Recording studio

Photograph of the ANU School of Music recording studio

ANU School of Music Sound Recording & Music Technology Studios

The ANU School of Music is home to one of the most technologically advanced recording facilities in Australia. Featuring a 9m2 double height, custom acoustically treated recording studio floor with variable wall panelling for flexible acoustic response, our main studio can accommodate large and small ensembles across all musical styles. Our facility also includes an oversized vocal booth designed to accommodate all vocal performance styles as well as isolate guitar amplifiers. At the heart of our Control Room A is a custom made Neve Genesys G96 mixing console, one of the largest custom desks of its kind. As an AVID Learning Partner, the ANU School of Music is always at the cutting edge of music production; we currently run AVID Pro Tools HD 12.8 as our main DAW alongside Steinberg Wavelab and Apple Logic Pro. Our monitoring is DynAudio throughout with an AIR20 Series 5.1 Surround Sound system installed in our main control room. The School recording studio is also home to an unparalleled collection of vintage and contemporary microphones including many Neumann, Schoeps and Blue, as well as an enviable range of gold-standard outboard allowing for perfect recordings across all styles and instruments, solo and ensembles.

Our School’s facilities are consolidated with two custom designed and acoustically treated post production mix suites as well as a cutting-edge, 21-workstation music technology lab.

Control Room A

  • Neve G96 Genesys 48-channel, 96 input mixing console with on-board VCAs and 1084/88-R EQ
  • DynAudio M3A passive monitoring
  • DynAudio AIR20 5.1 surround sound monitoring
  • Yamaha NS-10 nearfield monitoring
  • Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHZ Quad Core in Sonnet xMac Thunderbolt Server enclosure
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.8 HD with MADI I/O
  • Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO plug-ins
  • Waves Platinum & Waves Abbey Road Collection plug-ins

Control Room A Outboard

Mic Preamplifiers

  • Avalon VT 737 SP preamplifier x 2
  • Grace m802 preamplifier
  • George Massenburg GML 8304 4-channel mic preamplifier
  • DBX 786 Blue stereo preamplifier • Focusrite Red stereo mic preamplifier


  • Chandler TG1 stereo Limiter
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier
  • Universal Audio 1176 Limiting Amplifier
  • DBX 165 over/easy compressor X 2
  • Joe Meek stereo compressor


  • EMT 140 Quad Plate Reverb
  • AKG BX-20 Spring Reverb
  • Ursa Major Space Station SST-282
  • Lexicon PCM 90 Digital Reverberator

Control Room B

  • Solid State Logic (SSL) Nucleus 16 channel Digital Audio Workstation Controller
  • Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHZ Quad Core in Sonnet xMac Thunderbolt Server enclosure
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.7 Native
  • Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • DynAudio AIR 15 monitoring

Control Room C

  • DigiDesign D-Command 24 channel Digital Audio Workstation Controller
  • Apple Mac Pro G4
  • AVID Pro Tools HD
  • DynAudio
  • BM15 monitoring


Our cutting-edge music technology lab features 20 individual workstations and a teaching station, laid out across a spacious suite to optimise the student learning experience. Each workstation comprises:

  • Apple iMac
  • AVID MBox Interface
  • M-Audio Keystation 49
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic Pro X
  • AVID Sibelius 7.5
  • Ableton Live Lite

Opening Hours

9am – 5pm  Monday-Friday


Limited evening and weekend bookings by arrangement. Commercial bookings are available.

For all student, staff and external booking enquiries, please contact:

Commerical hire rate: $110 + GST per hour (including engineer)

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Updated:  19 October 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications