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Music Production inspires us. From the artists and projects that we’re actively involved with, to the latest tools and techniques of our trade! Check in regularly for news, events and insights into our music production process.

Syren Skyboz Remixes

Motiv Brings Heavyweight Production Techniques to New Syren Remixes

Long-time Motiv Music client Syren, has just completed the music-writing phase of 5 remixes of her previously produced triphop/bass music, into dancefloor-ready Ethno Bass House bangers for her upcoming tour in America. The Remixes now include partner Skyboy, bringing powerful rap flows to Syren’s already well-written songs. Motiv Producer and Remixer Ben Temple Step employed […]

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Music Producer Benjamin Last

Music Producer Bio: Benjamin Last

Works for Motiv Music. Based in Melbourne, Australia. Producer, Musician, Sound Healer, Workshop Facilitator and Teacher, Benjamin Last has been producing music with over 27 years. Ben is a highly experienced Recording Engineer, Audio Editor, Electronic Music Programmer, Audio and Mastering Engineer. Facilitating music production has become his fine art and created in him a […]

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Music Producer Pete Robinson

Music Producer Bio: Pete Robinson

Works for Motiv Music. Based in Byron Bay, Australia. Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Musician, Pete Robinson has been involved with music production and the music industry for over 25 years. Pete studied piano in his youth, where he found a deep love for the instrument as a tool for creative expression and collaboration with […]

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Motiv Partners with Kiln Studios in Sydney

When asked to record the Crystal Bowls and Voice CD for Motiv’s new client Karina Pupo, producer Benjamin Last knew that we would need a new recording space in Karina’s home town of Sydney, Australia. After researching a range of possible options, Ben found Kiln Studios, a new studio in Sydney’s inner west, built for […]

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The making of 'Seed' In-Depth: Motiv's Music Production Process

When singer-songwriter Jeremy Roske asked us to produce 5 songs in just 12 days on location in Bali, Motiv producer Benjamin Last knew it would be a tall order! To help create, record, program, edit, mix and master all required content in that time, Ben called on co-producer Pete Robinson to assist remotely from our […]

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Motiv Mastering Sita Ram for Sathya Prem

A few weeks ago mastering was finished for the amazing Sathya Prem for his new track: Sita Ram The track was produced and mixed by Sebastian Cuevas, cello by Cellomano, percussion by Sebatierra and choir by 10 amazing students (thank you, Julia, Vanessa, Martina, Selene, Natalie, Theresa, Sabine, Danuta, Jana, Susanne ) from Sathya’s last […]

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Recording Tom Carty at Humble Productions Studio Melbourne

Today we are in the studio in Melbourne with the amazing Tom Carty! An incredible singer-songwriter with a confident, engaging, yet down to earth approach to songwriting. All day, guitars, vocals, beats, and bass lines are being laid down at Humble Productions Studios, one of Motiv’s band recording studios. Tracking in real time with the ultimate all‑tube vocal processor, […]

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