Taupuni Oro/Ataata – Audio/Video Studio

Located on Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4 of Tūranga, the Audio/Video Studio is a place to shoot and edit video, record and edit sound, and to compose, record, and mix sound recordings.

No food or drink is allowed in the studio except for closed drink bottles.

Studio time

Bookings are not required for the Audio/Video Studio but are recommended if you want to guarantee a timeslot. Depending on availability, the studio can be booked in 30 minute blocks up to 3 hours (with a minimum booking time of one hour and a maximum of 9 hours per person per month).

First time users need to allow for a 15-minute orientation at the beginning of the session.

See our bookable spaces and meeting rooms page for booking and pricing information.

There are also open studio times across the week where you can pop in and try out the studio equipment. Classes also run throughout the year.

Ngā Kōrero Auaha – Creative Stories

We talk to creators who have made things happen in the Taupuni Oro/Ataata - Audio/Video Studio in Ngā Kōrero Auaha – Creative Stories


Musician, producer, and student Jai was studying at Tūranga when his friend told him about the Taupuni Oro/Ataata Audio/Video Studio. He has spent many hours using the studio to create his debut album which fuses his Indian heritage with the hip hop genre. Jai has made connections with other like-minded people using the space, and been guided and inspired by the Media Specialists and other staff.
Listen to Jai’s music

King Cass

Rapper King Cass uses the Taupuni Oro/Ataata Audio/Video Studio at Tūranga to record and produce his motivational hip-hop music and also printed some of his own t-shirts using the equipment in Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio.

The Burdetts

Lorelei and Rosanne Burdett talk about their experience using the Taupuni Oro/Ataata Audio/Video Studio to record an audio version of Lorelei's book Mummy Why Did You Lie in the Middle of the Road? about her mental health journey.

Blog posts from the AV Studio

Studio equipment and instruments

The studio features a control room and live room for audio and video recording. There are four iMac workstations in the studio itself, with relevant hardware and software. 

Studio equipment

  • 4x 27” Retina 5K iMac (Intel i5 3.4GHz, 16GB Ram, 1TB Storage)
  • Behringer X32 Producer Digital Mixing desk
  • Ableton Push 2 MIDI Controller
  • Native instrument Maschine MK3
  • Green Screen wall
  • Audio software like Logic Pro X and Ableton Live 10 intro


  • Washburn Bass Guitar
  • Takamine Acoustic Electric Guitar
  • DG Centaur Hybrid Electro Acoustic Cajon - Percussion
  • Boss RC202 Tablet top Loop Station
  • Korg MS20 Mini
  • Arturia Minibrute
  • Roland FP30 88 Note Digital Piano
  • Pioneer DDJSX3 DJ controller
  • Presonus AudioBox iTwo iPad Recording Interface
  • Set of Boomwhackers

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Studio posts by Alex

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