Facilities & Team

Facilities & Team

Dedicated digitisation facilities and our expert team

Our Facilities

We have a number of dedicated suites and studios in our Sydney facility setup for digitisation and transfers:

Digitisation Suites 1-3

We have 3 suites specifically setup for digitisation and transfers. Setup with large I/O Pro Tools HD systems, they also house our multi-track tape machines, Sequoia and Wavelab workstations, cassette and DAT decks, record players and ¼” and ½” analogue tape machines. Subsequently we have the on hand capacity to run multiple formats from any of these suites at a moments notice.

Mastering Suites 1-3

Our state of the art Mastering Suites feature impeccable acoustics and sound isolation, and house some of the highest quality equipment available. When needed, these suites are used to handle large/complex jobs, or to provide specialist restoration or mastering services as part of our service offerings.


We have the best in-house workshop and technical team of any commercial facility in Australia, keeping the best test equipment and a plethora of spare parts on hand to service a full array of playback machines.

Our Team

Our team at Studios 301 combines unique skills and talents across the technical, engineering and administration requirements in this unique field.

The Digitisation Team

Stephen Crane

Stephen Crane

Technical Director

Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading music studio technology experts, Stephen is the longest serving member of the Studios 301 team.

With experience working in major studio facilities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Montserrat, his unique skills and exceptional expertise provide an exclusive service to 301. During his tenure at Studios 301 he has overseen all major digitisation jobs from a technical perspective.

Moe Feizi

Senior Technical Engineer

Moe is an integral member of the Studios 301 Technical team. His education started half a world away in London studying Sound Engineering before completing his Bachelor of Audio Production at SAE, Sydney. In 2015, Mo joined the Studios 301 team under a mentorship with Technical Director Steven Crane and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s best studio technicians.

Owen Butcher

Digitisation Team Leader

Owen’s foray into audio production was at the age of 16, working in live sound at all-age events. He started his studio career under the mentorship of Lachlan Mitchell at Jungle Studios, as well as attaining a Master of Recording Arts through Macquarie University (2011). Since joining Studios 301, Owen has established himself as a Senior Engineer, working with artists such as Stevie Nicks, Will I Am, Birds Of Tokyo and The Jezabels, and has been team leader in Digitisation at 301 for over 2 years now.

His primary role is to digitise tapes of all formats and ages, advising and implementing quality control across projects, inspection and appraisal of the condition of tapes and media, and advising on baking techniques and best practice for storage.

Owen has project managed and digitised tapes for clients such as INXS, Cold Chisel/Jimmy Barnes, Macquarie Radio Network, Universal Music, Liberation, and Paul Mac.

Francis Xavier

Frank Xavier

Digitisation Engineer

Frank has many years experience in recording, digitisation and transfer techniques, and advanced DAW operation. As a digitisation Engineer at Studios 301, Frank has been involved in many of our key projects including State Library of New South Wales and SBS. He is proficient across the digitisation of many formats and an experienced operator using software such as Samplitude, Sequioa, Dobbin and Quadriga.

Harvey O’Sullivan

Digitisation Engineer

Harvey joined Studios 301 in 2013, following on from experience in mastering, digitisation and transfer techniques, and advanced DAW operation.

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