Recording studios are alive and well.
While they may have received a good shakeup from digital home studios, the total makeover of music industry icon RockingHorse Studios by its new owners brings renewed faith in studio recording to the industry.
Set on a 66-acre property in the tranquil hinterland of Byron Bay, the residential recording studio complex is a place to escape, find inspiration, record music and be creative in the capable hands of some of Australia’s finest producers and engineers.
The Main Studio has three isolation rooms and a unique control room offering stunning views across heavily forested slopes to magnificent sunsets.
“Home recording just doesn’t sound the same,” says producer Nicholas Wilson, who spent eight months reassembling the console in one of RockingHorse’s two studios. “There’s a desire for artists to come back to a sophisticated recording studio, met by a drive to make that experience more affordable.”
Now completely rewired RockingHorse’s legendary Neve V Series console has been made over – shipped to Rob Squire at Proharmonic in Adelaide and returned with 16 fully functional rack-mounted channels with more to come. Supported by a Slate Monitoring Control system and a Slate Raven multi-touch screen production console, it offers guests a front end coupled with state of art digital technology.
Within sight is a second workshop studio; a more intimate recycled timber-lined overdub suite for finishing off tracks. Each studio can be booked separately.
Founded in 1992, Rockinghorse’s legacy of work lists musicians such as Wolf Mother, The Charlie Parkers, Mental as Anything, Rhubarb, Eurogliders, The Cruel Sea, The Screaming Jets, Yothu Yindi, Olivia Newton John, Delta Goodrem, and Brian Cadd.
Let’s hope that it will continue to produce many more albums.
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More at rockinghorse.com.au