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Ian has loved music and song all his main photo

He has been singing (and performing) since a very young age.

After 'mucking around' with clarinet, recorder, sax and piano (which he still 'tinkers' on when song writing) Ian began playing the guitar in his late teens. He claims the guitar is a 'second instrument' to his voice - but competently utilises this instrument in most of his performances..

Ancillary Production Services

Composition/Orchestration - Whether a special musical piece for a wedding song or backing track for your wedding DVD, creating a corporate theme, music for special event, or music track/soundscape for a video production, Ian Pav and our network of composers and arrangers can probably be of service.

Studio Dog Records - The PavMusic independent label and distribution vehicle for distributing our own productions and to assist our clients and friends where needed.

Services to Schools - Utilising our mobile recording rig, we offer special service packages to schools that provide affordable alternatives for capturing those memorable moments and public performances. We also offer training intensives in ‘production’ and ‘music industry business’ for schools at reasonable rates

For more information on any of the above, please contact us.

See the other tabs for the Song Assessment Service and our Mentoring Advisory Services. 



Iav PavIan Pav (so much easier than the full name) has been involved in music most of his life with over 42 years either part time or full time professionally in the industry.

He has a Diploma of Music, degree qualifications in business, administration and marketing, a Cert. IV TAA and has taken various subjects in arrangement, performance and vocals at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and other centres.

Ian has extensive experience in

  • providing advice, guidance for emerging artists whether one-on-one mentoring through to group delivery as a lecturer or, accomplished seminar/event speaker and facilitator
  • marketing development and strategy design and implementation musicians
  • event management
  • Production
  • performance in various genres and formations over the years

Ian has been fortunate to work with range of established artists over the years (a number which are now close friends).  Whether in collaboration, contribution, production, performance, assistance or joint projects some of that list would include John Morrison, Jacki Cooper, James Morrison, Troy Cassar-Daley, Debra Byrne, Nicky Crayson, Matt Baker, Joy Yates and Jubilation Choir, Sancha Prowse, Sons of Korah, Matt Lucas, Original Liberty, the Idea of North, Carter & Carter, Lauren Dawes, and the list goes on.

Regular contact with his networks as well as attending a range of conferences, master classes, industry sharing sessions, subscribing to a range of forums and industry magazines, ensures he keeps up to date with current industry trends and technology.

Check out the other tabs and links on this site to read more about our services, areas of interest to you, and. contact Ian to discuss your requirements.


Ian PavIav Pav

(Producer, arranger, sound designer, mentor, vocals and instrumentals)

Ian Pav has been professionally involved in the music industry for more than 42+ years (either part time or full time)

Today (and having the joy of being full time for quite a few years now), Ian spends approximately 60-70% of his time producing clients recording projects. Utilising all those years of experience to help a client realise their dreams in the production of their music (and ensuring those dreams are achievable). The balance of his time is allocated to helping emerging and established artists in their careers, marketing paths and business (directly or through speaking and lecture engagements).



Some Projects

Just some samples of some of the projects that have come through the studio to give prospective clients an indication of the scope of work we do
(Note: all audio samples are low resolution MP3s)


"Bad Bad World" Fidly Blues  - blues

Really nice recordings from an Orlando based production studio for this 4 track EP of Michael's and Fiddly Blues
Composite sample of some of the tracks on this EP



"Disco Time" James Gregory online mix client - retro disco/funk

Great fun instrumental EP project from one of our return online mix service clients.
Composite sample of some of the tracks on this EP



Love Match - the Musical

A number of people have been asking to hear some samples of the music for the 16 songs composed for this musical for UK playwright Robin Hawdon. While we are waiting for vocalists to record for the sales package CD - for the interim, here are 2 composite groupings with 20-40 second grabs of the instrumental guides to the songs in both acts to satifsy that interest. From the heavy rock, to swing, to calssic musical feel  - all instrumention for guides done here at The Production Pit (complete mixing and production after vocals recorded) - and was a lot of fun.




Joe Ansalvish (LA) - Its Alright Its OK (single)

Good fun rollicking light rock number from this LA based musician - vocals recorded while here, all instruments done at The Production Pit


James Gregory - Aguas Costeras

Another great instrumental EP by one of our online mix clients James to be released June 2017
(composite snipet of 6 songs in the first sample and 7th in second)





Shinbone STar

A great album of original blues songs by this Melbourne based band album release end of March 2017

(composite snipet of each song in the 2 samples)





A great 5 song Indie Pop EP project

(composite snipet of each song in the sample)



Sarah Frances Johnston

A great CD of covers in the unique style of this talented singer.
Recording done just before her move back to the US on a 4 night/week contract to entertain in the main restaurant of one o the casinos in Cinncinati

Album in pressing as of March - sample is a snippet rom 4 of the18 songs on the CD




Online Mixing Client James Gregory Music - instrumental EP (flavours/influences from rumba to rock)

30-50 sec samples of each track 




  • Ongomoniqueing Sync Stable  co-write/remix arrangement with Monique Reeves- 
  • Taking some elements of her songs from her previous EP and other contributions 
     and working up for opportunities in the sync market.

