A Full Production Experience

From conception to completion



Roundhead understands the magic that is created when a band plays together, or when a singer-songwriter finds the perfect mood – and our studios have been designed to capture these moments.

Conveniently based in central Auckland, Roundhead is a recording studio shaped by musicians for musicians. Every element has been carefully crafted to ensure that musical creativity is always the centre of attention.

Whether it’s your first time in a studio, or if the control room is like a second home, we know you’ll be impressed by Roundhead’s unique comfort and character.

From recording a simple vocal melody to a full orchestra, capturing the energy of a live performance or producing a complete album, Roundhead has the people, spaces, equipment and experience to make it happen perfectly.

 "After working at most of the best Recording Studios in North America, such as Cello, The Village, Sound City, Sunset Sound, The RecordPlant, Oceanway, The Hit Factory and my own PLYRZ Studios, Roundhead Studios blew me away. Amazing studios, tons of incredible recording gear and musical instruments, and a crack engineering staff. I wait impatiently for my next invitation. Go there if you can. It's incredible "   
Jim Scott
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Studio A


Simply put, Studio A is a beautiful place to make music. This studio was built with musicians in mind, created to help them focus on what they do best, make music.

Roundhead’s Studio A features spectacular lighting technology to create the perfect ambiance. While it is one of the quietest rooms in New Zealand, it is a fully customizable acoustic space, with variable surfaces, curtains and wooden louvers to add richness to sound.

Recording in Roundhead‘s Studio A will take you on a journey. You’ll follow in the footsteps of The Who, Joan Jett, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Jeff Buckley, REM and Alice Cooper – all of who have used Studio A’s Neve 8088 to capture an outstanding moment in their musical careers.

"Roundhead is one of the best studios there is. The equipment and environment is as good as it gets and the people working there really do know what they’re doing and do a great job"

Johnny Marr



The Brick Room


The Brick Room is another dynamic space, newly renovated with an API 1608 console at it's heart. The perfect space for producers, artists and engineers alike.

This outstanding space has been used for live to air performances, album recordings and launches, as well as songwriting sessions. It is an excellent complementary space to Studio A.


"There is no studio in the world more thoughtfully put together and accommodating than Roundhead. Great gear, great vibe, great people, what else could anyone need?"
Jeff Tweedy


key Equipment

  • API 1608 with Automation System
  • Ampex MM1200 2" 16 Track
  • Otari MTR-90 2" 24 Track
  • 4x Neve 1073 Preamps
  • 2x Universal Audio LA3a
  • Alan Smart C1
  • Emperical Labs EL8x
  • View full list here

Listen to our work


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We all want the same thing: quality, professional sounding recordings that bring an added dimension to our live performances and epitomise our creative talents.

Now, with the rise of affordable digital recording technology, an increasing number of musicians are taking a DIY approach in their own spaces.

But hang on, you’re the musician. Wouldn’t it make sense to focus on a better performance rather than spending time and money learning how to be a sound engineer, a music producer, and a studio architect?

Why give up your creative time running out cables or fussing with microphone positions and acoustic baffles when you can have someone do it all for you. And do it right the first time. Wouldn’t it be better to go into a recording session without the distractions of whether you caught the take or whether everything was at the right level?

And that is where we come in.

We have created a number of spaces to serve different purposes, for songwriting or recording, and capturing the essence of a live performance. Whatever stage you’re at with your musicianship, Roundhead studios can, and will, save you time and money. More importantly, it will foster and focus your creativity like no other recording space.

With our engineers you will get a professional, fresh and unbiased opinion of how your performance is sounding – and the result will sound good because it does, not because you desperately want it to.

We understand that home recordings have their place, however Roundhead will help you get results faster, better and in a more creative environment.




+64 9 377 7600



151 Newton Rd,
Eden Terrace,
Auckland, NZ 1010

Postal Address

Roundhead Studios,
PO Box 37949

Auckland, 1151

New Zealand