Services and Rates for Sydney Sound Recordist

Location Sound Recording

Full Package Sound Recording From Bag or Cart

If you’re looking for a sound recordist for your next project I have experience shooting all around the world and right across Australia. I use only the best gear and can bring a unique perspective from my experience working in audio post production. I offer sound recording experience and services for any of the following formats:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Documentary
  • TVC
  • Corporate
  • Branded Content
  • Event Coverage
  • Podcast
  • Music
  • VR
  • Sound Effects and Atmos

Below are my standard rates but feel free to contact me or my agents, RMK Crew, to discuss your project needs and arrange a customised quote. For longer bookings, or drama projects, quotes can be tailored to budget.

Half day – 4 hours with basic kit $650
Full day – 8 hours with basic kit $900
Full day – 10 hours with basic kit $1000
Overtime – per hour after 10 hours $100

• Basic kit includes mixer, boom, and either dual system record or wireless stereo links to camera.

Dual system, ISO recording and data management $150
Wireless links to camera $150
Additional radio mic $100
IFB – wireless headphone monitoring (first set Tx + Rx) $100
IFB – wireless headphone monitoring (additional set Rx) $50
Timecode Lockit box $50
Timecode Slate $100

Travel is 85c per kilometre. The first 50km of each day is free of charge.
• All prices are exclusive of GST

Any equipment not listed can also be provided and quoted for. Check out my equipment list here.

Jo is a consummate professional, a quiet wolf, always thereabouts when you need him, and the delivered work is exemplary.

Steve Hopes and Janine Hosking
iKandy Films

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jo for many years across many different projects. His attention to detail is fantastic. Always my go-to man for sound.

Matthew Jenkin
Director, Writer and Producer @ Ninja Milk

Jo is a consummate professional who always delivers incredible sound and never comes to set without his terrific attitude.

Dave Burrowes
Director @ Acuity Productions

We work mostly in Melbourne but use Jo any time we shoot in Sydney and need specialised sound services. Great vibe and confident approach to production.

Derry Sheehan
Producer and Director @ Tooth & Claw

The team at 85 Productions have worked with Joseph on numerous occasions and each time he delivers. His professionalism on set and ability to undertake his job is second to none.

Simon Morehead
Director and Producer @ 85p

The quality of Jo’s sound recording is second to none. His gear and ability are both top notch and we have never had anything but excellent audio from him. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a lovely guy and a pleasure to work with.

Joel Hagen
Producer @ Acuity Productions

Location sound is too often neglected as an integral part of production. Jo has a great manner when working with new talent, who are often unnerved by the Soundie when they aren’t friendly, professional, considerate, discrete and just ace at recording location sound. Jo is all of these things. Stop searching, just book him already!

Mark Dooley
Producer and Director @ Endemol Shine Australia

I have worked with Jo on multiple projects from documentary series and TVCs to branded content. When Jo is on set I know we are getting the best location sound possible to take the accompanying images to the next level. I recommend Jo to everyone.

Bradley J. Conomy
Freelance Director of Photography @ Milk Truck Cinema

Jo is everything you want in a crew member. Technically proficient while being creative and collaborative. I would highly recommend him!

Graeme Robertson
Creative Director @ The Story of Us

We love working with Jo! He’s always on time, ready to roll, does so with minimum fuss and speaks up when there’s a problem. He’s also fair with fees, overages, and extras as long the requests aren’t crazy. We throw him into the mix on all manner of jobs and environments and he knows how to make the best out of sometimes crappy audio locations. If he is free you should book him.

Dan Trotter
Founder of Ideosphere Media and Found at Sea Films

Jo has become my main go-to for every content shoot I produce. He’s efficient and professional. A no-fuss team player!

Bella Harris
TV Producer @ DDB Sydney

Jo is a breeze to work with. A fully capable, fully professional fella. A no brainer!

Nathan Drabsch
Creative Director @ Kin Things

I have been working with Jo for over five years and with every year comes amazing growth in his ability to achieve the ultimate result. Not once have I been disappointed in his work and will hire him for any shoot.

Simon Morehead
Director and Producer @ Crater

Jo is fantastic. Always professional and a great problem solver. I definitely would recommend. His experience in post-production audio has come in handy on set with calling out possible issues that may arise latter in the post workflow, saved us a couple of bucks.

Jack Kemp
Director and Producer @ Optus

Jo is professional and super easy to work with. We love having him on set.

Olivia Olley
Producer @ Good Eye Deer

Working with Jo is always a great experience. He is highly dependable and does an excellent job.

