We’re about creating timeless musical art.

Professional Sydney Recording and Music Production Studio

About Us

Bunk Bed Beats is a boutique songwriting, production, recording and mixing/editing studio located in Sydney’s Inner West.

Our studio provides an inspiring and collaborative environment to discover and develop your sound. We listen to what your song is asking for and stretch the possibilities of its sonic expression.

If you’re an artist, company or venue looking for cutting edge music services, you’ve come to the right place.

Team

HELMUT

Creator of Bunk Bed Beats, Helmut is a producer and artist with a passion for fusing organic and electronic sounds in new and unusual ways. His eccentric, creative approach to making music attracts open-minded artists who seek to push their limits and work in a truly collaborative way. Helmut comes with more than a decade of experience and executive produces on every project.

ALEX

Alex is a fresh, talented audio engineer who is skilled in recording, editing and mixing. A commitment to capturing excellent sounds combined with dedication and patience makes Alex a perfect facilitator for artists to deliver their best work. Alex has a special interest in audio for film and also enjoys sound design and foley.

 KOOTZ

Kootz is a world class mastering engineer with meticulous attention to detail. With over 15 years of experience and boasting an impressive collection of top tier equipment, the results he produces hit the mark every time.

Equipment

Bunk Bed Beats has an acoustically treated production, mixing and recording studio. We make music using a range of high quality vintage and modern analog and digital equipment, as well as leading professional software.

System
  • Apogee Symphony I/O 16×16
  • AMS Neve 8816 Summing
  • Tascam US2400 Fader Controller
  • 2.8ghz quad core i7, 8gb RAM iMac with SSD & OSX 10.12
  • Secure backup system and cable internet access
  • Acoustically treated studio space
  • Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9 Suite, Mixbus 5 & Pro Tools 11 DAWs
Monitors/Headphones
  • Crane Song Avocet Monitoring
  • Yamaha NS10m (matched pair)  studio monitors
  • Yamaha P2201 Amplifier
  • Event Opal studio monitors with KRK 12sHO Subwoofer
  • Panasonic reference monitors
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro headphones
  • Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones
Samples & Plugins
  • UAD Quad PCIe Card with several UAD plugins including the Neve 1073, SSL E Channel String, Fender ’55 Tweed, Dreamverb and the Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Waves Gold Bundle and Dave Aude EMP Toolbox
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10 Ultimate
  • Camel Audio Alchemy & Camel Phat
  • Heavyocity DM-307 and Damage
  • Plugin Boutique Big Kick
  • SSL Duende SSL Essentials bundle
  • Arturia V Collection
  • Output REV, Signal, Substance, Movement and Exhale
  • KV331 Synth Master
  • Audiomodern Abuser
  • Sample Magic Magic AB
  • Celemony Melodyne and Antares Autotune pitch correction
  • IK Multimedia plugins including Amplitube 3, T-Rax Deluxe and CSR Reverbs
  • Izotope RX7 Audio Editor
  • Over 250gb of samples
Outboard
  • Tube-Tech PE-1A Vintage EQ
  • Urei 1176 Rev H (Silverface) Vintage Compressor
  • Urei JBL 7110 Compressor
  • Valley People Dyna-mite Compressor
  • HVA Solid State Logic 4000 G-Series Bus Compressor
  • Looptrotter Monster Stereo Compressor
  • 2x Yamaha SPX90 FX
  • 1x Yamaha SPX90ii FX
  • 1x Yamaha D5000 Delay
Mics, Preamps & Instruments
  • Moog Little Phatty analog synth
  • Moog Minitaur analog synth
  • Arturia Minibrute analog synth
  • Vermona Perfourmer MKII analogue synth
  • Vermona DRM1 MKIII analogue drum synth
  • Korg Monotron Duo analog synth
  • Fender US VG Stratocaster electric guitar
  • Godin SD electric guitar
  • Maton EM400 acoustic guitar
  • Maton EBG808CL Performer acoustic guitar
  • Ibanez BTB200 bass guitar
  • Custom made 7 string electric guitar
  • 2x Solid State Logic Alpha channel strips/preamps
  • Universal Audio 610 Solo tube preamp
  • Digidesign PRE-8 preamp
  • Miktek CV4 tube condenser microphone
  • Beesneez Judas ribbon microphone
  • RODE NTK tube condenser microphone
  • RODE S1 condenser microphone
  • 2x RODE NT2A condenser microphones
  • JTS NX9 condenser microphone
  • Shure Beta 58A dynamic microphone
  • Vintage Shure Unidyme III SM57 dynamic microphone
  • Ableton Push
  • M Audio Key Station 49
  • Yamaha P-70 keyboard

Packages

SINGER SONGWRITER

Our Singer/Songwriter Package is about capturing a stripped back and intimate record.

  • Free pre-production meeting for all new enquiries
  • Co-writing and song feedback (upon request)
  • Recording of lead vocals, harmonies and 1-3 instruments
  • Editing, mixing & mastering

Some of our past Singer/Songwriter Package artists

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

We take you on a unique, creative and collaborative journey with custom music production that will unleash your authentic sound to a radio ready standard.

