Record directly to 2 inch tape through our top quality vintage microphones and preamps.

Digital recording can’t compare to the warm sound of tape.

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Band tracking and rehearsal room. Quality audio recording for voice overs, ads, jingles and Sold on Hold.

A wide variety of instruments, audio equipment and backline gear available.

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We have a variety sound systems for hire to suit a range of venues and occasions.

Full front house mixing and production services available with experienced audio engineer.

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Earwig Studios is located just minutes away from the central city at 41 Birkenhead Ave, Birkenhead. The studio is set amongst a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes, with rear parking available 24 hours.

VIDEO TOUR   Click here for the Ralphe and TFTV doco on Earwig studios

BAND VIDEOS Superturtle ( post punk ) The Echo Ohs ( Troglodyte Rock ) Cold Harvest Trust ( piano based band )   ROYGBIV ( Reggae ) Riversedge ( upbeat guitar band )   HANNAH FANG ( Backing track and electric Violin )                       Salon Kingsadore ( Instrumental Band )

2 Inch tape machine


Vintage outboard gear


Live tracking room


Salon Kingsadore, Garageland, The Hot Grits, Legacy Of Disorder, 8 Foot Sativa, The Broken Heartbreakers, The Whipping Cats, The Echo-Ohs , Echo Children , Steve Abel, Fejoa Jam, Marco Liguori’s Stolen Paintings, Uncouth, The Exponents, Alistair Riddell, Goon, Tony Fuemana with Urban Pacifika, Clarion Choir, Surrealistic, Riversedge, Fantababy, Superturtle, All Torn Up, Relentless Attrition, Sister Morphine, Skivvy, Billy Squire and The Rye, Mike Scorey, The Hitlist, These Four Walls, Roger Skinner, Figure 60, Semtex, Alpha Plan, Smoothie, The Radio Kings, One Black Shoelace, Lanky, AKDK, The Holidays, Mordor, Fluid, Chicane, Rival State, Celadore, Milk Milk Lemonade, Honey Barbara, The Lure Of Shoes, Marble Fawns, Mr Fuzz, The Coolies, Easy Tiger, Frontside Grind,  Spa, Mali Mali, Roger Marshall, Oslo Brown, Cold Harvest Trust, To The Birds, Murray McNabb Group , Lovespud , Magic Factory , Cindy , Smokestack Slim , Hannah Fang , ROYGBIV , The Rvmes and many many more.

The White Stripes, The Handsome Family, Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), Andy Bird, Blam Blam Blam, The Mint Chicks, The Tuts, The Bored Gordons, The Roulettes, The WBC, Graham Brazier, The Motel Six, Infinite Flying Kick, Karen Hunter, The Bads, The Heavy Jones Trio, Sinate, White Swan Black Swan, Grant Chilcott, Chris Knox, Che Fu ,Hollie Smith, Seth Hapu,  Marble Sheep ( Japan ), Landslide ( Fleetwood Mac Tribute band), F In Math, Loud Ghost, Liam Finn, The Bats, The Eversuns and The Renegade Room at Campalowhum 2010-2014. Plus many many more.

  • Studer A-80 half inch 2 track
  • Fostex D5 DAT recorder
  • Allen & Heath ICE- 16 Digital Recorder
  • Tascam CDRW-750 CD recorder
  • Revox B77 1/4inch 2 track
  • Revox A700 1/4inch 2 track
  • Otari MX-5050 ¼ inch 2 track
  • Soundtracs CM4400 44 channell console
  • 2 X Urei LA-4 compressors
  • 2 X dbx 160X compressors
  • Buzz Audio SOC 1.1 stereo optical compressor
  • Aphex dominator II 720 limiter
  • Focusrite platinum EQ/comp/limiter
  • ART dual channell tube compressor
  • Alesis 3630 stereo compressor
  • TL Audio stereo valve EQ
  • ART dual channell tube pre amp
  • Concrete reverb chamber
  • Stainless steel stereo plate reverb
  • AKG BX10 Spring Reverb

  • MCI 2inch 24 track
  • Roland SRE 555 tape echo
  • Roland RE 301 tape echo
  • Ibanez AD 220 analogue delay flanger
  • Ibanez AD 100 analogue delay
  • Alesis midiverb reverb
  • Model 600 leslie speaker
  • 2 X Ashley quadgates
  • JBL quadgate
  • Neumann U87 condensor mike
  • Rode NTK tube condensor mike
  • AKG C3000 condensor mike
  • Fostex M88 printed ribbon mike
  • 2 X PVM 480 overhead mikes
  • 2 X AKGD112 kick drum mikes
  • 3 X Shure SM58’s
  • 7 X Shure SM57’s
  • CAD N11 Floor Tom mike

  • Upright Piano
  • Fender Rhodes electric Piano
  • Yamaha CP-70 electric grand
  • Hammond Organ with Leslie
  • Roland JX-1  Performance
  • 1963 Fender Precision Bass
  • 1963 Burns Splitsonic electric guitar
  • Burns Double Six electric 12 string
  • Lomax 8 string Lap steel slide guitar
  • Theremin

  • Boss DS-1 distortion pedal
  • Cry Baby Wah pedal
  • Small Stone phaser pedal
  • Holden Wasp 100 watt amp
  • Vox Venue 100 watt combo amp
  • Fender Champion ( modified )
  • Antoria 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Samick SF-18 Acoustic guitar
  • Guild G37 Acoustic Guitar
  • Dan Electro Cool Cat tremolo
  • Ibanez tuner
  • Jansen 513 1958 combo guitar amp

  • Peavey 300 watt bass amp
  • Sovtek 4 X 12inch quad box
  • Marshall 2 X 12inch duo box
  • Fane 2 X 15inch duo box
  • Congas , Cabasa , Vibraslap, tambourines , shakers , triangle , bells , wood blocks , guiro ,castanets , cowbell , rainstick  , AX-25N2 Glockenspiel