Newmarket Studios, conveniently located at 87-91 Arden Street, North Melbourne, is fit and ready for your next recording project. Managed under the safe hands of of successful engineer/producer Callum John Barter, Newmarket offers high end, well maintained recording equipement fitted into a pourpose built  studio, layed out across 4 tracking rooms, ready for the artist to get into creativity quickly and easily.

2016 has been a fantastic year for the studio, some great projects to emerge. Here are just a few from the year!

Saskwatch – forthcoming 4th album           (Recorded & Mixed)

Dorsal Fins – new album “Digital Zodiac”    (Recorded & Mixed)

Jim Lawrie – forthcoming Album                   (Recorded & Mixed)

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile forthcoming compilation (Recorded)

The Seven Ups – forthcoming Album           (Recorded & Mixed)

The Hunter Express – “Bluestone Lane” EP    (Recorded & Mixed)

Milk Records “Good For You” Compilation        (Recorded & Mixed)

(Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Och My Face, Fraser A Gorman & The Finks) 

Romeo Moon – “Garden” Single                        (Recorded & Mixed)

North City – Forthcoming Double A Side      (Recorded & Mixed)

Broads – Forthcoming Album                           (Recorded & Mixed)

The Black Heart Death Cult – Singles       (Recorded & Mixed)

Andrew McSweeney forthcoming Album  (Recorded & Mixed)

Erica Bramham “Twelve Moons” Album   (Recorded & Mixed)

Michael Hazelman “Putting Back Chairs” Album  (Mixed)

Have Hold - Singles         (Recorded & Mixed)

Camille O’Sullivan      (Recorded)

The Good Minus - Singles      (Recorded & Mixed)


The studio consists of:

  • 40 Ch MR4 Harrison In-Line Console with VCA Automation
  • Pro Tools HD 10 & 11
  • Analogue 24 Track 2” Tape
  • Extensive Vintage microphone collection
  • Tasty Vintage Outboard
  • 4 Isolated Recording Spaces with sight-lines between all of them
  • Kawai GS-50 Grand Piano
  • Bright, sunny & relaxing common space for in between takes :)

The Studio has been quietly achieving in Melbourne since 1986. Quite a diverse range of artists have completed projects at the studio, as the space allows for a wide range of Genres.

Some artists to note are: Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Fraser A Gorman, Jen Cloher, Dorsal Fins, Sons Of Rico, Beasts Of Bourbon , You Am I, Rocket Science, The Pictures,  Money For Rope, Saskwatch, Maddy Hay, Broads, The Tigre & Me, Joe Chindamo, Allan Brown, Anton Delecca Quartet, Katie Noonan, Adam Simmons Quartet….

We can offer the studio with one of our very experienced Engineers, or if you already have your engineer of choice, they are welcome to come in and engineer your session with the help of one of our assistant engineers.

Newmarket has also teamed up with Noisehive, an artist friendly Digital Distribution network operated by Xelon Entertainment in Melbourne. Noisehive can offer our clients an exclusive discounted rate, making it easy and affordable for acts who aren’t already with a label, to release their work digitally with the personalised services offered by the Noisehive team.  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. And we would always love to have you in for a tour of the studio.

Drop Callum an email – callum@newmarketstudios.com.au



Harrison MR40 40 Channel Desk With Full Fader And Mute Automation

Recording Machines

Otari Mx80 2″ 24 Track
Pro Tools HD Native 10 & 11
with 2 x 192 I/O (24 i/o)
  • Waves Gold Bundle,
  • Waves SSL Bundle
  • McDSP
  • Sony Oxford EQ
  • Focusright d2/d3
  • Avid….


Kawai Gs-50 Grand Piano
Rex Valve 5 Watt Distortion Amp
Various Percussion

Outboard Equipment

Microphone / Line Pre-Amps

Dex VTMA Vacuum Tube Mic Amp X 4 Channels
Dex NCMA2 Noise Cancelling Mic Pre Amp X 2 Channels

Compression / Limiters

Dex / Phillips Valve Broadcast Compressor
Fairchild 663 X 8
Urei 7110
Urei 1176ln X 2
Orban 418a Stereo Limiter
Inovonics 201
Dex Al-200 X 4 Channels
dBx 162 Stereo Compressor


Pultec Stereo Passive Filter Spf-2
Klark-Teknik DN 410 Dual Parametric
TC Electronic Parametric
Modified Sansui Se7 Broadband Graphic Equaliser


Allison Research / Valley People Keepex Ii X 8
Symetrix Downward Expander


Korg SDD-3000
Lexicon Primetime
Eventide H910 Harmoniser


EMT 140TS Stereo Plate
EMT 250 Reverb / Chorus / Phase / Delay
Sony MV-R201
Yamaha REV 7

Mirrophone’s & DI’s


Neumann U47
Neumann U48
Neumann U67
AKG C12B X 4


Beyer M88 X 2
Beyer M69 X 4
Beyer 201
Sennheiser 441 X 2
Sennheiser 421 X 1
Sennheiser MD 409 X 3
Shure Sm57 X 2
Shure Sm58 X 4


Neumann TLM 170
Neumann KM 84
AKG C3000 X 2
AKG C3000B
Schoeps CMC5-U X 2
Sony C35-P
Sony EMC 33f X 4
Sennheiser MKH 406 P48 X 2
Sennheiser MKH 30 P48
Sennheiser MKH 40 P48 X 2

DI Boxes

DEX VTLS 100 Valve DI
DEX Tubeboy Valve DI x 2
DEX ALS-P48c Active Di X 2
DEX RLS-P48 Rev Di X 2


Big Old RCA Ribbons x 2 :)


Four isolated recording rooms with windows, allowing sight lines between them all.





meet our team


Courtney Barnett, Big Scary, Kurt Vile, Dorsal Fins, Fraser A Gorman,
Broads, Jim Lawrie, The Seven Ups, Romeo Moon, North City,
The Black Heart Death Cult, Erica Bramham,
Methel Ethel, Saskwatch, Jen Cloher, East Brunswick All Girls Choir,
Ouch My Face, The Finks, Money For Rope, Major Cord,
Broads, Foy Vance, You Am I, Beasts of Bourbon, Rocket Science,
Ollie Browne, Joe Chindamo, Katie Noonan, Anton Delecca Quartet,
Son’s Of Rico, Gun Street Girls, The Tiger & Me,
Maddy Hay, The Nymphs, Georgia Fields, Henry Joseph,
The Eighty 88’s, Moshe Feiglin, Suzanne Kinsella,
Sabrina Sandapa & The Red Vans, La Mauvaise Réputationm,
The Grant Rapids, David Blyth, Chris Cavill, Domenic Bello,
M J Halloran & The Sinners, The Pictures, Beasts of Bourbon,
Brian Henry Hooper, Lights on at Heathrow, Ancient Free Gardeners,
The Disheveled Gentlemen, Sunny Koll, Keshie, Cavanagh & Argus,
Michael Hazelman, Have Hold, The Good Minus, Alan Brown…


Newmarket Studios
87-91 Arden Street
North Melbourne
Victoria 3051

For Bookings & Enquiries, please contact the Studio Manager & Chief Engineer
Callum John Barter
Email: callum@newmarketstudios.com.au
Mobile: 0417 532 040
Or Reception on 03 9329 2877 and they can assist you or arrange for Callum to call you back.