We make records.
Neil & Brent cater to bands and solo artists looking to record and mix their music in an inspired and unique atmosphere, in a way that challenges the conventional creative process. 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.
With a reputation for sonic excellence and attention to detail, these gents have worked with a wide variety of bands and solo artists, including folk like Magic Dirt, My Disco, Crayon Fields, Augie March, Bill Callahan/Smog, Adalita, Dan Brodie and the Grieving Widows, The Slits, Even, Legends of Motorsport, Batrider, Wagons, Black Cab, Darren Hanlon, Heirs, Jen Cloher and the Endless Sea, and Princess One Point Five.
For a full list of their recorded work, check the People page, or hear some of their recordings on the Listen page.
To chat about what these gents have to offer and talk 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, amps and our vintage keyboard and electric piano collection.
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 room design and acoustic treatment at Head Gap is by revered Sydney acoustician the late Richard Priddle.