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This collation of the Āmio mentor info pages. Use info when needed.


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With an endless number of hits, accolades and successes over the past two decades, Devin Abrams is undoubtedly one of Aoteroa’s most versatile and accomplished musicians and producers. Alongside his past work with Shapeshifter, Abrams has released a number of critically acclaimed albums under his solo project alias, Pacific Heights.

Abrams has also had great success producing and writing for other artists, including Drax Project’s smash hits ‘Woke Up Late’ and ‘Catching Feelings’. After signing a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group he has worked with a variety of international artists, writers and producers in Los Angeles and Sydney. Most recently he has produced songs for Jess Mauboy, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Stan Walker.



Music Arts graduate and former session guitarist Emily C. Browning has recently debuted as a sole producer on her latest alt pop tracks “Andy” and “I Wasn’t Into You Anyway”. Emily has shared sessions with Maroon 5 members, David Ryan Harris, and with writers behind Dua Lipa, Shawn Mendes and Fifth Harmony. Recent producer credits include Phoebe Vic, ASHY, and a guest producer spot at SongHubs Ōtepoti.


Key Skills


  • DAWs: Ableton 

  • Production, Plug-Ins, Creative Effects

  • Pop, Beats, RnB, Acoustic

  • Lyrics and Songwriting

Photograph courtesy of Charlie Rose Creative.



Emily Wheatcroft-Snape is an audio engineer and producer with five years industry experience. She grew up in Tāmaki Makaurau, before studying audio engineering, and starting her career at Roundhead Studios. Emily now works freelance out of her space at Parachute Studios, and for-hire at Roundhead Studios, Parachute Studios, and Big Fan Studios. Recent artists Emily has worked with include Fazerdaze, Tiny Ruins, Te Kaahu, Louisa Nicklin, HINA, Arli Liberman, and Karl Steven.

Key Skills

  • Genres: Indie-Pop, Folk, Alternative Rock, anything with live instruments and is a little quirky

  • DAWs: Pro Tools, Logic (including Garageband)

  • Recording, Mixing and Mastering

  • Vocal Layers

  • Developing concepts and ideas for projects

  • Offer production ideas to elevate your song in its current form

  • Help my clients become more proficient in their DAW to create demos and articulate their ideas



Meet Nathan Sowter, professionally known as Linkflamingo, an experienced audio engineer and music producer with an impressive career spanning 18 years. Nathan's expertise lies in the art of mixing, and his genuine passion for all things audio has guided his success in the industry.


Throughout his journey, Nathan has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of artists, helping them discover their unique voice and crafting records that stand the test of time. After graduating from the renowned SAE Institute in 2006, Nathan honed his skills at "The Lab" recording studio in Auckland, New Zealand, and later at Tonetiknek AB in Umea, Sweden, where he had the opportunity to learn from accomplished professionals such as

Pelle Henrricson and Eskil Lovestrum.


Currently based in the sunny locale of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Nathan resides with his loving family and operates the Link Flaming Music Laboratory. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with notable clients such as Antagonist AD, Blindspott, Deadbeat, Joseph and Maia, Jason Kerrison, Kids in Space, Matt Buxton, Sophie Maude, Matt Bodman, and Smurgy and many more. Gaining experience with in almost all

genres of music.


In addition to his extensive experience in audio engineering and music production, Nathan has also developed a solid understanding of studio design and acoustic treatment. His areas of expertise extend to project management, budgeting, post-production (with a focus on mixing), music production, artist relationships, small/home studio design, artist development and direction, as well as small business advice.


Nathan Michael Desmond Sowter's commitment to creating exceptional music and his versatile skill set make him a valuable collaborator for any project. With his humble approach and dedication to helping artists shine, Nathan is poised to bring out the best in your music.

