Professional Music Production
Guy Cooper & Jake Morton
Both Guy & Jake are full time freelance music producers and work with wide range of genres and artists. We assist artists in realising their dreams and creating some amazing music singles and albums. As every project is different please contact us to arrange a free meeting to discuss your production project so we can quote you a package to suit your needs.
Serotonin is dedicated to high quality audio production for your music at sustainable rates. Our music production prices are based on a per song basis, not per hour. We will work with you as the artist and take as long is needed to create something special. We are highly passionate about music and ensuring you as the artist and client are excited about your production.
We are however happy to work on a hourly rate of $80/hr if you prefer.
We include pre-production and preparation of your product as part of the process to ensure the best result. Album packages are available to suit the needs of each individual project. This means our pricing can vary depending on your recording, mixing or mastering needs. If you're a 16 piece punk-funk band or a solo tuba concerto performer Serotonin is committed to making your project sustainable and fun!
$ Costs are determined on a case by case basis
with all studio costs included
(Please get in contact with us for a free meeting about your music)
$ Costs are determined largely by song duration,
track count and genre on a case by case basis.
(Please get in contact with us for a free meeting about your music)
$90 / per song
See Mastering for further details.
Guy Cooper is an Australian freelance music producer and artist with an acute ear for high end audio production, a perfectionist attitude and a genuine love of music and sound. As the founder of Serotonin Productions on the Gold Coast, he has produced, managed, performed with and published hundreds of local acts into international markets, working with Australian and international labels and management to produce great music.
Guy is the recipient of many Australian and international music awards and accolades as both a performer and producer for his productions, compositions and is also an award winning sculptor, label owner and manager and video director. He loves collaborating with dedicated and passionate artists to create something special. Guy has worked tirelessly to support the Gold Coast music scene over the past 25 yrs, running music street press, organising events and festivals, spearheading local music community organisations and recently working to support the music and arts scene with a detailed report on Covid's effect on the arts.
He has worked with a wide range of artists and genres, from metal to folk, pop to classical, hip-hop to rock and world music to punk. Having produced and worked with world music legends Buena Vista Social Club, Blue King Brown, Newton Faulkner and Liverpool punk royalty The Ponderosa Glee Boys. Local Australian legends Tim Freedman, Katie Noonan, Children Collide, The Poor and Keir Nutall. And 1000's of artists and bands such as Transport, Adelle, Beckah Amani, Goatzilla, Osaka Punch, Bugs, Bare Bones, The Matador, Saint Lane, Tijuana Cartel, Hussy Hicks, The Hanlon Brothers, Kallidad, 19Twenty, Butterfingers, Band of Frequencies, Black Rabbit George, Peach Fur, Being Jane Lane, Lecia, Julia Rose, Leopolds Treat, Reichelt, Mickey, MDWS and more.
An avid audio nerd, Guy has produced and composed music for film, tv ads and shows, computer games, surround immersion experiences, art installations, websites and documentaries such as ABC's Voyage to the planets.
While not in the studio or on stage, Guy also lectures in audio & music production, song-writing, music theory, arts technology , creative industries and music business. He has been teaching higher education for 21 years and has an honours degree from the Conservatorium of Music, a Masters in Creative Industries and a Physics Degree in Astrobiology.
Jake Morton is a professional session drummer and record producer who specialises in Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk and Experimental Electronic music. His regular collaborators include Electrik Lemonade, Nap Wars, Pending? and many more. His Passion for music has been bolstered through tuition with virtuosos such as Deantoni Parks (Mars Volta, John Kale), Mark Guiliana (David Bowie), Arthur Hnatek (Tigran Himasyan) and Brody Simpson. Jake's contributions as a side-man have seen him tour most of Australia and garnered multiple nominations at the GCMA's and Australia's National Music Awards.
Serotonin's production process has been refined through hundreds of releases. We have immeasurable experience in preparation of the song structure, tones, sounds, instruments. Throughout your production we will offer advice to ensure the best performance, sound, and emotional impact of your music. With patient ears, Serotonin is committed to making sure our clientele get what they need from the production and the outcomes reflects their influences and message accurately.
Over the years, we have collected a boutique collection of analog outboard gear (compressors, pre amps and eq's), and bespoke musical instruments, amps, percussion and effects.
We are a culture of music lovers who work with a wide variety of music genres. Each of us working at Serotonin have a deep appreciation of the amazing music that has been written in human history. We apply tried and true ideas by reaching into this history to help deliver great songs.
The Serotonin Process
Full production recordings include the following processes:
Pre-production; Developing a quick demo recording to refine your song prior to final production.
Planning; Organising dates, tools and session players where necessary.
Producing; Get your hands dirty! Recording, Engineering, Editing and Programming music at the studio with our hybrid analog/digital set up.
Mixing; Organising the sounds with volume, eq, compression and creative effects using our combination of Modern (Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton) and vintage outboard equipment (Neve summing amp and outboard FX).
Mastering; Prepare your song or album and commercial broadcast and physical CD printing if required.
Serotonin has worked with artists from a variety of genres including:
Psychedelic Blues Rock
Electro Pop Rock
Please see the discography page for a detailed list of our releases.
A 50% deposit is required at the start of the project prior to the pre-production, with the balance due at the end of the project (or during mixing/mastering) prior to handing over final mixes and masters. Mix revisions, changes or alterations are all included in the initial price for a period of up to 3 months or reasonable requests, after the final mixes are received by the client.
Payment can be made via,
Credit or Eftpos Card