Some of our past Professional Artist Package artists

  • Free pre-production meeting for all new enquiries
  • Full custom beat production
  • Hook writing (upon request)
  • Recording of vocals, harmonies & any additional required instruments
  • Editing, mixing & mastering

HIP HOP BYOB

Bring your own beats, we record your raps. Don’t have a beat yet? Check out our Beat Store

  • Free pre-production meeting for all new enquiries
  • Recording of vocals
  • Editing, mixing & mastering

Lanstan x Miles Marmalade have over 100,000 views on their first Hip Hop BYOB release

LIVE VIDEO

Live video with studio quality recording, ready for you to upload online.

Some of our past Live Music Package artists

  • Free pre-production meeting for all new enquiries
  • Live acoustic recording
  • Live acoustic video recording
  • Editing, mixing & mastering
  • Upload to your USB

FILM

Composition, sound design/foley and ADR for the big screen.

  • Free pre-production meeting for all new enquiries
  • Full custom composition production
  • ADR vocal recording
  • Bespoke sound design/foley
  • Editing, mixing & mastering

We won Best Sound Design at Made in the West Film Festival for Bleeding Backs

CUSTOM MUSIC (FOR BRANDS)

The perfect music to complement your brand without the price tag of a hit song license. We can create a track with the vibe of the songs you love to get your customers’ attention.

Zadi Fitness used our Custom Music Package to launch their new marketing campaign

  • A custom music track based on the brief and reference tracks you provide us
  • Up to 3 track lengths – a song version (3:30), ad length cut (15 sec – 1:30) and looped track (7-10 mins)
  • Created by experienced music industry professionals
  • Mixing and mastering to radio, television and online standards
  • Exclusive, unlimited track usage up to 12 months and non-exclusive use forever
  • Option for continued exclusive use of your track after 12 months for a competitive annual fee

MIXING AND MASTERING

Mixing and mastering with our high end equipment and finely tuned ears to stretch your song to its maximum potential.

  • A beautiful sounding mix and/or master of your song
  • Up to 2 revisions

Before and after Bunk Bed Beats Mixing & Mastering

*All packages feature a 2 hour ‘Money Back Guarantee’ for any new client. If you don’t love what you hear in the first 2 hours in studio, we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

* Hourly rate sessions are available upon request

Beat Store

The Bunk Bed Beat Store is home to high quality, original beats to build your next track on.

If you’re interested in a custom made track, see our Professional Artist Package or Custom Music Package (for brands)

BUNK BED BUSKERS

With our Bunk Bed Buskers you can have some of Sydney’s talented local artists perform, while raising money for a great cause.

100% of donations go straight to Busk for a Cure independent charity music festival.

Testimonials

  • “Working with Helmut was a great experience. Helmut is a talented engineer and is fast acting as well as hard working toward a quality sound recording we could use for our corporate videos. He understood the need to make sure the sound was perfect and helped us get the best sound for the videos. He is definitely someone to rely on and only offers quality work” – Rushan Dissanayake, Media Production Specialist

    Rushan Dissanayake, Media Production Specialist
  • “Helmut from Bunk Bed Beats has a wealth of knowledge in sound recording and it’s obvious he loves what he does. I was really impressed by his expertise in recording vocals and will definitely be visiting him at Bunk Bed Beats to record in the future”

    Danielle Lamb, Singer/Songwriter
  • "Helmut has been nothing but helpful, he has not only helped me build and create my musical ideas through technical skill but also helped me develop as an artist. Unlike most recording services BBB approaches ideas with an open mind allowing room for creative construction. I will continue to work and build with Helmut as I grow as an artist and I suggest others to do the same"

    Davie Darko, Hip-Hop Artist
  • "Working with Helmut has allowed me to explore a whole new sound which has helped me define myself as an artist. He's very professional and encouraging to work with and I've loved going into the studio"

    Natalie Warden, Pop Artist
  • "Helmut has the capacity to make you grow as a musician, and this makes it so rewarding to work with him. We feel especially that since working with him we are musicians of a different timbre and can really stretch ourselves further than ever before. Add to that the amazing quality of his production skills and you have one worthwhile time!"

    The Jam Jar, Folk Pop Duo
  • I struggled to find a producer who could transform my rough and rather dated pre-production efforts into contemporary sounding tracks. As a non instrument playing songwriter it can be difficult to describe the sound I 'hear'. Helmut has a capable ear that made my briefing easy. His own suggestions brought light to my music and I look forward to working with him on more of my material"

    Wayne Peehi, Songwriter
  • The Honey Sippers worked on a demo cd and videos with Helmut and his intern Alex. We felt Helmut understood where we were coming from. He could work with our ideas and also contribute his own ideas and perspective. We were delighted with the end product.

    Patricia Thornell
  • If you're a serious musician and want to really strive for the best in your field Bunk Bed Beats will not disappoint. Helmut is one amazing producer and musician and really gets what you want out of your music. He will go above and beyond your expectations.
    I've worked with Helmut for many years now And can honestly say you will not be disappointed.

    Rohan Herring
  • As well as being very patient and attentive, Helmut has a good habit of explaining what he's doing as he's doing it. I had never worked with an actual producer prior to Helmut so i'm very lucky to have had him work on my projects"

    Jerry Celik, Electronic Artist
  • "Helmut is a versatile producer who can arrange, sing and play multiple instruments. He is pleasant and inspiring to work with and can take a simple riff and turn it into an amazing song

    Matt Wolfenden, Hip Hop Artist

Contact

Get in Touch

+61 433 946 982
Bunk Bed Beats
30 Carrington Road
Marrickville 2204
Sydney NSW Australia