Fellowship of musicians blew mind of sound engineer Dax Liniere

29 Mar 2014

Churchill Fellow Dax Liniere
Churchill Fellowship recipient Dax Liniere at the Puzzle Factory studio

Published in the Canberra Times
Written by Tom McIlroy

Canberra music producer and sound engineer Dax Liniere travelled around the globe for the chance to learn from the giants of his industry.

Aided by a prestigious Churchill Trust fellowship, the 32-year-old took the leap to France, Germany and Britain to learn new mixing and production techniques from the creative minds behind Led Zeppelin, U2, the Smashing Pumpkins and Alanis Morissette.

Named for statesman Sir Winston Churchill and created with the aim of fostering international learning for some of Australia's most promising minds, the fellowship has seen more than 3800 bring research home to their peers since its creation in 1965.

''The thing is it's not just a little notch in your belt,'' Mr Liniere said.

''It truly is a gateway to life-changing learning as long as you make use of it, and for me the fellowship became a gateway to another level of my career.'' Mr Liniere took part in a two-week Mix With The Masters seminar and internship with noted producer Alan Moulder of London's Assault and Battery Studios.

The seminar brought leading producers to southern France to work and learn with other leaders including Joe Chiccarelli and Michael Brauer.

The pair have worked with the White Stripes, Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones.

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