As music recording moves deeper into virtuality and a sea of infinite track counts, we‘d like to get back to reality – with real instruments, perhaps recording to tape instead of digital, in a professional studio with superb gear, creative producers and engineers – with a bunch of passionate people collaborating to make their own great music. Just like those great sounding albums from the legendary studios of the past, we take inspiration from and we are reminded that, perhaps new music still does need some kind of real house to rock.
Lush Recording Studios is a professionally designed and superbly equipped SSL studio facility. Lush provides artists, producers and engineers alike an inspiring and creative vibe, a comfortable atmosphere and a productive working environment. The studio offers an eclectic collection of the best vintage analogue equipment and classic instruments ever made, as well as an unrivalled collection of classic microphones, the envy of commercial and private studios world-wide.
Most studios today operate almost entirely in the digital domain. They record and mix in-the-box, relying heavily on computers and plug-ins trying to emulate the classic analogue outboard equipment, tape machines, instruments and mics that produced the most memorable recordings ever made. Our philosophy is to stick to the recipe that originally produced those great sounding albums. Our collection of outboard equipment, instruments, and microphones forms the basis of that recipe.
This doesn’t mean we don’t do digital – digital is now the world’s medium. At Lush, we bring the two together, using analogue and digital, where it fits the bill. Analogue to achieve the best recorded sound, and digital to put it together, to make it easily editable, transportable and instantly reproducible.
Our recording systems are an Otari MTR 90 MkII 2” with 16 & 24 track head stacks tape machine, Otari MTR 10 ¼” 2 track, Revox 77B ¼” 2 track and Pro Tools Ultimate HD 2021, 32in/56out.
Lush has the gear, facilities and people in one of Australia’s most well equipped studios ready to assist you.