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Hunting Ground Studios Is Brisbane’s Latest Oasis For Recording Artists

25 September 2023 | 7:46 am | Ellie Robinson

“Great records are our number one priority,” says director Shayne Cook.

Hunting Ground Studios

Hunting Ground Studios (Supplied)

Hunting Ground Studios has officially opened in the Meanjin/Brisbane suburb of Moorooka – just 7km out from the CBD – offering musicians an all-inclusive landscape to create, record and produce their art.

The space opened on September 4 and is currently taking expressions of interest through its website. In a press release, the team behind it described Hunting Ground as “a dynamic and inclusive environment for musicians and artists to thrive and create music that will resonate with generations to come”.

Their unified ethos, it’s said, was to establish Hunting Ground as “a community of passionate musicians and artists who come together to create and collaborate”, having evolved behind closed doors for more than 13 years before expanding into this studio space.

Touching on where it’s taken them, they said: “We are humbled by the unwavering support and patience of the vibrant music community that has stood by us throughout this journey. To all the musicians who regularly work with us, your trust and support are the driving forces behind our success. We promise to continue providing you with the best facilities and services to nurture your artistic life in a place that feels like home.”

In addition to a full suite of recording and production services, Hunting Ground offers studio spaces for dry hire, writing and rehearsal, filming, editing and even podcasting. The space will also be available to hire for events.

At the time of writing, the studio’s team comprises Guy Webster (composer, sound designer, producer and artist), Joel Myles (producer, mix engineer and artist), Cody McWaters (producer, engineer and mix engineer), Shayne Cook (producer, engineer, songwriter and artist), Chrispy Lait (producer, engineer, songwriter and artist) and Dan Sugars (producer, sound engineer and composer).

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In a statement shared with The Music, Cook – who also serves as Hunting Ground’s director – described the new space as “the progression of the successful collaborations we have fostered at Hunting Ground Studios”. He explained further: “We have a vision of a vibrant, fair and sustainable music industry for musicians and music industry professionals. The new facility supports this vision for the industry while expanding our offerings to make sure Brisbane is abuzz with new music. Great records are our number one priority!”

The sentiment was shared by Myles, who said in a statement of his own: “We are absolutely thrilled our new studio expansion is complete and ready to go. We felt there is an exciting swell of bands and artists around Brisbane and Hunting Ground Studios, so we wanted to create something that met the level of talent we were seeing and hearing. We wanted to create a space for more ways artists can work creatively and collaboratively.

“I think this is big for Brisbane, it's a purpose-built large format recording studio close to the city with well-respected producers and engineers with world class equipment. It will be a place that will host workshops, launches, listening parties, networking events and we have all sorts of plans to inspire and inform artists, as well as being a great place to develop your music. We just want to make great records and really support the artists we work with.”

Head here to learn more about Hunting Ground Studios.