We make records.

Head Gap is a Melbourne recording studio operated by music producer and audio engineer Neil Thomason.   

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.

The studio caters to a wide variety of musical styles, and has been privileged to host sessions for artists as diverse as the Dirty Three, Paul Kelly, Courtney Barnett, 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 our more about the studio and chat about what you would like to do, please call the studio on 03 9480 6280 or email bookings @ headgap.com.au

2013 in review - ladies lead the charge

With the beginning of a new year historical navel gazing seems inevitable, and in our minds it's clear that the past twelve months have been dominated by a seemingly endless stream of talented and driven female artists working at Head Gap.
Romy Hoffman's AGENDER project, Jen Cloher and band, the all-conquering Courtney Barnett and the Courtney Barnetts, the Gian Slater-lead INVENIO vocal group, beguiling new-comers Wiley Red Fox, old friends in a new guise Strine Singers, ragged roots exponents Brooke Russell and her Mean Reds, the dazzling Dyson/Stringer/Cloher project, two-piece rockers Dark Fair and future-retro avant popsters Dear Plastic are just some of the stellar female-lead bands to have worked with us through 2013, something we feel very fortunate about.

Here's old mate Courtney Barnett and the gang hamming it up for their Avant Gardener track from their How to Carve a Carrot into a Rose release, out now on Milk! Records.  Recorded by Simon Cotter at Head Gap.

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 machines.  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.

Head Gap Studio

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Take a look around the studio and get a feel for the place.

Floor plan

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