About

LAST MATCH RECORDINGS is a recording studio and performance space located in Richmond, Melbourne, Australia.

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Last Match Recordings, based in the heart of cosmopolitan Richmond, is a studio and live music venue providing high quality recording, production, mixing and mastering. Spread over two levels, Last Match Recordings offers a mezzanine control room and recording space suitable for small project production and a large main recording space suitable for bands and live recordings.
Producer Christopher Sprake has been part of the Australian music scene for over twenty years and has run his studio Last Match Recordings since 2008. While having a strong base in work with singer – songwriters he has worked on a wide variety of music from ambient beat driven tracks to post metal. Christopher aims to cater for all levels of ability and budget and has produced internationally released albums for major label imprints through to first time singers recording demos. As a performer in his own right he has toured Australia and North America, and recordings have received radio and television airplay in Australia, Europe and North America.
Last Match Recordings has a long history of providing high quality community music programs catering for the needs of diverse socio-economically challenged groups in Melbourne. Producer Christopher Sprake has regularly co-ordinated recording projects for neighbourhood houses across the City of Yarra, implemented music festivals on public housing estates, run youth focussed Hip Hop crews, provided song writing groups and open stages and offered free training in audio production. Christopher is happy to cater to varying budgets and desired outcomes. Prior to Last Match Recordings taking over his life, Christopher had a life in nursing, health care and community activities and brings that unique experience and perspective to community music programs.

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Production

Pre and post production – develop that song before it hits the mic and sculpt your track with high quality studio production tools.

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Recording

Capture your sound with industry standard microphones and equipment in acoustically treated studio spaces. Catering for isolated vocals and instruments through to large live room recordings.

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Mixing

Polish your mix with a combination of analog and digital tools, a large selection of plugins, and industry standard reference monitors.

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Mastering

Get your track broadcast ready. Finalize track levels, EQ, noise reduction and warmth before your recording hits radio, television or streaming services.

Rates

Negotiated cost per project is preferred. Below rates serve as a guide. Conditions apply.

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Standard Rates

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EP Package

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Indie Album Package

FAQs

If you don't find your answer here please contact us via the information at the bottom of the page...

Yes, you can. Last Match Recordings has recorded vocal tracks for EDM to be sent around the world, drum tracks for bands recording at home, and collaborated with other studios that needed a large space to record choirs. We can provide raw tracking files or mixed and edited stems.
Yes, you can. Last Match Recordings has a selection of guitars, bass guitars, in-house drum kit and upright piano alongside a huge collection of sampled virtual instruments. All instrument use is included in standard rates.
Yes. Producer Christopher Sprake has provided instrumentation (Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums) and programming (Beats, sampling) on countless tracks and regularly contributes backing vocals and duets to recording artists.
At Last Match Recordings we can mix your home recordings or recordings from another studio. You can come in for your mix sessions or review mixes sent via the internet. We request that files provided are 16/24bit at 44.1/48.
As more and more song writers and producers seek to collaborate internationally the need for "remote" mixing (sending files to a studio in another coutry / state) has grown more and more. Last Match Recordings is happy to remote mix and collaborate online to produce the best outcome for your project.
Last Match Recordings is happy to provide editing / clean up / timing and pitch correction / noise reduction and other services by request for you to get the best out of your recording. Make contact to discuss your needs...
Last Match Recordings offers mastering services to get your recording broadcast ready. Offerring digital and analog tools in conjunction with industry standard reference monitors producer Christopher Sprake has worked with many artists before recordings have gone to radio, televsion / cable television and streaming services.
Due to the community partnership arrangement at "The Factory" Last Match Recordings does not offer the studio as "for hire". We are happy for artists to bring in their own producer to work alongside Christopher Sprake.
Yes. Last Match Recordings is uniquely placed to offer a large performance space for live recordings. Our community partnership also allows us to offer catering options for your event. Make contact to discuss your project.

Testimonials

  • “I had a great couple of days in the studios at LMR... relaxed atmosphere, great rates, and we managed to meet my highly ambitious target of six songs in two days. Chris is also very approachable in planning what you want to do leading up to studio time, and following up afterwards.” —Warren Howden

  • “I absolutely loved working with Chris! He offered valuable input and listened to all my ideas and guided me to get the best out of myself and made me feel very comfortable in the studio booth despite my nerves every time we start a new track. I would definitely recommend him as both a producer and musical mentor. 10/10 service rating.” —Melanie Valentine

  • “We were working on a track for a 50 voice choir, and needed to find a facility with a big room! Chris went above and beyond to make us feel at home at Last Match Recordings - we turned up with our track and our choir, and were up and recording in no time. Free of technical glitches we were able to capture just what we were after in the time we had available, and even managed to get everyone on headphones! We were very happy with the results, and would recommend Last Match to anyone looking for high quality and hassle free recording.” —Jared Haschek

  • “I had a Great recording session with Chris. He is an awesome producer and has a lot of experience. With him I've been able to find out what were the best ideas and options working with the sound and the song structure. The studio has a beautiful vibe, I will always be thankful to Chris for his help.” —Dario Rabasco

  • "I am very fond of my collaborations with Chris. Whenever I have needed last minute sound work done he has always come through for me. Very reliable, sensitive to an artist's needs and super quick delivery time. I highly recommend him." —Nathan Hill Productions

  • “I had never recorded before and was very nervous! Chris certainly knows what he is doing as he made me feel at ease!” —Barrie Trembearth

  • “We have done 3 recording sessions with Christopher Sprake of Last Match Recordings. On each occasion we were well looked after. Christopher was organised and responsive to our questions. The studio was spacious and our variety of instruments were catered for. Ten out of ten!” —Kaylah, Bellyslap Middle Eastern Drummers

Producer

Producer Christopher Sprake has been part of the Australian music scene for over twenty years and has run his studio Last Match Recordings since 2008. While having a strong base in work with singer – songwriters he has worked on a wide variety of music from ambient beat driven tracks to post metal. Christopher aims to cater for all levels of ability and budget and has produced internationally released albums for major label imprints through to first time singers recording demos. As a performer in his own right he has toured Australia and North America, and recordings have received radio and television airplay in Australia, Europe and North America.

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GOT QUESTIONS?

To make a booking request, or just to have a chat, please contact Producer Christopher Sprake:

Phone : +61 (0)438325334

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