Looking for a place to record your masterpiece? One thing we know for sure is that you’ll want to find the perfect recording studio that can meet both your professional standards and your budget. Tagvenue offers curated lists of the best-recording studios that Melbourne has to offer, so whether you need to book a high-end session with a producer or you just want to have the studio to yourself, we’ve got just what you need. Whether you need to record music, podcasts or theatrical performances, the city’s wide range of recording studios is ready to help you push your creativity to the limits, so start your search on Tagvenue today!
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Melbourne is home to many artistic souls driven to make their mark across the city so it’s no surprise that you can find fantastic recording studios hidden in each city district! From cosy small studios in Fitzroy, Carlton and Collingwood to high-end lux professional level spaces near Fed Square, you will discover a range of different settings and vibes. For those who may want to avoid traffic, check out your options in suburbs such as Etham, Nunawading, and Epping. Whatever your goal, take our smart filters for a spin and discover the best studio for your needs with just a few clicks!
Are you dreaming of setting up your own podcast programme? Then why not let Tagvenue give you a hand! Take the plunge and bring your dreams to life! Check out our simple guide below for a few quick tips that will help you take your first steps into the world of podcasting. Check out how to pick the right recording studio and read through our quick list of foolproof tips on how to release the first episode of your series without any stress!
1. Determine your audience and goals
Why do you want to release a podcast? To establish your business by sharing expert knowledge and entertaining information with the audience? Or to have a space on the internet where you can talk about your thoughts on different topics? Or maybe you just want to develop your own original true-crime series? Whatever the case, you need to have a certain goal in mind, and what target audience you would like to reach. Remember that listeners should gain something from listening to your programme whether that is useful information or interesting fun facts that will keep them coming back for more. Later, when you have built your audience, you can ask your listeners about specific things that they would like to hear about in future episodes.
2. Set your schedule
You need to create a schedule you will stick to. How many episodes a week would you like to produce? How long will the episode last? It all depends on whether you’re a hobbyist recording podcasts in your spare time or a manager who does this professionally. Whatever the case, you should start by determining how long it will take you to research one episode, how much time it will take you to write a script, then record it, and edit it, etc. Be reasonable - don’t throw yourself into deep waters and opt for 3 episodes a week if you have other work and responsibilities. Your podcast should be of high quality and able to keep your audience subscribing and coming back eagerly for each. It’s best to aim for one episode per week and then increase the amount when you become accustomed to the production process. Once you’ve set your schedule, advertise it on your website and encourage your audience to anticipate new episodes.
3. Come up with a name and interesting description for your podcast
Pick a podcast name that is catchy and in some way refers to the topic of your programme. Be creative! Also, let your audience know what you will discuss in your podcasts and write an interesting description (a.k.a show’s summary) for your website and streaming platforms that will capture interest. If you don’t include any podcast description, then your potential audience will most likely not hit the “play” button.
4. Pick the right studio equipment
The basic equipment for starting a podcast is a computer and a microphone. Don’t use your built-in one, as the sound quality will be poor! But if you would like to start producing quality podcasts from the very beginning, consider hiring a recording studio. They’re equipped with a basic range of quality equipment that will come in handy during recording sessions, such as microphones, headphones, amplifiers, audio interfaces, and mixers, etc. They’re a reasonable solution for gaining access to the right kind of gear and seeing if podcast recording is your thing without spending a fortune. Also, some recording studios provide audio engineers as part of the hire who will help you get started and learn how to use their equipment.
Although recording podcasts can seem quite complicated to beginners, it isn’t! Of course, learning how to use all the equipment and developing a certain podcast style is a process, the most important factor is your enthusiasm and an interesting topic! If you will be talking passionately and providing entertaining information, you will be winning your first subscribers in no time! So, if you’ve been thinking of launching your first podcast programme, don’t wait any longer! Tagvenue will be more than happy to accompany you on your podcast journey and provide you with a curated list of the best recording studios in Melbourne!
Studios are plentiful in the centre of the city. Start your search among the streets near the West Gate Freeway in South Melbourne. Head north through Fitzroy for more options, and most are within an easy drive from High Street. You can also find fantastic recording studios further out of town, in the suburbs such as Eltham, Nunawading, and Epping.
With recording studios, you really do get what you pay for. While you can find options within the $50 to $100 range, you may not be getting the best experience for your money. If a cheap studio is what you need, you will find some solid options available, including in your local library. The Melbourne library offers a recording studio for hire on a limited basis. However, if you plan a more extensive session, for a demo,LP, or podcast you can expect to pay $199 per hour or around $300 for a half-day and up to $500 for a full-day hire with an engineer. Some studios do offer packages that can provide good value depending on your needs. Remember that extra equipment and instruments can cost extra, so consult all the costs with the venue manager before signing the contract. (All data from Tagvenue.com.)
When hiring a recording studio, it is best to understand what you might need. In Melbourne, most mid and upper range studios seem to offer hire that includes a fee for an engineer and some basic post-production such as mixing, mastering, and file delivery. The studio itself should come equipped with some basic mics and a mixing board. Pianos, drum kits, and upgraded audio equipment are usually rentable for flat rates.
Castaway Studios - a great pick for podcast, audiobook, voice-over recordings. The studio provides all equipment needed to smooth out the whole recording process. Castaway also has rooms for video and audio recording.
Mycelium Studios - a space with an amazing interior that will immediately get you in a creative mode. Perfect for band rehearsals and recording sessions.
Longford Studio - a cosy space perfect for podcasting, as well as video and audio recording.
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