Pro recording studio Melbourne, Pro rehearsal studio Melbourne

Smokestack Studios is only 1 hour from Melbourne. but worlds away from other studios when it comes to value-for-money, inclusions, sound, quality of equipment, comfort and atmosphere. We offer a fully decked out rehearsal space plus a complete range of professional recording services, from the most basic value-for-money demos, right through to broadcast quality recordings for professional artists. We also offer on-site guitar, bass and drum lessons for beginners and advanced players.


Our performance room features state-of-the-art acoustic treatments, and is connected to a separate control room featuring some of the most advanced digital recording equipment available. Find out more about our recording suite package options.

DSCF1557The performance/rehearsal room is spacious, featuring reverse cycle heating/cooling, a comfy leather lounge and bathroom. Rehearsal and recording rates include use of all Shure and Sennheiser pro microphones, Auralex drum, guitar and bass amp isolation risers, Gibraltar Perspex Drum Shield and a Mackie 16 channel PA with FX. We also have a large range of extra equipment available for on-site hire in both recording and rehearsal modes – check out the list here.


We offer excellent value rehearsal rates, starting as low as $30 for a four-hour session for solo artists. See our full rehearsal rates table. We also tailor recording packages to suit all situations and budgets. You can read more here, or call Paul on (0488) 762 578 for a no obligation quote, or send us an email. We also offer guitar, bass and drum lessons in the comfort of the performance room.

Why travel to Gembrook?

Owner and operator Paul Andrews takes great pride in the personal atmosphere on offer at Smokestack Studios; our clients love the feeling of getting out of the city and enjoying some time away where they can focus on their work, whether they’re just having a jam, a structured rehearsal or recording.


The studios are spotlessly clean,our equipment sounds fantastic and is in perfect working order at all times. The room is very comfortable with an Italian leather lounge and the highest quality heating and air-con for any weather conditions. Past clients have even enjoyed a home-cooked meal when their session went for longer than expected!

Recent client James Leroy posted on our Facebook page after his recording session:

“Just wanted to thank Paul at Smokestack Studios Gembrook. We got in there and smashed out four great songs. The guys have put together a great set up out in Gembrook and it was such a refreshing place to record, away from all the distractions of the inner city. Can’t wait to get back out there for future sessions with the Leroy band!”

Listen to the tracks James recorded with us on Soundcloud.


Gembrook is only 1 hour from Melbourne, but it offers a country atmosphere that encourages relaxation, comfort and creativity. Boutique B&B accommodation is just a five minute walk from the studio, along with the Main Street attractions, great cafes, a fantastic bakery, supermarket, takeaway and a bottle shop. Puffing Billy comes in twice a day on the weekends.

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