Mix studio for hire:
monitoring you can trust
We know how hard it can be to nail that mix when you can only trust the acoustics of a room and the quality of the monitoring so far; that’s why we’ve established a world-class mix studio that you can hire for your project.
Your mixes are only as good as the decisions you make, which are in turn informed by what you hear. What you hear comes down to the room and the monitors. When you can implicitly trust what you’re hearing, mixing becomes a whole new experience. You can choose to use our Mac and Pro Tools HD system or you can bring your own computer and patch into our USB interface to access the monitoring and hardware. We have a well appointed variety of analog and digital processing (Equipment List).
About the studio
Located in Brisbane at the Matthew Gray Mastering facility, the mix studio has been designed to have the most natural and balanced acoustics with full-range midfield and nearfield monitoring that you can trust. Supremely-accurate monitoring is the main focus and point of difference compared to any other mix facility in Queensland
Your mixes are only as good as the decisions you make, which are in turn informed by what you hear. What you hear comes down to the room and the monitors. When you can implicitly trust what you’re hearing, mixing becomes a whole new experience. No longer do you have to second-guess how to balance the low end or do endless referencing in the car, on headphones, or on the home hi-fi set up to check for outside translation; this speeds up the whole process and allows you to concentrate on the most important aspect of music … creating your art.
We have a great selection of microphones to hire with the room, such as the Chandler REDD tube microphone, vintage Neumann U87, AKG C414, Shure SM7B, Sennheiser MKH416 and a mix of solid state and tube mic pre-amps available. The ISO booth can also be used to record guitars and bass.
The mix studio also includes a vocal booth should you have the creative urge to put down some ideas or finalise your vocal takes.
While the mix studio is available for you to hire (after a quick approval process), you may prefer to engage a more experienced mix engineer to work on your project and ensure a more professional result; to this end we’ve put together a list of Brisbane mix engineers and producers with levels of experience and pricing to suit your needs:
Steve James, James Angus, Cody McWaters, Steve Thornley, Jeff Lovejoy, Jarryd Shuker, Emily Hopley.
Just tell us a bit about your project, your budget and genre of music and we can hook you up with a top-notch engineer that will be the right fit for you.
• Mac Pro running Pro Tools Ultimate and a wide range of native and UAD plugins
(Note: you can also mix from your own DAW by jacking into our interface, monitors and analog gear)
• Universal Audio Octo UAD-2
• Lynx Aurora 16-VT
• Alan Smart C2 SSL-style bus compressor
• Purple Audio MC77 FET Limiter
• Empirical Labs Distressor
• Empirical Labs Lil FrEQ
• Rola 77 vintage tube Mic Pre/DI
• EMT 266X Vintage Limiter
• Summit TLA-100A tube compressor
• G-Pultec EQP-1A tube equaliser
• Vintage Gardners Transformers
• Custom Insert Switcher
• Roland FP10 88 key MIDI keyboard controller/electric piano
• Roland VAD-506 electric drums with Steven Slate Drums 5 and Superior Drummer 3
• Dave Hill Europa 1 microphone preamp
• Auditronics 501 vintage channel strips with inductor EQ’s and Pultec transformers
• A range of microphones including a restored vintage Neumann U87, Sennheiser MKH416 P48, AKG C414 XLII, Shure SM7B, Shure Beta 52a & Shure SM57, Chandler REDD microphone with tube preamp
Pricing to hire the mix studio is below and excludes a mix engineer.
Let us know if you’d like us to match you with a great mix engineer.
A half day is a four-hour block, while each full day is an eight-hour block.
Prices include GST.
Half a day: $165
1-2 consecutive days: $275 per day
3-4 consecutive days: $236.50 per day
5-6 consecutive days: $203.50 per day
7+ consecutive days: $165 per day
If you hire the mix studio for a project, you can access a discount on mastering with Matthew Gray Mastering. The discount is for the project you are mixing in the mix studio, and expires one month after the last mix studio hire date.
Here are the discount levels:
• 10% off mastering with any mix studio hire
• 20% off mastering with 7+ consecutive days of mix studio hire
Here’s an example of the savings you can achieve:
You hire the mix studio for one day at a cost of $250 to finalise the mixing of your five-track EP. When you master the project you receive 10% off the mastering cost, a discount of $65; that means the mix studio effectively costs only $185 for the day.
If you would like to make a booking or have any further questions, fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We’d love to hear from you!