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!

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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.