Wollongong’s creative music scene will soon have a new space for artists to jam out and record songs.
Recording company Fith Studios is moving into old music store and live venue Urge Records in Thirroul.
Recording studio manager Jake Baillie and his studio partner Ben Wonson are using their love of music and passion for audio engineering to create a commercial space for recording artists and voice actors on Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
“I, like everyone, am always on the hunt for the latest undiscovered sound,” Mr Baillie said.
“But I am not starting the studio to get rich but it would be awesome to create a legacy of an underground hub for creativity in Wollongong.
“Anyone who needs the space to record can book the service.
“I am not picky with what type of music or album we will produce. I have an appreciation for all styles.”
Other audio engineers will be available to work with artists to create music, record, mix and master an album.
Mr Baillie is renting the space from his childhood friend’s father. He has been busy completely renovating the store.
“Artists have come in to paint art on the walls and I will bring in my gear, which includes guitars, amps and a drum kit,” he said.
“It is going to have a trendy, cool vibe.”
Mr Baillie hopes artists feel comfortable and creative in the studio and they won’t have to fork out the amount of money they would need to record in a Sydney studio.
“I want artists to feel inspired to create something special without having to think about the price tag of renting the space,” he said.
Mr Baillie started Fith Studios in 2014 in Wombarra to record music for friends’ bands after he fell in love with recording.
He has worked in Sydney with large music production companies and now wants to bring what he has learnt to Wollongong.
The business will operate Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and 9pm on Saturdays.
The development application to change the space into a recording studio is on public exhibition with Wollongong City Council until February 8.
Mr Baillie is aiming to have the studio open in March.
He thanked his girlfriend Riley MacFarlene, friend Mitchell Brown and father, mum and stepfather for helping him establish the studio.
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