Key Skills

  • DAWs: Pro Tools, Luna

  • Music Production, Engineering, Mixing, Recording

  • Project Management

  • Budgeting

  • Studio Design

  • Artist Relationship

  • Artist Development



Scott is a freelance Engineer, Mixer and Producer with over 10 years experience. He started his career at the famous York Street Studios followed by a number of years at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios where he worked with acts such as Alien Weaponry, Six60, Mumford and Sons, Rita Ora, Troy Kingi, and many more. Much of Scott's experience is in working with bands and solo artists in larger studio environments as well as mixing.

Keys Skills


  • Genres: Rock, Metal, Acoustic, Country (anything with acoustic instruments)

  • DAWs: Pro Tools

  • Band and solo artist production from pre-production to selecting recording studios, hiring arrangers and session musicians

  • Project Budgeting

  • Engineering, Mixing and Mastering

  • Artist Development



Dave is an award-winning engineer and producer based in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula, where he owns a purpose-built boutique recording studio. His love for music production was sparked by a recording session of his Dad's band (Hamilton County Bluegrass Band) when he was 12 years old. An SAE graduate, Dave had early success with the debut Blindspott album for which he won Engineer of the Year 2002, with the album recently certified 3 x Platinum in New Zealand. 


With over 25 years of experience in producing, mixing and recording, Dave is passionate about working with both established and emerging bands. He balances his easy-going, friendly nature with his technical expertise to cultivate creative environments that inspire epic performances. 


Dave has recently produced and mixed high-rotate rock tracks from Sam Bartells, Beckoned, Head Like A Hole, Bleeders (for Waiata Anthems), and the latest Devilskin single. He is currently in his second year as a Creatives in Schools mentor, is a key sponsor and judge for the Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition, regularly travels around Aotearoa New Zealand to record bands and is always up for a kōrero about music production!

Key Skills


  • Music Production, Recording, Mixing, Project Budgeting, Artist Development

  • Proficient at recording in large studios with analog consoles and rack gear

  • Band Recording, including live drums and acoustic instruments

  • Session drummer



Rei is a multi-award winning bi-lingual [te reo Māori and English] producer, writer and artist from Pōneke, based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He has been a finalist for the APRA Silver Scrolls (co-writing and producing Hiwa-i-te-rangi with Maisey Rika), and co-written with the likes of Drax Project, Maimoa, Pieter T and many more. He primarily specialises in Urban and Electronic Music and anything future focused.

With over 10 million streams, 6 Māori music awards, 4 NZ Music award nominations and multiple radio hits, Rei is carving his space out in the Aotearoa scene getting play on Iwi stations, Dance, Urban and Pop stations. He has also produced for the likes of Maimoa, Maisey Rika, Huia, and Cee Blu. Rei is also a festival favourite in NZ, having played at One Love, RnV, Soundsplash, Homegrown and Splore.



Lee Prebble has established himself as one of New Zealand’s finest engineers and producers, and has worked with bands such as The Black Seeds, The Phoenix Foundation, LAB, Trinity Roots, Dave Dobbyn, Mel Parsons, Fly My Pretties and the Nudge. He began his career studying sound engineering at The NZ Broadcasting School and then spent 3 1⁄2 years as an audio engineer at Marmalade Audio in Wellington before setting up his own studio known as ‘The Surgery’, which has been in operation for over 19 years.


Lee has engineered over 18 Gold selling albums in New Zealand, many of which have reached platinum sales.


-All 4 LAB albums all of which have reached platinum sales.

-5 Black Seeds albums, 2 of which have sold double platinum

-All 7 Phoenix Foundation albums, 3 of which have reached Gold sales

-3 Trinity Roots albums, two of which reached platinum sales.

-All 8 ‘Fly My Pretties’ albums most of which went Gold.

-Mixed Dave Dobbyn’s albums ‘Available Light’ which sold double platinum and ‘Harmony House’.


Lee has also won numerous TUI New Zealand music awards for his engineering and producing.



