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Ghostnote Studios are a purpose-built facility located right in the centre of the Adelaide CBD.
Whatever your preferred style of production and recording method you require, we have you covered.
With the large acoustically-treated live room, three isolated booths, and a large collection of instruments and analog hardware, Ghostnote is the perfect location to workshop and produce high-end studio recordings with precision and character.
Neotek Élite II 24-Channel Console
“Hackintosh”Quad-Core Intel i7/32GB RAM
Pro-Tools 12 / Logic Pro X
Neotek Élite II (x24)
Thermiatic Culture “The Rooster” Valve Preamp (x2 channels)
Sebatron VMP 4000e Valve Preamp (x4 channels)
API 512c Preamp (x2)
Rupert Neve Design 511 Preamp
Urei 1178 Stereo Compressor (original)
ADL 1000 Compressor/Limiter
SPL Transient Designer (x4)
TC Electronics Finalizer
Neotek Élite II (x24)
Neotek Élite II filter (x24)
Thermiatic Culture “The Rooster” (x2)
Sebatron VMP 4000e (x4)
TC Electronics M2000 (x2)
Roland Space Echo RE-20
Large Diaphragm Condensers
AKG 414 (x3)
Rode Classic one
Neumann KM184 (x2)
Earthworks M30 (x2)
Studio Projects LSD2 Stereo Dual Capsule
RELSO RBL (x2)
OPR The Grill (x2)
Beyer M201 (x2)
Beyer M88 (x2)
Shure Beta 52
Shure SM57 (x2)
Sennheiser 660 S
Event 20/20 Passive
Arturia V Collection
Roland Cloud Collection
Marshall JCM800 Superlead 1982
Marshall JCM800 2203
VOX AC30 Head
Fender Bassman 300T
Fender Bassman 45
Fender Hot Rod III (Red October Edition)
Fender Twin Reverb
Orange Rocker 30
Vadis Extended Range Series-4
Peavy 5150 Mk I
Ampeg bass ‘fridge’ 8x10 (USA made)
Orange 4x12 PPC412 (UK made)
Orange 2x12 PPC212 (UK made)
Orange 2x12 open-back
Marshall JCM800 4x12
Peavey 4x12 (80’s large format)
Ludwig 1970’s Black Cortex (22x14, 12/13/16)
Premier Elite 1978 (24x14, 13/14/18)
DW Collectors Series (22x18, 10/12/14)
Tama Swingstar (80’s) (24x16, 12/13/16)
Pearl Fibreglass (just kick) (24x14)
Ludwig Black Beauty 14x6½, hand hammered
DW Collectors Series 14x6½, brass
DW Collectors Series 14x5, nickel over brass
Pearl Session Custom 14x 6½, maple shell
Various Zildjian cymbals
Tambourines, shakers, bells (incl. various cowbells)
EGC Full Aluminum
Epiphone Sheraton Deluxe 335
Burny lawsuit-era Les Paul (MIJ)
Greco “Sparkle-Sound” Strat (MIJ)
Fender Jazzmaster (1995 MIJ)
Greco P-Bass (70’s, MIJ)
Music Man Stingray Bass
Maton M225 Accoustic
Piano & Synths
Grotrian-Steinweg Baby Grand Piano
Korg Poly 800
Roland/BOSS Chorus Ensemble version 1
Roland/Boss Graphic EQ version 1
Electro Harmonix Big Muff (big box civil war bubble font)
Bigsound/Smallsound The Hawk
Boss Chorus CE-2 (long dash)
Boss ODB-3 Bass OD
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9
Zvex Super Hard-On (hand painted)
Montreal Assembly “your and you’re”
Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter/Enhancer
Arion Graphic EQ
Arion Metal Master
Origin Effects Cali76 Compressor
MXR Carbon Copy
MXR Micro Amp
Maxon Fl-9 Flanger
Dunlop Fuzz Face
Roland RE20 Space Echo
Boss Heavy Metal HM-2 (japan)
T.C Electronic Hall of Fame Reverb
Crowther Audio Hot Cake (2 knob)
ProCo Vintage RAT
Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
Tronographic Rusty Box
Blackstar HT Dual
Behringer Stereo D.I.
