Depot Sound started as a rehearsal room built out of hay bales in the mid ‘90s and has been constantly evolving ever since to become a one stop shop for music recording and audio post production.

Situated in the laid-back Devonport community close to cafes and the waterfront, Depot Sound is part of the open and inclusive Depot Artspace creative hub.

We offer friendly, professional and affordable studios for musicians and artists of all genres.

Our talented team of experienced producers can take your project to the next level.


Music Recording

We record bands and solo artists of all genres. From simple demo recordings to fully produced release quality singles, EPs and albums.

Audio Post Production

We record and mix sound for video, animation, corporate videos, and all forms of multimedia.

Voice Over Recording

We record high quality audio for radio and video commercials and multimedia presentations.

Meet Our Team

Morgan Allen

Studio Manager and Music Producer

Morgan started recording music as soon as he left high school then went on to complete a Bachelor of Recording Arts at SAE. “I don’t just see my work as an extension of my skills, it’s an extension of my creative practice and a commitment to making great music with great people.”

Morgan has rapidly built a reputation for quality recordings and sound design, working with many of Auckland’s emerging bands and solo artists including Molly + The Chromatics, Round Buddah, October, Bobandii, LAKES, Meer, and many more.

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Akshay Raju

Music Producer and Recording Engineer

Upon completion of his Bachelor of Recording Arts at SAE, Akshay has quickly found himself at Depot Sound after being chosen for the NZ music commission Internship. “If I can help someone create a piece of music that matches their artistic vision, then that’s a good day’s work. “
– Collaboration over competition

Akshay is very present within the NZ music scene. Whether it be performing with his band ‘Keith.’ around the country, or recording and producing for other artists such as LB, Holly Afoa, Cardinal Sleepdog, Molly + The Chromatics, King Kapisi and many others.

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Working with Dave Rhodes again at Depot Sound was a real pleasure. Dave is a great engineer with a very musical ear. The studio and refurbished control room are very comfortable environments to work in and sound great. I highly recommend Depot Sound for both tracking and mixing….looking forward to my next project there.

Clive Franks

Producer / Engineer – Elton John

Finding Morgan and Dave at Depot Sound has been a godsend. Always a great job done with a “can do ” attitude. I can record my work and then it’s sent to the client on the other side of the world! A fantastic service.

Richard Felix

Actor and Voice Artist

Working with Depot Sound was an absolute pleasure. Morgan handled the artist’s desires, as well as issues encountered during the mastering process with an extremely open mind and with technical prowess. The mastered track came out sounding great.

Matt Hunter

Director at Heat Rockers Records

Working with Dave Rhodes at Depot Sound is always a blast and a very creative experience. The studio has a great vibe, you can really feel all of the Kiwi artists and music that has been made there over the years. Both Push Push and Descendants of Dinosuars will definitely be back. Long live Depot Sound.

Scott Cortese

Push Push / Descendants of Dinosaurs

I first worked with Morgan at Depot Sound three years ago mixing my debut EP. This was my first time working with a mix engineer and he was extremely accommodating and helpful throughout the mix process. I have since used Morgan to mix and add additional vocal production for my latest LP. Morgan has an excellent ear and has worked tirelessly and quickly with me to achieve great mixes that we’re both proud of.

Emma Logan

October – Recording Artist

Professional quality and personable approach. I’m super impressed by their willingness to go over and above to produce awesome post production and sound design work.

Josh Yong

Video Editor, Vice NZ

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