York Street Studio
York Street Recording Studio is a Recording Studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. Founded and built by producer and engineer Martin Williams, producer Malcolm Welsford and Jaz Coleman it quickly became New Zealand's leading music recording, mixing and mastering facility. In 2000 the studio was purchased by software developer Adrien de Croy and is now managed by Jeremy Mcpike. In April, 2014, though at that time still very busy, the Studios closed due to its 21 year lease, and was sold.
The studio has a vintage 1974 EMI Neve. One of only 7 made. The recording area is a 1,000 sq ft (93 m2) main room and mezzanine, with two adjoining isolation rooms and a third separate isolation booth. The main room is 20 ft (6.1 m) high and is New Zealand only high-stud professional studio live room. It has virtually no permanent acoustic absorption, relying on room shape and deflective elements to achieve control of reverberation.
Artists and producers
The studio has been frequented by various artists from throughout New Zealand and Australia, as well as several other artists from around the world. The list of the studios clients include; Silverchair, Crowded House, Bic Runga, Shihad, Interpol, Che Fu, Dave Dobbyn, Daniel Bedingfield, Goldenhorse, No Doubt, Fur Patrol, The Feelers, Strawpeople, Killing Joke, Black River Drive, Bailterspace, Semisonic, The Exponents, Headless Chickens, The Stereo Bus, Engelbert Humperdinck, Hello Sailor, Blindspott, Tadpole, Head Like A Hole, Zed, Ben King, Pluto, Supergroove, Brooke Fraser, Payola, Carly Binding, 48May, and Dukes.
Producers who have worked at the studio include; Mitchell Froom, Jaz Coleman, Youth (producer), Gil Norton, Malcolm Foster, Chris Van De Geer, Andrew Buckton, Malcolm Welsford, Danton Supple, Tchad Blake, Brian Paulson, Greg Haver, Bradey Blade, Scott Seabright, P Money, and Jonathan Campbell.