Armstrong Studios

Armstrong Studios

Profile:
Recording studio in Melbourne, Australia. Through its history it has also been named:
- "The studios of Bill Armstrong Pty. Ltd.", "Bill Armstrong Studios" or "Bill Armstrong's Studios" (particularly early in its history). Where the studio is shown this way, or has any variation with "Bill Armstrong" in the title, please use Bill Armstrong Studios.
- "Armstrong Audio/Video" or "AAV" or "A.A.V. Pty. Ltd." (from 1974, until some time in the 1980s). Where the studio is shown this way, or has any variation of "AAV" or "Audio Video" in the title, please use AAV.
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Founded by Bill Armstrong (6) in 1965, the studio was located over a number of properties in Albert Rd, South Melbourne, moving to a warehouse in Bank St, Melbourne, in 1972.

The studio was renamed in 1974 to AAV (Armstrong Audio/Video) when it was bought by the Age Newspaper Group.

At some point afterwards (probably in the 1980s), the studio was renamed Metropolis Audio, and also purchased by a staff consortium (headed by Ern Rose). A controlling share was then bought by the Celtex audiovisual company in 2005, but after Celtex got into financial difficulties, the studio closed in 2006.

In 1995, Edensound mastering studio had moved from RBX Studios to the control room of Studio 1 in Metropolis Audio. Following the closure of the latter studio, Edensound's directors Martin Pullan and David Drew took over Metropolis Audio's lease and returned the studio's name to Armstrong Studios. The studio moved in 2013 to new premises at Abbotsford, Melbourne. It appears that the studio is now defunct, though the film production company DDP Studios is now located at the old Bank St address, and Doug Brady Music is now located at the old Abbotsford address. (Note, however, that the Doug Brady Music discography suggests that it was operating at the Abbotsford address prior to the move of Armstrong Studios to that location; see for instance Hermeto Pascoal - The Monash Sessions).

Name variations as it appears on one or more releases:
- Armstrong Studios
- Armstrong Studios, Melbourne
- Armstrongs Studios
- Armstrong's Studios
- Armstrongs Melbourne
- Armstrongs, Melbourne
- Armstrongs, Melbourne, Australia
Contact Info:
180 Bank Street
SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205 (defunct)

