Home Recording Support
Home Recording Support for Musicians, Podcasters, Voice Artists, Gamers & more
Get one on one help at your place from someone who has 20+ years of experience doing this home recording thing & has a client list that includes humble first-timers & some of NZ’s most well-known artists
Is something disrupting your recording at home?
I will help you with your home set-up or recording issues wherever you are and save you time and money by solving your problems and getting you back on tracking.
My service is for anybody - Technophobes are welcome! My client list includes famous people & recluses, young & old, audio engineers & complete beginners, classically trained musicians & first-time podcasters.
Using remote desktop and video chat tools, I can help you at your place with your gear.
Don't worry. I'll set up the call and connection for you!
If you're near me in Auckland, NZ and prefer I come to your home for a session in person, this option is available also - tick the box when making a booking.
"Thank you, Aaron for your expert and professional advice. You have already helped a lot and I appreciated your calm but enthusiastic approach. Really felt like you were on my side and wanting to help. There’s so much info out there about home studios it’s hard to know how to get started. You cut through all that with great practical advice. Thank you. No doubt you’ll be hearing more from me as I progress. Highly recommended."
Simon J (Songwriter)
Indigo Oak Studio provides support to independent recording artists of any level in a friendly and relaxed way.
I believe recording should be a fun and fore-filling endeavour, and I enjoy helping musicians get over the obstacles slowing them down.
My goal is to not only help you this time but to arm you with the know-how to fix it yourself next time a similar issue disrupts your creative flow.
"The service from Aaron from Indigo Oak Studio was 5 out of 5. Finding Aaron was like finding an Angel who has helped make my lifetime dream of having my own recording studio at home a reality. Thank you so much Aaron for your huge generosity of spirit and your calm practical help in making my dream come true."
S Kills (Singer Songwriter)
What sort of help do you need?
Advice before a gear purchase
Choose "Pre-purchase gear advice" below if you want a brief chat about the gear.
Choose "Home Recording Support" to get help with your current recording setup.
You will receive a link to our video session, and I will help and guide you through your challenges.
Do you need "hands-on" help on your computer? Sweet as! I will remote onto your computer to help you overcome your challenges.
- Stable & fast internet connection
In-person sessions at your home are available if you are within 40Kms of Hillcrest, Auckland. Just tick the box.
Do you have a lot to cover?
No worries - You can use the tick boxes to add extra time when scheduling or during our first session we can plan ongoing sessions at a discounted rate.
Learn the foundations of Recording at Home
I have a course for that!
Check out Home Music Production Lessons here.
"Great in depth knowledge of the whole recording life cycle and has an excellent ability to explain difficult processes and concepts in simple terms. Got great advice on acoustic and sound reinforcement for the studio to aid the recording process as well. Highly recommend Aaron to anyone setting up a studio or looking to learn the art of recording and production."
Mark B (Musician)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can't you just give me help for free?
Nope - If you need personalised support, you are welcome to book me in for a paid session.
What if we have time left over?
I'm yours for the time booked, so I will happily help with any other recording related questions you have in the time remaining.
What if we run out of time?
Sometimes there is more than meets the eye when it comes it recording issues. If we cannot resolve everything in time, the session in progress will end, and you can book your next session using the scheduler below.
Still not sure?
Read my reviews and then book your first session if you feel you have learnt nothing and have not been helped - email me for a full refund* and we will go our separate ways.
*Only available for your first Home Studio Support session.
"Aaron at Indigo Oak Studio has been my saviour in lockdown 2. I cannot speak highly enough of Aaron’s audio knowledge and expertise and how easy it is to understand what he is teaching and how it easy it is to deal with him. The entire process was simple and stress free starting with prompt contact to my initial email, easy booking and payment process via his website and then a prompt and thorough remote consultation to get me all up and running for my music recording from home. Thank you Aaron. I’ll be a client for life!!!"
Michelle B (Musician)
Book now using the appointment scheduler below
If you are not comfortably recording your art to a quality you are proud of on your own, then you need my help.
"I called Aaron in to give me some advice on a new home studio I am setting up. His input was integral to making the right choice with room treatments, gear, layout and more. I highly recommend using his services and also buying gear from him (great recommendations and prices). I will definitely be using his services again!"
Lien C (Music Producer)
"After a lot of research, I ended up buying a home studio package from Aaron, and I am super happy with the result. Not only is it quality equipment at a reasonable price, but you also get 2 hours of setup and training time with Aaron himself. This is huge if you are a novice like me. Aaron was able to get me up and running on my laptop, in my own home, making quality vocal recordings to backing tracks in a way that I could easily understand. I wouldn't have done it any other way. Great service."
Ben W (Singer)
"I have dealt with Indigo Oak Studio on 2 projects recently, purchasing equipment for mobile studio build and another studio build in Tauranga. They have been super helpful, knowledgeable, and put together great deals for the type of equipment I needed and the amount. Highly recommended. Helpful, knowledgeable, and able to source the gear I wanted at an extremely good pricepoint."
