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Oceanic is a private studio located in Sydney, NSW, Australia

On Sydney’s amazing Northern Beaches

Vintage and state of the art recording gear, creative environment, 18 foot ceilings, natural light, recycled materials in timber and stone from churches, theatres, old pubs, casinos and houses, a view of bushland, acoustically isolated floor and walls, separate control room and studio, control room acoustics by Mike Fronzek.

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Vintage Neve 80 series 20 channel console

API ‘The Box’ 20 channel console

Protools HDX PCIe cards x 2.

PT|HD11 and PT 10


IZ ADA 2  24 channels

Apogee Rosetta 800 8 channel 24 bit AD DA

Prismsound Lyra 2: 2 channel AD DA

Logic 9, Kontakt, Omnisphere, McDSP plugs, Antares Autotune, CLA Vocal chain, Arturia, Cranesong Phoenix, Abbey Road ADT, Waves Gold, Soundtoys etc

Mac Pro 8-core

Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processors

16GB  memory
640GB hard drive 1
18x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB

32 channel of IO with IZ converters ( 24 into 24 ) and Apogee Rosetta 800 ( 8 into 8 ) AD DA with either HD card/firewire card for laptops etc.

Apple HD 30″ Cinema Display and Samsung LED


Other multitracks.

Radar 6  (Nyquist converters) 24 track digital recorder

Studer A 80 Analogue 16 track 2″ tape machine running RMG tape at 15 or 30 ips (extra charge for lineup)

Ampex ATR 100 Analogue 1/2″ 2 track recorder with relapped heads by Gunter Wagner.


Barefoot Micromain 27’s

Barefoot Footprints

Yamaha NS 10

Mic pres and eqs

NEVE  16 x 1073, 4 x 1081 mic pre/eqs (vintage)

API 512 b mic pre x 6

API 3124+M 4 channel mic pre

API 550b 4 band eq x 4

API 560 10 band graphic x 2

Telefunken v76 (vintage re racked by Rob Squier))

AEA TRP 2 channel ribbon mic pre

GML 8200 mastering eq

AMTEC PEQ-10 Pultec style eq

Chandler TG Microphone Cassette



Neumann U67 (vintage)

Neumann FET 47 (vintage)

Neumann KMF 4i (like a KM84)

Neumann KM85 (vintage)

Neumann SM69 FET stereo (vintage)

AKG THE TUBE (C12 reissue)

Josephson E22 (pair)

AKG 414 B-XLS x 2 (factory matched stereo pair)

Audio Technica 4030


AEA A440

Coles 4038 x 2

Coles 4021 Ball and Biscuit omni x 2

Reslo x 2

AEA R88 Stereo ribbon (uses the large ribbon configuration of the classic RCA 44 series)

Shure Green Bullet x 2


AKG D12 (vintage)

AKG D112

Audix D6

Beyer M88 x 2

Electrovoice RE 20

Heil PR 30

STC Coles Ball and Biscuit x 2

Senheiser 409 x 2

Shure SM7

Shure SM57 x 2

Shure Beta 58

Senheiser 421

Ear Trumpet Labs “Edwina” bluegrass microphone.


Countryman isomax omni

DPA 4060


Neve 2254 vintage (x4)

Al Smart C2

Retro 176 (tube version of 1176)

Empirical Labs Distressor EL-8

Empirical Labs FATSO Jr.

Urei 1176 blackface (vintage)

Altec 436 C compressor limiter crusher (vintage)

Spectrasonics 610 (vintage)

DBX 160

Universal Audio Levelling Amplifier LA-2A

API 525 comp/limiter/de-esser

Drawmer 1960 stereo Vacuum Tube Compressor/Amplifier (vintage)

Joe Meek SC2 stereo compressor limiter

Chandler TG Microphone Cassette

DBX 902 de esser (2)



EMT 140 stereo plate (solid state low noise electronics ex Col Joye)

Micmix Spring Reverb

Eventide H3000SE  Ultra Harmoniser

Lexicon PCM70

Roland 555 Space Echo

Roland SDE3000

Lexicon Prime Time

Korg SDE 3000

Sherman Filterbank



Avalon U-5 DI

Boss DI x 2

BSS AR 116 DI  x 6 (ex Britannia Row/ Pink Floyd)

Tascam CDRW 2000 recorder

MPC 2000 XL drum sampler/sequencer

Extreme Isolation EX29 headphones/ Fostex T20 /Sony MDR/AKG etc

DAC balanced headphone amplifiers (2)

SM Pro Mic Thing vocal booth



Steinway Model A grand piano

Tack piano

Hammond C3 with Leslie 122 with guitar/line input (vintage)

Mini Moog (vintage)

FenderRhodes Mk 2 electric piano (vintage)

Mellotron M4000D

Moog Theremini

Lowrey Magic Genie organ (vintage)

Godwin analog drum machine (vintage)

Roland Juno-60 (vintage)

Farfisa Bravo organ (vintage)

Estey Harmonium

Roland RS101 String Ensemble (vintage)

Eko organ (vintage)

Mattel Optigan (vintage)

Wurlitzer electric piano (vintage)

Premier vibraphone 3 octave


Guitar amplifiers, drums and guitars by request.

Orange 15W combo with 12″ speaker

Fender Vibroverb 1964 Blackface with 15″ (vintage)

Gibson Nighthawk (vintage)

Fender Bassman Blackace 60’s with 2 x 12 (vintage)

Fender Blackface Princeton (vintage 60’s)

Ampeg SVT-3PROW bass amp with 4×10 cab

Many other amps.

Guitars: Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard (58), Guild electrics and acoustics, Martin 12 string acoustic, Maton Fyrbyrd Electric 12 string, Martin D28 HDV prototype, 70’s Fender Jazz Bass. Others by request.

Guitar Pedals (too many to list) on request


Vintage Ludwig Blue Oyster Pearl

22″ kick

14″ rack

Vintage Ludwig Silver Sparkle

13″ rack

14″ rack

16″ floor tom


Ludwig Black Beauty

Ludwig wooden vintage

Ludwig Acrolyte

Premier Piccolo


18″ Tama Superstar floor tom

Algerian Djembe LP Timbales (Tito Puente model)


Zildjian Dark Ride

Zildjian ZXT Medium Ride

Zildjian 10″ Recording hats

Zildjian 14″ Mastersound hats