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Soundshed Music is run by husband and wife team Stewart Peters and Snez

Stewart Peters - Production and Songwriting Bio

Stewart Peters at Soundshed

Stewart Peters has been writing, producing music for over 25 years. He plays guitar (acoustic, electric, nylon & bass), mandolin, keyboards, drums and is also a highly respected session singer.

Stewart has also been involved as a songwriter/producer with various Australian performers and has performed on various national TV shows and has been signed with Warner-Chappell publishing (now with Alberts Publishing).

Stewart has produced and written with Simone Hardy, Allan Caswell, Louie Shelton (Seals & Crofts, Lionel Ritchie), Anita Spring, Glenn Cunningham, Penny Pavlakis,  Sarah Gardner, Snez, Jay Collie-Sommerville (Jonah’s Road), Felicity Urquhart, Belinda Adams and among many other songwriters over the past 15 years.

Awards include: Winner of various sections of the of the ASAI awards on several occasions. Stewart has also represented Australia as a finalist with the prestigious Vina Del Mar Song Contest in Chile, finalist in the Yamaha International Song competition on several occasions, the Australian Song Competition, Finalist for the Gibraltar Song Competition and winner of the Blue Mountains Acoustic & Roots competition.

As a producer, Stewart has a reputation for warm, relaxed honesty and openness with his co-writers and he specializes in mainly acoustic sounding productions, favouring acoustic guitars, natural drum sounds and pre-80’s keyboard sounds.

Stewart can provide world class backing vocals, ranging from gospel choirs to operatic to Bon Jovi to Eagles style! And his expertise with guitars, bass guitar and drums (and more) all comes included with Soundshed Music’s hourly rate and package deal

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Cutting his production teeth alongside Vanda & Young (The Easybeats) while signed with Alberts Productions during the '80's, Stewart's skills as a producer are of note (the finest example existing in the chords and grooves of his own released music) www.stewartpeters.com. In the late 80's he established his own facility "Soundshed Recording Studio". Like many others in the industry, he makes his living as a writer & producer for other songwriters and also for commercial jingles and soundtracks.

As the singer songwriter and integral member of the 'MSP Band' in the 80's, the group released an album titled "Pieces" and toured extensively… and, of course, didn’t make a cent from it, but had a lot of fun :)

Stewart has released 8 solo albums since 1998. Go to his website www.stewartpeters.com to hear samples of his albums

Snez - Songwriting & Performance Bio

Snez is a highly experienced and respected, multi-award winning performer and singer-songwriter.

She has released several albums, the latest of which is 'House on Four Wheels', released through Regal Records and MGM. She has also won and been a finalist in various songwriting competitions.

As a performer, Snez continues to tour her music extensively throughout Australia.

Snez is also a Music Performance Coach, helping singer-songwriters, bands and solo artists get the best out of their live performances and enhance their Stage Presence.

You can check out her music and find out more information about Snez at www.snez.com.au

Artwork and Graphic Design

Snez is also a highly regarded graphic designer. We offer a complete artwork service for CD's, posters, flyers and even email newsletters. Contact Snez on snez@soundshed.com.au

 

The Soundshed Music Recording Facility

"... Soundshed Music Studio is a very relaxed, friendly and highly professional atmosphere ... "

Soundshed is based in the beautiful upper Blue Mountains about 1 ½ hour’s drive west of Sydney

Our rooms consist of an integrated large brick-walled recording and control room, and a similar sized recording room approx. 70 sq metres in total. There are several other semi-sound proofed smaller rooms available

Because of the brick walls and varied furnishings, this room sounds great with vocal and acoustic guitar sounds

We specialize in producing broadcast quality tracks for solo singer songwriters and bands , utilising Stewart’s ability as a singer and musician to give a unique sound to your song. Stewart’s experience as a successful songwriter is also handy when it comes to song structure and production

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Soundshed Music's Equipment List

Soundshed runs the latest Nuendo recording software. Nuendo is the same software used by many high-end producers and movie studios. Many world class audio professionals have considered it as the best sounding Digital Audio System and one of the world's most powerful digital audio production workstations

We record using the high-end, crystal clean Antelop preamps and converters, Chandler LTD (Neve 1073 copy) pre amp and the warm sounding, boutique TL Audio TubeTracker M1 'Tube' console with vintage tube circuitry and one of the most respected sounding eq's in the industry

Microphones

Neumann U87, U89, Rhode NTK1, AKG 414 Classic, AKG 451, AKG D112, Shure SM7, MD 421, Beyer M160 Ribbon various other Rhode, Shure and Electrovoice

Instruments


Guitars and Stringed: Martin & Ovation acoustic guitars, Yamaha & Kato classical acoustics, Fender Precision Lite Bass guitar, Upright Double Bass, Fender Stratocasters, Gretsch semi acoustic, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Dobro, Mandolin, Ukulele, U Bass, lap slide guitar

Other Instruments: Yamaha C3 Grand Piano, Gretsch Drum kit, Roland TD3 electronic drum kit, Congas, Bongos and various percussion instruments and even melodica, tin whistles and flute!

VST Instruments:
Native Instruments Akoustik Piano and B4 (Hammond organ), Lounge Lizard (Wurlitzer and Rhodes electric pianos), Pro 53 (Prophet 5) synthesiser, Superior Drummer Drum kit, BFD 2 acoustic drums (stunning sound), Amplitube guitar amp simulator, Trilogy Acoustic/ electric & double Bass, Atmosphere synthesizer, Stylus RMX groove module, EWS Symphonic Orchestra (arguably the best sampled orchestral sounds available), harmonium, Redtron Mellotron

 

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Above: Soundshed Music's Main Control Room -
Relaxed and friendly, with first-class professional recording equipment

 

Plug ins: include Waves, UAD2 (including UAD 1176, EL Fatso, Neve 88RS, Sound Toys Suite incl. Decapitator & Echo Boy, Fairchild, EMT Plate, Pultec etc), Fab Filter Pro EQ, Pro Compressor, De esser, Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine, Ozone 7, PSP vintage warmer and many others.
For vocalists we are highly experienced with Auto tune and Melodyne … these vocal utilities are absolutely essential these days, when used discretely. There are virtually no professional singers who don’t use some kind of vocal tuning/ tweaking software – even the ones who don’t admit it :)

Contact
Email:
stewart@soundshed.com.au

Ph: (02) 4787 7653

Txt: 'songs' to 0419 663 135