Productions was built in 1986 to service the music requirements
of Beyond International Group the makers of the television series
Beyond 2000. Murray Burns and Colin Bayley, both ex Misex, were
the pioneers in using electronic keyboards with sequencers and a
sixteen track to create background music for TV series. The studio
was purpose built to their requirements and to their layout. It
was adjacent to a small vocal booth which in turn was adjacent to
my studio where I mixed the programs. Both room were similar in
style and were connected with tie lines etc. Later and additional
room was built for an additional composer Kevin, Colin's brother
and a multitrack tracklaying room was added later. Beyond 2000 was
unique in Australia because it was the first primetime info-documentary
series to be shot on Betacam with original music composed and recorded
for each story, a practice that has become the norm.
Building has now been sold - pulled down and rebuilt and Beyond
have built new facilities.
is the main working area based around their Kurtzweil and video
playback. Below is their mixing area with a D&R Console and
a Fostex 16 Track.
is Kevin's room which was added later. He has a Tascam 3500 console
and a Korg M1. All sequencing is Macintosh based using Vision.