Forbes Street Studios

"Dedicated To Capturing Australia’s Best Music And Content"

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Studio 1 Equipment

  • Console
    • SSL AWS 924

      SSL AWS 924

  • Monitoring
    • Barefoot MiniMain12 Studio Monitors

      Barefoot MiniMain12 Studio Monitors

    • Genelec 8040B Studio Monitors

      Genelec 8040B Studio Monitors

    • Yamaha NS-10M Studio

      Yamaha NS-10M Studio

    • Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System with 6 Mixers

      Hear Technologies Hear Back Personal Monitor Mixer System

      A basic Hear Back system consists of a Hub and personal Mixers connected using standard CAT5E cables. A single Hub supplies signal and power to a maximum of eight Mixers. If that’s not enough, the Hubs can be daisy-chained using the HearBus In and Out for virtually unlimited system size. The Hear Back Hub can accept analog input signals from audio mixers, auxiliary, matrix, monitor, and/or direct outputs.

    • Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones (x15)

      Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones

  • Studio DAW
    • Apple iMac 27" Retina w quad 4.0GHz i7, 16GB RAM 512 GB SSD

      Apple iMac 27" Retina w quad 4.0GHz i7, 16GB RAM 512 GB SSD

    • Avid Pro Tools HD 12

      Avid Pro Tools HD 12

    • Apple Logic X

      Apple Logic X

    • Ableton Live 9

      Ableton Live 9

      Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

      With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

  • Interface
    • Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog (x2)

      Avid HD I/O 16x16 Analog

      Experience significantly better audio fidelity, wider dynamic range, and super-low jitter thanks to sophisticated A/D and D/A conversion and get the lowest possible latency when recording even the largest sessions. Connect your digital gear hassle-free with sample rate conversion in HD I/O’s digital configurations. Plus, you'll be able to track hotter signals and smooth out inconsistent levels from incoming sources. Whats not to like?

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  • Outboard Equipment
    • AMS Neve 1073DPX Preamp and EQ

      AMS Neve 1073DPX Preamp and EQ

    • Universal Audio 2-610 Tube Preamp and EQ

      Universal Audio 2-610 Tube Preamp and EQ

    • API 3124V 4-Channel

      API 3124V 4-Channel

    • Chandler Limited TG2-500 Mic Preamp (x2)

      Chandler Limited TG2-500 Mic Preamp

    • Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

      Tube-Tech CL 1B Opto Compressor

    • Universal Audio 1176 Compressor

      Universal Audio 1176 Compressor

    • Empirical Labs EL8-XS Distressor Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      Empirical Labs EL8-XS Distressor Compressor/Limiter

    • Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph Stereo Compressor

      Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph Stereo Compressor

    • Warm Audio WA 76

      Warm Audio WA 76

    • DBX 160 2 Channel Compressor/Limiter

      DBX 160 2 Channel Compressor/Limiter

    • DBX 166 Compressor/Limiter (x2)

      DBX 166 Compressor/Limiter

      Most compressor/gates provide less than musical compression, coupled with gating that swallows transients—or closes early, cutting off decay and reverb tails. The superb engineering in the 166 ensures that both its compression and gating provide versatility and excellent sonic performance in situations where other compressor/gates typically produce undesirable processing artifacts.

    • BSS DPR 402 Stereo Compressor/Limiter/De-esser

      BSS DPR 402 Stereo Compressor/Limiter/De-esser

    • Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb Signal Processor

      Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb Signal Processor

    • Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor

      Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor

      This digital effects unit has a range of reverbs & delays to suit any mix. This unit encourages you to tweak and explore the capabilities to get any desired sound.

    • Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor

      Ensoniq DP/4 Parallel Effects Processor

  • Microphones
    • Sony C-800G

      Sony C-800G

    • Neumann U 47 FET

      Neumann U 47 FET

      he U 47 fet is an essential contributor to the 1960s and 1970s. As a secret weapon for recording producers eager to experiment, it was not only a top microphone for soloists, but also decisively affected the spatial dimension of the sound and the tonal depth of countless productions.

    • Wunder CM7

      Wunder CM7

    • Manley Reference Valve Microphone

      Manley Reference Valve Microphone

    • Neumann U87 (x2)

      Neumann U87

    • Coles 4038 Ribbon (x2)

      Coles 4038 Ribbon

    • Royer R-121 Ribbon (x2)

      Royer R-121 Ribbon

      Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that's where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums - you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to believe.

    • AKG C 414 B-XLS (x2)

      AKG C 414 B-XLS

    • Sennheiser MKH 8040 (x2)

      Sennheiser MKH 8040

    • Sennheiser 421 (x4)

      Sennheiser 421

    • Shure SM7 (x2)

      Shure SM7

    • Shure SM57 (x8)

      Shure SM57

      The legendary SM57 is an industry-standard, highly versatile cardioid dynamic microphone tuned for the clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments. The SM57 is ideal for sound reinforcement and recording applications.

    • Electrovoice RE 20

      Electrovoice RE 20

      The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.

