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O’Connor Industrial Area, Fremantle WA

Hours of operation:
Noon to morning.


Tell us about the history of your studio.
Fremantle Recording Studios has been in operation for 4 years. We have had a number of talented acts such as Shock One, Rainy Day Women, Sugarpuss, Methyl Ethyl, Grace Woodroofe, Lunar Inverse, Sam Carmody & The Warning Birds, Rob & Thom (Blud), Kevin Parker and Nick Allbrook (Tame Impala, Pond), Steve Parkin (Eskimo Joe, Basement Birds), Malcom Clarke (Sleepy Jackon). You can play, record, listen, write, mix and rehearse at our facility.


What are your studios digital and/or analogue capabilities for recording?
Control Room features: ToftATB24 72-input Analog Mixing Console, RME Fireface 800 Interface, Creamware A16 ADAT, iMac Desktop w/ Protools DAW and Digidesign Command 8 Control Surface. Tape Machines include: Fostex R8 (8 Track Analog Reel to Reel Recorder), Ampex ATR- 700 (2 Track Analog Reel to Reel Recorder), Tascam MS-16 (out of order) and Fostex E8 (out of order). Monitors include: 2 x NS-10 Monitors with Jensen Sub and 2 x Alesis M1 mkII Monitor.


How many rooms does the studio include and what are they ideal for?
Our studio features a Control Room, Live Room and Jam Room – which doubles as a vocal/amp booth for multi-tracking live. All rooms have bass traps effective down to 60 Hz, no parallel surfaces and double glazed windows of different thicknesses with lineof- sight through all studios.


What recording gear is available to use?
Preamps included: Neve 1073LB, API 3124 + 4-Channel Microphone Preamp, Pair of Chameleon Labs 7062 Preamp/ EQ (Neve 1073 Style), FMR Audio RNP Stereo Microphone Preamp, 24 Toft ATB Microphone Preamps (Board Preamps), Tl Audio 5051 Valve Channel Strip. Compressors included: Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor (1176 clone), 2 x FMR RNC Stereo Compressors, TL Audio C1 Valve Compressor, DBX 160A Compressor, DBX 266XL Stereo Compressor/Gate.


What are some of the projects you’re most proud of?
Matt Gresham’s second album (which was recorded in a day). Matt really knows exactly what he wants in his songs, every take he does is perfect and we never recorded anything we didn’t use on the album.


What separates you from the rest? Why should people come to you?
We really look after the artists from the minute they walk in to the release of their product. Brian sees the whole process through to the end until everyone is completely happy with no compromises. I think that’s why we are one of the busiest studios in WA.