Clint started his career at SAE in Auckland and moved on to become house engineer at the legendary York Street Studios (where he worked with artists from Bic Runga to 50 Cent) before relocating to the U.K. After many successful years overseas, he’s recently returned to Aotearoa and has expanded his mix work into Dolby Atmos at his purpose-built studio in Mount Maunganui where he mixed the current U.K. number one album for Enter Shkari.



Jayde is a passionate and dedicated Audio Director who has made significant contributions to the gaming industry. Currently serving as an Audio Director at PikPok, he has had the privilege of working on highly acclaimed titles such as "Into the Dead 2," "Kung Fu Clicker," "Dungeon Inc.," and "Doomsday Clicker," which received the prestigious Play by Play Award for Excellence in Audio.


With a background in theatre composition, SFX design, and music production for various artists worldwide, Jayde brings a diverse set of skills to his role. Notably, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with talented acts such as Callum, Kadington, Times x 2 and Burn My Shadow. Through these collaborations, Jayde has been able to lend his production expertise and help these artists elevate their music to new heights.


Outside of his work at PikPok, Jayde is deeply involved in the music industry. He proudly runs a record label called "Burn My Records," where he showcases his passion for nurturing and promoting talented artists. Through "Burn My Records," Jayde strives to provide a platform for musicians to share their unique voices and create meaningful connections with listeners.


Driven by a genuine love for his craft and a deep appreciation for the power of sound, Jayde continually strives to push the boundaries of audio design and composition. While his accomplishments speak for themselves, he remains humble and grateful for the opportunities he has had in the industry. As an Audio Director, Jayde is honored to be a part of shaping the future of audio in gaming and beyond.



Dan Martin is a pop music producer based in Auckland, New Zealand. Known for his versatility and vocal production, Dan excels at working with artists across genres, whilst always retaining a commercial spin. Notable releases Dan has produced include Ka Hao’s “35” ft. Rob Ruha, which has over 10 million streams on Spotify and was the winner of the 2022 APRA Silver Scroll.



I am a seasoned musician, producer, and audio engineer with a passion for helping others create exceptional music. With years of experience & success in the music industry, I have developed a keen understanding of what it takes to produce high-quality music across various genres.


From a young age, I immersed myself into the world of music. I love using DAWs like FL Studio and Logic Pro, creating beats exploring diverse musical styles. This broad musical background enables me to bring a unique perspective to the production process and collaborate effectively with artists from different genres.


My expertise lies not only in my technical proficiency but also in my ability to connect with artists on a personal level. I understand that producing great music is not just about the technical aspects but also about capturing the artist's vision and emotions. I take the time to understand the artist's goals, influences, and aspirations, allowing both to create a collaborative environment where creativity can flourish.



Toby Lloyd is a Wellington based Music Producer/Mixing Engineer who runs Tiny Triumph Recordings. He has been fortunate enough to work with the likes of Shapeshifter, Hollie Smith, Stan Walker, Rob Ruha, Nightmares on Wax, Louis Baker, Dr Reknaw and MaraTK as well as working in the film industry as a Score Mixer on films like Savage, Stylebender and Nude Tuesdays and also has worked in the sound teams for films like Avatar 2, The Hobbit Trilogy, Mortal Engines and Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

Key Skills

  • GenresPop, Rock, Indie, Soul, Alternative, Folk, RnB

  • DAWs: Pro Tools

  • Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass

  • Producing/Engineering

  • Produces both full studio band tracking sessions (in multi-miked setups) as well as solo artists in a modern single room production environment where the music is more programmed



MISSY (aka writer-producer Abigail Knudson) delivers a distinctive, idiosyncratic blend of electro-baroque goth-pop. As one reviewer commented: “If Kate Bush and Brian Eno had a baby, it would be MISSY.” 


