Heliport Studios

Voted as one of the top 6 studios in the country in 2017, there is no recording facility quite like Heliport Studios. Residing on 56 acres of sub-tropical rainforest atop Buderim Mountain. Boasting multiple recording, mixing and mastering spaces, 1 hour north of Brisbane and 10 minutes from the beach – it’s one of Australia’s best kept secrets.

Housing a 48 channel SSL Duality, Studer A827 24- Channel 2 inch tape machine, outboard from Neve, Universal Audio, API, Bricasti and monitoring from Barefoot Audio and Focal, Heliport Studio also boasts an impressive collection of vintage microphones from Neumann, Sennheiser and RCA plus a host of instruments and amplifiers by Gibson, Fender, DW and Yamaha to name a few.

The layout of Studio A enables the whole band to record together to capture the maximum energy and vibe.  All the room have been specifically designed and acoustically treated to get the absolute best performance out of the artist yet with maximum separation and audio quality.

The purpose built Drum Room, in combination with an extensive microphone collection means recording drums at Heliport will give you one of the biggest and best drum sounds around. In fact no matter what instrument you play we have the best equipment and techniques to capture it.

Heliport Studios is the creation of Producer James Russell  & international best-selling authors,
Barbara & Allan Pease. Heliport brings World Class Studio recording to the Sunshine Coast and puts it within reach of international clients and local bands.  We also have access to talented session musicians should you need them.

With comfortable kitchen facilities, couches to kick back on, and views to feed the soul, it is a great place for your recording experience. And if you want to fly in by Helicopter, Heliport Studios has a full-size Helipad which is floodlit for night landings.

What is even more amazing no matter what your budget, Heliport can tailor a recording package to suit.  Whether you are a band, solo artist or producer we can accommodate you through all stages of making a record, tracking, mixing and composition we can even mix project record elsewhere.

Providing world class facilities in tranquil surroundings, Heliport Studios is truly on of the most immersive and inspiring recording experiences available in Australia.

James Russell

Studio Director/ Producer/ Engineer/Composer
James Russell is an Australian producer, sound engineer and composer originally from Melbourne and now Director of Heliport Studios on the Sunshine Coast Queensland. James has forged a career producing many Australian artists and bands, in varied genres, and has become known for creating records with a big studio sound on independent budgets.
James also does sound recording for film and tv, writing & composition, vocal coaching and teaches music production short courses at Heliport.

Elliot Heinrich


Elliot Heinrich is a producer, engineer and songwriter- specialising in developing emerging independent artists.

His strike rate is impressive with his work accruing in excess of 6 million streams on Spotify, more than 20 singles played on Triple J, plus airplay on BBC 6, XFMAmazing Radio as well as Rage and MTV. His work has been nominated for 5 Queensland Music Awards (winning 3) and has been featured by NME, Rolling StoneNoisey, DIY, Clash, Line of Best Fit and a host of other international press outlets.

His work has been released on labels: Sony (Australia), Ego Music (Italy), Create//Control, etcetc., We Are Golden and has gained sync placement on Hollywood films, Australian network television and national advertising campaigns.

Contact Elliot at elliot@heliportstudios.com

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Whether it is tracking to 2 inch Tape via the Studier A827 or mixing on the SSL Duality, if you want that big studio sound imprinted on your music,Heliport Studios can tailor a budget for you project.
You can rest easy knowing you are in the safe hands of our experienced  producers.

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