Cairns' premier recording studio

Cairns' premier recording studio

Located in the heart of beautiful Cairns, North Queensland, Australia, is Purple Sound Recording Studios.

Purple Sound Recording Studios is one of Cairns' largest Pro Tools HDX recording facilities. Purple Sound can cater for all types of recording projects from rock bands, soloists, acoustic artists, orchestral, choirs, dance, hip hop, RnB, trance, and anything else in between.
The largest recording studio in CairnsBuilt within a warehouse, there is plenty of space to move, with a full featured kitchen (complete with complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits), a chill out lounge area with TV. The facility is professionally sound proofed and airconditioned so you can be assured of complete privacy and comfort whilst recording your next project.
With the studio being in an industrial area, means you can turn the volume up to 11.
Guitar heavenWe have a large range of instruments from electrics guitars, full drum kit, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, Marshall JCM900 valve & CMG guitar amps, Roland and Yamaha synths and keyboards plus heaps of percussion instruments to add those special finishing touches.
Full drum kit ready to record

What services do we provide?

Anything to do with sound, we can handle.
Here is a list of just some of the things we can help you with:

  • Band recordings
  • Soloist recordings
  • Acoustic recordings
  • Dance/Trance/RnB
  • Singles, Albums or Demos - Production and Engineering
  • Voiceovers for commercials (TVC's and Radio)
  • Radio Jingles
  • Composing and writing
  • Backing tracks
  • Orchestral recordings
  • Singing groups and choirs
  • Instrumental recordings
  • Mixing of existing recordings
  • Cleaning up old scratchy recordings
  • Home recordings from tape to CD
  • We can also create a website to help showcase your music


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What's been happening

  • Major studio upgrade to Pro Tools HDX and Pro Tools Ultimate with AVID HD I/O interfaces.
  • Chase Atlantic recording and mixing latest tracks at Purple Sound.
  • Neve 1073 OPX Pre-amps added to the studio.
  • New mics including Neuman u87ai, 2 x Coles 4038, 3 x Sennheiser MD 421-II, Shure SM81, AKG 414 XLS.
  • Birds Of Tokyo at Purple Sound Recording Studios rehearsing for sell-out Cairns show.
  • ICON D-Command console has landed at Purple Sound!
  • Purple Audio MC77 now added to the list of analogue outboard compressors.
  • The Waifs record new track at Purple Sound
  • Cairns Jazz Band "Out Of The Blue" record 19 tracks at Purple Sound.
  • Need a large run of CD's duplicated? Purple Sound now provides professional duplication service; all done in-house at our studio. Check out more about our CD and DVD duplication and copying service for Cairns.
  • Neve preamps added to the rack. These preamps have a huge luscious sound.
  • API525 Compressor has been installed at Purple Sound. Super sounding compressor for bass and acoustic guitars.
  • Peyote recording tracks at Purple Sound
  • Job Stopper launch their EP recorded and mixed at Purple Sound.
  • Viv Edwards has been nominated for a Deadly Award in the category  Single Release of the Year for her song "No Way""No Way" was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered here at Purple Sound.
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  • Barefoot Belles just finished recording 9 track album.
  • API 512C &  API 512B  mic pres as well as juicy sounding  API 550B analogue EQ added to the ever growing list of pro quality gear at Purple Sound.
  • Shall Prevail record their Bury The Memories EP at Purple Sound.
  • One Idea in to record their album.
  • Bayjah are in the studio tracking their new album. 
  • Adam P33A studio monitor speakers now installed at Purple Sound, Cairns.
  • Purple Sound is now a Digidesign  Pro Tools HD studio.
  • Mareeba State High School recording new 2009 album.
  • The amazing Hanna Walker ( as heard on John MacKenzie radio) laying down some tracks.
  • Voiceovers for Coles TV and radio ads being tracked.
  • Persona Fatale fly to Cairns to record latest rockin' EP at Purple Sound.
  • Voiceovers for "Escape with ET".
  • Steve Williams recording some amazing original tracks.
  • Lisa Hunt and her soul band at Purple Sound.
  • Seven Skies rehearsing new material.
  • Are you a performer in Cairns looking to boost numbers at your gigs? Look no further: - Purple Sound and Mindwire together with a group of passionate local music lovers have designed and created a website that will help boost the live music scene in Cairns and surrounding regions. Check it out and get your gigs listed for free.
  • Said and Done recording at Purple Sound.
  • Chris Oakshot laying down original tune.
  • Sean Mulcahy recording original tracks.
  • Margelis Hamann recording 10 original piano tracks.
  • Skar - Rapper from New Orleans, USA, in Cairns recording new material.
  • The Medics - Rehearsing in the Purple Sound Rehearsal Studio for the Time Out Concert in Cairns.
  • Recoil tracking new material.
  • KoKo and the Band - Cairns' soul band records 3 tracks
  • Skye Young - colaboration on 2 new singles.
  • August Redemption lay down original tracks at Purple Sound.
  • Canniblast launch latest album  - Recorded at Purple Sound. This album is hot!
  • Mike Gilligan and band rehersing new material at Purple Sound Rehersal Studio.
  • Drum kit is permanently mic'ed and is ready for you to record. Simply come in, sit down and play.
  • Iandi records soulful reggae at Purple Sound Recording Studios
  • Narrative voiceovers and character voices recorded for new television show
  • Edit suite used for editing Romanian Folk Music album by Nick Serban.
  • Voiceovers for Channel 7's "Guide To The Good Life"
  • Ascension of the Damned rehersing new material at Purple Sound
  • Phil Aglim recording new album
  • James Braithwaite finished recording latest EP
  • Skarden in the studio rehearsing new material
  • Screamo band " Time Worth Wasted" records latest single.
  • Hip Hop artists " LBG" and " Danz" record 4 original tracks at Purple Sound.
  • Mareeba State High Schools' 32 piece orchestra completed recording 12 tracks at Purple Sound.
  • Purple Sound is a proud sponsor of the Mondos Singer Songwriter Night held every Thursday at 7pm at Mondos, The Hilton, Cairns.
    Come along and perform your original songs to have a chance at winning the grand prize of a full day recording and production session at Purple Sound.
  • Local artist "Pipina" completed her debut EP at Purple Sound.
  • Award winning singer/songwriter, Emma-Louise, records new tracks at Purple Sound.