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About Depot Sound

Part of Depot’s unique, inclusive creative ecosystem, Depot Sound offers friendly, professional, and affordable studios for musicians, authors and artists of all genres. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned touring musician or band, an author or a podcaster our talented team of experienced producers can take your project to the next level.

Our two studio spaces are set up for high quality multi-track recording, ideal for producing broadcast quality band recordings, podcasts, audiobooks, and mixing audio for video. The control rooms are spacious and comfortable with enough room for bands or production companies who want to be part of the recording or mix session.

Depot Sound has supported the careers of many well-known New Zealand bands and musicians over the years and continues to foster emerging talent through collaborative production and quality engineering.

From our earliest days as a rehearsal room built out of hay bales in the mid ‘90s, Depot Sound has evolved to become a one stop shop for music recording and audio postproduction. Situated in laid back Devonport near to the waterfront, we’re easily accessible by car or ferry from central Auckland.

Portrait of Noah Page

Noah Page

Studio Manager / Audio Engineer

With roots in guitar grunge and burgeoning pop tendencies, Noah has applied his insatiable musical obsessions to become one of the most in-demand producer/engineers on the Auckland scene.

A master of technical research, Noah’s practical experience was honed through 10 years of recording experimentation in his home studio. Noah then went public with the release of his band Universal Authors’ EP Error 404. From there he was selected by the NZ Music Commission for an internship alongside industry legend Neil Baldock at Depot Sound, an experience that changed everything. He’s been working at Depot Sound for over 18 months now, and has stepped up to a senior role in 2022.

Noah has a passion for drums, as well as playing keys, guitar and bass, and he moonlights as a studio supervisor at SAE Auckland when he’s not at Depot Sound. He brings genuine excitement and focussed energy to his recording, a process that puts the musician at the centre. Drop him an email to book your session.

Alex Twidle

Studio Manager / Audio Engineer

After completing a Bachelor of Recording Arts at SAE, Alex interned at Parachute Music where he assisted and engineered alongside some of the industry’s leading professionals.

He’s worked on sessions with engineers, producers, and performers such as Stan Walker, Anika Moa, Scott Seabright, Chris Mac, Nic Manders, Rory Noble, Greg Haver, Daily J, Dead Favours, Lepani, Georgia Lines, Yoko-Zuna and many more.

When he’s not at Depot Sound, you’ll find him in the SAE Studios as part of the team there. His super power is in the mix. With a caring demeanour and a keen ear, he upholds artist autonomy working to bring their vision forward – making him a solid choice for any project.

Jess Haugh

Audio Engineer

Jess is a producer, audio engineer, and musician who is passionate about the music scene in Aotearoa. Working with artists from multiple genres has given Jess a wide breath of recording and mixing experience. From garage rock/punk to alt folk or indie pop Jess brings out the best in each song.

As founder of Women about Sound, a community organisation that supports women and gender-diverse musicians Jess has experience in developing emerging artists, and building their confidence and skills in the studio setting. Jess has mentored artists in songwriting and production and has recorded numerous women and gender-diverse musicians over the last six years.

Studio One

Open and luxurious, Studio One is the perfect space for multitrack recording, with a large window into the live room and seating up to 8. Featuring 24 channels of Apogee conversion, Studio One can comfortably record full bands, live drum kits, and other assorted musical ensembles in the adjacent live room. Studio One also has access (upon request) to the vocal booth, where you might like to isolate acoustic instruments and/or loud guitar amps, and record the upright piano in Studio Two.

Recording Studio Interior
Interior of Depot Sound
Close up of mixing desk
Close up of mixing desk
Close up of drum in recording studio
Close up of piano


  •  2017 iMac 27” i7 4.2Ghz, 32GB Ram
  • Samsung 27” TV
  • Apogee Symphony I/O MkII
  • Pro Tools 2022 + Logic Pro X
  • Waves, Auto-tune, Avid Complete, Melodyne
  • Dynaudio BM15a monitors
  • Yamaha NS10s
  • Hearback Personal Monitoring System
  • Allen and Heath GSR-24m console
  • Phoenix Audio DRS-8 preamp
  • Focusrite ISA 428 preamp
  • Warm Audio WA-73EQ Neve-Style Preamp/EQ
  • DBX 166 2ch dynamics
  • Black Lion Audio Seventeen (1176 style compressor)
  • 2x Lindell Audio 7x-500 FET compressors
  • 1969 Hayman Vibrasonic Drum Kit (12×8, 13×9, 14×14, 20×13)
  • Vox AC30C2

Studio Two

Studio Two is a much more intimate, focused experience, targeted more towards songwriting, production, and overdub work. With direct access to the vocal booth, Studio Two is the perfect space for recording vocals, acoustic guitars, and adding production elements. However, Studio Two’s patchbay also has 20 channels through to the live room, so is fully capable of recording a full drum kit.

Interior of Depot Sound recording studio 2
Interior of Depot Sound recording studio 2
Close up of mixing desk


  • 2020 Mac Mini M1
  • Apple Thunderbolt Display
  • Antelope Audio Orion 32
  • Pro Tools 2022 + Logic Pro X
  • Waves, Auto-tune, Avid Complete, Melodyne
  • Eve Audio SC08 Monitors
  • Yamaha NS10s
  • Behringer P16 Personal Monitoring System
  • Vintage Ramsa WR-T820b console
  • Drawmer 1968 2ch tube preamp + compressor
  • Tascam 34b Tape Machine
  • Arturia Keylab 88 Essential
  • Vintage Cremona upright piano


  • Vanguard V13 Valve Condenser Microphone
  • Stereo Matched pair of Beesneez Lulu FET Condenser Microphone (KM84 Style)
  • Warm Audio WA-47Jr FET Condenser Microphone
  • Rode NT2000
  • 2x Audio Technica AT2020
  • AKG D112
  • 2x Audix i5 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 3x Sennheiser e605
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure Beta 58
  • Shure Beta 56
  • Subkick

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