Free Energy Device Studio is a recording, mixing and production studio located in Camperdown, Sydney helmed by iconic Australian producer/engineer Richard Belkner. Over the last ten years, Belkner has lovingly built this Sydney recording studio from the ground up. Every element of the space was designed to create the best possible experience for any musician looking to make magic in the studio.
Head producer/engineer Richard Belkner has developed a reputation for world-class records and an artist-centric experience that defies genres and steamrolls expectations. Approachable, warm and highly experienced, he is the human extension of the Free Energy Device Studio, and excels at the black art of capturing musicians at their best.
Free Energy Device Studio Artists
Free Energy Device Studio’s long list of Australian and international clients include Boy George, Angus and Julia Stone, Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Neil Finn (Crowded House) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), rising star Tkay Maidza, soul artist Ngaiire, singer Sarah Blasko, multi-ARIA Award-winning producer Paul McKercher (Eskimo Joe, You Am I, Josh Pyke), Sarah Belkner, Jack Colwell, Sophie Lowe, Venus II, Heartpeople, Sally Seltmann, Marcia Hines, Jack Ladder, Bertie Blackman, Mike Nock, Matt Keegan, Julien Wilson and Eugene Ball to name a few.
About the Recording Studio + Our Gear
Richard Belkner has also assembled a monolithic and esoteric collection of vintage equipment and instruments as well as the latest digital tools to creating a beautiful marriage of new and old that Free Energy Device clients can utilise to lift their performance and enhance their sound on any musical project. Explore our gear.
The Free Energy Device Team
Joining Richard Belkner is the FEDS team of award-winning engineers, producers, arrangers and composers available to Free Energy Device Studio artists. The team includes recording/mixing engineers Dan Frizza, Paul McKercher and Julia Goyen, mastering engineer Michael Lynch, producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neal Sutherland, multi-instrumentalist and arranger Matt Keegan, producer and bassist David Symes (of Sydney band Boy & Bear), drummer Paul Derricott and singer/songwriter, producer & arranger Sarah Belkner (Who also provides mentoring services for developing musicians looking to take their work to the next level.)