Located in the heart of South Melbourne, the facility was known as Lifesaver Studios throughout the 1990s. In 2004 renovations were completed, 'The Base Recording Studios' was christened and for the next 3 years it continued to cater to freelance engineers and producers within the Australian music industry.

In 2007 Phil Threlfall became the in-house engineer and installed his Amek G2520 console, outboard, microphone and instrument collection into Studio 1, and within a few short years had firmly consolidated himself and The Base as a world class facility by delivering numerous Gold and Platinum albums, and earning both nominations and winning Aria awards for his work.

In 2010, The Base also became home to Affinity Music Group, with producers Styalz Fuego and Nic Martin settling into Studios 2 & 3. This gave them the support and facilities needed to deliver their own award winning material, and the partnership remains a strength for both Affinity and The Base.

In 2015 Phil purchased The Base, and by focusing on producing excellent work while consistently adding and upgrading equipment and facilities, The Base remains a world class facility, delivering top quality music for both Australian and International Artists.

Today, The Base offers a fantastic environment to create and realise art into finished - and frequently award winning - records. Some of the recent sessions in The Base include Ed Sheeran, Ameriee, Diplo, 5 Seconds of Summer, A$AP Ferg, DuaLipa, Switch, Tina Arena, Charli XCX, Mayer Hawthorne, Big KRIT, Trinidad James, Skepta, Wiley, Drapht, Kimbra, Illy, Bliss n Eso, 360, Pez, Bonjah, Peking Duk, Spit Syndicate, Thelma Plum, The Aston Shuffle, Kita Alexander, Kerser.. and lots more talented independent artists.

Backed up with the experience and expertise of Phil and the extended family of session players, orchestrators, top-line writers, beat producers and mastering engineers the Australian music industry can boast, The Base is one of Australia's most prolific and respected boutique studios.

Phil and the team welcome all to The Base - whether it's a writing, recording, mixing or even just for a chat about all things musical - Don't hesitate to get in touch and arrange a visit!


Phil Threlfall, owner and mix engineer at The Base Recording Studios

Phil Threlfall, owner and mix engineer at The Base Recording Studios