370 Johnston Street
ABBOTSFORD VIC 3067 (defunct)
Sites:
[l269552]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 For All Colours  album cover Vince Jones For All Colours(LP) Suitable Management 001 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 348 One More Squeeze  album cover Redhouse (3) One More Squeeze(LP, Album) EMI 1C 064-82 348 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
1C 064-82 376 Diamantina Cocktail  album cover Little River Band Diamantina Cocktail(LP, Album) EMI Electrola 1C 064-82 376 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
12 The Best Of Madder Lake  album cover Madder Lake The Best Of Madder Lake(CD, Comp, RE) Mushroom, Mushroom 12 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
14510-2 Talk To Strangers  album cover Marc Hunter Talk To Strangers(CD, Album) Roadshow Music 14510-2 Australia & New Zealand 1994 Sell This Version
20.176 Colores Verdaderos  album cover Split Enz Colores Verdaderos(LP, Album) A&M Records 20.176 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
99094 Screaming Targets  album cover Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons Screaming Targets(LP, Album, Ltd) WEA 99094 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
100032 Baby I Need Your Loving  album cover Marcie Jones Baby I Need Your Loving(7", Single) Atlantic 100032 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
101 004 Who Listens To The Radio  album cover The Sports Who Listens To The Radio(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 101 004 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
102672 Heading In The Right Direction  album cover Renee Geyer Band Heading In The Right Direction (Single) 102672 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
102672 (I Give You) Sweet Love  album cover Renee Geyer Band (I Give You) Sweet Love(7") RCA Australia 102672 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
103711 Take It Or Leave It  album cover Carol Lloyd (2) Take It Or Leave It(7") RCA 103711 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
201 020 Don't Throw Stones  album cover The Sports Don't Throw Stones (Album) 201 020 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
337982 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RM) Festival Mushroom Records 337982 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
393 235-2 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE) Spectrum Music (2), Universal 393 235-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
600,007 Presents Snow White... And The Eight Straights  album cover Kush (16) Presents Snow White... And The Eight Straights(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 600,007 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
2907 029 Supernaut  album cover Supernaut (3) Supernaut(LP, Album) Polydor 2907 029 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
393 235-1🅈 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album) A&M Records 393 235-1🅈 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
4770292 Volume 3  album cover The Easybeats Volume 3(CD, Album, RE) Alberts 4770292 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
6036 048 Tango Queen / I Just Wanna Love You  album cover Kevin Borich Tango Queen / I Just Wanna Love You(7") Philips 6036 048 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
6303 901 Straight In A Gay Gay World  album cover Skyhooks Straight In A Gay Gay World (Album) 6303 901 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
6307 587 Leo Kottke  album cover Leo Kottke Leo Kottke(LP, Album) Chrysalis 6307 587 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
6357 104 Average Rock 'n' Roller  album cover Buffalo (2) Average Rock 'n' Roller (Album) 6357 104 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
6357 700 Carlton Streets  album cover Brian Brown Quintet Carlton Streets(LP, Album) 44 Records (2) 6357 700 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
6483 243 The Sports Don't Throw Stones(LP, Album) Ariola 6483 243 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
6641 676 Live At Carnegie Hall  album cover Kamahl Live At Carnegie Hall(2xLP, Album) Philips, Philips, Philips 6641 676 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
9286 493 Live At Carnegie Hall  album cover Kamahl Live At Carnegie Hall 9286 493 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
101004-100 Who Listens To The Radio  album cover The Sports Who Listens To The Radio(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 101004-100 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
5101136362 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Warner Strategic Marketing, Mushroom 5101136362 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
5101137552 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album, RE, RM, Jew) Warner Strategic Marketing 5101137552 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
82876653702 Marcia Greatest Hits 1975-1983  album cover Marcia Hines Marcia Greatest Hits 1975-1983(CD, Comp) BMG Australia 82876653702 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
88697120012 The Essential Marcia Hines  album cover Marcia Hines The Essential Marcia Hines(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697120012 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
88697203452 Turn Me Loose  album cover Young Divas Turn Me Loose(CD, Single) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697203452 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
