Kathleen Syme Centre Recording Studio

Type of space: Music Rehearsal Space, Sound Recording Studio

    Kathleen Syme Centre has a small studio is designed to assist hirers in editing and recording audio. The space is ideal for recording and editing voice overs for video works, audition tapes, podcasts and musical instruments.

    Hirer must attend an induction training session before booking this space. To book in an induction session please visit eventbrite.com.au and search for 'Kathleen Syme Recording Studio' to find upcoming inductions and book into them.

    Information on the facility:


    Editing suite - 3 people

    Recording studio - 8 people

    Editing equipment

    Equipment located in editing suite allows for recording 16 audio input channels with 5 headphone monitoring channels.

    Mac Pro

    c|24 Avid 24 Channel Mixing Desk and Control Panel

    Apollo 16 Audio Interface

    2 x KRK Rokit 8inch G3 Studio Monitor Speakers

    8 channel SM Pro Audio PR8E Microphone pre-amp (used for recording inside editing suite)

    4 Channel POWERPLAY PRO-XL HA4700 High-Power Headphone Mixing and Distribution Amplifier

    Avid Protools 10, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro

    Recording equipment

    2 x Shure BETA87A - Vocals/Amps microphone

    4 x Shure BETA58A - Vocals/Amp microphone

    4 x Shure BETA57A – Instruments microphone

    2 x RØDE NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone with shock mount and pop filter - Vocal/Instrument microphone

    1 x Audix D6 Kickdrum microphone - Kickdrum/bass microphone

    1 x Audix i5 Snare Drum microphone - Snare drum/ Instruments microphone

    1 x Audix D4 Floor Tom microphone - Drum/Instruments microphone

    1 x Audix D2 Rack Tom microphone - Drums/horns microphone

    2 x Audix ADX51 Overhead Condenser Cardioid microphone - Room/Instrument microphone

    4 x BSS Audio AR133 Active DI Boxes

    3 x Fostex T40RP mkII Stereo Headphones

    2 x AKG K540 Stereo Headphones

    8 x Large microphone Stands

    2 x Short microphone Stands

    15 x XLR Audio Leads

    6 x Stereo Headphone extension cables



    Pricing Terms

    Commercial fee (for profit organisation) = $42 per hour; Not-for-profit individual or organisation residing in City of Melbourne municipality = $8.65 per hour

    Special Requirements

    Hirer must attend an induction training session before booking this space. You can book in an induction session with our reception by contacting us via the contact form.

    Parking Notes

    There is on street parking as well as multi level carparks located on the corner of grattan street and cardigan street; as well as cnr of lygon street and elgin street.

    This space is suitable for FilmMusic / SoundNew MediaSpoken Word


    • Floor Dimensions 21.84 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage