welcome to Tone City

Owned and operated by Sam Ford (POND, Abbe May, The Slilents), Tone City is a boutique recording studio located in Scarborough, WA.

Collecting over 15 years of experience in the music industry, Sam has collaborated on a varied list of successful projects – both as a producer and musician.  The studio reflects this in its offering of state-of-the-art sound design, flawless acoustics and collection of vintage, modern and digital equipment. Tone City provides a complete, creative space for all artists wanting high-quality production in a relaxed and easy work environment.


Studio and services

Tone city is perfect for writing, production, recording, mixing and mastering. Featuring the highest quality analog and digital gear. A inspiring selection of Microphones, mic pres and outboard gear, Acoustically tuned recording spaces and a flawless mixing room, make Tone city a premier Studio.


equipment and Instruments

The studio is home to an assortment of vintage flavoured analog outboard gear and instruments, including EMI, Chandler Limited (Abbey Road), Mercury Audio, Gibson, Toneking, Mellotron and more. Tone city's list of microphones includes vintage and modern classics like the EMI Redd 47 valve mic, AKG D19 and Akg D12s from the 60′s, Coles 4038 as well as other standards including Shure, Sennheiser and many others.