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G'day I'm Trevor.

G'day I'm Trevor.

Welcome to Golden City Sound.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m Trevor Petrie, musician, blogger, and recording & mix engineer from Bendigo Victoria.

You might be familiar with my songwriting and performing with Anti-Social Commentary, The War of Ideas, Inner City Traders or as a solo artist.

In a nutshell

  • I’m a self-managed artist with over ten years experience in singing, songwriting, collaboration, live performance and studio recording.
  • I enjoy working with artists from all genres and all walks of life and especially enjoy co-writing and collaboration.
  • My Home Studio, Golden City Sound, is a digital recording environment. I use an Arturia AudioFuse 8Pre and Logic Pro X or Cockos Reaper.
  • I work primarily in the box with some outboard signal and effects processors.

If this resonates with you, then you’ve come to the right place!

I’m a songwriter at heart and I love working with other songwriters.
A song is a window into the writer’s soul.

Where my bread is was buttered

For the past 20 years my main gig has been working in IT within Higher Education. 

I witnessed a shift from a community service based industry to a profit based industry and felt helpless as I watched it suffer at the hands of corporatisation and greed.

Then the pandemic hit… and I was made redundant.

What does all this have to do with recording music?

Well, something that I always thought would just be a little side project has suddenly turned into something else entirely!

I’ve spent the best part of 20 years dreaming about setting up a home studio and I want to share that dream with you.

I care deeply about songwriting.  For me, it’s not just how I tell my story, it’s also how I understand the world around me and how I process and come to terms with events in my life.

Golden City Sound is not about me…. it’s about you and your songs!

Recording, songwriting & exploration

If your songs are ready to go and you just want to record them that’s cool, let’s book that in!

But what if you’re just at the idea stage and you want to explore some different sounds or get another songwriter’s perspective.

My home studio is a songwriter’s playground.  It’s armed with a great set of gear; instruments, accessories and software alike.

If any of that sounds good to you, then you’re in the right place.

Samples of my work

Ready to book in your session and record some tunes?

Book a full day, half day or hourly session now an we can map out a songwriting or recording approach that works for you!