The Recording Studio
From Tuesday 16 April at 8:00pm
The Recording Studio gives Australians a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record in a world class studio with industry professionals. They must overcome their fears and realise their dreams so they can give the gift of a song that tells their story to someone special.
On The Recording Studio, everyday Australians are offered the chance of a lifetime, to help them professionally record the one song that means more to them than any other. It’s a place where stories can be told and captured forever.
Across 10 episodes the audience intimately get to know each person and the reason behind their recording. This behind the scenes look at what it takes to record a song is at times humorous, at times heartbreaking, but always moving, with the talent of these normal Aussies awe inspiring.
The Recording Studio will showcase many musical genres, from opera to rap, and country to contemporary music. Featuring original compositions and timeless classics, these lucky Australians will not only record their keepsake, they will also take a sneak peek behind the veil of the music industry.
The Recording Studio will be filmed at the iconic ABC precinct in the heart of Sydney which is being opened to the public for the very first time. The series takes a step inside Studio 227 – home of Triple J’s Like A Version and Live at The Wireless - where world class acts like the Foo Fighters, Paul Kelly, The Strokes, Silverchair and Missy Higgins have walked the halls, played and recorded.
The Recording Studio will also access The Eugene Goossens Hall, a huge, purpose built 400 square metre orchestral recording studio, and the home of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Each contributor is mentored by a team of the music industry’s most acclaimed and talented producers. All experts in their genres, with a bucket load of Australian and International hits under their belts, the producers use their skilful hands to bring out the power and the story of each recording. Working with acclaimed recording engineer Anna Laverty, who’s worked with everyone from Florence and The Machine to Nick Cave, and respected Music Director and accomplished pianist, Scott Aplin, the team bring the recordings to life with the technical know-how only usually afforded to professionals. With such unique industry talents on hand to offer advice and industry know-how, each recording is a special and powerful lasting memory in song.
People of all ages and from all walks of life reveal their songs, their talents and most importantly, their stories. From the hardship of life in the Australian bush to celebrating the preservation of Indigenous language. We hear songs to walk down the aisle to, songs celebrating family and cultural diversity. Each song and story is unique and is performed as a gift to someone very special.
Voiced by music industry heavyweight Megan Washington, The Recording Studio celebrates the power of music to heal… inspire… and to transform!
Production details: Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation © 2018 FremantleMedia Australia Pty Ltd and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Based on the format The Recording Studio. Created by Boundless, part of Fremantle, UK