Production services

Videoconferencing and Live streaming production

Over the past 6 years music videoconferencing and livestreaming have been a key initiative for the School of Music, now considered a world leader in the implementation of this technology. The program can facilitate one-on-one lessons, masterclasses, and a variety of music educational opportunities tailored to suit individual and school needs. Additionally, special presentations and workshops are offered for interactive audiences throughout the year, aligning with international festivals, visiting artists and concerts.

The School of Music is equipped with mobile videoconference units for studio teaching, and a videoconference-equipped performance space for large audiences, lectures, ensemble and orchestral workshops. We have recently completed the new state-of-the-art videoconference studio and updated one of our lecture theatres with complimentary technology, placing the school at the cutting edge of music videoconference and distance-learning research.

Some of the past associations include institutions such as the Manhattan School of Music in New York, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and artists such as Carlo Barone, (Director, Accademia l’Ottocento, Italy) - Elizabeth Wallfisch, (London, UK) - Dr Jonathan Dunsby, (Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music USA), International MiniFiddlers (Helsinki - Finland).

This innovative technology is ever evolving and constantly opening new pathways and learning outcomes for our students.

Recording Studio

The School of Music, ANU is home to multiple studio recording facilities. Central to the facilities is a large studio recording floor, big enough to accommodate large (and small) scale ensembles of all music types. The School's studio facilities include 2 separate control rooms.

Control Room A features a Digidesign D-Command control surface fully synchronised to Pro Tools HD V.10, Apogee conversion, Focusrite and Avalon Pre Amps and a range of outboard compression and EQ. The studio also features DynAudio Acoustics monitoring, including a 5.1 system.

Control Room B, situated adjacent to the studio floor features a 24-channel TLA Analogue mixing console, Focusrite Converters, Pro Tools V.11 plus a range of outboard compression and multi-FX processors.

The studios are also home to a large collection of vintage and contemporary dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones, including many industry standard AKG, Beyer, Rode,Schoeps, Neumann and Shure models.

AVID Protools courses

The School of Music, ANU features a 21 workstation dedicated Pro Tools lab, running Pro Tools Native V.11, Ableton Lite, Audacity and Sonic Visualiser software packages.

The School of Music, ANU is an AVID Learning Partner. We will offer the following AVID Pro Tools training courses starting in 2015:

AVID Pro Tools 101 - Introduction to Pro Tools

AVID Pro Tools 110 - Essentials of Pro Tools

AVID Pro Tools - User Certification

Studio and Production rates

Please note that the following rates are indicative only. A final quote will be issued on receipt of the form for approval.

As each concert, recital, or recording situation can differ significantly, in addition to any requests to book equipment, the recording studio or the Videoconferencing facilities, it is recommended that you contact the School of Music technical officers (Niven Stines or Craig Greening) via for professional advice to ensure that any specific necessary inclusions or complications can be addressed.

Indicative Rates

Recording studio Cost
Standard hourly rate $70 / hr + GST
Half day (5+ hours) $65 / hr + GST 
Full day (10+ hours) $60 / hr + GST 
ANU Students and Staff  
Standard hourly rate $50 / hr + GST
Half day (5+ hours) $45 / hr + GST 
Full day (10+ hours) $40 / hr + GST
Videoconferencing Cost
Commercial $220 / hr + GST
ANU Students & Staff $110 / hr + GST
Smaller Handheld Equipment (Zooms etc) Cost
H4N (Audio)  
Commercial $30 / day + GST
ANU Students & Staff $15 / day + GST
Q2HD, Q3HD (Audio & Video)  
Commercial $40 / day + GST
ANU Students & Staff $20 / day + GST
Sony Handicam HD  
Commercial $100 / day + GST
ANU Students & Staff $50 / day + GST
Commercial $20 / day + GST
ANU Students & Staff $10 / day + GST
Power leads / Powerboard $5 / day

A standard Media Delivery Cost of $10/unit is applicable.


If you have a quote from production services and you would like to pay online, please pay here: School of Music online payments

Images provided by Alex Hogg Photography and Louis Montgomery.

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer