Murphy Audio Recording Studio


The Murphy Audio Recording Studio (MARS) is located in Averbode (Flanders, Belgium), at the edge of Averbode forest and heath. The facilities consist of room A (31 m² / 37 yd²) and room B (9 m² / 11 yd²). Both spaces are equipped to serve both as live room and as control room: the digital audio workstation and mixing board are set up in room A; the DAW can also be controlled from room B.

The rooms are set up so that bands/artists can record entirely live, with overdubbing or through a combination of both. Quality music gear is available in house at no extra cost (see below). Mixing is done on a 24/8-track Spirit Studio desk.


The rate is 25 euros per hour (including a technician), so a full day (8 hours) costs 200 euros. However, we recommend operating in six-hour days to prevent burnout.

How long it will take to record your song, demo or album, depends on your needs and expectations. A good rule of thumb is to allow for one day to record and mix one song (6-8 hours, not necessarily in the same day).

For other inquiries, please contact us.


Recording Gear

  • Desk: Spirit Studio LC 24/8
  • Speakers: Yamaha HS80 x 2
  • Preamps: Steinberg MR816X x 3
  • Software: Cubase
  • For lo-fi / cassette culture afficinados: Tascam Portastudio 424 mk II

Outboard effects

  • Alesis Midiverb 4
  • TC Electronic M300 Dual engine
  • Yamaha SPX-90
  • Yamaha SPX-90II
  • Yamaha SPX 990


  • Beyerdynamic M112
  • Rode NT1 (2014 version)
  • Rode NT3 x 2
  • Sennheiser MD-421
  • Sennheiser MD-21
  • Sennheiser e602
  • Shure SM57 x 3
  • Shure SM58
  • Superlux D112C
  • T.bone RB500

Amps & speakers

  • Ashdown 300 MAG
  • Ashdown 2×10″
  • Ashdown 1×15″
  • Fender Bassman 50 (silverface, 1968)
  • Fender Twin Reverb 135 W (silverface, 1979)
  • Marshall 1987X
  • Marshall 25th Anniversary edition 4×12″ (G12T-75s)
  • Marshall TV 1960 4×12″ (G12T-75s)
  • Mesa Boogie 2×12″ (Celestions)
  • Roland 1×15 bass combo


  • Fender Jaguar MIA
  • Fender Jazzmaster MIA
  • Fender Precision MIM
  • Martin DX-1 acoustic


  • E-Mu Vintage Keys (rack module)
  • KORG microKorg (37 keys)
  • Yamaha P-35 (88 keys)


  • Remo set
  • Star set
  • Paiste / Zildjan / Amati Kraslice cymbals