The first New Zealand Music Producer Series will be held at Roundhead Studios in Auckland from January 16 – 20, 2017.

Hosted by producer Greg Haver and supported by NZ On Air, Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS the masterclasses will bring two international producer/engineers to Auckland to work with the country’s best studio professionals on recording and mixing, Q&A seminars plus one-on-one input and assistance on personal projects.

Roundhead Studios will be running tracking and mix sessions for groups of up to eight people, plus evening seminars for larger groups, to exchange ideas across all facets of the recording industry.

Grammy award-winning producer/engineer Guy Massey and renowned producer/engineer Dave Eringa are confirmed for the series.

Guy Massey started his studio work on a placement at the world-famous Abbey Road studios, assisting on seminal albums including Radiohead’s The Bends and Oasis’ Be Here Now. He was tasked with remastering the entire Beatles back catalogue, winning the 2010 Grammy for Best Historical Album. He has worked with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Ed Sheeran, Van Morrison, Bill Fay and Paul Simon, Spritualized, The Divine Comedy, along with up-and-coming artists including Eliza and the Bear and The Soft Hills.

Guy, who has won the Music Producers Guild Best Engineer award in 2009 and 2013, along with nominations in 2014 and 2015, says he’s excited about the series. “I’m very much looking forward to meeting and working with the engineers and producers in New Zealand, with its diverse and vibrant music scene,” he says.

Dave Eringa began his career as the assistant at Robin Millar’s Powerplant Studios in North London, before moving onto the Kinks’ Konk Studios. Here he began a long- term working relationship with the Manic Street Preachers as engineer, producer and musician. His work includes the albums This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (Including the single “If You Tolerate This You’re Children Will Be Next”) Know Your Enemy and Postcards from A Young Man. His credits also include The Who, Roger Daltrey, Idlewild, Nine Black Alps, Ash, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Wilko Johnson and Ocean Colour Scene. He has recorded at many of the world’s best studios and is an expert in both analogue and digital recording techniques.

Dave, who will also be available for recording sessions post the event (apply via contact details below) has long been a fan of Kiwi music. “The New Zealand music scene has always punched far above its weight. From Split Enz to Crowded House and the Flying Nun label, right through to Lorde,” he says.

“I can’t wait to come and meet the next generation of producers, engineers and artists and work with them on recording techniques.”

Applications for the New Zealand Music Producer Series open from November 14 – December 24, 2016.

Five Day Series: The module offers five days tracking, mixing, four evening seminars and two one-on-one tuition sessions. $1,380 including GST.

Two Day Series: Two-day tracking with one producer, including a one on one session and two evening seminars. $690 including GST.

Evening Masterclass:  Each evening masterclasses will cover a specialist subject such as the development of recording techniques, how to work with and motivate artists, the changing face of the recording industry, recording industry career paths and all will include extensive Q&A sessions.

For application details and further information, contact Greg Haver on

Check out the NZ Producer Series Facebook page.

The New Zealand Producer Series is proudly supported by NZ On Air, Recorded Music New Zealand and APRA AMCOS.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Applications must be submitted by 5pm, December 20, 2016
  • Three examples of production/engineering work must be submitted as part of the application. Submissions by link (Soundcloud, Spotify etc.).
  • Successful applicants will be informed by 5pm, December 24, 2016
  • Payment must be received in full by 5pm January 7, 2017.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% will apply after 5pm January 7, 2017.
  • Travel, transfers, meals and accommodation are not included in the course fee and are the responsibility of the attendee.
  • The New Zealand Music Producer Series reserves the right to amend or vary the content of the Series at any time.
  • By participating, attendees grant The New Zealand Music Producer Series permission to use their names, photographs and video likeness for future promotion and marketing purposes without remuneration.

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