next project, he'd love to hear your ideas.

0413 581 344