Natalie van den Dungen
Freelance Writer and Director

I have worked with Jo on a number of shoots. Each has had some unique audio requirements and each time Jo has known how to work with the environment to give me the best audio possible.

Jody Pachniuk
Director and Producer @ JPP

Jo is my go-to sound guy. Very easy to work with and always brings the right gear and a good attitude on set.

Michael J. Herman
Director and Producer @ AdHoc Films

Services and Rates for Sydney Sound Designer and Mixer

Audio Post Production

Full 5.1 Surround Sound Design, Mixing, and Editing

Immersive, supportive, and driving sound designs and mixes for any platform. If you're looking for a sound designer, mixer, or editor I do all of the above for broadcast, cinema, online and radio.

  • 5.1 and stereo mixing for broadcast (OP 59), cinema, and online
  • Sound design and audio editing
  • Foley
  • Dialogue editing
  • Voice over recording and editing
  • ADR
  • Music recording and editing
Hourly rate $100

 
• All prices are exclusive of GST

A basic 60sec + 30sec cut down TVC mix, with just VO and music, can take as little as an hour. Quotes are best provided on a job-to-job basis after quickly discussing the needs of the project.

I have worked with Jo on multiple projects from documentary series and TVCs to branded content. When Jo is on set I know we are getting the best location sound possible to take the accompanying images to the next level. I recommend Jo to everyone.

Bradley J. Conomy
Freelance Director of Photography @ Milk Truck Cinema

Jo is a consummate professional, a quiet wolf, always thereabouts when you need him, and the delivered work is exemplary.

Steve Hopes and Janine Hosking
iKandy Films

Working with Jo is always a great experience. He is highly dependable and does an excellent job.

Natalie van den Dungen
Freelance Writer and Director

Jo is a breeze to work with. A fully capable, fully professional fella. A no brainer!

Nathan Drabsch
Creative Director @ Kin Things

The team at 85 Productions have worked with Joseph on numerous occasions and each time he delivers. His professionalism on set and ability to undertake his job is second to none.

Simon Morehead
Director and Producer @ 85p

Jo is fantastic. Always professional and a great problem solver. I definitely would recommend. His experience in post-production audio has come in handy on set with calling out possible issues that may arise latter in the post workflow, saved us a couple of bucks.

Jack Kemp
Director and Producer @ Optus

I have worked with Jo on a number of shoots. Each has had some unique audio requirements and each time Jo has known how to work with the environment to give me the best audio possible.

Jody Pachniuk
Director and Producer @ JPP

Jo is my go-to sound guy. Very easy to work with and always brings the right gear and a good attitude on set.

Michael J. Herman
Director and Producer @ AdHoc Films

We work mostly in Melbourne but use Jo any time we shoot in Sydney and need specialised sound services. Great vibe and confident approach to production.

Derry Sheehan
Producer and Director @ Tooth & Claw

Jo has become my main go-to for every content shoot I produce. He’s efficient and professional. A no-fuss team player!

Bella Harris
TV Producer @ DDB Sydney

Jo is professional and super easy to work with. We love having him on set.

Olivia Olley
Producer @ Good Eye Deer

I have been working with Jo for over five years and with every year comes amazing growth in his ability to achieve the ultimate result. Not once have I been disappointed in his work and will hire him for any shoot.

Simon Morehead
Director and Producer @ Crater

Jo is everything you want in a crew member. Technically proficient while being creative and collaborative. I would highly recommend him!

Graeme Robertson
Creative Director @ The Story of Us

Location sound is too often neglected as an integral part of production. Jo has a great manner when working with new talent, who are often unnerved by the Soundie when they aren’t friendly, professional, considerate, discrete and just ace at recording location sound. Jo is all of these things. Stop searching, just book him already!

Mark Dooley
Producer and Director @ Endemol Shine Australia

Jo is a consummate professional who always delivers incredible sound and never comes to set without his terrific attitude.

Dave Burrowes
Director @ Acuity Productions

The quality of Jo’s sound recording is second to none. His gear and ability are both top notch and we have never had anything but excellent audio from him. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s a lovely guy and a pleasure to work with.

Joel Hagen
Producer @ Acuity Productions

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jo for many years across many different projects. His attention to detail is fantastic. Always my go-to man for sound.

Matthew Jenkin
Director, Writer and Producer @ Ninja Milk

We love working with Jo! He’s always on time, ready to roll, does so with minimum fuss and speaks up when there’s a problem. He’s also fair with fees, overages, and extras as long the requests aren’t crazy. We throw him into the mix on all manner of jobs and environments and he knows how to make the best out of sometimes crappy audio locations. If he is free you should book him.

Dan Trotter
Founder of Ideosphere Media and Found at Sea Films