We make records.


Head Gap is a Melbourne recording studio operated by producer/engineers Finn Keane &  Rohan Sforcina.   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 Alex Lahey, Dirty Three, Courtney Barnett, Cash Savage & the Last Drinks, Dune Rats, Paul Kelly, Big Scary, Holy Holy, No Zu, Loose Tooth, Fraser A. Gorman, My Disco, Augie March, Violent Soho, Gold Class 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: Loose Tooth - Keep Up

For their second release on Milk! Records, Loose Tooth joined Finn Keane at Head Gap in 2017 to record 11 dreamy yet dancy, hook ridden tunes that earned them album of the week on both RRR and PBS. On ya Toothy pegs, we love ya!

 

Feature Album: Fraser A Gorman - Easy Dazy

Fraser A Gorman’s sophomore release Easy Dazy is out now! Recorded at Head Gap with producers Nicolas Vernhes (War on Drugs, Cat Power) and Dan Luscombe (The Drones), and engineered by Rohan Sforcina, it is the first release on Fraser’s new label Brown Truck Records. Joined by a host of talented friends, including Anika Ostendorf (Hachiku), Hollie Joyce, members of King Gizzard and Leah Senior, Easy Dazy is a lush pop dream. Nice work, Fraser!

 

Feature Album:  Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother


It's so great to see the world falling in love with the manic fuzz pop of Alex Lahey and band.  Talk about a whirlwind (b)romance!  Alex and the gang spent two brief sessions with us tracking the record in 2017, along with producer Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy), and what a super result!

Check the title track here and prepare to fall head over heels....  


About the studio

Housed in a 400 sqr metre industrial warehouse, Head Gap is purpose built for audio production. Incorporating the studio, lounge, kitchen 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. 

Studio design and acoustic treatment at Head Gap is by revered Sydney acoustician the late Richard Priddle.


Head Gap Studio

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For studio queries and booking requests, phone us on +613 9480 6280
or email .