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Yanto Browning

Yanto Browning

Engineer/ Producer/ Musician

Yanto Browning is a Brisbane-based record producer, studio engineer, and musician.  Artists and bands Yanto has worked with include Amy Shark, the Art of Sleeping, Asa Broomhall, the Belligerents, Big Scary, Dana Gehrman, Darren Middleton & Ian Haug (Powderfinger) Delta Goodrem, Ed Kuepper (the Saints), Elko Fields, Karise Eden, Halfway, Good Will Remedy, Jac Stone, Jamie Lawson, Jeremy Oxley (the Sunnyboys), the Jungle Giants, Karl S.Williams, Kate Miller-Heidke, Leanne Tennant, the Medics, Mosman Alder, Morning Harvey, Pete Murray, Sleep Club, Steve Kilbey (the Church), Thelma Plum, and Tara Simmons.

Yanto has also worked as a composer and producer of music and sound for film, television, and theatre, and lectures in music at the Queensland University of Technology.  As a musician Yanto has performed at festivals such as the Big Day Out and Splendour in the Grass, as well as touring nationally with singer/songwriter Jac Stone.

Contact:

Yanto Browning

e: [email protected]

ph: +61 (0) 416 005432

Yanto’s past work

Dana Gehrman. (feat Tim Rogers) – “Find A way”
Mosman Alder – “Germland”

Jac Stone – “If You go”

Sleep Club – “Cut you”
Art of Sleeping – “Crazy”
Karl S Williams – “Be’ezlebub”
Karl S Williams – “Is this Love”
Jungle Giants – “Mr Polite”
The Medics – “Beggars”
Mosman Alder – “Raisin Heart”
Konstantin Kersting

Konstantin Kersting

Engineer/ Producer/ Musician

Across the range of different projects Konstantin Kersting has produced, engineered and mixed, there’s one constant—his philosophy of working together with the artist. To Kersting, the role of a producer is to help bring an artistic vision to life. It’s about building a relaxed environment, developing good relationships and facilitating creativity—to make the best record possible. Kersting first became obsessed with production while studying at uni, dreaming of replicating the sounds of the music that wowed him. But he got his start in music way before that, learning violin via the Suzuki method when he was four years old, before picking up bass guitar and double bass in his teens and playing with orchestras and jazz ensembles around his hometown of Berlin. After relocating to Australia, Kersting earned a Bachelor of Music from QUT and then started on his production dream, working as an in-house sound engineer at Airlock Studios, under the renowned producer Yanto Browning. He picked up tips and tricks from nationally and internationally acclaimed producers Paul McKercher, David Schuler, Mirko Vogel, Paul Dempsey and Tom Iansek. Since the start of his career, Kersting has worked across a range of different genres for a range of different artists, including: The Jungle Giants, The Church, Mallrat, WAXX, The Belligerents, Tia Gostelow & Moses Gunn Collective. Konstantin attended a ‘Mix With The Masters’ Seminar at Studio La Fabrique with legendary mixer Michael Brauer in 2016 and recently received awards for Best Album at both the QMA’s and the AIR awards with The Jungle Giant’s record which Konstantin co-produced with lead singer Sam Hales. All in all this talented young man has five songs with his production credits enter in the Triple J ‘Hottest 100’.

Konstantin’s past work

THE BELLIGERENTS – “Flash”
Tia Gostellow – “Vague Utopia”
Tia Gostellow – “Hunger”
WAXX – “I for an Eye”
San Mei – “Rewind”
WAAX – Holy Sick EP
Every song by Tia Gostelow (most recent)
The Belligerents (Outside:Inside EP)
And parts of Science Fiction Album
Banff – Renew
San Mei – Necessary EP
Ian Haug

Ian Haug

Owner and Musician

Ian Haug was born in Tasmania. Don’t hold that against him. After spending some childhood years there, then in Melbourne, he finally made it to Brisbane in 1980 where he has been ever since. With brothers significantly older than him, who both had fantastic record collections, both playing guitar, and with a piano teaching mum, it was inevitable that he would end up wanting to play music. This desire started early on at the age of 13 or so, and quickly advanced to him being in bands like the Fossils, the Jury and the Vibrants. It was also at this young age that his fascination with the recording of music started… by linking up cassette decks, and endlessly overdubbing. Straight after high school, Ian started Powderfinger with two school friends. Another two chaps were met shortly after, there was one lineup change, and then an over 20year career happened with this band. Powderfinger was to go on to record five number 1 albums, receive 18 Aria Awards, 3 APRA awards and achieve record sales of over 2.5 million in Australia alone.  It was during this time that Airlock Studios was birthed. Originally in East Brisbane in 1996 or so, Airlock relocated to its spiritual home of Samford Valley – just 20 minutes outside Brisbane in 1998.  Many of Powderfinger’s demoes and Bsides were recorded by Haug at Airlock Studios. The list of bands that have been through Airlock during the over 20 years of existence  is too long to list here. Many of whom Haug either procuced or engineered or did both. Local, Interstate, and International acts have all enjoyed the serenity and creative vibes of the studio which continues to evolve and grow.  As well as Powderfinger, Ian has been involved in many other musical outfits, including “the faroutcorporation” with Grant McLennan, and “The Predators” with John Collins and Bish from Powderfinger. In 2015, a childhood fantasy became a reality for Haug when he was asked to join legendary Australian band – “The Church” with whom he has recorded two critically acclaimed records and completed multiple tours of the USA, UK, Australia and Europe. 2018 looks to be the biggest year yet for The Church during which they will tour the  world celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the classic album “Starfish” which features “Under The Milky Way”. For the last 5 years Haug has also been operating the fledgeling record label “Airlock Records”, which so far has had 4 acts signed and has had 6 releases. The broad concept behind the label so far is that it is music that appeals to Haug. It is not style specific at this stage, and covers a wide range from Punk, Surf Rock, Singer/Songwriter material , and Heavy Blues Rock. Time will tell what is next, and whether or not the direction gets more genre specific.  At this stage Haug is enjoying the diversity, and has his ear to the ground searching for artists that don’t fit the mould. He would like to think that Music is not, and should not ever be judged in quality over whether it does or doesn’t get airplay with particular broadcasters.  There are so many new avenues for artists to get wider exposure in the current climate, with streaming and sync being the obvious ones. The journey in finding an undiscovered act, helping them fulfil their vision, and bring it to life is the exciting part. Linking them up with people that may help them gain wider exposure is the next part of the puzzle, and Haug sees this mentoring aspect as an important, exciting and rewarding challenge. Airlock, has developed many contacts over the decades of operation to make these ideas a feasible reality. Last but certainly not least …..Over the past decades, songwriting has been a critical part of Haug’s make-up. Working individually, with bands or with other artists, he always finds the creation of something out of nothing an incredibly rewarding experience. Haug and Airlock will be embarking on some songwriting journeys together and opening this up to all interested later in the year. Potential applicants should stay tuned here for further information.

Ian’s past work in bands

Powderfinger – “My Happiness”

The Predators – “Pick Up the pace”

The Faroutcorporation – “Don’t blame the beam”
The Church – “I dont know How I dont know Why”

Ian’s past work work in production

Cole and Van Dijk

Shag Rock – “Sunbleached Girl”

Elko Fields – “Never Slow Down”

Michael David Thomas – “There must be something else”