Studio A

Our studios are a true floating design, with each mastering room built as a free-standing shell, resting on hundreds of rubber isolation pads. Purpose designed and built from the ground up, our mastering rooms represent the very best that modern, acoustic science has to offer, creating the ultimate  listening space to appraise your recordings.

 

Studio A is configured around a custom designed, analogue, mastering console. Providing an extremely pure and short signal path, the console allows us to work with the finest out-board equipment, ranging from valve compressors, to precision mastering equalizers.

Stereo & 5.1 Surround Mastering

Acoustic Design

Peter Brown & Associates

Console

Crookwood – Analogue Mastering Console
Peach Audio
Coupled with the mastering console, is a final Transfer section hand built by one of Australia’s leading audio designers. A one off design, it features unique, analogue circuitry as well as an incredible amount of headroom required for modern day mastering.

Monitoring

Main
Custom, time aligned monitors
Legend subwoofers
Custom reference amplifier
Surround monitors
Genelec 1029A x5
Genelec 1091A Sub

Equalizers

GML 8200 Parametric Eq
Weiss Dynamic Eq
Clariphonic Parallel Eq
API 5500
Buzz Audio Resonance Equalizer
The Buzz eq is the finest mastering equalizer available today. It boasts 72 frequency selections and houses only the very best in analogue electronics. At the flick of switch, it also allows the engineer to adjust a saturation circuit, if a more vintage sound is required.

Digital Editiors
Custom workstations by AAVIM Technology
Soundblade
Wavelab
Protools

Cabling and power conditioners by Gary Cawsey

Compressor / Limiters

Manley Vari-Mu (Tube compressor)
Alan Smart 
C2 
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor. 
One of the most desirable compressors on the planet, the SHMC houses both an optical and VCA compressor under the hood. The unit also boasts nickel, iron and steel transformer options, giving the engineer the choice of clean, coloured or dirty characteristics.

Converters

Lavry Gold AD 122-96 Mark III
Lavry Blue DA 824
Digital Audio Denmark 2402

Transports & other gear

Studer A810 & A80 tape machine
Peach custom Mid Side processor
Dorrough Peak/VU meters
Plextor, Master CD writer