F.A.Q

 

WHERE IS ROUNDHEAD STUDIOS & IS THERE A CAR PARK?

Roundhead Studios is located in central Auckland at 151 Newton Rd, Eden Terrace. We are the big green building with a chandelier shop on the corner.  Our carpark is behind the black metal fence between Roundhead Studios and Edinburgh Castle on the corner of Newton Rd and Symonds Street. Please park with care and consideration and don’t block others in.

 

HOW LONG IS A RECORDING SESSION AT ROUNDHEAD?

A standard recording day at Roundhead is 10 hours. Most sessions run from 10am - 8pm but we are flexible with what 10 hour window suits you and the band – please confirm your time when booking.

We allow clients to work over their allocated time at their engineer’s discretion and charge an overtime rate of $150 for every hour the session continues over the end time

 

WHAT IS THE RATE FOR EACH STUDIO?

Email info@roundheadstudios.com to enquire about the our studio rates or phone the studio manager on +64 9 3777 600. We can answer any questions you have regarding rates and provide options within your budget.

We require a 50% deposit to secure a booking and expect a booking to be paid in full before the session starts. High quality files, sessions, and stems will not be provided to a client until they have paid in full.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

When cancelling your studio booking within 48 hours of the booked date, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged based on the cost of your booking. Cancellations have a significant impact on us, therefore we need to endorse our cancellation policy and trust you understand our need to do so.

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT ENGINEER TO CHOOSE?

See the our Team page here to learn about our in-house and main freelance engineers.

All of our engineers are highly experienced and know how to use the Roundhead equipment to full capacity.

Discuss with our studio manager if you have a specific engineer or style of engineer outside of our list that you you would like to use.

 

DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ANY PRODUCERS?

Yes. Not only are our in house engineers great producers, we have relationships with many top New Zealand and overseas producers.   

 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW WHEN RECORDING AT ROUNDHEAD FOR THE FIRST TIME?

When you arrive at Roundhead press the reception buzzer, someone will open the door for you or you should push the door when you hear a loud beep. 

Everyone at Roundhead works to create the best experience for you. Feel free to ask your engineer, assistant, intern, or the manager, any questions.

While Roundhead has no dress code, all clients must wear shoes. We recommend a tidy standard of dress

 

SHOULD I BRING MY OWN INSTRUMENTS INTO STUDIO?

While we provide a large range of instruments for you to use at Roundhead, some instruments can become unavailable due to high demand or maintenance. Please discuss what instruments and gear you should bring to your recording with your engineer prior to the recording date so they can confirm we have all the right gear available for you.  

See our gear list here.

 

DO YOU HAVE SESSION MUSICIANS AVAILABLE?

Throughout the years of being involved in the music industry we have made contact with New Zealand's most talented musicians. We will work with you to find the perfect drummer, guitarist, keys player or anyone else you need for your project.  

 

CAN I BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO THE STUDIO?

You are welcome to bring people to support you with your recording. However we don’t allow more than 10 extra people in studio. This may require we bring on extra staff to ensure the safety of everyone in your group and of the gear in studio. We may also have to charge an additional tea/coffee fee and/or cleaning fee for large groups. 

Let the manager know at time of booking if you intend on bringing a large group of people into studio.

 

WHO HAS RECORDED AT ROUNDHEAD STUDIOS?

We love recording both local and international musicians at Roundhead – Here is a list of some of the well known musicians and bands who have recorded at Roundhead:   P!NK - Katy Perry - Mick Fleetwood - Ed Sheeran - Dua Lipa - Migos -  Lorde - Crowded House - Kanye West  - Six60 - Shapeshifter - Wilco - Johnny Marr - KT Tunstall - Jet - Arcade Fire - Passenger - Mumford and Sons - Dinosaur Junior - The Dead Weather - Don McGlashan - Liam Finn - Tim Finn - The Naked and Famous - Shihad - Common - Broods – Foals…

Do You Offer internships?

Internships are a great way to learn the craft of audio engineering and make valuable contacts within the music industry. We do take interns but the opportunity to take on new people only comes along every once in a while so be sure to send us an email with your CV and let us know a little more about yourself.

IF I HAVE HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE IN THE STUDIO, WHO DO I TALK TO?

At Roundhead we strive to create a safe, inclusive, professional, and positive culture within our team and during the sessions we work.  Roundhead does not tolerate harassment or inappropriate behaviour from any of its staff or clients.

If you have any issues in studio that make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, we encourage you to discuss these issues with your engineer and / or assistant. If you don’t feel like you can discuss these issues with your team, then our studio manager Charlotte Ryan is your main port of call. If she is not in the studio office, you can email her at info@roundheadstudios.com.