Linear is definately 1 of my favourite studios in Sydney for sure!!!
My absolute favourite thing is the fact that these guys appreciate the old and the new.
There is plenty of vintage recording gear, keys, amps, and of course a sweet 60’s Ludwig kit with a stack of both vintage and new snare options too and most importantly, everything is in A1 working order.
Ive been in the studio as a session player for other artists and also with my own projects and each time the engineers have been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Oh yeah….Its in a hip little hood with good food close by and of course plenty of parking with super easy access for loading.
I recently recorded a 5 song ep with Chris at Linear. I am extremely happy with the result. He has an impressive command of his gear and more than that he has a highly refined ear for the actual production of the music. I would especially recommend him to any artist in the world of blues and roots music.
I’ve done some great sessions for different projects at Linear Recording Studios and the results have always been fantastic. The atmosphere and equipment used is world class quality plus you still have the option of recording to tape at a very good affordable price. Top studio in a good location with top gear and a great engineer!!
I looked around at a bunch of studios before making Chimney’s Afire, and Linear had the right mix of digi and analogue. The rooms are set up so that you can do everything quickly, and there’s just a good vibe to the place, plus the gear list is excellent.
Chris at Linear has the devotion of capturing the warmth and true sounds of music played by musicians.with all the vintage outboard gear,a 2 inch tape machine and musical gear to boot, I absolutely love recording at Linear.
Linear Recording studios is without doubt the finest recording facility in the country, shame everyone knows now, I can never get in.
The only studio that I’ve ever felt at home enough in to give a real and true performance with the only people that really knew how to truly capture it.
Linear provided EXACTLY what we were looking for – brilliant vintage keyboard collection (that all worked!), recording to 2″ tape, great vintage outboard gear and a wonderful recording room that was a joy to play together in, and everything ran seamlessly, efficiently and harmoniously with the very capable engineering of Wade….
Absolutely love it!
Chris really took the time to understand what kind of record I wanted to make, and then he helped me make it. There were no rules, no formulas and no stress – it was just a week of total creativity where he worked really hard to get the best performance out of me every single time.
I cut a record front to back in two hours. We then mixed it in an hour and a half, and then I killed the assistant
As soon as we set foot in Linear to record our latest album we knew we had found the perfect studio. The ability to record to tape and then use digital recording to mix really gives the best of both worlds and brings a warmth to our sound that we’ve been striving for. I can’t see The Model School recording anywhere else at this point!
Linear Studios is my first call for any recording project, because Chris Vallejos is so good. He’s quick, always positive, but above all he’s a musician, so he always understands what is going on in the recording and artistic process. It helps that Linear has a library of mics, valve gear, the ability to record onto tape or digital, or both, great vintage amps and keyboards, – and crucial to a good acoustic recording, a wonderful warm sounding room.
Linear has every single beautiful piece of gear you could ever hope to use, but that’s not what makes it a great studio. Linear is a wonderful place to make music because it has that rare combination of qualities; people who welcome you in, know what they’re doing, serve your music, honour your performance and want to make something that sounds incredible with you.
We had heard great things about Chris and Linear studios. Our high expectations were not only met but exceeded time and time again. Chris is a master at the console, tape machine and DAW. He works very efficiently and pulls a fantastic sound right away. Because of our great experience at Linear we decided to mix our record there with Chris as well, which was definitely the right move.
It’s not often theses days you can walk into a good sounding studio and have your pick of some very nice drums including quite an array of fine snare drums !!