Owner/Producer

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 13 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) Hertz studios (behemoth) and mastering legends like Alan douches (Fleetwood Mac, beastie boys) UE nastasi (AC/DC , Wu-tang clan) and more.

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