    • AKG D12 VR

      AKG D12 VR

    • Beyerdynamic M 88

      Beyerdynamic M 88

    • Shure Beta 52A

      Shure Beta 52A

      Optimized for low-frequency bass punch and high-power SPL handling, the Beta 52A's supercardioid design provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

    • Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active DI Box (x4)

      Radial J48 Phantom Powered Active DI Box

    • Radial JDI Passive DI Box (x4)

      Radial JDI Passive DI Box

  • Instruments
    • Ludwig Club Date SE Silver Sparkle

      Ludwig Club Date SE Silver Sparkle

    • Sabian HHX Grove Hats 13"

      Sabian HHX Grove Hats 13"

    • Paiste Fast Crash 16"

      Paiste Fast Crash 16"

    • Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash 16"

      Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash 16"

    • Sabian HHX Legacy Crash 17"

      Sabian HHX Legacy Crash 17"

    • Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride 20"

      Sabian HHX Manhattan Jazz Ride 20"

    • Gibson 2016 American SG

      Gibson 2016 American SG

    • Gibson ES-355 Bigsby

      Gibson ES-355 Bigsby

    • Nord Stage 2

      Nord Stage 2

    • Roland Jupiter-8

      Roland Jupiter-8

    • Roland Juno 106

      Roland Juno 106

    • Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver

      Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver

    • Korg MS20

      Korg MS20

    • Novation Launchkey 61 MkII

      Novation Launchkey 61 MkII

    • Native Instruments Maschine Studio Pad Controller

      Native Instruments Maschine Studio Pad Controller

  • Amplifiers
    • Vox AC30HW2X Tube Amp

      Vox AC30HW2X Tube Amp

    • Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

      Fender Deluxe Reverb-Amp

  • Plugins
    • Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo Ultimate

      Universal Audio UAD 2 Octo Ultimate

    • Waves Platinum
      • Waves AudioTrack Software Audio Processor
      • Waves C1 Parametric Compander
      • Waves C4 MultiBand Compressor
      • Waves DeEsser
      • Waves Doppler
      • Waves Doubler
      • Waves Enigma Modulation Effects
      • Waves H-Comp Hybrid Compressor
      • Waves H-Delay Hybrid Delay
      • Waves H-EQ Hybrid EQ
      • Waves IR-L Parametric Convolution Reverb
      • Waves IR1 Parametric Convolution Reverb
      • Waves L1 Ultramaximizer
      • Waves L2 Ultramaximizer
      • Waves L3 Ultramaximizer
      • Waves L360 Surround Limiter
      • Waves L3LL Ultramaximizer
      • Waves Linear Phase Equalizer Broadband
      • Waves Linear Phase Equalizer Lowband
      • Waves Linear Phase MultiBand
      • Waves MV2 Dynamics Processor
      • Waves MaxxVolume
      • Waves MetaFlanger
      • Waves MondoMod
      • Waves PS22 Stereo Maker
      • Waves PuigTec EQP-1A Program EQ
      • Waves PuigTec MEQ-5 Midrange EQ
      • Waves Q10 Paragraphic EQ
      • Waves Renaissance Axx
      • Waves Renaissance Bass
      • Waves Renaissance Channel
      • Waves Renaissance Compressor
      • Waves Renaissance DeEsser
      • Waves Renaissance Equalizer
      • Waves Renaissance Reverb
      • Waves Renaissance Vox
      • Waves S1 Stereo Imager
      • Waves SuperTap 2-Tap
      • Waves SuperTap 6-Tap
      • Waves TrueVerb
      • Waves Tune LT Vocal Pitch Correction
      • Waves UltraPitch
      • Waves V-Comp
      • Waves V-EQ3
      • Waves V-EQ4

      Waves Platinum

    • Native Instruments Komplete 10
      • Native Instruments Driver
      • Native Instruments Absynth 5
      • Native Instruments FM8
      • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro
      • Native Instruments Kontakt 5
      • Native Instruments Kontour
      • Native Instruments Massive
      • Native Instruments Monark
      • Native Instruments Polyplex
      • Native Instruments Rammfire
      • Native Instruments Reaktor 5
      • Native Instruments Reaktor Prism
      • Native Instruments Reaktor Spark
      • Native Instruments Reflektor
      • Native Instruments Retro Machines Mk2
      • Native Instruments Rounds
      • Native Instruments Scarbee A-200
      • Native Instruments Scarbee Clavinet/Pianet
      • Native Instruments Scarbee MM-Bass
      • Native Instruments Scarbee Mark 1
      • Native Instruments Session Horns
      • Native Instruments Sessions Strings
      • Native Instruments Solid Bus Comp
      • Native Instruments Solid Dynamics
      • Native Instruments Solid EQ
      • Native Instruments Supercharger Gt
      • Native Instruments The Finger
      • Native Instruments The Gentleman
      • Native Instruments The Giant
      • Native Instruments The Grandeur
      • Native Instruments The Maverick
      • Native Instruments Traktor's 12
      • Native Instruments Transient Master
      • Native Instruments Vintage Organs

      Native Instruments Komplete 10

    • FabFilter Mastering bundle
      • FabFilter Pro-C
      • FabFilter Pro-L
      • FabFilter Pro-Q

      FabFilter Mastering bundle

    • Slate Digital Everything Bundle

      Slate Digital Everything Bundle

    • Synchro Arts VocALign Project 3

      Synchro Arts VocALign Project 3

    • Antares Auto-Tune 8

      Antares Auto-Tune 8

    • Soundtoys Native 5

      Soundtoys Native 5

    • McDSP Classic Pack
      • McDSP Analog Channel
      • McDSP CompressorBank
      • McDSP FilterBank
      • McDSP MC2000

      McDSP Classic Pack