The Studio



The studio is based around a 24 Channel Mackie 8 bus mixing console, through a digital PC Platform running a MOTU 192 interface.


Adobe Audition

Sonar 8 Producer Edition

ProTools 7.5 with a Mac G4 and 002 and BehringerADA8000 converters


Outboard/Preamps include


Universal Audio 6176

TLA 5150 pre

Joe Meek twin Q

ART mic pre pro

Golden Age vintage pre 73

Roland RE-201 space echo

Korg A1 multi FX

Yamaha SPX900

Behringer 2600 compressor



Microphones include


Shure KSM 44 / SM 57’s / SM 58’s and Beta 57’s/58

Beyer M88’s

Sennheiser MD 421′s,e602 and e609

Legacy Axis 80 ribbon and Electro-Harmonix EH-R1 ribbon

AKG 414 / C451’s / D330 / D12e

Rode NT2 /NT3’s/ NT5’s

Studio Projects B1

SE 2200A

Avatone CV-12 valve


MXL V67i

Audio Technica AT2020’s/AT 2021’s




Hourly Rate   $50


Weekend rate, comprises of an 8 hour session 10.00 am to 6.00 pm    $350


Weekday Special 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (7 hours)   $300


** Rates can be negotiated for longer projects **


Sessions includes 2 master CD’s.  Extra copies $5 each


**** Recording Packages *****






Preparation Tips


1)    Know your songs: Practice, if the band doesn’t know the songs you are wasting your time and money!


2)    Before recording: Try new strings for bass and guitar, it will improve the sound.  If you can’t afford new strings boil them in hot water, dry them straight away and apply a string solvent to stop them rusting.


3)    Drummers: Old skins can sometimes be past their used by date – new ones will sound heaps better, but don’t forget to run them in for a couple sessions prior to recording.


4)    Be on time: If you book for 10am your time starts at 10am, and not when you arrive.  Don’t be late!


5)    Have a rough mix: Or at least a good idea where all the parts fit like extra vocals, harmonies & guitars.


6)    Remember, you get what you pay for: A demo is a demo.  Obviously the more time you spend on a song the better it will sound.


Don’t get your equipment stolen



The best thing you can do is NEVER EVER LEAVE your gear in the car unattended!!  It only takes a few minutes to smash a window, and run off with your guitar/amp……


Record serial numbers of guitars, amps, pedals etc.  It is also a good idea to take photos as well.  If your gear is stolen report it to the police straight away.  Having all the details helps you and the police identify your stuff.


If it is stolen check out the second hand dealers in your area, also check eBay to make sure it hasn’t been listed for sale.  If you do see your stuff and you have reported it to the police, let them know and they will go to where it is and find out where they got it from.


Your musical equipment can be insured, this is best especially if you take your gear to gigs.  If you have no choice and have to leave it in your car at least you’ll be covered. You can contact Marsh Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd, (03) 9340 1333.