The Best of Kool Skools 2015 now available for a listen!

Kool Skools is one of the projects we love doing each year at Studio 52, it’s always great to be working with young songwriters at the cutting edge as they get their first professional recording experience. This year the Kool Skools Songwriting and Recording Project recorded 400 original songs by writers in their teens. Have a listen here or go direct to Soundcloud link.

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Special rates now on short sessions from just $99

Low rates for one, two and five hour sessions at Studio 52 now from just $99. If you have a small project to record or master or simply want to hear your voice recorded professionally for the first time now is the time to have a go! Normally recording studios are concentrated on larger projects that take up whole days, weeks or months of lockout for major projects, shorter sessions can be hard to get at a discount rate so this is a good opportunity to those who want to get a professional result but with an inexpensive session. Perfect for singers who need a demo to a backing track or singer songwriters who may sing and provide their own accompaniment or even bands wanting the 5 hour option or a short mastering session. These deals are even great if you have your own home studio but just need to do a professional vocal or mix session. Checkout the deals on Living Social right now or if you’re an existing client of Studio 52 call now to get the same great deals direct.

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Checkout the latest specials on short sessions at Studio 52 available through Living social or direct

 

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Download Our Brand New Studio Brochure

We have just updated our studio brochure to show off our new upgrades to Studio C and Studio D and the improvements to the studios overall. Even if you’re a regular at Studio 52 you may be surprised by some of the changes, get the download download brochure here.

Studio 52 is Melbourne’s best choice for music production, mixing and mastering. Call Paul Higgins on 0412-686-252 to find out the best rates for next project, special pricing available now for all independent artists!

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Studio 52 Melbourne, music recording & video production studios

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Our latest live sound gig, the amazing Stylus at Hotel Sorrento

Stylus at Hotel Sorrento. Our Live Sound business, Best Events supplied the PA and mixing for the opening of a new room at Hotel Sorrento last weekend. The dinner show featured the incomparable and brilliant sounds of Stylus featuring some of Australia’s best players and singers Peter Cupples and Doug Williams. Here is a video we took just with one hand held camera from the back of the room. The song is Summer Breeze, the classic Seals & Crofts song that was a great success for Stylus all those years ago back in the 70’s and Countdown era. The lineup includes original members Peter Cupples, Sam Mcnally and Ron Peers on guitar. Live Mix by Trevor Carter.

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Anna Mannering announced as finalist in US Unsigned Only Competition

Anna Mannering recorded at Studio 52 late last year and made this video with us in March of this year. She has just been announced as a Finalist in the US based Unsigned Only 2015 song Competition, we congratulate and wish Anna the best of luck with the final result. Son Of Korah is a fantastic song which gets in your head with its simple but hypnotic melody. Anna wrote and performed the song including the piano part. Buy the song now here: Son Of Korah on iTunes

Checkout the video on Youtube plus some of the “making of the video” shots and promo shots of Anna below. Anna is just 18yo and hails from Albury, NSW. The video was shot and edited by Brendan O’Shea of Studio 52.

Son Of Korah Poster

Promo Poster art for the release of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Promo shot for the release of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Making of the music video of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Promo shot for the release of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Promo shot for the release of Son Of Korah single by Anna Mannering thru Empire and MGM

Anna Mannering

Anna Mannering promo shot for Son of Korah single release thru Empire/MGM

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Download our current studio brochure (PDF) Four studios in Melbourne

We are just about to update the Studio 52 brochure with photos of the upgrades in studio C but until then you can download our 2015 brochure which is still correct and current. Our 3 recording studios in Melbourne along with multimedia and video production studio provide the best choice for music making and production for all musicians. So whether you are recording a whole project or just mixing or mastering you should give Paul Higgins a call on 0412686252 and arrange a time for a tour of the facilities. Download now at the link below:

2015 Studio 52 Melbourne Recording studio (PDF) brochure

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Brilliant monitoring sets us apart – Adam SX3-H in Studio C

In an age where so many lower cost home studios exist one of the remaining huge differences between studios is the quality of their monitoring. This has an impact on every recording and can be the difference when it comes to getting a mix right for  release. Few studios have monitoring as good as at Studio 52, each studio has its own choice, studio A has a combination of EMES Cyan with Adam midrange, EMES nearfield and JBL large monitors while studio B has EMES nearfield and the amazing and rare 3-way EAW 15’s. Studio C has the stunning ADAM S3X-H monitors which are simply breathtakingly good and must be heard to be believed! Come in and hear them now with any session in studio C and get the extra detail in your recordings.

Adam S3X-H speakers

Adam S3X-H world class Monitoring at Studio 52 Melbourne, they sound so amazing!

Adam monitors

Studio C main Control room at Studio 52 featuring the Adam S3X Monitors for absolutely brilliant sound

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Studio C upgraded and extended with new drum booth!

new drum booth in studio C

the latest drum room at Studio 52 in studio C

Studio 52 has undergone some great updates recently with major improvements to Studio C. The studio has been extended with a new drum room, vocal iso booth and amp iso room. Here are some new pics from the update. Previously studio C was mainly for soloists and electronic production but now the studio can handle whole bands just like Studio A and B. This new drum booth has a very modern bright sound and is different to the other booths at Studio 52. Now drummers are spoilt for choice, each studio is also supplied standard with a high quality drum kit and cymbals but can also be replaced or supplemented with your own special kit. Studio 52 uses a combination of SE, Audio Technica and Sennheiser microphones along with TLA Valve Mic Preamps to get a world class drum sound giving drummers the absolute freedom to achieve their dream recordings. Studio C is also the home of resident top producer engineer Trevor Carter so the studio is the best choice for high quality music recordings of all genres. For home improvement services, see here for services.  Studio 52 is currently celebrating it’s 30th year in the recording business and next year will be the 20th annual songwriting and recording project for Kool Skools which has spawned countless musical careers. Call Paul Higgins on 0412686252 to get a deal on recording in this amazing studio.

Studio C drum booth

The new drum booth at Studio 52

studio C control room

updated studio C control room at Studio 52

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Listen up to some incredible Advance tracks from the Kool Skools 2014 Project !

Kool Skools 18th year logoIt’s just 5.2 weeks away from the VIC Kool Skools Awards Showcase to celebrate all the amazing music from the 2014 Kool Skools Project. To celebrate the 18th year of Kool Skools we are providing an advance listen to some of the tracks recorded sofar. There are some amazing songs and great performances from school age songwriters and musos, check it out on our Soundcloud and be amazed! All these tracks are recorded in a matter of a few hours each as part of the school and youth council project. The awards this year will be held at The George Wood PAC Sat 15th November and in Sydney at Nagle College on Sat 22nd Nov. Call 03-94177707 for ticket enquiries now.

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Head Engineer Trevor Carter in the spotlight

Trevor Carter has 30 years of experience working in the recording studio with artists of all genres. Trevor has engineered, produced and mastered so many great albums over the years and  now you can hear a wide variety of this work on his Soundcloud here. Trevor is available for original music projects now, call to make an appointment to discuss your next recording.

TC Carter Producer at Studio 52

Trevor Carter, Head Engineer / Producer at Studio 52 Melbourne

Trevor does most of his solo artist recordings and all of our mastering jobs in Studio C as pictured here below, featuring the amazing Adam S3X monitoring, amazing Focusrite Preamps and SE Gemini III dual valve microphone.

Brendan O'Shea Studio 52 C

 

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