AKAI MPK61 MIDI Keyboard
Korg Toneworks DTR2 Tuner
Jimmy Balderston has been a respected force in the Australian music scene for the past 20 years. As well as being an accomplished touring drummer, Jimmy is best known for his prolific engineering career nationally, spending the last 9 years of that time in Adelaide building up and operating Ghostnote Studios.
Having completed a degree from the Conservatorium of Queensland and a Mix with the Masters course with Steve Albini in France, Jimmy’s forte lands in big natural sounds and meticulously crafted tones. His ability to seamlessly work within any genre and attention to detail has him sought out by hundreds of bands nationwide, including Luca Brasi, High Tension, Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Totally Unicorn and Grenadiers.
Albums Jimmy engineered and produced have gone on to be nominated for several ARIA awards, has had multiple feature albums on Triple J and has been nominated for several SA Music Awards, taking out “Best Studio” in 2018.
Photography & Media
Lauren is a live music and portrait photographer operating on top of Ghostnote Studios. With great passion and taste in music, she has shot over 1000 international, national and local bands and held multiple successful solo exhibitions.
In 2018, Lauren completed her Bachelor of Media majoring in photography, developing a strong portrait portfolio of Adelaide creatives. She has been nominated for multiple photography awards and shortlists and regularly shoots for Triple J, Amnplify and The Music.
You can visit her portfolio here.
As a producer, mixer, recording engineer, musician and live sound engineer Jeremy has worked in the music scene since 1991.
Relocating to New York, Jeremy teamed up with The Twisted Ones to hold DIY (read illegal) wharehouse parties in and around brooklyn. There he mixed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Gossip, Liars, Black Dice, Avery Tare/Panda Bear (pre-animal collective), Onieda, Acid Mothers Temple, Gang Gang Dance, High on Fire and Glass Candy amongst others.
In 2006 feeling the pressure of Brooklyn’s gentrification the team relocated to Berlin where they setup the legendary underground venue West Germany.
From here jeremy began touring internationally with Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Battles, Crystal Castles, Slowdive, Zola Jesus, Undertones, Blonde Redhead, Deerhunter, Efterklang, HTRK, Joshua T Pearson.
After recording in various studios in Berlin, Jeremy set up The Glove Factory where he produced recorded and/or mixed Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Tricky, Crystal Castles, Liars, Kit Warhurst, Bar Sinister, Holly Herndon
JARRAD LEE JACKSON
In-House Musician/Synth Lord
Need any additional players on your record? Need soundscapes for your tracks? Need soundtrack work for your film? Need a drummer who hits with the power of a thousand suns? Find him dwelling the synth lab most days.
You can contact Jarrad here.
After proving himself as the assistant at Ghostnote Studios for years, Colby Robertson has come into his own as an engineering force to be reckoned with. As an established and accomplished musician as well as producer, he has been shaping the local Adelaide scene working with a large selection of local talent.
As a young man and avid flag waver for the analog domain, Colby is a unique anomaly who has his finger on the pulse of was is current, yet respect for the old school approach to recording music; giving the client a catered-for and individual experience that cannot be matched. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who is able to guide every player, no matter the skill set, throughout takes with ease and care taken to performance as well as sonic attributes. A true jack of all trades when it comes to the studio.
Josh is no stranger to the Adelaide music scene. Playing in bands Horror My Friend and West Thebarton, his passion for guitar and gear naturally intertwines with his persistent ability to repair and improve anything that comes his way. A keen electronics nerd, Josh offers repairs, upgrades and builds for any kind of amplifier, cab, guitar or pedal, all on site in the front of the studio.
You can contact Josh here.
Full studio hire (w/ engineers)…………………………………$440 p/day
Studio hire (dry)…………………………………$300 p/day
Included in the hire is full use of the facilities and instruments.
For session musicians or additional (externally-hired) equipment, let us know in advance and we’ll be happy to find what you need.
Jimmy Balderston: email@example.com
Colby Robertson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Glover: email@example.com
a. 18 Gunson Street, Adelaide, South Australia