Recording Studio

Interested in recording at Magnet? Contact us here.

Our Recording studio offers a generous array of acoustic environments, a wide selection of vintage and modern equipment and extremely experienced, creative and intuitive producers and engineers that can assist you in your time creating a great recording.

The Bunker is a live, firm & bright sounding space with a tight slapback decay. The 150mm thick concrete walls are perfect for capturing larger-than-life drum sounds.

The Cave is slightly more diffuse, with some odd angles and a mixture of diffusion and absorption. Great for bass / guitar amplifiers, horns & additive room capture.

The Isolation Booth is confined, angular & incredibly absorbent – perfect for dry vocals and tight guitar sounds.

The Spatial Studio is a large 63 square meter room with a 6.5 m ceiling, providing a bright natural reverb.

The Control Room is an asymmetric 5 sided room offering 32 IO, ProTools HD, a 1982 Midas TR-04 mixing console, monitoring by Genelec, Yamaha and Auratone, and ample routing options between the performance spaces via a patchbay.

Work either with one of our extremely experienced in-house engineers, or book the studio for dry hire.

Clients include

Akaname • Bitumen •  Diploid • Harm • Hi-Tec Emotions • Holy Boner  • Internal Rot • No Class • Removalist • Sewercide • Split Teeth • Scab Eater • Terrorstrike • The Convoy •Whitehorse • Whitney Houston’s Crypt

Our 36 channel 1982 Midas TR-04 mixing console. Apparently only 10 of these made-to-order consoles were produced in the world, one of which one found it’s home in Frank Zappa’s mobile studio.

Equipment:

Ribbons microphones

  • RCA 77DX
  • OPR The Grill (2)

 

Dynamic microphones

  • Beyerdynamic M201
  • Beyerdynamic M88
  • Beyerdynamic M69
  • Electrovoice RE20
  • Revox M3500, Sennheiser MD421 (3)
  • Sennheiser MD221u (2)
  • Sennheiser e906 (2)
  • Shure SM7B, Shure SM57 (5)
  • Shure SM58 (6)
  • Shure Beta 57
  • Shure Beta 52a
  • Shure Beta 91a

 

Condenser microphones

  • AKG C414 (2)
  • Beyerdynamic MCE90 (2)
  • Oktava MC012 (2), OPR U87 (2)
  • Sennheiser e901
  • Little Blondie (2)

 

DI’s

  • LA Audio DI2 (2)
  • Radial JDI
  • Radial J48
  • Radial JDX
  • Radial ProReamp

 

Additional equipment:

 

Preamplification

  • Warm Audio TB12
  • Audient BlackPre (2)
  • TL Audio 5050

 

Processing

  • Symetrix 501 (2)
  • FMR Really Nice Compressor (2)
  • Audient BlackComp (2)
  • Audient BlackEQ (2)
  • BBE Sonic Maximiser
  • DBX 160 subharmonic synthesizer