Less Auto / More Tune - MusicNSW

Register for our recording masterclass – as part of ARIA Week 2013, in conjunction with Studios 301 and MusicNSW.

Australian Recording Industry Association Ltd (ARIA) and Studios 301 have teamed up with MusicNSW to create a special workshop for emerging musicians and producers.

Less Auto / More Tune is a 2-part Masterclass on how to maximise your time in the studio, focusing on music production and recording in a studio environment. These workshops are a great opportunity for emerging musicians to see how an artist and producer work together on a professional recording in a professional setting.

The first workshop will be Unmixing Jagwar Ma. One of Jagwar’s Ma’s mix engineers, Anthony Garvin will go through how he mixed one of the tracks from ARIA-nominated album Howlin’, then Adam Maggs from Ableton Liveschool will demonstrate some in-depth techniques for remixing. This masterclass will be of particular value to emerging producers and electronic artists.

The second, Under The Hood with Abbe May will be a Pro Tools recording Masterclass, and will provide you with an insightful opportunity to view the processes involved in a professional recording session at Studios 301 between the highly experienced engineer Simon Todkill and the ARIA-nominated artist Abbe May.

What: Less Auto / More Tune

Where: Studios 301, 18 Mitchell Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015

When: Friday November 29th

Times: 12pm-2pm Unmixing Jagwar Ma / 3pm – 5pm Under The Hood with Abbe May

Keep reading for details on how to enter!


Spots are open to anyone from NSW, but you are responsible for your own accommodation and travel to Sydney. Be sure to read the T&Cs before entering.

 To enter:

  • Send an email to competitions@musicnsw.com, and include your name, age, address, and phone number – write “ARIA workshop” in the subject header
  • Specify if you would like to attend Under The Hood with Abbe May, or Unmixing Jagwar Ma

Terms and conditions

This competition opens 9am AEDT on Tuesday 19th November, 2013 and closes at midnight AEDT Friday 29th November 2013. Only residents from NSW are eligible to enter. All musicians who submit their entries during this time will be considered. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the link to their music is complete and and can be accessed for listening. The organisers of the competition are not responsible for late, damaged, or unplayable entries.

MusicNSW is the organiser of this competition. Employees and contractors of MusicNSW, ARIA and Studios 301 and the immediate family members of these people are ineligible to submit an entry.

This competition is open to all ages. If you are under 18 and you are selected as a winner, then you will need to provide MusicNSW with written consent from your parent or legal guardian to allow you to attend the workshop. If such consent is not provided, you will be ineligible to attend.

Winners must be available to participate in the workshop, which will occur in the week commencing November 25, 2013.

Fifty (50) winners will be chosen by a panel of MusicNSW, ARIA and Studios 301 experts. Each entry will be judged on the basis of the creativity and originality of the entry. Chance plays no part in the determination of the winners. Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified by phone and email on Wednesday 27th November 2013.

The prize consists of the following:

–          Participation in a recording workshop at Studios 301 in Sydney with Abbe May and Simon Todkill on Friday November 29th 2013 at 3pm.


–          Participation in a production workshop at Studios 301 in Sydney with Anthony Garvin and Adam Maggs on Friday November 29th 2013 at 12pm.

The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

No replacement will be offered in the event that the prize cannot be claimed on the stipulated date and/or time.

Winners will be responsible for their transport to and from the studio, accommodation, incidentals, and food. ARIA, Studios 301 and MusicNSW are not responsible for winners’ costs.

Judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

If for any reason we are unable to conduct the workshop on the specified date and time due to circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change the scheduled date or time or terminate the workshop without any liability to any person.

The music that is submitted as a part of an entrant’s entry into the competition must be original music and must not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. MusicNSW is permitted to verify or require an entrant to verify that the entry is the entrant’s original work. If an entry cannot be verified to the satisfaction of MusicNSW, it will be deemed invalid. If you enter this competition you indemnify and hold MusicNSW, ARIA and Studios 301 harmless from and against any claims that are inconsistent with the foregoing.

MusicNSW will require all winners to provide identification and proof of residency in order to claim the prize. If a person cannot provide such proof, then the person will forfeit the prize and no substitute prize will be provided.

MusicNSW, ARIA and Studios 301 and its agencies and representatives associated with this competition, will not be liable for any loss (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), damage or personal injury which is suffered or sustained (including without limitation to that caused by any person’s negligence) relating to this competition or the awarding or taking of the prizes except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case liability is limited to the minimum amount allowable by law).

MusicNSW will only use any personal information that you provide to us for the purpose of running the competition and we will comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

Organiser: MusicNSW (ABN 50416153997) email at: info@musicnsw.com or telephone: (02) 9281 1600