The Timber Room was built from salvaged Australian Riverina redgum railway sleepers with rotating panels and two textured surfaces that can be adjusted to alter the reflective audio character of the space. The timber room also features trimmed log walls and 160 year old wooden floorboards, utilising its variable palette of wooden surfaces to create a deep warmth and immense sonic versatility. Whilst it has been primarily used as the main drum tracking space, the timber room is also suitable for a range of other instrumental configurations. Explore the Control Room photo gallery here. Browse our gear list here.
The “Timber Room” features reclaimed Cyprus pine logs and Riverina Redgum railway sleepers.
The Farfisa Compact is an Italian tube organ from the 1960’s used everywhere from spaghetti westerns to Kurt Vile records.
The panels were opened by the hi-hats of session drummer Joe Accaria’s Sonor vintage series drum kit to control the top end.
Synth Station #1 features the Moog theremin, the Access Virus synthesiser and 54 Key Rhodes
A small selection of the vast range of microphones in the Free Energy Device studio artillery.
The toy piano and kids’ glockenspiel stationed in the Timber Room introduce a quirky, youthful energy.
The rotating panels of the acoustically variable sleeper wall allows for quick tonal changes in the room.
The Timber Room provides musicians with a range of sonic options, from a close and warm sound right through to an open, medium room sound.
The Roland SH101 (top) synthesiser is Sarah Belkner’s favourite synthesiser for basslines and cat sounds. The 54 Key Rhodes features alligator skin tolex for a reptilian touch.
The Timber Room has a clear eyeline through to the control room facilitating clear communication and cueing during recording.
The diagonal Cyprus logs on the wall of the Timber Room increase the surface area of the space and aid in diffusion of the sound.
The Timber Room has a warm atmosphere and a creative feel that makes artists instantly comfortable.
The Hammond B3 is history’s favourite organ. It also features a Leslie 122 tone cabinet.
Synth Station #2 features the Korg MS20, the inimitable Juno 6 and the Wurlitzer butterfly grand electric piano (originally made for the first class piano lounge of the Boeing 747.