Sound Recordists, Online Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Composer – Mparntwe (Alice Springs – Central Australia)

Left Of Elephant Sound (Jeremy Conlon)  acknowledges the Arrernte people as the traditional and prevailing custodians of the lands on which this small business in located.

July 2019 News

Jeremy Conlon in the snow - "Supported by Screen Territory'

‘Supported by Screen Territory’ – Jeremy recently attended the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture Winter Masterclass 2019 – an extreme environment specific masterclass in recording techniques and tools needed for the field. Facilitators were Douglas Quinn, American sound artist and field recordist. His credits include Jurassic Park III and Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World. Philip Samartzis is an Associate Professor and studio coordinator of Sound within the School of Art – RMIT University in Melbourne. Philip is the recipient of two Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowships (2009 and 2015), which he used to document the effects of extreme climate and weather events in Eastern Antarctica, and Macquarie Island.







Hydraphones - Jeremy Conlon


Run by Jeremy Conlon, a freelance sound recordist – sound engineer, musician, and composer, who has had over 29 years experience in many facets of the music industry, and more recently the film industry. He is based in Alice Springs, Mparntwe, and has in the Northern Territory since 2003. As a location sound recordist, Jeremy has built a professional kit that allows him to work on documentaries and short films in the Northern Territory. He also undertakes Field Recording in his travels, to build a library of environmental sounds and ambience for future projects, as well as incorporating found sounds into contemporary music productions.

He is committed to capturing the stories of the Northern Territory to a high industry standard and professional quality, and where possible, up skilling others in the process.

Recent film productions include “Robbie Hood” (Ludo Studio / Since 1788 Productions – Dylan River), ‘The Australian Dream” (Good Thing Productions), ‘The National 2019, Art Gallery of NSW artist interviews” (National Galley), ‘Yarripirri’s Journey’ (PAW Media – SBS/NITV (Songlines) and “Bulunu Milkarri A Story Of Sky, Sea and Spirit” (Aboriginal Resource and Development Services (ARDS) and Screen Australia Funding).

As a producer, musician and songwriter Jeremy was a member of Adelaide band The Violets(12/6 string acoustic ), ABC TripleJ favourites in the 90’s, and has continued his electronic persona Cooperblack for the last 20 years, also with songs played on Triple J and many community radio stations in Australia. Jeremy also plays in Alice Springs based bands Stellar Sea, Bug Eyed and most recently SeaWithinaSea with local artists and musician Saar Amptmeijer.

Jeremy has a degree in Classical Composition, and very much enjoys arranging and composing string parts for contemporary songs and new contemporary compositions with classical  instruments.

Music Credits include the ARIA award winning albums “Gurrumul” (credit – additional recordings) and “Rrakala” (credit – assistant engineer, New York City Avatar Studio) by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu (Skinnyfish Music), “Muyngarnbi – Walking With Spirits” (credit – sound engineer) – featuring Tom E Lewis and Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Nabarlek – ‘Manmoyi Radio” (sound/mix engineer – Skinnyfish Music), ‘Tjamuku Ngurra’ – Tjintu Desert Band (credit – producer CAAMA), KND album ‘MUZIK IZ 4EVA” (credit – producer CAAMA Music) and has had the great privilege to recorded many traditional and contemporary songs from indigenous and non indigenous musicians throughout Australia.

 He has recorded in many diverse environments, from world class studios, burnt out workers huts in Arnhem Land, fireside bush sessions complete with buffalo,  and many other places. He totally enjoys utilising vibrant and creatively inspiring places to capture unique sound.



Services and Rates (2018)






LOCATION SOUND RECORDIST (Single day rate and block booking rates on request – basic sound kit included)

  • Sound Devices 633
  • 2 x Wireless microphones with Sanken COS11 or DPA 4006 lapels
  • Shotgun microphone with windjammer, MKH416, MKH50, NTG8
  • Boom
  • Wireless or Cable feed to camera
  • Various Cables, adaptors, and accessories are also supplied

MUSIC PRODUCTION (price available on a per project basis)

  • Full service for recording sound in studio or on location
  • Contact for large studio access
  • Arrangement and Instrumentation

MUSIC MASTERING (price available on a per project basis)

  • Using dropbox for online file transfers
  • Using mixes or stems
  • Great plugins, real world referencing
  • Output in professional formats including DDP (DDP is commonly used for delivery of disc premasters for duplication – note additional cost involved)

MUSIC MIXING (price available on a per project basis)

  • Using dropbox for online file transfers
  • Accomodating all styles of music
  • From Pro Tools, Logic X sessions or consolidated audio files

COMPOSING (price available on a project basis)

  • Additional instrumentation for existing song.
  • Output scores and extractions for performers.
  • Experienced scoring in Finale

LOCATION MUSIC RECORDING (price available on a project basis)

  • Ability and skills to record you in the environment you want to be in
  • Lots of experience with remote recording projects in very remote places
  • Customise the environment you want to record in
  • Up to 18 channels, 6 headphones, 40 plus microphones

For any and all other budget inquiries – most importantly how we can make your project happen, please contact HERE