Freelance writer, science student and incurable smart aleck.
Published February 1st 2013
Get out of the shower and into the studio
Have you ever wanted to record you own CD? Are you an aspiring singer looking to dip you feet in the recording waters? Maybe you're a karaoke enthusiast? Wanting to cross something off your bucket list, perhaps? Or maybe you're like me want an effective way to clear a out dinner party out in about 30 seconds flat. Whatever your motivation, Starzone in Belgrave Arcade may just be what you're looking for.
Starzone is a new purpose built personal recording studio, catering to professionals and novices alike, right in the heart of Belgrave. Whether you are a poet looking to record your slam, a singer/songwriter wanting to lay down some songs or just always wanted to belt your own version of 'Walking On Sunshine', there are certainly options to suit you.
Belgrave is known, Melbourne wide, as having an amazingly active local music scene, but strangely enough did not have a music shop or recording facilities. This is where Starzone really fills a void.
The first thing you will notice upon entry is that these guys take their music seriously. The passion, the owner Paul exudes for music and recording is infectious (he fitted the shop himself, even with two broken arms!) He can get even the most nervous of singers (ie: me) willing to hop in the booth and give it a go!
The decor is an amazing cross between an working recording studio and a lounge room and is sure to become a collective hub for Belgrave's thriving local music scene.
In addition to offering the ability to record a song of your choosing (from literally tens of thousands of tracks) you can also create your own music video infront a green screen or have your own life sized rockstar poster printed up.
Also available are a number of music DVD's, videos and CD's from local up and coming artists, as well as new and used musical equipment, and wares from local producers. Not to mention they really are a welcoming and friendly bunch and are more than willing to help you out with any requests and offer some guidance to settle those 'singing in front of others' butterflies.
Gift vouchers are available, so they would make the perfect gift for the musician in your life. For $60 they get multiple takes in the recording booth, choice of backing track (or their own if they so wish) and CD to take home and keep and lets face it, it's a tonne of fun.