The Pony Music Recording Studio rebuild is complete and we are OPEN.
Yes we are open and recording, within the COVID-19 guidlines.
We have enough space to record bands.
Please give us a call to discuss your needs and we can get back to creating art again.
Mic Pres Microphones
We have new gear, old gear, all the toys needed to make great music and have fun while doing it.
We don't like getting bogged down in the process of making music.
The new studio is all about productivity-nothing should be too hard or take too long.
(unless it's you wanting to spend hours on another guitar take!)
You provide the music and talent, we will capture the vibe.
Pony Music's Recording Studio is located in Hallam, Melbourne, Australia.
Our spaces include a fantastic live room; it's large like in the old studio days.
Large rooms are disappearing as studios close. It's a pleasure to record in this space. It just feels right.
Live Room (10m Long x 8m Wide x 5.5m High)
Our Control Room is also large (6.7m Long x 5.9m Wide x 3.5m High).
You can easily have 10+ people in the control room and it doesn't feel cramped.
We have the best of both worlds - A great analog front end into modern digital via Pro Tools HDX.
We have microphone preamplifiers from the 50s to today. Lots of Valves, transformers and discreet electonics.
Stuff that tone is made of.
We are very proud of our fully refurbished, Memphis - made, Auditronics 501 (Son of 36 Grand) console.
The EQ in this console is amazing. Its inductor based and more like a pultec eq (without the valves) than a normal console.
This console has a long Australian history haveing spent its previous life at TCS (Television City Sound) at the hands of John French, John Sayers, Mark Woods, Mark Moffatt and others.
Some of the recordings TCS did with this console include;
Sky Hooks, Russell Morris, Ayers Rock, Chain, Lobby Loyde, Sherbet, Blackfeather, Madder Lake, Matt Taylor, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Ross Wilson, The Sports, LRB, Max Merritt, and many, many more.
We have done our best to verify these recordings, but the people involved did warn us, it was the 70s, in Melbourne's crazy music scene, so the facts are hazy but the stories are huge.
If you know any of these acts DID NOT use this console please let me know and I'll update the list.
Equipment list (as of 29/03/2020)
This changes all the time. We keep finding new/old toys to play with.
Auditronics 501 (Son of 36 Grand)
24 pres / 16 Line/Buss outs
Midas 502/512 - H3K style with EQ (2)
NEVE 33415 (2)
VINTECH X81, 473 (4)
V72 x 2
V76 x 2
UNIVERSAL AUDIO 2610
Summit Audio TPA-200B
UA solo 110 x 2
Empirical Labs Distressor
1176 x 2
Nova C1 x2
DBX 160X x2
The God Rack
RND 5059 16 x 2 x 2 Summing Mixer
RND Master Buss Processor
Chandler Curve Bender TG 12345
Effects and Other Processors
LilFreq x 2
Lexicon PCM 70
ROLAND SRV 2000
YAMAHA SPX90II, SPX90, REV5
Large Diaphragm Condensers
Neumann U47 long body, U47 Short body, U47 fet, U77, U87
Mojave Audio MA200 Tube x 2
AKG 414 BULS, 214
Small Diaphragm Condensers
Neumann KM54 x 2, KM56 x 2, U64, KM184
Mojave Audio MA100 Tube
AKG 451B x 2
Beyer M201 x 2
Sennheiser 441 x 2, MD421 x 4, e604 x 4
Shure SM57 x 2, Beta 57 x 1, SM58 x 2
Audix I5, D4, D6
Shure SM91 x 2
KV2 ( Available upon request)
Countryman, Mark Bass Passive, SCV, Nova and others
Cranesong Avocet Monitor Control
New Main Monotors TBC
Audio Toys Monitor 6 Custom Monitors with Subs
6 x 8 Channel Formula Sound QUE-8 Mixing consoles
All analogue headphone system with talkback/cue
Beyer Dynamic & AKG Headphones
Pro Tools HDX Ultimate - Mac
Universal Audio UAD-2 and UAD Plugins
Avid HD I/O &192
Aurora Lynx 16
Too many to mention, all legitimate versions.
UA, Lexicon, Soundtoys, Waves, Avid, Softube and many more.
Tama Star Classic 6 Piece
Gretsch Catalina Maple 5 piece
Tambourines, shakers, cowbells, etc.
Fender - '79 Strat
80's Short Scale P Bass
Fret King Black Label (Geoff Whitehorn)
P Style Bass, Neck through, Brass Bridge
Music Mann OLP - with Floyd Rose
Blackstar Artisan 100
Peavey 5150 MKII
Mesa Boogie Mark IIc 1 x 12"
Kustom Coupe 2 x 12”
Lab Systems VP400
Fender Bassman 10 2 x 10”
Mozztronics VP1 & BP1
Ampeg 8 x 10
Lab Systems 6 x 10
Mark Bass 2 x 12”
Marshall TV 4 x 12
August Roth Upright “Honky Tonk” paino
Our Studio is not just a Music/Rock n Roll Studio. We also cater for;
Mixing (we can make your home recoredes tracks come alive)
Adding Session players to your tracks
And just about any of your possible recording needs.