Founded by Brisbane Music Producer Daniel Newstead, this studio delivers leading edge music production, mixing, composition and recording services. Taking your work to the forefront of current industry standards. Daniel is able to work with any specific style or combination of styles. He specialises in breaking through conventional boundaries to assist you in expanding upon the genuine and unshakable core of your creativity.


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Daniel Newstead


I am a producer, engineer, keyboardist, drummer, independent artist, creative collaborator and educator with over 10 years experience as a professional in the music industry. A few years ago I decided to quit my full-time job and pursue a life of balance. I enjoy filling my week with all of the things I am passionate about. Primarily I am an artist just like you so I know what you're after and what you're thinking. I studied classical piano for years so I understand the theory and I love to teach and pass on my knowledge. I've been using music programs and programming since I owned a computer so I know how to quickly pull sounds and take influence from any style. I've played drums and keys in many bands and played countless shows up and down the coast so I can give you lots of advice on releasing your first EP, marketing yourself, and just generally surviving day to day as a struggling musician. In the past I have also been involved in live sound and DJ'ing. 

I studied a Bachelor of Music at The Queensland Conservatorium of Music many years ago which gave me the environment to hone my skills and discover new ideas. From here I moved into teaching full-time while building the business I have today. I took a trip to India with my good friend Danny Mcshane who filmed a documentary called 'Waiting for Postcards' about my journey of self discovery. The trip changed my perspective and made me quit my full-time job to pursue my passions and live a balanced life. Now I'm doing just that. I have a solo electro/acoustic project which is always evolving and aims to push boundaries internally and externally. I teach because it gives me great satisfaction that I can encourage others to follow a creative life. I make music for others and and I help artists to get their message across. 



You may be....

- An independent artist looking for someone to mix your home recording and make it sound professional.

- A singer, rapper, or songwriter looking for someone to write and produce music in any style.

- An artist or band looking for no creative input but want a professional recording that sounds like you.

- A film maker or media content creator looking for specific music to compliment your visuals.

- An artist looking for an honest opinion about their music and a plan to get things off the ground.

- An app developer looking for music of any style.

- A musician or producer looking for some knowledge in a particular program (Protools, Logic, Garageband, Ableton or Resolume).


People from all creative industries are welcome here at Omegachild Productions. I have worked with many different people from all walks of life. There is a good chance I can help you in someway or will know of someone who can.


Here's what some clients have to say...

This is amazing! Daniel consistantly, no matter what genre he brings me, makes my job easy. The mixes are some of the best I have ever worked on. He has mastered a plethora of styles and can make any track (pop, rock, hip hop... you name it) come to life. Be safe in the knowledge that putting your music in these hands will make you shout the same expletives I always do when I hear it for the first time.
— Dominic McGlinn - DOMC Mastering
Dan Newstead is a beast on the boards. Patient and engaging, Dan isn’t happy until each mix is not only right to his ears but also the clients. Undeniably gifted at his craft whilst bringing a unique and creative sound, he gives each project he works on its own character. Humble and humorous, Dan is always a pleasure to be in the studio with. From Rock to Hip hop, there is nothing that this guy can’t breathe his magic into taking a great idea to new levels of sonic enjoyment. A truly gifted engineer.
— MulesMecca (Producer & Music Director, 5 Arrow Productions)
Daniel is one of the best and most professional studio engineers I have ever worked with. Not only can his sick gear and acute ear deliver the sound you are looking for, but his skill set as a producer can add creative content to your mixes enhancing the overall final product. His personalized service and relentless dedication to bring each project to it’s fullest potential makes him standout from the rest. I look forward to working with him again soon.
— Rupert Faust (Manager- Beanstalk Records)
Zilch thoroughly enjoyed working with Daniel. His easy going attitude and likeable nature made for a relaxed and entertaining recording experience. When asked for feedback, Daniel provided constructive criticism and working solutions.
Daniel’s expertise in music production is extensive and brought Zilch to the next level. His broad knowledge of Pro Tools and Logic enabled the production of our EP in a timely and cost effective manner.
Daniels ability to travel away from his studio to produce our EP, was the deciding factor in engaging his services. In summary - our experience could have been way shitter, coz you can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.
— Tony Alcock - (Zilch Frontman)





$$$Per song

I can work with you to produce and record your song ready for mastering, duplication, and then releasing to the world. Whatever style you work in, chances are I can achieve the sound. Sometimes an artist will come to me with a specific sound they want to achieve. Other times they may want me to help them find a style that suits them. I can work to specific references if you want or I can experiment with you to create something unique. 

The music production process usually involves the following things.


Making sure the structure, chords, melodies, hooks and lyrics are the best they can be. Some of this can be done before you come into the studio as I like to give honest and lengthy feedback after hearing demos. When you come into the studio I will map your demo to a session and we can chop things up and re-arrange as a guide for the structure if needed. Usually I like to record a quick demo (vocal and piano/guitar) so we can play with the sections and chords if necessary.


