ABOUT KELSONIC STUDIOS
Kelsonic Studios is a small recording studio based in Melbourne, Australia, run by prolific musician, sound engineer, producer, designer & audio lecturer Mark Kelson. Mark has worked with numerous local and international acts on a multitude of sonic and visual projects. Kelsonic Studios not only offer a recording studio & sound production, but also offers music composition, graphic design and video editing. With a fantastic collection of gear and the latest software, coupled with more than 20 years experience in the music, sound and design industries. Kelsonic Studios can offer you creative solutions for any project.
PRICING AND SERVICES
Kelsonic Studios is $45 per hour or $360.00au for an 8 hour session of recording or mixing. For a 5 day+ booking, this drops to $320.00 for an 8 hour block. Tracking days can be 10 hours on request. Graphic Design and Video Editing is charged at $45 per hour. Private one on one tuition in sound production or Avid Pro Tools is charged at $60.00 per hour. Contact me for a quote today.
Kelsonic Studios offer’s a wide range of sound production solutions at a price the average musician afford. Feel free to contact me for a quote today. Our Services include: Engineering, editing, mixing, production (Producer), voice over recording, ADR and mastering.
With well over 100 songs registered with APRA and many commercially released albums, I can offer the right sound or soundscape for your project. Services include: Soundtrack composition (TV and Movie), radio and television jingles, corporate sound and songwriting for other artists. I am also available as a session musician (on several instruments).
I am available for onsite recording with my professional Avid Pro Tools based mobile rig. So if you have somewhere specific you would like to record, or even if you would like to capture a live performance of your band, I can come to you. Note: Any interstate or international recording services will require additional travel costs.
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND WEB DESIGN
Kelsonic Studios offerers a comprehensive design service. I have twenty years experience in graphic design, digital design and web design. I have been involved in designing everything from T-Shirt’s (for major artists and retailers) and corporate branding, to designing digitally for some of Australia’s biggest online retailers. If you’re a musician or artist, I can design your complete campaign: Album cover, logo, website and of course, all your social media graphics requirements.
I offer a professional video editing service. I can edit anything from corporate video’s, concert DVD’s to band promotional videos. I can get you a professional result in your required format, on budget and on time.
Do you want to learn more about using your DAW or professional production techniques? I am a qualified Audio Lecturer and currently teach at RMIT University & JMC Academy. I can offer one on one tuition, in person or via Skype, feel free to contact me for more information.
Kelsonic Studios work with artists of all styles, enjoy this sample of my work.
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“Mark is so incredibly easy to work with. We went in to record a 4 track EP and he has gone above and beyond to help us achieve what we wanted. If you employ him to work his magic on your music you won't regret it. He is realistic, down to earth and will listen to your suggestions and queries no matter how vague! He just GETS it. Seriously awesome experience, highly recommend for bands of all levels of experience.”
- Emma Friday (Crooked Thieves)
“He has a world class ear, deep technical knowledge, and knows how to bring out the best performances in the client. Look no further.”
- Emily Highfield (Suldusk)
“He was as determined as us to make our album sound awesome! Always went the extra mile and made the whole process pain free and enjoyable!”
- Matty James (Jarface)
“Mark has worked on a couple of albums of ours. The first was back in 2013 and most recently on the new Tenth Planet record. Working with him is a real pleasure. Whether it be added production, keys, or a blistering solo, he can do it all, amazingly! I'm Canadian so I don't use the word "mate", but he's most definitely a great friend and producer. I can't speak highly enough of his work.”
- Brian Paul (Tenth Planet)
“I have worked with Mark at Kelsonic studios on many projects now and I can't think of anyone else I would choose to record with. From start to finish he is hardworking, professional and puts everything he can into making the project a success.”
- Dave Langlands (The Eternal)
“Mark's studio is versatile and adaptable for any kind of project. Mark is also a highly skilled and talented musician. I had a vocal project that I needed to record, and while I had the bones of it, Mark's musicianship and creativity helped me bring it to life by helping me explore different ideas and execute them.”
- Mel O’Shea (Solo Singer)
“Mark Kelson is an amazing sound producer and engineer, he is able to bring out the best in every singer and musician - all the while being patient and supportive, and respectful to your own musical personality. I personally have had great experience recording, editing and mixing with him, and cannot recommend KS highly enough!”
- Emily A. Saaen (Solo Singer)
"Mark Kelson is one talented fellow! To put it simply, we were all blown away by how hassle free and enjoyable the recording process was working with Mark. He is a really genuine and personable guy and you could tell he really cared about getting us the best result for our money. Mark really understood the sound and really made the songs come alive. Thanks Mark, we made an epic EP and couldn't have done it without you."
- James Murray (Numerator)
“As a mastering engineer I get to hear a lot of mixes from many different engineers, from my perspective the mixes that require the least amount of work are the best ones. Mark Kelson’s mixes fit into that category, plus he’s a real sweetheart of a bloke who cares about his clients and will always go the extra yard to get the result that’s required.”
- Tony “Jack the Bear” Mantz (Deluxe Mastering)
“Mark was honest, direct and did everything he could to clean up our mess. He added finesse to each song, layering on tasteful keyboard tracks, guitars where required, and took feedback throughout the project. He knew when to say yes and no … and taught us how to “not overthink” everything. In the end, he gave us a mastered product (in two, short weeks) that we are really proud of. Thanks Mark for your amazing work!”
- Vikas Sharma (Deadbeat Superheroes)
“Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with, his constant patience, ideas and humour are without a doubt what got us through the recording process, and our album is a far stronger release because of it.”
- Scott Brierley (Myridian)
ABOUT MARK KELSON
I began my career as a musician, which lead me to releasing many albums and touring internationally in over 25 countries with bands such as The Eternal, Alternative 4 & Virgin Black.
With a strong vision as a songwriter and musician, it was only a matter of time before sound production would become my first love, and I would seek formal education in this field.
I undertook two intensive years of Sound Production studies at RMIT University to refine my skills and take my technical knowledge to the next level.
I have since worked with many local and international acts in studio’s across Australia and Europe. I have a strong understanding of Analogue & Digital studio environments.
As well as my extensive recording studio work over the years, I have been a writer for Japanese Magazine DiGiRECO.
Alongside my work at Kelsonic Studios, I have a passion for education & lecture at RMIT University & JMC Academy. I teach various Sound Production, Avid Pro Tools & Music Business related subjects.
Kelsonic Studios offers you more than a recording studio to work on your album. It offers you a space to be creative, to share ideas and make a recording you can be proud of. No matter what style you play.
I work on a diverse range of projects, in a diverse range of roles. So don’t hesitate to drop me an email about your project.
– Advanced Diploma in Sound Production (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
– Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design (Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology)
– Certificate IV in training and assessment (COSAMP)
– 20+ years of recording and international touring experience
– Engineer & Producer at Kelsonic Studios
– Freelance Engineer at ColourSound Studios
I wrote a series of articles on 'Home Studio Production' for Japanese Magazine DiGiRECO.