We make records.
Head Gap is a Melbourne recording studio operated by producer/engineers Finn Keane & Neil Thomason. Services we offer include recording, mixing, mastering and production. We have been operating since April 2006.
The studio caters to bands and solo artists looking to record and mix their music in an inspired and relaxed atmosphere. Head Gap has been designed to enhance the experience of writing and recording music, providing the essential tools and services to assist in the process of making an outstanding record.
We welcome musicians from all quarters, and have been privileged to host sessions for artists as diverse as the Dirty Three, Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, Dune Rats, Big Scary, Beaches, Adalita, My Disco, Augie March, The Twerps, Magic Dirt, Pikelet, Violent Soho, Wagons, Regurgitator and Jen Cloher. You can view a full client list here.
To find out more about Head Gap and chat about what you would like to do, please call the studio on 03 9480 6280 or email bookings @ headgap.com.au
Feature Album: Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit
Courtney and her band have been familiar faces at Head Gap for a while now, with work on her earlier EP's completed here, as well as playing in Jen Cloher's band for completion of Jen's wonderful In Blood Memory album.
We were excited when we learned that Courtney and the the fellas would return for the recording of her debut album, and have been thrilled to see the record connect with such a wide audience around the globe. Big shout out to Milk Records!
To Courtney, Bones, Dave and Dan - top job and long may you run!
About the studio
Housed in a 400 sqr metre industrial warehouse, Head Gap is purpose built for audio production. Incorporating the studio, lounge, kitchen, outdoor bar-b-que space and technical repairs workshop, all areas of Head Gap have been carefully designed to incorporate natural light, creating an open and creative atmosphere.
The studio layout provides a space that allows a band to set up and play live, as you might at a gig or rehearsal. Instruments like drums, bass, guitars and keyboards can all be recorded at the same time, with or without isolation, if that's the way you like to work. This allows for efficient use of time, and the ability to capture the music with the greatest degree of spontaneity and feel.
Use of the studio includes everything on our equipment list, including our analogue multi-track tape machine. Also included is our selection of musical instruments including drums, guitars and amps.
The expansive lounge and kitchen area provides you with a space away from the studio to eat and relax. An electric cook top and cooking utensils, as well as a microwave, fridge, and coffee machine allows you to prepare food and drinks when and how you like. There is also a paved outdoor area with a gas bbq for those summer evening sessions, please make use of it!
Studio design and acoustic treatment at Head Gap is by revered Sydney acoustician the late Richard Priddle.