DIY Studio Recording

A private studio facility available for dry hire. DIY quality multitrack recording for bands, artists, musicians, producers and recording engineers alike.

Studio Specs

The studio complex at MCA consist of a live studio space with two additional vocal/isolation booths, making it an ideal facility for live tracking of instruments and bands.
The control room houses an easy to operate full 24 input system directly to your DAW.
Email us now for all included equipment and microphone specs.

Control Room

The lower level control room is positioned straight off our live room and provides 24 input channels.
Bring in your own DAW and hook straight in to our JBL-4410 and Yamaha NS-10 monitoring.

Live Room

The live studio is a great sounding creative space, also housing two additional isolation booths for vocal or instrument separation.
Our dedicated 16 channel individual headphone monitoring system puts you in control of what you want to hear.


Microphones: AKG, Shure, Sennheiser, Audix, Electrovoice, Audio Technica.
Digital: Avid Pro Tools 2019.
Analog: Universal Audio, Focusrite, Allen & Heath.
Monitoring: JBL, Yamaha, Perreaux Amplification throughout.

Artists & Projects

MCA is owned and operated by Jason Backhouse who has completed work for a range of established artists, including Annie Crummer, Blindspott, Hammond Gamble, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, etc. Recent work includes the Headcasey project, featuring Tracy G from USA metal gods Dio (Guitar 1993-1999)
The studio at MCA has been home base for many NZ bands over the past 15 years. Extreme Metal band Ulcerate have tracked their own studio albums at MCA going on 10+ years and continue to use the facility weekly.

Dry Hire Tracking Rate Special!

Track your band in our quality studio space across an entire 10 hour day for just $400 + GST.
BYO Engineer, subject to approval. Contact us now to discuss your requirements.

Rates & Booking

Basic dry hire studio rate is $48/hr + GST (BYO Engineer, subject to approval). Minimum hire charge is 2 hours. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your recording project. Because we are a privately owned studio with a vested interest in talented artists, we often offer great discounts on a project dependent basis.