Life in the Playground
Within the Sonic Playground, with smiles on our faces and music in our ears, we are people who love to capture, and create, sound. Whilst we find a way to laugh about most things, we are deadly serious about our craft and are entrusted with the audio of some of Australia’s biggest and best known brands. Conversely, we also work on some of the smallest and, in some cases, unheard of brands. It matters not. Big or small, our approach is always absolute dedication to making whatever it is, awesome.
As a group, we blend experience, talent and enthusiasm in equal measure. We can compose original music, we can record in studio or on location, we can design sound, we can source voice talent, we can order Uber Eats for heavens sake. Our friends are advertising agencies, screenwriters, writers, producers and publishers. We create radio commercials, podcasts, soundbeds, sound tracks and design sound, music and folie for television and film.
We’re exactly what you’d expect from a leading Australian recording and sound studio, but really, really different.
We love coming to work, but then again, why wouldn’t we? After all, a playground is meant to be fun.
Aquarium of Western Australia
This is the second TVC in a hugely successful campaign for the Aquarium of Western Australia. We composed a uniform music bed, auditioned, shortlisted and recorded talent, and created 100% folie and sound design.
Valley Spring Lamb
Boxing Day Test
This TVC was funded by Australian Meat & Livestock. We coordinated all location sound - sourced, directed and recorded character talent and created 100% folie and sound design.view all work
Its been a 15 year journey with Matty. One built on trust, respect, laughs and the continual drive for creative excellence. Matty is an extension of our family, he continually adds enormous value and care to our relationship. I have enjoyed every moment we have worked together. He makes our work better. Long may it continue!Trent O’sullivan, Director Balance
Matt and I have had a long and successful association. As a voiceover artist, I can’t fault the generosity and care that Matt shows to those he produces. Add to that, the recorded voice quality is always amazing. As a voiceover coach and voice demo producer, Matt’s been my go-to person for over a decade. Nothing is ever too much trouble, everything has a solution and his creative energy and warmth make every collaboration a pleasure.Abbe Holmes, Voiceover Artist/Voiceover Coach
We have had a long-term and wonderfully collaborative working relationship with Sonic across most electronic media platforms and the experience is always extremely professional and super enjoyable. From radio and sound design in the studio, to location sound for TV commercials on both sides of Australia, the result is always a high-end creative outcome.Mark Lucas, Creative Director, Lateral Aspect
Matty and the Sonic team are an exceptional outfit. I have had the pleasure of working with them for almost 7 years - and our agency Balance, for over 15. Matty is a creative perfectionist who will ALWAYS go above and beyond to get the best results for us. I have a massive deal of respect and time for Matty and his staff, and have no doubt his other clients and industry peers feel the same way. There's a lot of Sound Engineers out there, but there's only one Mathew Gerber-Corn.David Gullotti, Balance
The guys at Sonic Playground are consistently awesome. I admire how quickly they can produce ads, always with a fabulous attitude, and always willing to go that extra step to get a fantastic result. As a consistently working Voice Artist I feel confident when I’m in the booth at Sonic- they offer not only great direction, but also unique insight which surely comes from making thousands and thousands of ads! Book em!Jude Beaumont, Voice Artist EM Voices
Sonic Playground is the perfect studio in every way for a voice artist and a voice agent! A phone call from Matt or Freddie at Sonic means that they have carefully cast the perfect voice for their client.Jane Lillas, Agent - EM Voices
I've worked with Matty and the Sonic Playground team, almost exclusively for many years. They are the best. Professional, reliable and Matty is truely one of the nicest guys in the industry. Being a musician himself, he has a great ear for audio, he works around the clock (although he does enjoy a Bali holiday!) and will do anything for you. Stop the search, you've found what you're looking for.Dean Codrington, Owner / Head of Production, Bravada Films
Helpful, reliable, friendly, and efficient are words I could use to describe Sonic Playground. From planning a session to casting, recording, and mixing they will always give 100%, sometimes more! They enjoy their work and it shows in the way they work and the work they produce. They make me happy so I am very happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great sound studio to work with.Jon Mahney, Senior Producer, The Brand Agency Melbourne