Studio 1

Studio 1

The classic big studio experience, Studio 1 has the capability to house everything from symphonic orchestras to large events, film shoots, and live performances.

Studio 1 Live Room
Wide shot of Studio 1 in Sydney
Studio 1 Live Room with Piano at Studios 301, Sydney

About the Studio

Studio 1 is our largest recording space and the centrepiece of our brand new facility. It is comprised of a beautiful custom built 201 square metre recording space including two isolation booths and a Yamaha C7 grand piano. Combining our studio heritage with modern technology, the spacious 75 square metre control room is equipped with Australia’s only Neve 88R console and a significant outboard selection including the famed Fairchild 670. With PMC QB1A monitors, this the first facility in the Southern hemisphere to install PMC’s flagship monitoring system.

The Recording Space

The recording space is extremely flexible for bands who desire classic big studio sound, a delicately layered orchestra or a pianist looking for a vibrant balance of emotion and strength. The room is also an exceptional venue, which is well suited for film shoots, live performances, product launches, events for 50-200 guests, and even hosting small concerts and webcasts. For more information on events please visit our events page.

Acoustic Design

Designed by Dr. Tom Misner, and master acoustician, Jochen Veith, the studio is the only tier one recording studio in Australia and un-arguably is the focal point of one of the world’s finest acoustically designed facilities.

Studio Hire Inclusions

Studio 1 Live Room

Studio 1

Recording, events, filming and more

Hire Options:

  • day rate
    (10 hours incl. setup and pack down)
  • per hour
    (min. 3 hours)

Please enquire now for package deals, after hours, filming, events, lockout bookings and engineering rates.

Key Technical Features

  • Console:
    • Neve 88R 60 channel
  • Monitoring:
    • PMC QB1
    • Yamaha NS10M
  • Headphone system:
    • Hearback Pro 16ch
  • Interfaces:
    • 64 channel Avid HD I/O
    • Antelope Pure 2
    • Avid Sync HD
  • Computer:
    • iMac Pro 10 core 3 GHz Intel Xeon W with 64GB RAM
  • Tape Machines:
    • Ampex ATR-102 – 1/2 inch available to book on request

Outboard Gear & FX

  • Fairchild 670
  • Urei 1176 (x3)
  • Urei 1178
  • Urei LA4 (x2)
  • Teletronix LA2A
  • Neve 2254/A (x2)
  • Pultec EQP1A (x2)
  • Pultec MEQ
  • Empirical Labs Distressor EL-8 (x2)
  • Amek 9098 Limiter
  • Studios 301 SSL Bus Compressor
  • Studios 301 SSL Talkback
  • Avalon 747 compressor/eq
  • Transient Designer 4
  • DBX 160x
  • Valley People Dynamite
  • Drawmer DS201
  • Eventide H3000
  • TC Electronic 2290
  • AMS DM2-20
  • Lexicon 480L reverb
  • Bricasti M7 reverb
  • Focusrite Red 2 Stereo EQ
  • Focusrite Red 2 Stereo Compressor
  • Mercury M72 Stereo Tube Preamp
  • Antelope Audio Pure 2 Mastering Converter + Clock


  • UAD Ultimate 95 classic effects
  • Waves V14
  • Studio Classics Abbey Road
  • Fabfilter Total Bundle
  • Melodyne 5
  • Antares Autotune Unlimited
  • Valhalla DSP
  • Soundtoys 5
  • Vocalign Pro
  • Altiverb 7 XL
  • iZotope RX7, Neutron 3, Ozone 9
  • Native Instruments Komplete 11
  • Slate Trigger 2

Ching Lim recording David Campbell’s “Back in the swing” album in Studio 1

Jimmy Barnes and the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Studio 1

Cold Chisel – “Getting The Band Back Together” [Official Video] in Studio 1

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