As a musician, recording your music is your final chance to fine-tune how you want to the world to hear you. The best way to do this is through a world-class recording studio, but when it comes down to it there aren’t too many on offer in the Geelong region. That is, until Don’t Poke the Bear came along, offering a professional recording studio and rehearsal studio space unlike any others in the city.
Located on Gordon Avenue in Geelong West, Don’t Poke the Bear is an all-purpose music facility catering for band rehearsals, studio recordings and even offer somewhere for bands to shoot their music videos or have meetings. It’s perfect for bands and musicians who are recording an EP, demo, a single song or album.
Not only is it a state of the art facility and like nothing else on offer in the region, but they also offer rehearsal spaces and recordings SEVEN days a week (subject to availability) – so even if you’re band are keen to practise on a Sunday morning, the DPTB crew have you sorted! Weeknight slots run from 6-10pm and weekend slots, both Saturday and Sunday for 11am – 4pm, with sessions costing a flat rate of $65.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does! Alongside being an awesome place to refine your craft, it’s also a great place to just hang out and network. The halls are always busy and bustling with a range of artists and the facility is very down to earth and everyone is welcome – once a band comes once, they almost always become regulars.
Keen to record? All you need to do is call or book online, and from there, the team will assess the sort of outcome you are searching for, and work with you to ensure you have the engineer most suited to your project. On the day, the engineer will be on hand upon arrival to help you load in, set up equipment and test levels, then it’s time to make magic happen.
The team will even send you an entry code to get into the studio, so if you’re just there to rehearse you can make as much noise as you want, in their clean, modern, sound proof rooms.
FYI – sessions are especially busy on weeknights so it’s good to book at least a week in advance for your sessions.
The studio is located at 40 Gordon Avenue Geelong West. Visit their website dontpokethebear.com.au for more info. Contact them on 1300 650 892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org