MUSIC RECORDING

The Shelter is a great place to record your songs, especially with our recent addition of some lovely outboard pre-amps and compressors.  Enjoy the comfort of full studio lockout which includes the lounge and kitchen area, plus a room setup that allows a variety of approaches, including jumping straight into our live room and just going for it!

LIVE ROOM

The Red Room, our main live room has been acoustically treated to allow us to mic up and capture a great sounding live recording, capturing the energy of a band playing together at once. A very cost effective way for a well rehearsed band to get a great sounding demo or release.

BUILDING A SOUND

 

The Multitrack recording from a live setup can be added to with overdubs. To build an even cleaner sound, we can move the amplifiers from the live room into the green room - our iso space, so that the drums can be captured cleanly, but the feel benefits from keeping all the players in the live room together.

 

THE OVERDUB PROCESS

While it can be a more time consuming approach, layering the individual instruments one by one leads to a slick sounding recording, and allows each sound to be manipulated individually within the mix. Further layering of takes helps to bring real depth to a band's sound.

 

What approach you take is really up to you - but we're here to help you with it...

 

Multitrack Recording and Mixing

 

Work with our studio engineers to record and mix your songs. Pro tools and Logic suites, 24 simultaneous channels, overdubbing and split room tracking. The entire studio space is yours.

Recording / Mixing Lockout with Engineer ...................................................................... $70/hr

4 hour block as above ....................................................................................................... $250

9am-5pm block as above ................................................................................................ $480 $395

9am-9pm block as above ................................................................................................ $650 $585

If you want to mix and overdub yourselves, we can load up your hard drive for a small one time fee

Transfer of project files and all raws .................................................................................. $100

Microphones

Audio Technica

  • AE-5100 x 2

  • ATM-250DE

  • ATM-350 x 3

  • ATM-450 x 2

  • ATM-650 x 2

Shure

  • SM-57 x 3

  • SM-7B x 1

  • SM-58 x 1

Beez Neez

  • Isobel FET x 1

  • Lulu FET matched pair

Rode

  • NT-R

  • K2

  • NT-1

  • NT-2

  • NT-4

Sennheiser​

  • MD-421 x 2

AKG

  • C1000 x 3

  • C3000 x 2

Nude Mics

  • Stereo Ribbon

  • C12

  • Bottle Mic

Aston

  • Spirit

AEA

  • R92 Nearfield Ribbon

Outboard

Preamps​

  • GA Pre73 x 2

  • GA Pre573 x 2

  • Focusrite ISA x 2

  • WA TB12

  • Dizengoff DA-2

  • Joe Meek VC-1Q

  • Lindell 6X-500

  • CP5

Compressors

  • WA76

  • DBX 160X

  • GA comp54

  • FMR Really Nice Compressor

Interface

  • Apogee Ensemble

  • Allen & Heath Zed R16

Software & Plugins

  • Pro Tools 2018

  • Logic Pro X

  • Reaper

  • Waves Suite

  • Slate Everything Bundle

  • Izotope 

  • Soundtoys - All

  • Plugin Alliance Bundle

Monitoring

  • AE-22

  • Yamaha HS8

Instruments

Guitars

  • Fender Custom Shop Tele

  • Fender Strat

  • Ibanez 335

  • Martin DRS-2

  • Cole Clark Talisman

  • Fender Japanese Jazz Bass

Amps

  • Fender Supersonic Combo

  • Fender Hotrod Deville

  • Marshall Origin 50 Head

  • Ibanez Tubescreamer 15 Head

  • Strauss SVT20

  • H&K Tonemeister 5

  • Ampeg Portaflex 300

  • Ampeg 20 watt Valve Head

Huge range of pedals

Others

  • Korg SV1 Stage Piano

  • Tama Hyperdrive Maple Kit

Check with us for pricing and availability for Instruments

LISTEN TO RECORDINGS

Save Me From Myself - Astronaut Frank
00:00 / 00:00
Pennies from Heaven - Fire Down Below
00:00 / 00:00
Harbour - Giraffe Season
00:00 / 00:00
Crooked Blue Line - Ivan and the Backpackers
00:00 / 00:00
Lost in the Carpet - Nat James
00:00 / 00:00
Dark Red Room - Psyrens
00:00 / 00:00

ASTRONAUT FRANK - Save Me from Myself: Overdubs built on a live drum track. Mixed and Mastered

FIRE DOWN BELOW - Pennies from Heaven: Instruments tracked live, with vocal and horn overdubs. Mixed and Mastered

GIRAFFE SEASON - Harbour: Tracked completely live in one take for our Live at the Shelter radio series. Mixed and Mastered

IVAN & THE BACKPACKERS - Crooked Blue Line: Instruments tracked live with vocal overdubs. Mixed and Mastered

NAT JAMES - Lost in the Carpet: Instruments tracked live with vocal overdubs. Mixed and Mastered

PSYRENS - Dark Red Room: Overdubs built on a live drum track. Mixed and Mastered

Contact us for bookings or enquiries.

Unit1 / 79 Barton St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

RECORDING EQUIPMENT

Phone 0466 719 268 for bookings

Terms and Conditions of use

The Shelter Studio Katoomba is owned and operated by KFM Media Pty Ltd

©2018 - KFM Media Pty Ltd

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