Thebarton Incinerator Recording Studio, Adelaide


Wundenberg’s Thebarton Recording Studio is located 5 minutes from Adelaide’s central business district. The studio is situated in an industrial area that provides privacy, all day parking and no noise or time restrictions.

Wundenberg’s is hidden away in the basement of the heritage listed Thebarton Incinerator. This distinctive building was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the 1930s. Burley Griffin is famous for planning and designing the city of Canberra.

The studio is difficult to find, so please contact us for directions if it’s your first time visiting.

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Billy Thorpe Neve Sidecar

The Studio

The studio uses a hybrid setup, combining the tonal characteristics of analogue equipment with the flexibility and ease of digital recording technology.

At the heart of the studio is a 1980s AMS Neve V-Series Sidecar. This desk began its life at the BBC before being purchased by Australian musician Billy Thorpe. Thorpe used this desk at his home recording studio. The desk then lived for over a decade at JR Recording Studios, recording many local Adelaide bands as well as famous Australian/ International touring artists, before making its way into Wundenberg’s Recording Studio. This desk sounds truly incredible and adds great musical character and warmth to all sound which passes through it.

For recording, the studio uses a Pro Tools HD system with a Control 24. An extensive plug-in list is also available (Sound Toys, Melodyne, Waves Plugins, Drumagog, Slate, iZotope, Valhalla etc).

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Adelaide Recording Studio Live Room

Outboard & Microphones

Wundenberg’s also has some great outboard gear. Various outboard preamplifiers and compressors are available.

LA-2A Compressor
Neve 33609 Compressor
2 x 1176 Compressor
Pacifica Preamp
UA 4710D
Empirical Labs Mike-E
3 x Neve 1272
Hughes AK100
Avalon VT-737SP

The studio also has a microphone list made up of industry standard equipment.

Please see our gear list for a comprehensive overview.

Salibu Macey Recording at Wundenberg's

The 'Vibe'

Wundenberg’s Thebarton Recording Studio provides a unique and comfortable space, allowing artists to perform at their absolute best.

The relaxed atmosphere inside (with a great private outdoor area) really helps artists feel at ease and focus on the creative process.

Wundenberg's is primarily a music studio, however services are available to meet the needs of film makers and voice over artists in Studio 2. We also have 3 Rehearsal Rooms for hire.

Thebarton Incinerator Recording Studio, Adelaide
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Film Your Next Session

Seeing how important social media is for artists currently, high quality professional videos of your session can be used as a great promotional tool. Giant Films is a full service video production company located on the same site as Wundenberg’s Recording Studio. With their unique storytelling expertise - and a focus on quality, budget and time - they can help you create exciting media content to engage with new and existing fans. For more information please visit their website.

Please contact us for more information. Our rates can be found here.

Note: Currently we do not have work experience or internship positions available. 

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