Although it's good to be spontaneous sometimes, I do like to get a general feel for what you want it to sound like. We will discuss some reference tracks, styles, or particular artists that you feel the song could take influence from and then make decisions on what could work for your song. 


After the plan of attack is set we will build the song up from the demo. The demo vocal will be there  so we can hear what works around that. I usually like to start with drums and supporting instrumentation (bass, keys, guitars). From here we will add as many parts/sounds/bells and whistles as it needs until we are both happy.


As the song is being recorded it will take shape and eventually just need minor tweaking for the final mix. If the parts and sounds are all working together in the recording phase then it will not take long to have a polished mix. I will give you a final mix and then you can go away and listen to this for a while on different systems. You can then send me as many notes as you want and I'll tweak it until you're getting goosebumps.


Personally I like to use an external mastering engineer for my mixes because DOMC lives and breathes mastering daily. And of course  two sets of ears is better than one. If you've got another engineer in mind then I will send them the necessary files.

6. Then what?

Then you get it duplicated, upload it to iTunes, announce on Facebook that your new single/EP/Album is released!


You will be very excited about releasing this to the world because you've been playing the songs forever and you're ready to start writing new songs. I've been there before many times and I've made many mistakes. I've also seen a lot of other independent artists miss out on valuable exposure because they didn't have a good release plan in place.

Spend time planning the release. You will be glad you did it. It may be your first song and you're just happy releasing it to your mates on Facebook BUT. You should take the time to plan out the release so you get more than just a few likes on a post. It will also be good practice for future releases.

Once everything is complete I will give you some realistic advice on where to go from here. It really depends on your style, your goals and your $$$. If you're low on marketing money I can help you with some DIY strategies for getting the best possible response. 


$$$ Depends on where it's screening.

I am a specialist in composing music to brief. If you are looking for a particular type of music or a 'soundalike' composition I can produce whatever you are looking for. 

MIXING - $250- $350 per song

If you've recorded your music at home or another studio I can take those stems and work magic on them. You will be amazed at the difference that can be achieved in the mix stage. Primarily I mix in Logic Pro X but I am able to read Protools and Ableton sessions too. Stems are preferred and people will give me .wav files at the highest recorded sample rate (usually 44.1k or 48k) and 24bit. If you need help exporting stems I am happy to guide you through the process. The price will depend on style, number of tracks and generally how complex the mix is. An acoustic guitar and vocal will not be as complicated as an 80 track EDM banger where the mix can sometimes be the 'production'.


If you're after an engineer to press record and make your instruments sound as good as they can, I have the facilities to record most instruments except a drum kit. If you have the budget for recording in a larger studio I will secure a bigger room for the drum recording and we can do the rest at my project studio. If this is not in your budget I have a wide range of real drum samples that can be programmed to sound amazing and real.

Other jobs which fall under this category may be demo recording, vocal recording, overdubbing small parts or editing jobs.

A lot of solo artists I work with will opt for the full music production option as this is a more detailed process where I work with you and get inside the music to do magical things. 


I have played piano for 20 years and studied the AMEB series up to 8th grade. I casually lecture music production at a tertiary level and I offer piano lessons to mostly primary school kids. I offer tuition in music production, Logic ProX, Protools, Ableton Live and Native Instruments.


I HAVE worked with the following clients



DANNY MCSHANE (FILM MAKER) - Collaboration / Music for film

DEADSET (HIPHOP)- co-writing, recording, production and mixing.

DISCOVER YOURSELF HERE (VIDEO) - composition for video




J-RADIATE (POP/ELECTRONIC) - Co-production and mixing


MARK J (POP/ELECTRONIC) - Recording, production and mixing.

MARINA JOZINOVIC (POP/ELECTRONIC) - Co-writing, recording production and mixing.

MAGNETS (ALTERNATIVE/ROCK) - Co-writing, production, recording and mixing

MIDNIGHT SHOW (ROCK) - Recording and mixing.

MORGAN McMANUS - Collaboration, recording, production and mixing.

MULES MECCA (Producer) - Mixing.

NORTH STATE CINEMA (Film Company) - Music for Teaser.

O' LITTLE SISTER (FOLK/ELECTRONIC) - Co-writing, recording, production and mixing.

SERAYA YOUNG (POP/ELECTRONIC/EASY LISTENING/CLASSICAL) - Co-writing, production, recording and mixing

SOUL SOUND DESIGN - Collaboration.



VAPORIZE (ROCK/INDIE)- Recording and mixing.

ZOVA (iPHONE APP) - Writing and production.

ZILCH (ALTERNATIVE/ROCK/RAP) - Recording, production and mixing.