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Audio Recording

Audio Recording

Ginger Studios’ recording rooms approach record production from a more modern perspective, where the control room is the studio. To allow isolated recording, a spacious second room with clear sightlines between the spaces is also offered.

With an intimate vibe, the recording studio is the new home for singer-songwriters and indie pop artists and bands across Melbourne. The space is large enough for recording small jazz ensembles, rock groups and chamber musicians and vocals.

Ginger Studios has an impressive collection of equipment and software, allowing the engineers to capture the sound you’re looking for. The studio has a vintage Neve console, a wide range of mics from Neumann, AKG and Shure plus Pro Tools HDX and UAD2 plugins. A great selection of outboard gear, including 1176 compressors, APIs EQs and Pultec equalizers are also available.

Each session at Ginger Studios starts with a creative discussion. This helps ensure that each recording project is approached in the most effective way possible, drawing on the experience of our team to get the best sound possible. Whether it’s a single track or an entire album, we’re sure to make your music sound great. We’ve had the pleasure of recording artists from around the world and in a variety of genres, including jazz, folk, rock and more.

Our top priority is ensuring that each recording artist leaves with a high-quality product they can be proud of. Our team is available for assistance and advice at any stage of the production process, from pre-production to mastering. We are passionate about helping you create something special! Contact us today to book your session at Ginger Studios.

Frequently asked questions
about recording sessions

How long does it take to record a band's EP or album?

An album varies anywhere from a few days for an EP to a few weeks for a full-length LP. I usually like to break up certain parts of the process so things aren’t rushed. For example, I prefer to record vocals on separate days for each song or for pairs of songs. That’s so the vocalist doesn’t overdo it and ends up with underperformed recordings on the later tracks. Ideally, they’ll have great vocal health by not over-singing on any particular day

What is the process of recording a band's music?

Everything starts with a conversation. I like to know who’s in the band and what they’ll be playing; I like to do a lot of the tracking live rather than in a piecemeal fashion; it’s a much better way to get a sense of the whole aesthetic of the band and how they will be best represented in recordings. So, usually, I will set up the Melbourne-based studio the day before and have you and your band come in for a few hours to pull some general sounds so that everything is working technically, and we can get down to making recordings on the first day of recording!

Do I need to bring my own instruments and equipment for recording sessions?

Yes, if you’d like. I understand that most musicians have a close relationship with their instruments, so I’d love you to make your time in the studio as easy as possible to get comfortable when recording. But you don’t have to. I have incredibly versatile and well-maintained instruments at my studio, like a 1971 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty, a ‘57 Reissue Fender Stratocaster, two sets of completely custom-built Moody drums, a Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, Vintage Vibe Rhodes and heaps of synths and effects units. There are great amps like the Vox AC30 Hand-wired edition, a MesaBoogie MkIV and an Ampeg PF-50T tube bass amp.

How many musicians can record at once?

The most musicians I’ve tracked simultaneously at the studios is 6. Drums, Bass, two guitars, Piano & Vocals and a Backing Vocalist. Check out the live sessions from SILT (I’ll get a link). I’ve also done a five piece of Drums, Rhodes, Bass, Guitar and Vocals, as well as smaller trio recordings too.

Can we record live performances?

It’s always my preference to record a band live than to do it piecemeal, one instrument at a time. I’m very open to doing overdubs, but for the initial pass, there’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when everyone plays together.