Creative Director / Sound Designer
As a kid, Tone’s dream was to play guitar for pretty much any glam metal band that would take him. Since he can’t play guitar, none did.
Fortunately he made his way in to sound design where he’s been sharpening his craft on award winning campaigns ever since. His dedication to the art of sound has seen his reputation spread from local to international agencies and production companies alike.
While he loves creating beautiful soundscapes and directing talent to get the perfect read, his greatest career achievement has been bringing Rumble Studios to life with Johnny Green. Tone has recently stretched his wings to co-create the children’s cartoon series “Kazoops”, currently in production for worldwide distribution through ABC Australia, BBC UK and Netflix.
Creative Director / Composer
If there’s one thing Johnny loves it’s good food and wine… And 80’s trivia and playing Galaga and golfing and skiing and… Although, a man of many passions, none can rival his love for music.
Cutting his cloth at some of Sydney’s top-shelf audio production companies, Johnny fine-tuned his skills when he relocated to New York City, composing music for some of the world’s heavyweight advertisers such as Unilever, Nike, Visa, and AT&T. After returning home to the sunny shores of Sydney, he teamed up with Tone Aston to launch Rumble Studios.
Michael is a future NBA All-Star. While he waits for his final growth spurt he resides as Rumble’s Executive Producer and keeps the place running like clockwork.
Earning his stripes on the graveyard shift around London’s post-production houses, Michael was soon lured in feature films where he spent his next sojourn frostbitten on the set of Canadian Sci-Fi’s and music videos.
After returning to Sydney, he combined his production experience with a passion for good music and good people, quickly developing himself in to a producer. Michael works closely with Rumble’s composers to ensure the music is of the highest quality and is focused on creating a rewarding client experience.
“It’s like seeing with my ears.”
– New York Times
“Wait… What just happened?”
– Sydney Morning Herald
Born from an egg on a mountaintop, he’d defied the heavens by eating many of the holy peaches and became immortal. As punishment, a mighty Buddha imprisoned him under a mountain for 500 years to learn patience.
He was finally released by a Monk of ambiguous gender and accompanied him/her on a pilgrimage across ancient China to India in search of the Holy Scriptures. Joined along the way by a pig man and a fish man, the unlikely team battled many foes both natural and supernatural.
It was during this unforgiving apprenticeship he learned not only moral lessons based on Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, but the ancient art of putting sound to picture. However, Sound Design isn’t all just stick fighting and parables; it’s a rabbit hole of mystery and intrigue to which Nat has dedicated his life.
With over 2,000 years experience, Nat cannot only breathe life into your production, but breathe into his fingers and summon a small pink cloud to carry off onto untold adventures.
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Michael joined Rumble after spending 6 years as Head Of Creative & A&R at iconic Australian independent music publisher Alberts where he was responsible for signing and working with acts such as San Cisco, Josh Pyke, Montaigne, Nicole Millar, The Cat Empire and many more.
An award nominated producer, songwriter and composer, Michael has worked with many local and international artists resulting in a host of top 10 records across the globe. Capitalising on his vast music industry experience, he will be focusing on providing a fresh and creative approach to the Music Supervision space.
You tend to hear Ross before you see him, whether he’s humming a melody, tapping a rhythm or whistling a tune. It seems most of this waking life is accompanied by some sort of soundtrack, a trait put to good use at Rumble.
His experimentation with sound has led him across an array of genres and production techniques. Often sampling whatever is at hand, Ross likes to cultivate a fairly unique quality to his production/compositions.
When he’s not at Rumble you’ll find him developing his down-tempo electronic / acoustic projects, sailing, and generally ambling around the Inner West. He also enjoys a good documentary.
Liz’s first job out of high school was playing with dead fish at the Australian museum and she’s come a long way since then. Growing up the in the country gave her a sense of adventure and she spent most of her early adult life trekking across the globe, gaining worldly experience before returning to Sydney and falling into audio post production.
Spending almost five years at Stellar Entertainment, Liz has honed some serious skills in talent casting by listening to voice over demos just for fun, always looking for the ’new sound’. She is insanely organised, loves making excel spread sheets look pretty and likes to think she’s the voice of reason but is usually the devil on your shoulder.
Cam Milne is the Quintessential Man. He rides an unwavering road, Harley gleaming in the sunlight, his hair perfectly coiffed in a rugged Patrick Swayze way (circa ’89).
Discovering his love of music at an early age he stole all his mums records, taught him self piano and hit off notes in the shower. Undeterred by his terrible singing voice he set out to be the best damn sound engineer and music producer in town. That’s when he landed at Rumble.
Having worked and performed with established artists in Australia and Europe, Sound Designed with Foxtel, Activision and Secret Squirrel Sounds, Cam crafts immersive experiences for our clients to hear and feel.
He lives and breathes sound design and has the natural pizaz for his craft that even Berroca can’t match, not to mention his own electronic sadcore music is signed to Germany’s largest independent music label.
Tam enjoys the satisfaction of making lists. Lists of music she loves, lists of life goals, lists of places she has always dreamed of going (like NYC and Graceland). Sometimes she runs marathons and sometimes just watches ‘Friends’ marathons. But the one thing that remains consistent is her love for music. So to combine her interests of lists and music, when the opportunity came to join Rumble as Studio Assistant she jumped at the chance. Tam is the big smile that greets you at the door… Unless you’re on her blacklist.