Conceived by Justin Humphries in 2011, Phoenix Sound Studios offers an inspirational, relaxed and creative environment and in addition the very latest in studio recording technology.

Justin is an accomplished and experienced percussionist, sound engineer, composer and educator living in Melbourne Australia. With a rich and varied career spanning over 30+ years, Justin has performed and recorded as a percussionist and operated as a sound engineer with numerous bands and artists.

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Custom Drum & Percussion Tracks

Justin creates and records high quality drum and percussion tracks for musicians, producers and composers all over the world. He has been providing this service for over 25 years and therefore was one of the first to introduce this concept.

Justin’s custom drum tracks will bring your music to life and sound unique. All custom drum tracks performed and recorded live utilize quality drums, cymbals and percussion such as Yamaha, Sabian, Roland and LP. Using state-of-the-art recording equipment such as Neumann, Neve, Avalon, AKG, and Shure all drum tracks will sound at their best.

Location is no barrier. In other words projects can be managed entirely online. On completion, a stereo drum mix and stems can be supplied for mixing in your own studio. Above all Justin is able to work with all audio file formats and software packages. Contact Justin now for custom drum & percussion tracks for your music. In addition check out our clients and gallery page and lean more about Phoenix Sound Studios.

Drumming Credits

Nick Freer “The Unsuspecting”, Suzanne Kinsella ‘The Conversation’, Suzanne Petersen ‘I Foresaw This Trouble’, Michael Mathews ‘Mosaic’, ‘Rezzalp ‘In My Dreams’, ‘The Preview’, Brendan Hains ‘Modal Nomad’, Robbie Greig ‘Marked Man’, Anita George – Storm to the Moonlight, Lottie Liams – Grennhouse Blues, Echuca Jazz Festival, 2006 Brownlow Medal Event Melbourne, Coolart Jazz Festival, Main Stem Big Band, Lounge Room Legends Big Band, Sarah Maclaine Band, Body & Soul (Seoul, South Korea), Sharon Anderson Band, Larry Maluma (ABC Rage video clip), Denise Drysdale, Jon Chester, The Crooners Show Big Band, Performed on Good Morning Australia (10 Network), 7 Network, Melody Crystal, The Changing, Paris & Co, Kiss of Reality, Asteric Parker Band, Arch Stevenson, Judith Durham (Seekers), Groovenation, Kaliopi, Jon St. Peters, Albear, Jon Merkus, Colour Wheel, Alex Pertout, Danielle Greenwood (Sydney Sony Music Tour), Alexiou Brothers, Elevation, Triangle, Rezzalp and Mark Wesby (Adelaide tour).

Justin recording drums for a client.

Original Music releases

Triangle “Against The Grain”
Featuring the talents of Gary Norman on guitar, Mike Mathews on bass and Justin Humphries on drums. Triangle performed on PBS FM106.7, Manchester Lane Melbourne, Melbourne International Electric Jazz festival and supported Dave Weckl Band Australian tour. In addition “Against The Grain” was listed as a best seller by Vorticity Music and Audiophile Imports.

Mind Funk
Featuring a variety of moods from the wild funk/fusion of ‘Cloud 9’, ‘Tractor Beam’, ‘Mind Funk’ and ‘About Time’ to the ambience freedom of ‘Raw Blues’, ‘Mystic’ and ‘Mystic II’. Latitude features Justin’s Latin playing along with percussionist great Alex Pertout. Also featured is a reworking of John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’.

Anjuz
Featuring master guitarist Andrew McMurray and percussionist Justin Humphries performing a mix of brazilian, cuban and flamenco music.

Drum Songs
Includes 11 complete songs, featuring drums only, in varying styles and feels such as rock, jazz and funk. All drum tracks follow familiar song forms such as AABA.

Various music compositions by Justin can be heard on a variety of local and international TV shows and advertisements such as Commonwealth Bank, Tropscore, IGA, 7.30 Report, English sitcom “Biography” and American sitcom “Becker”.

Teaching

Justin has over 30+ years of teaching experience. – Drumtek School of Music, Box Hill TAFE, Geelong TAFE, Scotch College, Warrandyte High School and Ivanhoe Grammar School. Currently Justin is teaching at Marymede Catholic College in Melbourne and offering private one-on-one Drum and Sound Engineering lessons.

Within Justin’s friendly teaching studio there are two Yamaha drum kits and teaching aids such as computers, recording equipment and a vast library of recorded music and video. Justin accepts students of all ages and skill levels and develops appropriate programs for each student’s ability. Contact Justin for lessons.

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