Jimmi is a qualified teacher and producer. He has an honours degree in music which included sound technology, theory, arrangement, performance and composition. He has recently submitted his PhD in the field of cross-cultural composition in music. Jimmi’s received the Dean’s Medal for his undergraduate degree and the University Medal for his honours degree. He also received the APRA award for highest mark for performance of an original piece.
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Jimmi has been working in studio production and engineering for a number of years, with several successful projects under his belt. Jimmi mixed and produced the latest Jimmi Carr Band album and the releases by his electronic/rock crossover band Innamech in his own studio as well as co-producing most of his previous albums. Jimmi has also produced releases for other acts including Blue Mountains band InLarm’s recent EP and done mixing and mastering for acts including hip-hop artist Sinic.
Jimmi has a comfortable, purpose built studio at his home in the Blue Mountains. The studio is well equipped with recording hardware and software, instruments and amps (available for recording), listed below.
PRODUCTION / MIXING RATES: $60 per hour or $350 for an 8 hour day. EP and Album packages and soundtrack / sound design jobs negotiable on a case by case basis.
MASTERING: $80 per song or $600 for a full album up to 12 songs
Microphones – Neumann M149, Neumann U47 fet, Neumann U87, Neumann TLM103, SE electronics Gemini 2, AKG C414 xlii stereo pair, Shure SM7b, Warm Audio WA251, Warm Audio WA14, Audio-Technica, EV, Rode and more.
Signal Processing and Interfaces – Manley Massive Passive stereo valve EQ. Manley Variable Mu stereo compressor. BAE (Neve) 1073 stereo mic preamp. Universal Audio 6176 preamp/compressor. Warm Audio WA2A compressor (LA2A clone). Focusrite Isa One preamp. Focusrite Clarett Octopre. Stereo Empirical Labs Distressor Compressors. Warm Audio WA76 (1176 clone). Warm Audio Bus Compressor (SPL G Bus clone). DBX 160a compressor. 2 x TL Audio pre-amp/compressors. Universal Audio Apollo interface with unison technology for realtime input modeling with UAD plugins.
Software / Plugins – ProTools current version. Ableton Live 11 full suite. UAD plugins full suite (industry standard effects and analogue emulators by Universal Audio) . Autotune (latest). Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate (every instrument and plugin). Many more..
Guitar Amps – 2 x vintage Vox AC30s, Fender Princeton, Marshall JCM 800 (original 80s model), Hartke LH1000 bass amp with vintage Fender quad box.
Guitars – including Fender American Stratocasters, Telecaster, P Bass. Les Pauls. Custom Telecaster, Martin Acoustics and more
Drums – Pearl 5 piece drumkit with high quality cymbals.
Midi / Synth – Komplete Kontrol 88 midi keyboard. Novation Impulse 49 midi keyboard. Native Instruments Maschine. Ableton Push.
Below are some examples of some tracks produced and mixed by Jimmi at his Blue Mountains studio
Jimmi has also done soundtracks and sound design for short films and advertising including ‘Monday’ by The Magnificent Itch
Jimmi has been teaching one on one lessons in drums, bass and guitar for 15 years including two years teaching at Nepean District Music Academy. He has also taught songwriting masterclasses at institutions including The Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music and is currently on the casual teaching roster at Western Sydney University for music performance. Jimmi has also run group workshops for bands.
TEACHING RATES: Beginner to intermediate lesson in Drums, Bass and Guitar – $70 per hour or $40 per half hour. Songwriting and production tuition in Ableton Live also available at the same rates. Band workshops – $100 per hour. This includes help with songwriting, performance and arrangements
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