The Aviary Studio & Creative Hub have just officially launched their recording & studio services including a music industries office space as well as a new website:

The Aviary, perched on the first-floor in downtown Abbotsford, offers a unique inner-city recording experience.  The studio blends a feeling of vintage warmth with modern precision.  Walls are lined with recycled timber, a sunlit control room fitted with a 1978 MCI console, all combine to create a relaxed and inspiring place to make records. For full studio specs visit

Established in July 2012 and hand built by in-house engineer and producer, Fraser Montgomery, The Aviary is designed to provide a professional and creative studio at an affordable price. The Aviary boasts a comfortable and creative environment built around a comprehensive and functional work platform.

The Aviary welcomes any freelance engineers and producers to come in and dry hire the studio. After a run through of the setup, you’ll be left to your own devices for the day with the option of hiring our in house assistant. The control room is setup to make it easy and accessible to patch in any extra outboard gear you may want to bring in.

In conjunction w/ Blank Tape Music, The Aviary offers unique multi-media content, where we can film and track a performance in the studio. Within 24 hours you can have an edited and graded video with a mastered recording all done in-house at The Aviary and ready to upload (see below for examples). Contact The Aviary for more info. Check out

 Set in a beautiful, old Abbotsford warehouse, The Aviary incorporates a Creative Hub. A space shared by Melbourne creatives Tristan Ludowyk (Hope Street Recordings), Cesar Rodrigues (Blank Tape Music), Oakies Management, and Melbourne artist Alistar Patterson. Check out The Hub page for more info on these enterprises.

Some of the artists, producers and engineers who have worked here so far:

Mustered Courage, Jimi Maroudis, Nicky Bomba, The Cat Empire, Straylove, Tristan Ludowyk, El Moth, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), The Cactus Channel, The Putbacks, Matt Glass, Ghost Orkid, Hope Street Recordings, Bob knob, CountBounce (aka Pip Norman), Old Medicine, Angus Alexander Hamilton Rigby, Chad Mason, The Pierce Bros, Solquemia, Sietta, Mantra, Public OpinionAfro Orchestra, The Sun Rising Band, Anbessa, Al Parkinson, Jungal, Ganga Giri, Glenn Johnson, Pappa Chango, Jazmaris, Munroe Melano,  Damon Smith, Silver Lake, Yen Nguyen, Mechanical Pterodactyl, Danny Brown, Clint Sigmund, Cesar Rodrigues (Blank Tape Music), Joel Wolfe, African Intelligence, Mr Sippi, Horse Meat, Emi DayYirrmal, The Center and the South, Paul Pomphrey, Tom Fryer, Lucas O’Connell, Kutamani, Friends, Adrian Shaw (The Ages), Mantra, Evan Tweedie & Luke Collins (Husky), Texture Like Sun, Ryan Brewer and Ben Wicks…


The Aviary Studio & Hub – HopeStreet Recordings – Blank Tape Music –

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