“If I was still earning my income solely from being a producer, I would keep the gear because it’s amazing."
ARIA award-winning local producer Lachlan “Magoo” Goold has worked with some of Australia’s biggest and best bands, and now he’s preparing to auction off some sweet studio gear that’s helped shape some iconic albums.
As well as being Regurgitator’s go-to producer in the ‘90s, Goold has worked with Midnight Oil, Powderfinger, Kate Miller-Heidke, Custard and more.
He’s still mixing bands, but a new role as Head of Audio at JMC Academy in Brisbane means he’s selling his studio, Applewood, and some outboard studio equipment he’s used throughout his career along with it.
“If I was still earning my income solely from being a producer, I would keep the gear because it’s amazing — it becomes your sound,” Goold said.
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“But I’m no longer recording bands like I was, and I really think this equipment should go to someone who is going to use it.
“There’s certainly an emotional connection to the gear. Like with any art form, you have paint brushes, and these are my favourite paint brushes.”
The auction will take place this Thursday via dedicated online music gear marketplace Reverb and will include a Smart Research C2 Compressor that Goold acquired while mixing a record for Midnight Oil in 1997.
He’ll also be auctioning off a Boss DM-100 Delay unit that was used on Regurgitator’s third album, ...art, a Hughes Spatial Imager, AKAI S3000XL Sampler, SST-282 Space Station, two JLM Audio PEQs and several Neve pre-amps.
Earlier this year, Reverb hosted an auction from Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou that included a stack of gear he used in the studio and on tour.
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