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  • Dark Gate' first track off the line  - think battle scene, marching to war, travel across barren lanscapes
  • 'Fire'  - while the start is a fire storm the indie pop feel of the track opens up a few possibilities
  • 'Curtain Falls'  - another track in the ongoing arrangement - think macabre clown scene or similar  

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  • 'Enjoy Every Moment'  - Sound track of a promotional video for Frankston Council - composition, recording, programming and production by Ian Pav. Featuring the great vocals of Tiana V with contribution by the Mornington Peninsula Chorale   - see the video here 

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  • The instrumental of a nice indie pop piece that we orchestrated and did all production on other than guitars by the incredible David Holmes again (original song part of a compilation EP out now and track already used as part of another video sound track) to help awareness about one of our local charities  - video can be seen here 


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Tim Moxey (for Downunder Label Group)


Tim Moxey (ex The Voice series 2) has a wonderful voice that can soar to truly dizzy heights.

This CD project was a producer's dream with a budget that allowed arrangements, musicians and facilities to be utilised that could really compliment the songs and the artist.













  • Winning singles of 2 of the 2015 Voice of Frankston Division Winners  - Brooke Miller and Paul Dillon resectively - both original songs



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Fox de Roche

10419993 776660319067491 5462019450732711166 nThis young winner of the Junior category for the 2014 Voice of Frankston is an amazing talent - now 16 he is an old music soul in a young body.

Fox plays piano, drums, guitar, sings and writes! At 13 egads!

Fox wrote his winners single, played guitar and djembe as well as sang on the recording - all in 1-2 takes.

Watch out for the name, he is going far!






Dalene - Meditation tracks

With 14 year exerience in meditation and related areas - this is Dalene's first foray into online meditations for sale. This first bundle of 15 meditations 32-48 minutes long each was an enjoyable project to work on. Compared to a lot of the competition we listened to, Dalene is much more expressive and assistive for the listener and the effects and tracks help take the listener on their journey. Here is a short sample of some of the tracks





Guyy Lilleyman

guyy   A bit of John Butler, a bit of Pink Floyd, rootsy/folky/urban  - unique and good - this is Guyy and this is his inqugural EP  
  "Extended Play"    Based in Canberra and now gigging extensively, Guyy will be someone to keep an eye on as his career
   takes off.    Very please to have been producer on this one.

The little 4 minute composite gives you a brief insight into the 4 tracks on the EP - now available via Guyy's website
   or iTunes..





Benjamin James Eastwood - Folk story teller

 A great project of songs from this unique songwriter, performer and artist. All mixing to pre-master stage completed July 2011.  
 With influences such as Angus and Julie Stone, Mumford & Sons through to Cat Stevens and others - this is a songwriter going places -  look out for this guy now based on the south coast of NSW.
 The 8 minute MP3 is made up of selected samples of the tracks on the album - now available for digital download from CDBaby and  iTunes. 





A great fun gypsy jazz track

janine  Just love the gypsy jazz, thanks Janine-Anne for allowing me to expand the horizons

  Giving the whole instrumental version for your listening.




 A few of singles

Neil Wise, TC Coombes, Derryth Nash Three singer/songwriterss where we had the pleasure or doing single song projects for.
 Neil Wise from Victoria - folk/roots; TC Coombes, Helensburg NSW - Worship; Derryth Nash, Canberra -
 ballad/message song.

The little composite below gives you a small insight into the song and style of each.



James Ebdon

ebdon A wonderful enspiring collection of songs from this new Christian songwriter. For James, there was a lot to do with the experience of
 the project itself as well as the final result of course. Being able to record on the C9S piano at James Morrison's studio; have Marcus
 Peter Holden involved in the string parts or Nathan Eschman on some of the guitars; be there recording the 50 piece Gospel Folk Choir
 for one song; the hip hop track for Hand or the jazz feel in Sixteen - all became experiences and part of the story behind this great
 CD. I know that these songs will touch lives and it was a priviledge to be part of this project. 
The 7 minute MP3 takes you on a short journey and gives a small peak into each of the tracks on this project. The CD is available from CDBaby, iTunes and James Ebdon's website in hardcopy and digital download. 




 Previous Projects

The MP3 below, while not a complete list (and a compressed mp3 to help with space), provides a small selection of just over 5 minutes selected from a variety of the projects (whether direct or in collaboration) undertaken by PavMusic Studios in the last few of years up to 2010.

Production samples


Studio Production samples


Other Project Pics









News Updates

So on it goes...

Things never stop here, projects roll in and roll out - More information and some project samples can be found under the Production tab - or for current updates visit our facebook page ( If you are looking to book or discuss your project with us - (contact soon probably best as the forward diary continues to fill quickly)

Please browse through our website and do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss any of the services noted.

Click on our facebook page in the feed above and 'like' for more day to day news 

In our blog over at we have some general ramblings but also some music industry and marketing, business posts under their category headings - please join us and subscribe to be made awar fo future article posts.

There is also out our little ebook - 'So You want to be a Music Producer' - rather than a 'do this, do that' book of which there are many already - this is more about the thinking, mindset and skill sets needed as well as some personal experience examples.  Check it out at



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The Musicians Retreat

A B&B that has been set up specifically for those in the music industry.
Offering access to an onsite studio if needed.

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Mobile Recording Services

PavMusic can now provide quality mobile multi-track recording facilities. Whether a corporate seminar or special occasion, or a live gig - contact Ian to find out how we may be of service.