Recording Studio

Project status:

Palmerston’s Gulwa Community Recording Studio officially opened its doors on 12 April 2022, offering local artists and musician a chance to showcase their talents.

The studio’s name Gulwa means ‘to sing to everyone’ in Larrakia language.

The first-of-its-kind within the Northern Territory, the inclusive multi-purpose space is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, including a control booth and live room, that can be used for sound and video recording, mixing and production, broadcasting, skills training, and as an event space.

This facility will enable us as a community to embrace our diversity, share our stories through music and continue to invest in arts and culture within Palmerston.


Council engaged local businesses Rossi Architects, KCOM Construction, Darwin Commercial Construction and Maintenance and DreamTech on the project.



  • $330,000 - funded by City of Palmerston
  • $50,000 – funded by the Northern Territory Government through SCALE funding (Special Community Assistance and Local Employment)


  • Hybrid Protools Engine
  • Protools control surface
  • Personal monitor system controller and module
  • 8ch Microphone preamp
  • Midi controller
  • Host DAW computer
  • Studio monitors and stand
  • 32" 4k computer monitor
  • Bluetooth keyboard for Mac
  • Trackball mouse
  • Silicon overlay for keyboard with protools shortcuts
  • Headphones
  • Small diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Studio reflection filter
  • Dynamic Instrument Microphone
  • Dynamic handheld Microphone
  • Large Diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Drum microphone package
  • Pop filter
  • Passive DI
  • Short and tall boom microphone stand
  • 10m XLR cable
  • 3m XLR cable
  • 6m Instrument cable
  • 3m Instrument cable
  • 15m, 6ch multicore

Booking details for the recording studio can be found here.