The Sitting Room

Relaxed and professional audio production and post-production studio.


Contact Details

  • 021 251 1976 [Ben Edwards – Label Contact]

Postal Address

  • The Sitting Room Ltd
  • PO BOX 22 647
  • Christchurch 8142

Equipment List


  • Pro tools 7.3 – 18 channels simultaneous
  • BLA modded 002 rack – ‘tweakhead mod’ (
  • Buzz audio SSA dual mono mic pre amp
  • (w/ sowter output transformer option)
  • Vintage Soundcraft 200b console
  • 2 x BLA modded Bellari MP105 tube mic pre
  • Vintage Ampex mic pre
  • HHB radius 50 tube mic pre/comp
  • 2 x Pultec MB1 Tube Pre clone – Ekadek (
  • BLA modded PR8E 8 Channel mic pre amp (Great River mic pre clone)
  • 2 x FMR audio
  • C compressors
  • SM pro PR8E Passive Summing mixer
  • Various analog delay, reverb and echo units
  • Sony 2 track tape mastering machine
  • Individual headphone monitoring x 6
  • KRK V6 ii monitors with matching KRK sub
  • Tascam 2 channel HD field recorder

Amps, Guitars and Other Instruments:

  • 1962 Fender Pro amp brown face
  • 1965 Fender Princton black face
  • 1960’s Jansen Bassman 50
  • 1960’s Holden Tube Graphic 100 watt
  • Orange AD 30 guitar amp
  • Various guitar cabinets of different sizes and ages.
  • EKO Rhythm maker
  • Vintage Yamaha synth/organ
  • 1974 Fender Stratocaster
  • 1974 Ibanez Sratocaster
  • Rickenbacker 330 12 string electric
  • 1976 Ibanez Jazz bass
  • Roland TD6 Drum brain with simmons pads
  • Vintage 70’s Premier Drum kit\r\n
  • Taye maple Drum kit (24inch kick)
  • Various cymbals
  • far too many effects pedals to list
  • 1970 Terada Jumbo acoustic
  • Simon and Patrick 9/10 Dreadnought Acoustic
  • Access to many more professional instruments and accessories just let us know your requirements.


  • 2 x Oktava modded Mk219’s
  • Oktava modded MKL 2500 valve mic (
  • Rode NTK valve mic
  • Shure sm 57 x 3
  • Shure sm 57a
  • Vintage Beyer Soundstar
  • Vintage Senheisser Md419
  • Vintage Grundig Ribbon Mic
  • 2 x Custom ribbon mics (w/ Lundhal output transfomers)
  • Senheisser 421
  • Senheisser E609
  • Audix D6
  • Audix D4 x 2
  • Audix D2 x 2
  • Audix D1
  • Audix UEM-81
  • Beyerdynamic M380
  • EV ND/468
  • Modded v69 valve mic (w/Peluso capsule)
  • Whirlwind passive DIs x 2
  • Rode NTG2 mid length shot gun

Peter King Lathe Cuts


Though without any repute at all as a musician (his two releases are essential trial lathes, housed at the national library), Peter King is perhaps the most important man in New Zealand independent music – a fact he is quite oblivious towards.

Peter King is the eccentric and hyper-productive madman behind King industries worldwide, a one-man factory with a notorious reputation. since the 1980’s, king industries have churned out thousands, if not 10’s of thousands of individually crafted lathe-cut records, in runs as small as just 20 copies.

Using a handful of portable industrial lathe-cutting machines, some simple hi-fi equipment and a ton of poly-vinyl acetate, peter king has been the sole output for not just a portion, but the majority of New Zealand’s underground musicians being committed for the ages.

In the past, Kings’ records were often noisy or even poorly cut – but that was part of the experience, for an absolutely minimum outlet of hard-earned cash, just about any musician (or even non-musician) could afford them-self a short run of (almost) vinyl records, which vary from custom-made 5″ singles to full LP’s, with various different shapes, and even picture-discs being produced.

Over the course of the last 20 years at his Geraldine (and now Mt. Somers) abode, King has produced albums for the creme of New Zealand underground, along with a lot of the bottom-dwellers, and he currently finds himself almost too occupied making limited-edition releases for overseas interests (some as high-profile as sonic youth, pavement and even the Beastie Boys).

Peter King can be contacted directly for inquiries on his record-production process, and his lathe-cut runs – which are very affordable at between NZ$5 for 7″s and NZ$10 for 12″s per unit.


  • Money lathe-cut 8″ picture-disk [self-released]
  • First trial negative position lathe-cut 8″ picture-disk [self-released]

Contact Details

  • Peter King Record Manufacturing
  • 35 Comyns st, Mt. Somers, 1 rd, Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Phone/fax: 64 3 303 9755
  • Mobile: 64 25 623 5389