• Nik Carpenter
  • Jimmy Alexander
  • Dylan Smith

For over 15 years Nik Carpenter has been a major contributer to the Australian and international heavy music scene. Nik had his first number 1 album In 2001 as frontman for one of the countries pioneering metal exports Devolved. He was voted number 1 metal vocalist ahead of legends Maynard James Keenan (Tool) and Cory Taylor (Slipknot), and has toured the globe sharing the stage with bands like Machine Head, Fear factory, Opeth, Nile, Carcus and many more. In 2003 Carpenter opened Core Studios on the Gold Coast which quickly became the go to for many SE Queensland artists. Over the last 15 years core has produced countless albums for bands and artists from many genres and sub genres as diverse as metal, hardcore, punk, rock, pop, hip hop, blues, a huge amount of these returning time and time again to work in Carpenters professional yet relaxed environment. Nik has worked with many of the worlds biggest names in record production; Zeuss (hatebreed, Whitechapel) , Josh Shroder (in hearts wake, king810) Kurt Ballau (Converge) Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, The Amity Affliction, Body Count) Hertz studios (Behemoth) and mastering legends like Alan douches (Fleetwood Mac, beastie boys) UE nastasi (AC/DC , Wu-tang clan) and more.

Producer, Engineer and Songwriter Jimmy Alexander also occupies producers chair here at Core Studios. When Jimmy is not touring as the vocalist for ‘Awaken I Am’, he is a full time producer who works internationally with acclaimed artists across multiple genres. His passion for creative songwriting and superior audio production can be heard through hundreds of songs, some reaching US charts including Billboard, with over 10 Million streams. Jimmy continues to provide world class recordings to artists around the globe with Core Studios his new creative home.

Core continues to produce world class recordings at affordable prices and ensures a relaxed yet professional setting for the most enjoyable experience possible.