The centrepiece of our Sydney facilities, Studio One comprises of a beautiful 270 square metre recording space with high ceilings, two isolation areas and a choice of two grand pianos, all placed alongside the control room equipped with Australia’s only Neve 88R console.

The recording space is extremely flexible for recording bands who desire classic big studio sound, a delicately layered 80-piece orchestra, or a pianist looking for a vibrant balance of emotion and strength. The drum booth has a full, capacious live sound and a second isolated area is suitable for vocals, solo instruments and close mic’ing amps. Portable acoustic isolation allows for further sonic manipulation across the entire space.

The room is also an exceptional venue, which is well suited for film shoots, live performances and events for 50-300 guests.

The control room is configured for up to 5.1 monitoring, houses a significant outboard selection and is freely patchable to the machine room where a variety of recording formats are housed. As the dominant feature of the room, the 72 channel Neve 88R is incredibly versatile, with a sound described as sounding deep and rich yet also transparent.

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Studio One Equipment list

Microphone list (click here)

Instruments

  • Steinway Model B grand piano
  • Yamaha C7 concert grand piano with MIDI interface
  • Hammond C3 with Leslie cabinet

Console

  • AMS Neve 88R 72 channels console, with Encore Automation and Total Recall

Recording and Playback Systems

  • Apple Mac Pro with Mac OS 10.6.8
  • Ableton Live Suite 9.1.1
  • Pro Tools HD5 v10 with 48 Analogue I/O (Digi 96 convertors)
  • Logic Pro available on request
  • Marantz PMD321 CD player
  • Sony CDP-2700 CD Player
  • Tape machines & convertors (on request)

Plugins

  • Antares Auto-Tune 5 TDM
  • Audio Ease Altiverb 7
  • Digidesign Amp Farm 3
  • Digidesign BF Moogerfooger Bundle v4
  • Digidesign BF Pultec Bundle v4
  • Digidesign DigiTranslator
  • Digidesign Focusrite d2/d3
  • Digidesign Line 6 Echo Farm
  • Slate Trigger
  • Soundtoys Little Radiator
  • Soundtoys Devil Loc Deluxe
  • Waves API TDM
  • Waves CLA Classic Compressors TDM
  • Waves CLA Signature Bundle v9
  • Waves Gold TDM
  • Waves JJP Analog Legends Native v9

Monitoring

  • Genelec 1031A nearfield speakers
  • Genelec 1039A main speakers
  • Genelec 1094A Sub
  • KRK VXT 6 (on request)
  • KRK VXT 8 (on request)
  • Orpheus Aurora 1.1 (on request)
  • Yamaha NS-10 nearfield speakers

Outboard

  • Amek System 9098 Dual Compressor/Limiter
  • AMS DMX15-80 S Stereo Digital Delay
  • 5 x API 512C preamps (on request)
  • Audio Design Recording ‘Compex’ Limiter F760X-RS
  • Avalon 747sp Class A Program Equalizer
  • DBX 160X Compressor/Limiter
  • Drawmer DS201 Dual Gate
  • Dyna-Mite Dual compressor/limiter
  • 2x Empirical Labs EL8 Distresors
  • Eventide H3000S Ultra-Harmonizer
  • Focusrite Red 2 Dual Equaliser
  • Focsurite Red 3 Dual Compressor Limiter
  • Lexicon 480L reverb
  • Neve 8051 Multi-Channel Compressor
  • 2 x Neve 1073DPA Dual Preamp (on request)
  • Pultec EQP-1 Program Equalizer
  • Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
  • Pultec MEQ-5 Mid-Range Equalizer
  • 2x Roland SDE-3000 Digital Delays
  • Sony M7 Sound Processor
  • SPL 4 channel Transient Designer
  • 3x Studios 301 12 channel DI
  • Studios 301 Stereo Buss Compressor
  • Studios 301 T.B. Compressor
  • T.C. Electronic 2290 Dynamic Digital Delay
  • T.C. Electronic M3000 Stereo Reverb processor
  • T.C. Electronic M6000 Icon Stereo Reverb Unit
  • Teletronix/Universal Audio LA-2A Levelling Amplifier
  • 3x Urei 1176LN Peak Limiters
  • 1x Urei 1178 Dual Peak Limiter
  • 2x Urei LA-4 Compressor/Limiters
  • Yamaha Rev-7 Digital Reverberator