Music Farm was built in 1979 and quickly became on of Australia's top studios. Most of the leading bands of the period recorded there namely - Australian Crawl, Misex, Midnight Oil, Mondo Rock, Split Enz, Cold Chisel etc.
The console was a MCI 500 fully automated with a JH24 track. There was also a luxury accommodation building.
Above is the control room showing the MCI console, whilst below is the main studio area. There was also a piano booth and a vocal booth.
Below shows the beautiful landscape of the Byron Bay area. The studio is down on the right and you can see the front of the accommodation building on the left.
The new owner, Eric Roberts, has now refurbished the control room and expanded the console to it's full 42 input capacity. He has added new effects units and Pro Tools and the whole studio is up and going again under the direction of Greg Courtney.
It was refurbished in 1995 and all the fibreglass insulation was removed and replaced with more environmentally acceptable pure new wool.
The console is still a MCI 500 with a JH24 multitrack. Protools is a more recent addition.
Above is the control room showing the MCI console,
whilst below is the main studio area. There was also a live booth and a vocal booth.
Below shows the Vocal Booth.
Below is a view looking back at the control room within the studio.
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