88697205862 New Attitude  album cover Young Divas New Attitude(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697205862 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
AIRAC-1715 Mission Magic  album cover Rick Springfield Mission Magic(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Air Mail Archive, Wizard Records (5) AIRAC-1715 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
AMLH 64523 Big Red Rock  album cover Ayers Rock (2) Big Red Rock(LP) A&M Records AMLH 64523 UK 1974 Sell This Version
AMLH 64822 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours (Album) AMLH 64822 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
AMLH 68422 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Etch, Vio) A&M Records AMLH 68422 UK 1980 Sell This Version
AMLK 63153 Frenzy  album cover Split Enz Frenzy(LP, Album) A&M Records, A&M Records AMLK 63153 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
AMP-28018 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Yel) A&M Records, A&M Records AMP-28018 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
APLP.058 It's 2 Easy  album cover The Easybeats It's 2 Easy(LP, Album) Parlophone, Albert Productions APLP.058 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
AVSCD004 Downunda  album cover Thump'n Pig & Puff'n Billy Downunda(CD, Album, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD004 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
AVSCD009 More Arse Than Class  album cover Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs More Arse Than Class(CD, Album) Aztec Music AVSCD009 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
AVSCD014 Once Upon A Twilight...  album cover The Twilights (3) Once Upon A Twilight...(CD, Album, RE, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD014 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
AVSCD026 Part One  album cover Spectrum (16) Part One(CD, Album, RE, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD026 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
AVSCD031 To The Shores Of His Heaven  album cover Mándu To The Shores Of His Heaven(CD, Album, RE) Aztec Music AVSCD031 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
AVSCD033 Milesago  album cover Spectrum (16) Milesago(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD033 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
AVSCD066 Monster Planet  album cover Steve Maxwell Von Braund* Monster Planet(CD, Album, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD066 Australia 2013 Sell This Version
AVSCD068 Wangaratta Wahine  album cover Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Wangaratta Wahine(CD, Album) Aztec Music AVSCD068 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
AVSCD075 Big Red Rock  album cover Ayers Rock (2) Big Red Rock(CD, Album, RE, RM) Aztec Music AVSCD075 Australia 2016 Sell This Version
AX-1169 Whip It Out  album cover Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons Whip It Out(LP, Album, RE) Axis (3) AX-1169 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
AX.1205 Little River Band  album cover Little River Band Little River Band(LP, Album, RE) Axis (3), EMI, EMI Records Australia AX.1205 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
AXS-523 20 Irish Favorites  album cover Barry O'Dowd & The Shamrock Singers Barry O'Dowd & The Shamrock Singers - 20 Irish Favorites(LP) Axe Records (2) AXS-523 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
BA 222966 Keep It Up / Shah Yafir  album cover Zoo (21) Keep It Up / Shah Yafir(7", Single) CBS BA 222966 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
BLA 053 Tickle Your Fancy  album cover Taste (5) Tickle Your Fancy(LP, Album) Bootleg BLA 053 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
C 19223 The Skyhooks Tapes  album cover Skyhooks The Skyhooks Tapes(Cass, Comp) Mushroom, Mushroom C 19223 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
C 35982 Skyhooks Straight In A Gay Gay World(Cass, Album) Mushroom C 35982 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
C36570 Scandal  album cover Scandal (18) Scandal(Cass, Album) Mushroom, Mushroom C36570 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
C 37167 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) Mushroom, Mushroom C 37167 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
C 37179 Skyhooks Hot For The Orient(Cass, Album) Mushroom C 37179 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
CAWH Groovin' Around  album cover Wild Honey (7) Groovin' Around(7") Cohns CAWH Australia 1973 Sell This Version
CDA 3235 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(CD, Album) A&M Records CDA 3235 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDMID 175 History Never Repeats (The Best Of Split Enz)  album cover Split Enz History Never Repeats (The Best Of Split Enz)(CD, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records CDMID 175 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CHA 7001 Pure Silver  album cover Savanna Silver Band Pure Silver(LP) Champagne Records (3) CHA 7001 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CHA7002 Home From The Front  album cover Desert Rat (2) Home From The Front(LP, Album) Champagne Records (3) CHA7002 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CHA 7004 Colossus  album cover Cybotron (2) Colossus(LP, Album) Champagne Records (3) CHA 7004 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CHAC 7004 Colossus  album cover Cybotron (2) Colossus(Cass, Album) Champagne Records (3) CHAC 7004 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CHART 001 Winner  album cover Atlantis (50) Winner(7", Single) Chart Records (7) CHART 001 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
