About Salt Studios
Melbourne’s premier recording studio
Salt Studios has been at the forefront of the Melbourne music scene since 2001. In this time, thousands of Studio and live recordings have left our facility to make their way onto airwaves across Australia and the World.
We have an experienced team of professional engineers, producers, and musicians available to work with you on your next project. We also understand that it doesn’t cost a fortune these days to produce an impressive sound recording.
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The Control Room
Our Studio A control room houses the finest vintage and modern recording equipment available and is a comfortable and inspirational environment for both the musician and engineer.
At the heart of the control room is a 40 input Amek Hendrix analogue recording/mixing console featuring Amek’s famous “classic British” pre-amps and EQ designed by Rupert Neve. Other equipment includes a range of high-end outboard, pre-amps, and compressors as well as a HD ProTools system using Aurora Lynx converters. Event Opals and a pair of NS10’s provide accurate monitoring for mixing.
Our Recording Spaces
Salt Studios has three recording rooms and a large hallway to record in. Each space has a different characteristic and is easily transformed into being either a dead or live space depending on the sound you are after.
Other features include natural light and clear sightlines into the control room, as well as a large-screen video monitor for sync to film voiceover sessions. The studio spaces can comfortably accommodate up to a six-piece band for tracking sessions and are often used by video production professionals as a film shoot location.
AV Production Suite
Studio B + C are purpose-built AV post-production suites and online training rooms. These suites are perfect for sound design and automated dialogue replacement (ADR), as well as final sound mixing for radio, TV, and cinema advertising. They both house a collection of high-end post-production tools. These include Adobe Premiere Pro and After FX for video editing and Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Mixcraft, Sonar and Reason, and Record for audio. There is also an array of plugins and virtual instruments from Waves, SSL, Antares, Native Instruments, and Digidesign. A pair of Focal Solo6Be’s and KRK Rocket 8’s provide detailed monitoring for final AV output and delivery to our clients.
Salt Studios is located at 766a Hawthorn Road in the bayside suburb of East Brighton in Melbourne. The building was built in the mid-’40s and had many period features.
There are numerous shops, cafes, and restaurants on our doorstep. A kitchen meals area complete with appliances provides clients with a comfortable place to relax. Clients are welcome to connect to a high-speed wifi guest network. The facility also features a landscaped outdoor courtyard complete with bench seating and established plants.
The Studio In Action
Below you’ll find a small selection of shots taken during recording sessions in Salt Studios. For a full list of photos, please check out the Salt Studios Facebook Page.
Salt Studios Personnel
Peter has been involved in the music industry for over 35years, and since then, he has gained a wealth of experience across many sectors in the music industry. Peter’s skills include Studio and live recording, overseas touring, and event management. Peter Co-founded Salt Studios in 2001, and since 2005, Salt Studios has recorded and produced over 1500 live performances in different venues all over the world. These recordings also include the release of almost 40 instant live albums of many well known Australian and international artists. Peter manages Salt Studios and can help you with any enquiry that you have.
Alex joined our team in 2011, and in a short time, he has become the chief engineer at Salt. He has years of experience as both an engineer and as a recording musician. Alex’s current band “Slowly Slowly” are well represented on our National airwaves and the band tours regularly to play sold-out shows across Australia. Alex knows what it takes to make a great sound recording. He consistently produces quality content for our clients on time and to budget. Alex is easy to get along with, and clients love working with him.
Ross joined us in March of 2018 and has since then become an integral part of the Salt Studios team with his passion, unrelenting enthusiasm, and meticulous attention to detail. When you book a session with Ross, you know that you will be working in a comfortable, creative environment with an engineer that is ready to pour 100% of his time and energy into every aspect of your project. Ross works across all areas of the studios, including working with bands and artists as an engineer, producer, and session musician, to working with corporate clients and voiceover artists to bring life to podcasts and showreels.
Nat is a certified sound production trainer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Sonic Arts). He has enjoyed working professionally as an electronic music producer and recording studio engineer for the past 15 years. Nat’s musical productions have been used in many films, television shows, and radio commercials with clients such as the Discovery Channel, Channel 7 (Aust.), and Haiku Games. He also has several instrumental electronic music tracks signed to the UK record label – Future Pop a subsidiary of Sony BMG. Let Nat add the finishing touches to your next project.