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Best recording studio in Melbourne - Singerrs songwriters

Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Guru Magazine


"If you're looking for an inspiring place to record in, Soggy Dog has you covered"

Neil Boland

Soggy Dog Recording, Melbounre, is a endorsed professional music recording studio established in the Eastern Suburbs in 2006 and Melbourne in 1996. We offer quality music production and audio services, including recording, mixing, mastering, pre-production, and industry advice. We can also help you bring your home recordings up to a high level. The studio is the recipient of awards, endorsements, and more than 90 five-star reviews.

We have many highly-skilled, award-winning musicians available and can provide music industry advice and pre-production. Whether you're making a demo, EP, or album release, we assume you demand the best quality and always treat your recording project that way. 

We are also more budget-conscious than you might imagine. Bring your ideas, instruments, and voices. Set a budget, and we'll make it work for you.

In Short

One of the very best recording studios in Melbourne for independent bands, singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists. Making and recording music is complicated. We can help at every stage of the process. 


Accessible to everyone

Satisfaction guaranteed

Customised Gift Vouchers

More than 90 five star reviews

Radio/streaming friendly mixes

Top shelf session musicians available

Expertly maintained Yamaha Grand Piano

Complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits in our lounge area

Steve Vertigan, one of Melbourne's most experienced musical producers and technically skilled engineers, has spent more than 35 years on both sides of the glass and was a full-time musician in both the classical and contemporary genres. He performing with many local and international artists and ensembles in a live, studio, and television settings. 


Services Available

Sound recording, mixing and mastering

Mixing and mastering of tracks you've recorded at home

Audio denoising/restoration

Artist development

Forensic audio

On location recording

Workshops and clinics

Talent search and casting

Booking session musicians (all styles)

Exporting of stems for mixing elsewhere

We are an inclusive studio and therefore welcome artists of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.

Saxophone, trombone, guitar and bass

Google Review 

"I was so happy to return to Soggy Dog Recording Studio recently and work with Steve. I have worked with Steve on a few different projects over the years and trust him beyond his work as an engineer. As he is an experienced musician himself I am always excited to see how he collaborates towards each song. Being very resourceful with his network of artists and his extensive experience over the years, I not only enjoy recording with Steve but love to sit and watch, learning from his craft. I highly recommend working with Steve at Soggy Dog Recording Studio for whatever genre or stage you might be in your career."

Anita Levy - September 2020

The Studio

World-class gear inc. Neve, Neumann, Universal Audio, Trident, Royer, Avalon, Sennheiser, DPA, Townsend Labs, and RME, and more.

Skillfully engineered acoustics, suitable for all highly demanding work.

Comfortable, relaxed, studio environment with comfortable couches, coffee/lounge area.


14 -16 Brooking St, Upwey, Victoria, 3158

Phone 0415 236 303


Mon - Fri: 10am - 10.30pm 
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: negotiable

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A shiny trombone bell facing a Royer ribbon microphone

Melbourne recording studio, Soggy Dog Recording is a sound recording studio located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Is it near me? It's a 40 minute drive east of the Melbourne CBD. Only a short trip from the eastern and southeastern suburbs. Within 15 minutes drive of Tecoma, Belgrave, Selby, Monbulk, Ferntree Gully, Rowville, Ferny Creek, Sassafras, Olinda, Kallista, Boronia, Wantirna, Scoresby. Within 30 Minutes from Knox, Casey, Ringwood, Bayswater, Wheelers Hill, Lysterfield, Cranbourne, Hallam, Dandenong, Vermont, Mt Dandenong, Heathmont, Ringwood, Upper Beaconsfield, Emerald, Endeavour Hills. Gippsland, Melbourne, and Victoria.


Musical styles recently recorded and released at Soggy Dog Recording Studios

Alternative, punk, metal, acoustic, jazz, country, pop, rock, blues, classical, Celtic, early music, chamber ensemble, choir, folk, voice-over, meditation, relaxation, school CD, trance, acapella, instrumental, dance, spiritual, worship, electronic, ska, World -  South African, Bollywood, Argentinian, Mexican, Bolivian, Chinese, Latin American.