CHART 002 Saturday  album cover Atlantis (50) Saturday(7", Single) Chart Records (7) CHART 002 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
CHR 1106 Leo Kottke  album cover Leo Kottke Leo Kottke (Album) CHR 1106 US 1976 Sell This Version
CHS 601 The Big Beat  album cover Spare Change (2) The Big Beat(7", Single) Champagne Records (3) CHS 601 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
CLC 782 Cybotron  album cover Cybotron (2) Cybotron(Cass, Album) Clear Light Of Jupiter CLC 782 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
CLO 0052 Mission Magic  album cover Rick Springfield Mission Magic (Album) CLO 0052 US 2016 Sell This Version
CLOJ 777 Monster Planet  album cover Steve Maxwell Von Braund* Monster Planet(LP, Album) Clear Light Of Jupiter CLOJ 777 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
CLOJ 782 Cybotron  album cover Cybotron (2) Cybotron(LP, Album, Gat) Clear Light Of Jupiter CLOJ 782 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
CS-3235 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-3235 US 1980 Sell This Version
CS-4822 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS-4822 US 1980 Sell This Version
CSP2202 Ride To Infinity  album cover Cybotron (2) Ride To Infinity(7") Cleopatra Records (2) CSP2202 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
D 19222 Straight In A Gay Gay World  album cover Skyhooks Straight In A Gay Gay World(CD, Album) Mushroom D 19222 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
D 19224 Guilty Until Proven Insane  album cover Skyhooks Guilty Until Proven Insane(CD, Album) Mushroom D 19224 Australia & New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
D19476 Don't Throw Stones  album cover The Sports Don't Throw Stones (Album) D19476 Australia 1991 Sell This Version
D19484 Ready To Deal  album cover Renée Geyer Band* Ready To Deal(CD, Album, RE) Mushroom D19484 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
D19488 It's A Man's Man's World  album cover Renée Geyer* It's A Man's Man's World(CD, Album) Mushroom Records Pty. Ltd., Mushroom Midprice Masters D19488 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
D19758 Nylon Degrees  album cover Norman Gunston Nylon Degrees(CD, Album) Mushroom D19758 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
D19981 Stuffed  album cover Mother Goose Stuffed(CD, Album) Mushroom D19981 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
D80982 Guilty Until Proven Insane  album cover Skyhooks Guilty Until Proven Insane(CD, Album, RE) Mushroom D80982 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
DUAL001LP Monster Planet  album cover Steve Maxwell Von Braund* Monster Planet(LP, Album, RE) Dual Planet DUAL001LP Australia 2013 Sell This Version
DUAL009CD Cybotron  album cover Cybotron (2) Cybotron(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Dual Planet DUAL009CD Australia 2014 Sell This Version
DUAL009LP Cybotron  album cover Cybotron (2) Cybotron (Album) DUAL009LP Australia 2014 Sell This Version
EMA-311 Lost-Somewhere Beyond Harmony  album cover Moir Sisters Lost-Somewhere Beyond Harmony(LP) EMI EMA-311 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
EMA.318 Little River Band  album cover Little River Band Little River Band (Album) EMA.318 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
EMC-2506 Johnny Farnham Sings The Big Hits Of '73 Live!  album cover Johnny Farnham* Johnny Farnham Sings The Big Hits Of '73 Live!(LP, Album) EMI EMC-2506 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
EME.1100 Red.Orange.Yellow.Green.Blue.Indigo.Violet  album cover Spectrum (16) / Murtceps* Spectrum (16) / Murtceps* - Red.Orange.Yellow.Green.Blue.Indigo.Violet(LP, Comp) EMI EME.1100 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
EMI-10709 Summer Love  album cover Sherbet Summer Love (Single) EMI-10709 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
EMI-11491 Witchery  album cover Little River Band Witchery(7", Single) EMI EMI-11491 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
ENZ 1 True Colours  album cover Split Enz True Colours(LP, Album, Col) Polydor ENZ 1 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
ESP-3009 Smoke Dreams  album cover The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band* Smoke Dreams(LP, Album, Quad, Blu) ESP Disk ESP-3009 US 1973 Sell This Version
FB-1046 Melbourne Football Club Song (It's A Grand Old Flag) / The Football Song  album cover The Fable Singers Melbourne Football Club Song (It's A Grand Old Flag) / The Football Song(7", Single, RE) Fable FB-1046 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
FEST601018 Don't Throw Stones (Expanded Edition)  album cover The Sports Don't Throw Stones (Expanded Edition)(2xCD, Album, RE) Festival Records FEST601018 Australia 2014 Sell This Version
FEST601019 Screaming Targets (Expanded Edition)  album cover Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons Screaming Targets (Expanded Edition)(2xCD, Comp, Dlx, RE) Mushroom, Festival Records FEST601019 Australia 2014 Sell This Version