MISSY has released three albums to date: 2022’s Total Nightmare, and the twin-album release, Major Arcana and Minor Arcana (2021). The albums follow-up her critically acclaimed EP (Strange, 2019). She regularly features on Spotify editorial playlists, and the single Dark Side is currently the most popular with Spotify listeners with over 700,000 streams.


Hailing from a musical upbringing in Dunedin, New Zealand (her mother is Choir Director for Knox Church, her uncle Todd Knudson is drummer for the legendary indie band The Chills), Abigail moved to NZ’s music capital of Auckland and quickly established herself as both an electric performer and a talented producer/composer/writer.


Abigail has been a producer-participant at Mind Your Music’s Aotearoa Sync-Posium (Auckland, 2021 and 2023), a producer-facilitator at APRA (writer PRO) Songhubs The Tower (Sydney, 2021), Songhubs Auckland (2020), and Songhubs Dunedin (2022); a writer-producer participant at the all-female Songhubs Spheres (Auckland, 2018), a producer participant at the Aotearoa Music Producer Series 2018, and an artist participant at the same event in 2019 working alongside 3-time Grammy winner Andrew Scheps. She also sits on the artist advisory boards of SAE Media Institute and the Music Producers Guild NZ.


“As a producer, I find that nurturing confidence is a crucial part of my work, especially with younger musicians. Letting them know they can take charge, explore sounds and styles, discover for themselves what fits into their world, and how not to get dominated others opinions.”



Kia ora.


My name is Sam Johnson.


I’m a Londoner who had the good fortune to wash up in beautiful Aotearoa in 2017. I run my own studio, Rhythm Ace, in Oakura, just outside New Plymouth. 


My professional music career started at the fag end of the 1990’s when my band were signed to Fire Records and were lucky enough to record at Abbey Rd (a privilege I absolutely did not make the most of). Further projects on Sunday Best / Sony BMG exposed me to more and more recording situations and I quickly realised I much preferred the producer / engineer side of the glass. 


A love affair with electronic music caused me to sell far too many guitars to buy far too many Atari ST’s and 10 second capacity samplers before the balance was restored and, together with some friends and fellow producers I opened my first recording studio in 2002. Since then I've been recording, producing, mixing and engineering pretty much non-stop and am absolutely convinced it's the best possible way to live a life. 


I’ve had the pleasure of working with some ‘names’ like Nick Cave / Basement Jaxx / Zero 7 / Asian Dub Foundation / Dan Carey / The Bees but find just as much pleasure in helping new bands make the best possible work they can. The Taranaki music scene is keeping me incredibly happy and busy recording just about any style you can think of - and that is the real joy of the job for me - a different challenge every day. I have a horrible gear addiction, a perverse interest in tape delays and have realised that a good coffee machine is equal to a good microphone in the smooth running of a recording studio.



Huia Hamon has been producing and releasing music for over 15 years and has been actively involved in the productions. A co-manager of Kog Studio and Kog/Chief (Label) she is also an active touring Musician, Producer, Publicist, Voice-Over artist, Engineer and global indigenous music networker. 


As an award-winning producer and musician, she is able to give advice about a number of Music Industry areas including - Artist Development, Music Production and Producing, Practical guidelines for release, Tour management, Publicity and Independent Music Label hacks. She is also involved in the foundation of many festivals, mentoring for non-binary/femme and rangatahi and te reo Māori music.


Huia can also advise on how to move your music overseas through various radio/media channels. As an advocate and founding member of MPGNZ, her focus is also on artist and studio wellbeing, including safe spaces and creating a healthy studio environment



Wulfie a.k.a Tim Heeringa is a music producer and performer from Otautahi, NZ. 

As well as producing his own work, he has worked with many artists over the past few years including; Prins, Dillastrate, Loveta, Blindfolded and led to the Woods, Kei and more!


From Disco grooves to heart wrenching tales of woe behind an acoustic guitar; Tim is passionate about the song.

