Built and operated by Mark “Sparky” Paltridge, Spark1 Studios is more than just a place to record. With over 28 years performing and recording in the industry, Sparky has an unparalleled passion for arrangement, production and attention to detail.
An intimate and unique recording environment…
This incredible facility was constructed by converting two ex shipping containers to a state-of-the-art, cutting edge modern recording studio. Spark1 Studios is designed for ideal acoustics, comfort and portability. With three separate recording rooms to choose from, one can track drums either with a tight, well controlled sound, or go for huge drums sounds in Studio C, utilizing mics placed in the stairwell and adjacent bathroom, as well as all the close mics around the kit.
Spark1 Studios has invested in the finest gear of the analogue and digital realms, featuring the foremost mics, preamps, compressors, EQs & AD/DA converters available. This includes recording equipment such as Neumann, Senheisser, AKG, API, Avedis, DBX, Purple Audio, JLM AUDIO and RME, as well as utilizing ‘classic’ older valve gear and equipment.
And for all you singer/songwriters out there: DON’T HAVE A BAND? Spark1 has access to the best musos on the Sunshine Coast to help you realise your sonic dreams. These include drummers, bass players, lead/rhythm guitarists, vocalists and keyboardists, as well as the more traditional players of acoustic instruments such as mandolins, bouzoukis etc …
Your time is now!!
Studio featured on Channel 7’s Better Homes and Gardens
Better Homes & Gardens aired a story on 21 May 2010 about how to add instant value to your home. They contacted Sparky from Spark1 Studios on the Sunshine Coast to see if they could feature his studio in the show.
The crew came to Spark 1 and filmed Rory O’Donnell recording his song ‘Eternity’, while Sparky was engineering.
They were very efficient and professional, and did a great job, especially considering the weather!!
Guitar Player: Rory O’Donnell www.roryodonnell.com.au