York Street Recording Studios

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The "Sound City" of New Zealand. For 20 years New Zealand's most popular recording studio.The rare and wonderful 1974 EMI Neve. The best drum recording room this side of the planet. Perfectly set up for bands. Millions of records sold. A very special place to make great music.

Opened in 1991 by Killing Joke front man Jaz coleman. York Street quickly became New Zealand's leading music recording, mixing and mastering facility. The heart of the large on comfortable control room is the vintage 1974 EMI Neve is fitted with 24 inputs all with the very rare and sought after 1093 modules (5 band EQ) and has 16 returns. The console uses 1977 channel routing units and 3415 line amps. Kept in immaculate condition, the console is a lovely sounding beast.

The main room is 20 ft (6.1 m) high and is New Zealand only high-stud professional studio live room. It has virtually no permanent acoustic absorption, relying on room shape and deflective elements to achieve control of reverberation. A great space for Live Jazz albums, full live band recordings and orchestra secessions.

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Gear Highlights
  • 1974 EMI Neve
  • Pro Tools HD II Exel
  • 32 X Apogee 24 Bit A/D D/A Converters
  • Apogee Big Ben Clock
  • Sony 2" 24 Track APR 24
  • Genlec 8050's with Genlec Sub
  • Yamaha NS 10 (with 200W subs)
  • Neumann mics
  • Ribbon mics
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