Gear List

Carefully selected by drum production experts, the equipment at Bushido Studios brings maximum clarity, image and definition to every record produced within the studio.

The extensive range of high performance, rare and vintage microphones and preamps dramatically enhances your production by achieving a near-perfect sound before the signal is digitised. This means less work is required in the post-production phase, saving you money, getting your record out faster and ensuring an incredibly clear and natural sound that will stand the test of time.



  • Shure SM57 x4
  • Shure SM7b
  • AKG c451 B x4
  • AKG c451 E x2
  • AKG c414 XLII x2
  • AKG D12VR x2
  • Earthworks DM20 x5
  • Audix D6 x2
  • SE Electronics SE8 x4
  • OPR Royer 121 Cone x2
  • OPR U87 (1:1 Clone)
  • Rode NT5 x2
  • Beyerdynamic M201TG
  • Telefunken M80
  • Josephson R22
  • Sennheiser MD421 x5
  • Sennheiser E604 x6
  • Sennheiser E904 x3


  • Universal Audio Apollo x8p 8 Channel Unison Preamps
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8p 8 Channel Unison Preamps
  • Midas XL48  (8 Channels)
  • Capi VP28 500 series (API clone) x2
  • Heritage 73jr 500 series (Neve Clone) x2
  • Retro 500 series x2
  • Grace m501 500 Series
  • Abbey Road Chandler TG2 500 Series


  • Neumann KH310
  • Paradigm Studio 100
  • SPL 2Control Monitor Controller


Highly sought-after snares, world-class shell kits and some of the finest cymbals ever to be manufactured set a new standard for backline in Australian studios.

The drum equipment at Bushido is undoubtedly some of the finest of its kind, improving your performance and the production as a whole. The quality of sound produced by the instruments at Bushido shines on records of any style, reducing the need for acoustically destructive processing and enhancing the natural aspects of your performance with little to no gating, sampling or quantizing required.

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Pearl Masterworks

Rack Toms

  • 8x7.5
  • 10x8.5
  • 12x9.5
2 ply inner birch, 4 ply outer maple, round bearing edges

Floor Toms

  • 14x14
  • 16x16
2 ply inner mahogany, 4 ply outer maple, round bearing edges

Kick Drums

  • 22x18
  • 22x18
2 ply inner mahogany, 4 ply outer maple, round bearing edges

Pearl Masters Maple Gum

Rack Toms

  • 8x7
  • 10x7
  • 12x8
2 ply inner gum, 4 ply outer maple, outer 60° bearing edges

Floor Toms

  • 16x16

2 ply inner gum, 4 ply outer maple, outer 60° bearing edges

Kick Drums

  • 22x16
  • 22x16

2 ply inner gum, 4 ply outer maple, outer 60° bearing edges


  • Pearl Hybrid Exotic 14x5
  • Pearl Sensitone Phosphor Bronze 14x5
  • Pearl Reference Brass 14x6.5
  • Pearl PTB-313i 13x3.5" Timbale
  • Tama Mastercraft Bell Brass 1982 14x6.5
  • Brass Snare Hoops
  • Snareweight
  • Bushido's Tama Brass Bell Snare, as used by Nirvana Metallica, System Of A Down and Deftones.

Contact Bushido

We are located in Melton, Victoria and specialise in drum tracking. We've got the biggest range of high end drum equipment and task specific microphones and a space that's optimised for recording and mixing clear, precise drum sounds for all styles of music.

Melton, Victoria