Key Skills

  • Genres: Disco/Funk, Pop, EDM, Rock, Acoustic

  • DAWs: Ableton, Logic Pro, Ableton Live

  • Music Production, Engineering, and Mixing

  • Synthesis and sample manipulation

  • Bachelors Degree majoring in Guitar

  • Instrument writing

  • Beat creation and VSTs 



Greg Haver is an award-winning producer with a background in engineering, programming and drumming. He built his impressive reputation with artists including the Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, INME, The Chills, Troy Kingi, Opshop, Devilskin, the Feelers, Kimbra, Catatonia, Super Furry Animals and Bullet For My Valentine. He is renowned for his diverse production skills and innovative arrangements. He’s the co-chair of the Music Producers Guild Aotearoa and has been involved with setting up several industry programmes including AMPS, SyncPosium, SongHubs and NZ On Air's New Music Development.

Key Skills


  • Music Production, Music Engineering, Arrangement, Programming

  • Drumming



Simon Gooding is a Producer, Engineer and Writer from Auckland, currently based in New York. With over 10 years experience both locally and internationally, Simon has worked with P!nk (on her No. 1 single ‘Walk Me Home’), Chris Stapleton, TEEKS, The Lumineers, Dua Lipa, Six60, Neil Finn, Angus and Julia Stone, Fazerdaze, Stan Walker and many more. More recently he has worked on new music for Paige, Mitch James and Drax Project, including their chart topping single 'Woke Up Late'. His diverse resume of projects reflects both a commitment to the highest quality sound and the desire to take an artist's work to the next level.



At age 26, Auckland-based producer/mix engineer EDY holds a strong presence in the NZ music scene, credited for countless works with both local and international artists. His colorful production blends between Pop to R&B/Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop, drawing from a number of influences such as Ryan Leslie and Scott Storch to name a few. After spending 3 years in the education sector as a secondary school music educator, EDY is currently venturing in Los Angeles alongside 2022 Best Pacific R&B/Soul Artist Sam V and singer/songwriter HALES, with goals to extend the reach of their music.


Key Skills

  • DAWs: Logic Pro X

  • Music Production, Mix Engineering, Tracking, Music Education



Anna Edgington aka Edie, is a producer/composer/vocalist. Her musical journey began as a vocalist, but her ability to craft sound and create evocative sonic worlds through music production soon expanded her musical horizons. Anna is celebrated for her innovative and unique production which often utilises and manipulates many aspects of the voice - turning the voice into dreamy pedals, synths, samples, rises and percussion.  As a vocalist, producer and composer, she has worked with the likes of Pacific Heights, Rhian Sheehan,  Riki Gooch (Cave Circles), Movement of the Human, WoW, Threading Frames and a number of film and TV composers based in NZ and LA, including upcoming internationally acclaimed film composer Emily Rice. 

Anna has just finished a creative practice PhD at CoCA Massey looking at ways to increase more gender diversity in music production in Aotearoa. She is also working with friend and collaborator Estère Dalton developing Blue Riot Records - reimagining what it means to be a music label, and is also exploring ways that new technologies might help generate more sustainable incomes for musicians and producers now and into the future.



Broghan is a sound designer, arranger and composer from Wellington, New Zealand with seven years of industry experience.

Over her career she has created many bespoke compositions for video games, advertising, documentaries and other mixed media projects. She also has a background in music education and enjoys designing semi-generative soundtracks in FMod middleware.

Broghan completed her Bachelor of Music with first class Honors in 2013 and it was shortly after this that she met her best friend (and Audio Director at PikPok) Jayde Marter, and started a business together making bespoke music and SFX for a variety of projects. Broghan and Jayde went on to win several awards for their work and have become well known in the New Zealand game industry for their commitment to creating quality audio content for a variety of different stakeholders. They have also started a record label together.

In her spare time she loves to play music and is a vocalist in several bands around Wellington. She also loves fishkeeping, snowboarding, diving, history, and hanging out with her sisters.

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