Pieter T (Musician)
"Well curated selection of mics and gear from entry to pro level. Fantastic service and advice, an absolute pleasure to order from!"
Martin P (Musician)
"Absolutely amazing customer service, fast, professional and an all round nice guy! I bought some monitor stands from Aaron and they are amazing! I will be purchasing more quality audio gear off him in the future! Highly recommend Aaron to anyone who wants to advance in their music production with quality gear! Thanks Aaron, much appreciated"
Izaak K (Musician)
“I have had great service from Aaron twice now. Good pricing and excellent personal attention to my requirements. From an inquiry to a sold out product, followed by Aaron making a few calls to his suppliers, to a prompt delivery to my door in a couple of short days. I absolutely recommend Indigo Oak Studio and will be using his services again as required. 5/5 Side note: The Tannoy 802 monitors sound stunning... now I just need to be gentle with them for a few weeks to run them in. Shine on”
Paul M (Music Festival Manager)
“Aaron has a rare grasp of the technical aspect of recording. He was brilliant at maximising sound combinations available from my current gear, and also really easy to work with. It was great to be able to tap into his knowledge. 5/5”
Andy Kemp (Professional musician 10+ years)
"Aaron, thank you so very much for your support and generosity - Marty and I are truly grateful!"
"I've been collaborating musically with Aaron for many years now and I have found him unrivaled in terms of dedication and passion towards any project. In songwriting and production he has a fantastic ear for dynamics and structure, and as an engineer has absolute tenacity and patience to always get the best possible results from anyone he works with. 5 big gold stars out of 5 from me for a guy who has that essential mix of skill without ego."
Simon Williams (Professional musician 20+ years)
"Aaron’s goal based teaching works well for us. He is friendly and patient, we will definitely book another session. 5/5"
B & P Doyle (Father & musician daughter)
"They (Senior Leadership Team) find your classes an asset to the school and want to see it continue. The kids love being a part of the bigger picture to the school and are seeing the value in what you teach. This has been evident in the professional learning conversations I've had with them. They tell me about what they're learning with no prompt."
D Drew (Music Director, ANI School)
"Very focused and planned teaching sessions..as per the need and capabilities of the student..with a very sincere urge to help and provide stepwise guidance to achieve student's goals!.. Very satisfactory! 4.8 out of 5!?..No human being is perfect!"
P Joshee (Retiree working on his first album)
"Great service. Aaron is knowledgeable, good communicator and helped me sort some persisting problems with my DAW.. Highly recommended"
Tyrone L R (Musician)
"Great service from Aaron-already Aaron has helped me make some important early decisions for going forward. It's clear he has an ability to keep things in understandable terms for noobs like me, and I have no doubt he can scale up the advice for all levels. Cheers Aaron and look forward to our next sesh. Pete"
Pete A (Musician)
"fantastic Audio brain .. nutted out my OTR DESK !! worth evry penny"
Steve R (Live sound engineer with 20+ years experience and recording enthusist)
"Aaron has been very helpful to a slow learner like me and I need more tuition at the present 10 out of 10"
Stan T (Musician with 65+ years under his belt!)
"Aaron is awesome. Currently looking for an excuse to support Indigo Oak again. Great after sales service too. 5/5"
Steven I (Musician)
"I am new to home recording and have tried to learn how to use my DAW using YouTube, with little success. I never quite got what I was after. I saw Aaron's ad had my first session with him yesterday. I wish I had found him sooner! It would have saved me many hours of frustration and hair-pulling (I'm bald now btw). Aaron immediately found the reasons why I was having issues and solved them within a few minutes. I learnt more in 2 hours with him than I had in the last 3 months on YouTube - money well spent indeed. The lessons are all tailored specifically to the gear you have and I am looking forward to diving into this and learning more. Highly recommended, 10 out of 10."
Mick H (Musician)
"Excellent service and knowledge.. worth every $ as you get years of experience"
James A (Musician and International Radio Presenter)
"Aaron has 3 times been to my place and helped me set up various bits of my studio. He is very helpful and is able to work well with WHAT YOU HAVE. I would fully recommend him to anyone wanting to do it yourself. He can help you set up your mics, make recommendations on what to by, teach you to use programmes and help install stuff if you need to. So you can be good to go in a matter of a couple of hours."
Christian N (Muscian and Film Director)
"Very fast delivery (next day!) and product feel very good quality. Many thanks Aaron!"
Bill T (Muscian)
"Everytime I have delt with Aaron he has been punctual, professional and friendly with a wealth of knowledge. I would definitely recomend Indigo Oak Studios for help getting your recordings on track."
Damen N (Musician)
"I got to ask all the questions I needed to ask regarding the basics of recording audio into my DAW. Everything was explained clearly and with good examples. Great value for my money"
Alejandro C (Musician)
"Amazing service extremely knowledgeable and thorough does a excellent job highly recommend 10/10"
Riordan M (Game Streamer)
"Great to work with.I recommend Indigo with pleasure!☺️"
John D (Musician of 50+ years and local music community leader)