About Us

Crash Symphony Productions is a Professional, Music, Sound and Green-Screen-Video Recording Studio in Sydney featuring the very highest quality audio recording equipment.

Our sonic difference lies in our professional recording chain featuring state-of-the-art microphones and super high-end equipment from beginning to end.

Our Sydney Recording Studio engineers treat every project with meticulous skill and great care. It is our policy to set the industry standard and deliver nothing but our best to our clientele.

Choosing Recording Studios to assist with your Voice-Over script, or musical project, can be a potential minefield. We never use a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach that many Sydney Recording Studios use nowadays. We are always happy to meet with you in our  Recording Studio for a detailed discussion of your project needs. This way we can tailor the perfect Recording Studio solution for you.

If you are a business, seeking professional Voice-Over, Video or Green Screen Production, then look no further. We have a decade of experience in this field and pride ourselves on delivering  professional Voice-Over that impresses, educates and sells.

If you’re a professional vocalist, or band, then you will understand the importance of getting the right vocal or instrument sound on your mix. When it comes to vocals, and professionally recorded instruments, there’s no need to fly to NYC to get a world class sound. You will be amazed at the vocal and recorded instrument sounds that this Recording Studio can deliver; regardless of your level of vocal and playing experience.

The Recording Studio is located at 90 Ben Boyd Rd, Neutral Bay Sydney. It is 5 mins from North Sydney and 10 mins from the Sydney CBD city centre. There is ample free parking available at the  Recording Studio.

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  • Carly Neher – Post Coordinator “The Bridge” Season 2 – Warner Bros Television

    Crash Symphony Productions was beyond excellent to work with!  Being in LA, scheduling in Australia had its challenges, but everyone at the studio made a tremendous effort to get back to me as soon as possible. At times, due to actor schedules, ADR can be tricky, but much-needed at the last minute. Crash Symphony worked with the actor’s tight schedule, to make sure all of our studio’s needs were met!

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  • Ashley Contino – Associate Producer
    “24:Live Another Day”
    Twentieth Century Fox Television
    Los Angeles

    “Matt and everyone at Crash Symphony are fantastic!  They are very knowledgeable and professional and their work is excellent.

    Thank you for accommodating me halfway around the world on such short notice and thank you for providing such quality service. I know who I’m calling the next time I have a project in Sydney.”

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  • Genevieve Clay-Smith 2009 Tropfest Winner and Director of Taste Media

    “Crash Symphony Productions run an extremely professional and reliable service. I’ve been using CSP for the past three years and they’re always ready to go the extra mile for us.

    Their prices are great, the service is great and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend CSP for any sound production/ recording needs. It’s a real pleasure to know these guys and to work with them.”

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  • Michael Paul Stavrou – Stav.

    “James Englund is one of the best producers around. I have worked with James on a number of projects and am constantly impressed with his good taste and how he manages to get the best out of the musicians that he is working with. A true mark of a great producer. I have worked with more producers than most anyone and it’s such a joy to work with James. I feel like I’m back at Air Studios again where the standards are high and the work is important and easy.

    James focuses on what’s important – to the music – for the audience. You never get the impression that he is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, (unlike some producers who overproduce because they don’t understand the essentials).

    For a classy, great sounding production, I have no reservations in highly recommending James Englund.

    He puts the same attention to detail into his studio and equipment. We did a big session at Studios 301 and the best microphones were those that James brought from his studio. What a lifesaver.”

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  • Amanda Gore – International Speaker & Founder of the Joy Project

    “I think James is one of the most creative, clever and generous people I have met. He is helpful, listens and allowed us to share some of his unique and wonderful compilations with a joy video that we released. I recommend him unreservedly – he is GREAT value!”

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  • Alex Gibson – Finalist ‘The Voice’

    “I have been lucky enough to work with James Englund extensively over the past few years and it has been a professional relationship that I will always cherish.

    I was introduced to James in the most appropriate way, while watching him perform his original music at Sydney’s iconic Basement, a stage that I dreamed of one day stepping on to. I sat on the edge of my seat, intrigued by his poetic lyrics and his captivating and melodic guitar and piano parts that underlay all of his songs. This alone had an impact on me as I was a few years younger than James and had found someone that I respected and someone that I could look up to as a Songwriter and Performer.

    I had been told that James had a studio in Neutral Bay, Sydney called ‘Crash Symphony’ so I contacted him and met up with him the following week.  What I experienced from then on was a musical kinship that people spend their whole life trying to find. James produced my first album ‘This is Life’, which has seen much success, reaching #2 in the iTunes Australia Singer Songwriter Charts.

    (Before venturing into the process James made a bold judgement based on my performance style and on what I envisaged my debut record to sound like.  We wanted to capture the raw energy of a live performance, but record it in a way that ensured a high studio quality sound, similar to many of the records produced in 60’s and 70’s.  We recorded most of the project live at Studios 301, tracking the whole five-piece band at the same time, with other layers, overdubs, and some whole tracks being recorded in the ‘Crash Symphony’ Studio.  The beauty of ‘Crash Symphony’ is that it has the best hardware and software money can by for 4-track recording. )

    As a Producer and Sound Engineer James works selflessly, ensuring the music becomes the polished gem it deserves to be. He does this without impeding on the artists own creative process, ensuring the overall projected vision is still intact.  James is a perfectionist with impeccable taste and ear for melody and space that is hard to match. I recommend James’ to all of my friends and will continue to work with James into the future.”

  • Jeremy Curran – Music Director – Musical Functions

    “I’ve been working professionally with James Englund since 2009. His musicality and technical knowledge are second to none.

    He sings, plays keyboard, violin, guitar, wind and brass. James should be your first choice for voice over work, band recordings, song production, mixing and mastering. James is a rare mix of professional musician and technical studio magician. I love working with him!”


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  • Margaret McHugh – Director

    “I have so enjoyed working with Matt and found him to be a dedicated and mature artist. In fact I so enjoyed our collaboration that immediately asked him to work with me on my next film.

    I love Matt’s ability to respond to the script, characters, and the insanity of a director in a skilled, productive and creative way. I respect Matt’s creative ideas and admire his ability to easily and confidently handle many different music genres. ”

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  • Vicki Hansen – Big Bang Music – Composer for SBS & ABC TV

    “I have watched Matt grow into a highly proficient and creative screen music pratitioner. He is very adaptable across a wide variety of styles and his world music compositions are also of a very high standard.”

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  • Katia Nizic – Film Producer and Critic

    “Matt is not only a talented musician and composer who will write beautiful music for your film; he’s a true creative professional.

    He works incredibly well to briefs, communicates clearly with filmmakers, and explains all of the wild musical terminology in plain English. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”

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  • Laura Scrivano, Writer/Director Winner – 2013 European Union Film Award (The Orchard)

    “Matt is a joy to work with. He has an instinctive understanding of drama, composing beautifully for both performance and story. His subtle, delicate score for The Orchard contributes immensely to the atmosphere, metaphor and subtext of the film, helping the audience access the feeling states and complex character perspectives of the film.

    I highly recommend Matt and his work to both producers and directors.”

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  • Shane Carn – Creative Director for TVC – Lead Generation Lab

    “On brief, timely and great to work with, Crash Symphony Productions have everything you want in a creative partner.”

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20th Century Fox Television
Royal Australian Navy
Australian Government
24:Live Another Day
Commonwealth Bank
Channel 9

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