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 but for projects that require extensive editing or comping we do offer digital options.

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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 Darren McShane.

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Previously located at 41 Birkenhead Ave from 1994 to 2022, Earwig Studios is now situated in sunny Beach Haven, 20 minutes from the city centre and  reopened in Nov 2023


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

Kathy Bates Motel – Where Do U Go ? ( Shot on location at Earwig Studios )https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4YCerRR9xg


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, Die! Die! Die!, 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 Bobby 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 , Fran’s Remedy , Thelonius Punk , Galveston ,  RATSO , The Dawns, Warm Leather, Cthulus,Na Noise, The Fuzzies, Video Nasty 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, The Johnnys, The Renegade Room at Campalowhum, The Others Way Festival, plus many many more.

  • Studer A-80 half inch 2 track
  • Fostex D5 DAT recorder
  • Allen & Heath ICE- 16 Digital Recorders ( 2 in sync for 32 channels )
  • Tascam CDRW-750 CD recorder
  • Revox B77 1/4 inch 2 track
  • Soundtracs CM4400 44 channell console
  • 2 X Urei LA-4 compressors
  • Manley variable MU stereo compressor limiter
  • 2 X dbx 160X compressors
  • dbx 1046 quad compressor
  • Buzz Audio SOC 1.1 stereo optical compressor
  • Nekotronics ssl G-series 4000 clone
  • Focusrite platinum EQ/comp/limiter
  • ART dual channel tube compressor
  • TL Audio stereo valve EQ
  • ART dual channel tube pre amp
  • Lexicon Alex Reverb
  • Lexicon MX300 Reverb
  • Lexicon PCM80 Reverb
  • Stainless steel stereo plate reverb
  • AKG BX10 Spring Reverb

  • MCI 2inch 24 track
  • Roland SRE 555 tape echo
  • Ibanez AD 220 analogue delay flanger
  • Ibanez AD 100 analogue delay
  • Digital Delay PDD-3000
  • Model 600 leslie speaker
  • 2 X Ashley quadgates
  • JBL quadgate
  • Neumann U87 condenser mike
  • Warm Audio U87 clone
  • Rode NTK tube condenser mike
  • Shure SM7b
  • 2 X AKG C3000 condenser mikes
  • Fostex M88 printed ribbon mike
  • 2 X PVM 480 overhead mikes
  • 2 X AKG D112 kick drum mikes
  • 3 X Shure SM58’s
  • 7 X Shure SM57’s
  • CAD N11 Floor Tom mike
  • Drum Workshop Moon Mic sub kick
  • Solomon sub kick mike

  • Upright Piano
  • Fender Rhodes electric Piano
  • Yamaha CP-70 electric grand
  • Hammond Organ with Leslie
  • Korg MS20 mini analogue synth
  • 1973 Fender Precision Bass
  • 1963 Burns Splitsonic electric guitar
  • 1974 Gibson Marauder 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
  • Joyo D-Seed II Delay
  • Iron Lung Vocoder
  • Small Stone phaser pedal
  • Holden Wasp 100 watt amp
  • Vox Venue 100 watt combo amp
  • Antoria 12 string acoustic guitar
  • Guild G37 Acoustic Guitar
  • Dan Electro Cool Cat tremolo
  • Ibanez tuner
  • Jansen I-A715 25 watt 1959 combo guitar amp
  • Jansen 640 twin with duo cab

  • Peavey 300 watt bass amp
  • Rockitt 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