STUDIO FOCUS: MERLOC STUDIOS
As of September, Canberra will have a new studio on the scene. ACT-based producer Sam King will be opening his new recording space Merloc Studios. King is no stranger to the local music scene in Canberra, over the last 12 years he’s toured and performed with The Ellis Collective, Mr Fibby and Burrows. Recording has always been a passion too, starting off as a wet-behind-the-ears 14-year old with a four-track cassette recorder. Up until now, King had been honing his craft in his home studio, producing records for artists such as Owen Campbell, Julia & The Deep Sea Sirens and Cracked Actor. With enough jobs under his belt to warrant an expansion, King set about constructing Merloc Studios, which has taken two years to finish. But worth it. “One of my main objectives in the design of the Merloc Studios was for it to be the kind of space that inspired you to want to play music,” said King. “I wanted it to have all the industry standard functionality and also be an aesthetically pleasing space.” And the nation’s capital will be the better for it.