Located in the serene and peaceful surroundings of East Auckland’s Whitford countryside, Qualified Sound Ltd has been busy creating a high-spec recording studio in a farm environment purpose built for affordable recording projects across all genres to serve the needs of businesses, upcoming and experienced bands and solo artists.

Qualified Sound Studio is a completely brand new digital recording facility built and designed with recognized professional recording equipment to deliver the very best in audio quality at an affordable price. Our control room is centered around Tascam's flagship recording console: the DM-4800 and is fully integrated with Apple's professional recording software Logic Pro.

Our seperate recording room is treated with acoustic paneling on the walls and ceiling eliminating such issues as flutter echo and excessive reverberation. Additionally musicians and performers can communicate audibly and visually with the control room via flat screen TV's, headphones, and microphones.

Live location recording is also available at our standard hourly rate quoted below.

We charge a standard flat-rate of $60 plus GST per/hour for all recording, mixing, and full production services including engineers. This rate applies to weekdays, weeknights, and weekend sessions. GST invoices are available and accepted payment methods include: Cash and Bank Deposit.

Demo Day - 1 day (8hrs) $50 per/hour plus GST
1-hr setup, 4-hrs basic recording, 3-hrs basic editing and mixing.

Depending on the number of songs albums are usually quoted on a case by case basis.

We offer affordable mastering solutions by some of New Zealands leading mastering studios. We have a great relationship with these studios and can offer some compeditive pricing when it comes to the mastering process.

Qualified Sound also offers recording packages that include album design and a photo shoots to accompany your recordings. The graphic design work and photography is undertaken with a professional partner company actively working in the design industry, thus you are assured of a top quality professional package.

Band promo pack - $1,450
Design consultation with artist or band manager.
5-10 epic, professional band profile images used in graphic design and online promotion.
CD case graphics: booklet, rear inlay and physical disk professionally designed.
Files ready for print and optimised for your online use.

Online presence and audience builder - $ by appointment.

EP launches - $ by appointment