ABOUT WIZARD TONE STUDIOS
Wizard Tone Studios is a fully featured modern digital studio housed in a distinctive retro space, primarily catering for independent artists of all genres in Adelaide (and Australia). It is owned and run by 3 Adelaide musicians and located in the Hendon Studios complex, in a beautiful old film scoring stage. Tracking takes place in the theatre, with mixing and mastering upstairs in the projection room.
We do a few things a little bit differently to other studios, partly for artistic and aesthetic reasons, partly to keep costs down for artists (check out our rates page!). You won’t find a big old console or a Pro Tools rig, but what you will find is a meticulously curated collection of microphones, pre-amps, conversion, monitoring and software, run by an experienced team who are passionate about music production and audio fidelity. Not every piece of gear has an iconic brand-name (though there's a bit of that too); instead we have put together a collection of the best sounding off-the-shelf, boutique and modified microphones, together with a front end that provides excellent fidelity and plenty of tracking options for projects of all sizes. Check out our gear list for more info.
The space itself is really something – a large and fantastic sounding room with all the vintage mojo you could ask for to get your creativity flowing. And lots of lamps. Check out the gallery for more!
Wizard Tone Studios was created by local musicians and long-time collaborators Adam Page (Producer, Label Manager & Artistic Director Wizard Tone Records, Multi-Instrumentalist), James Brown (Recording and Mixing Engineer, Guitarist) and Jarrad Payne (Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Drummer) and in 2 short years has become one of Adelaide's leading recording studios for tracking, mixing and mastering albums, EPs and demos. The vision for Wizard Tone started with a desire to have a shared creative space for writing and recording their own projects (1.1. Immermann, voiceROM, Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway!), but very quickly evolved to become a creative environment for the wider community. There was also the ambition to have a permanent home for Wizard Tone Records, a local label committed to curating a wide variety of jazz, classical, improvised and other interesting genre-defying music. In addition to the record label releases, Wizard Tone Studios has seen the production of a wide range of albums from a number of local and interstate artists in a variety of genres including rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz and classical. Click here to see our discography and album credits.