Head Gap has endeavoured to provide an 'all-solutions' equipment list to allow a band to explore the many ways of making a record.

For those interested in recording to analogue tape, we provide one of the finest 2 inch 24 track tape machines ever manufactured.

Other sessions may require the complexity and high track-count that can only be catered to by utilising digital software, and in these cases the studio is able to accomodate complete digital workflow.

Most recording projects end up involving a combination of both analogue and digital equipment, and Head Gap has been put together to allow this to happen as seamlessly as possible.  We even provide the option of recording to both analogue and digital recorders simultaneously, if that's your bag.

The equipment list is constantly growing and changing.  If you think you need something that you don't see listed here, please let us know and we will do our best to source it for you.


Neotek Elite 50/8/2

Tape Machine

Studer A800 Mk III 2" 24 track


Pro Tools 10.3.10 HD3 on a Mac Pro 5,1 running OS 10.8.5, 16GB RAM 
Samplitude 11.2 on a custom AAVIM PC
40 I/O Lynx Aurora AD/DA conversion 
Plugins include SoundsToys 5 Effect Rack, Slate complete bundle, Waves Gold bundle, Valhalla DSP, KUSH, Softube, iZotope, Massey.


Event Opals
Yamaha NS 10's
Adam A7

Musician monitoring via Aviom personal mixers



AKG D112
Beyer M88 classic edition
Beyer M88 TG
Echolette ED12 (rebadged AKG D12)
ElectroVoice RE 20
Heil PR20
Heil PR30
Revox M3500/Beyer M201
Sennheiser 421 x 4
Sennheiser 441
Shure SM57 x 5
Shure SM58 x 2
Shure SM7b
Telefunken M80
Uher 534 x 2


AKG 451E w/ CK1 capsule 
Audio Technica 4033 x 2  
Audio Technica 4051a x 2  
Audio Techinica Pro37 x 2  
Avenson Audio STO-2 pair  
Beez Neez Arabella - large diaphragm valve multi-pattern
Neumann KM 184 x 2
Neumann TLM 49
Neumann TLM 102
Neumann M149 valve multi-pattern  
Neumann U87i P48 circa 1980
Neumann U89i P48 circa 1980
Oktava MC012  with 3 capsules (Sound Room matched pair) 
Oktava MK012 x 2  
Realistic PZM x 2
Shure KSM 32 x 2  
Shure KSM 44 x 2 


Beyer M260DX x 2 (with Stephen Sank DX ribbon mod)
Beyer M260N
Beyer M500
Coles 4038 matched pair
EV V2 (custom re-build with Jenson output transformer)
Nude Microphones Stereo Blumlein microphone x 2 
Royer R121

Mic Pre's & DI's

CAPI VP26 mic pre x 2
JLM BA500 mic pre x 2
Gyraf G9 valve mic pre x 2
Neotek Elite console mic pre x 50
Neve 1073LB mic pre x 2
Radial PreComp
Rola 77 mk III valve mic pre
Universal Audio UA 610 Solo
Vintech X73i mic pre and eq x 2

Countryman Type 85 active DI x 2
Head Gap custom Jensen transformer passive DI x 2
Little Labs IBP
Radial Pro Reamp


Retro STA Level valve compressor with 6386 valve
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X x 2
Empirical Labs Distressor EL8 x 1
Hairball 1176 Rev D FET compressor
Warm Audio WA76
Urei 1178 stereo FET compressor
Publison CL-20c stereo opto compressor
FMR Audio RNC stereo compressor
LA audio GCX 2 stereo compressor
Klark Teknik DN780 reverb
Lexicon PCM91 reverb
Lexicon  MPX100 multi-effects
Boss RX-100 spring reverb
Roland RE-201 Space Echo tape delay
Roland DC-10 analogue echo
Behringer Intelligates x 4 channels

Guitars & amplifiers

Fender Jaguar 1963 *
Fender MusicMaster 70's *
Fender Stratocaster 80's US *
Epiphione Les Paul
First Act (SG like Japanese)
Fender Telecaster 2005 US standard
Fender Jazz Bass Mexican *
Japanese 70's Bass
Japanese 70's SG
Lap steel guitar
Maton m225 steel string acoustic *
Shub Guitars custom made pole90/p90 25.5" with Bigsby *
Yamaha FG110 steel string acoustic 1969/70*


Fender 70's silver-face Bassman 100 head
Fender '65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb
Music Man HD-130 head
Jansen Bassman head
Sovtek Mig-50 head 
Sovtek Mig-50H Midget head
Valvetone Zeal 15 head *
Blackheart Engineering Little Midget 5w head
Coronet transistor combo amplifier

Fender Super Sonic 2 x 12" closed back cab with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers
Marshall 1922 2 x 12" closed back cab *
Yellow Box 2 x 12" open back cab with vintage Vox speakers
Vox 2 x 12 open back cab
Eminar 2x12 closed back funky retro cab
Lab Systems 4 x 10" bass cab
Herofon 1 x 6" Film Projector speaker box *


Various stompboxes including:

Boss HM-2
Boss OD-1
Crowther Audio Hotcake
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Black Russian)
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff (Green Russian)
Electro-Harmonix stereo Memory Man
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Max
Electro-Harmonix East River Drive
Ibanez Digital Delay
Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
MI Audio Blue Boy
MXR Distortion+
Richards Rich Switch active A/B/Y splitter
Plus much more...


Ludwig 1972  drum kit - shells 12", 13" 16" 22"
Tama mid-80's Swingstar - shells 12", 13", 16", 22"
Mapex Saturn drum kit - shells 22", 20", 16", 14", 12" *
Ludwig mid-sixties Acrolite 14 x 5 snare
Ludwig Black Beauty 14 x 6.5 snare
Ludwig 1966 Supraphonic 14 x 5 snare
Ludwig Classic Maple 14 x 5 snare
Tama Imperialstar steel 14 x 6.5 snare
Adam maple 14 x 6.5" snare
Mapex Saturn 15 x 5.5" snare *

Various cymbals etc.


Technics SX-P30 88 note weighted keys electric piano
Yamaha G2 grand piano (listen to a recording of our piano here)
Yamaha YC-45D combo organ

Leslie 770 rotating speaker cab

Additional vintage keys available on a hire-in basis: Mellotron M400, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200A  - please email for details.

* Note - Instrumets marked with * are part of Rohan and Finn's personal collections and are occasionally used outside of Head Gap. Please confirm availability if required.

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