Studio Bookings

Centred on a unique world-class collection of working electronic instruments, MESS is dedicated to supporting the creation of electronic sound and music in all its forms.

To access the MESS Studio, MESS Members, people with a Single Session Pass or Starter Pass, people participating in a MESS course, and Institutional Members, will need to book their sessions below through our booking system. Be sure to read the Booking Information to get the most out of your session. 

The folmR Eurorack Collection by Kristoffer Paulsen 

Booking Information

Who can book?

MESS Members with an active subscription, or people with a Single Session Pass, or Starter Pass.

People participating in a MESS program or activity that gives you booking access.

A person who has access to a MESS Membership via an institution (university, college or TAFE, etc.). Please see details on Institutional Membership Bookings further down the page.

If you book a session without meeting these conditions, your session may not be honoured and cancelled at any time.

How to Book

  • Select your preferred machine or workstation below.

  • Choose your date and time.

  • Confirm your details.

  • Schedule your appointment.

Your booking ensures that one machine of your preference is guaranteed to be available to you for your session. However, this does not mean that you are restricted to one machine only. You are free to use any of the other available machines during your session. See our FAQ for more detail.

Booking info

  • You must book 24 hours before the session commencement.

  • If you want to make a last-minute booking, call the studio at +61 3 9329 7177 or email us. Last-minute bookings must receive a booking confirmation reply from MESS before they will go ahead.

  • Sessions run for 4 hours. Sessions run from 1pm-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, and 6pm-10pm Wednesday-Friday.

  • You may book a session up to 6 weeks in advance.

  • All sessions are facilitated by an experienced MESS staff member who will be on hand to assist you in using any of the machines and making the most of your time at MESS.

  • You can cancel your booking at any time. There is currently no penalty for booking cancellations; however, this is subject to change.

  • All bookings are reservations only and are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • If a booking issue arises, we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours prior to your booking start time.

  • Bookings are for adults aged 18 years and over. Any persons under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the session. Please email us before your session to let us know if you or your guest is under 18 years.

Institutional Membership Bookings

  • Please use your institution name and student number when booking as your ‚ÄėMember number‚Äô eg. ‚ÄėMONASH555555‚Äô

  • You must show a valid Student or Staff ID when arriving for your session.

  • Institutional Members may not bring guests unless they are also registered as Institutional Members. Guests must work together on the same station/s for the duration of the session (see Bringing Guests) for more information.

  • Your institution may have pre-paid for your session, please check with the relevant supervisor at your institution. If not, you will be charged a fee for your session.

Bringing Guests

  • Current Members and Single Session pass holders may nominate to bring a guest to their session at no extra cost.

  • Guests must work with and alongside the Member or Pass Holder at the same station/s during the session. Bringing a guest is not a 2 for 1 session where the guest may use the MESS Studio in the same way as a Member or Pass Holder.

  • Occasionally, based on capacity and booking allocation, it may not be possible to honour all guest attendance. If this becomes an issue, we will contact you before your session.

Accessibility Information

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We aim for our collection to be available to and enjoyed by as many individuals as possible, therefore, MESS is working to improve accessibility to our Studio and offerings. You are very welcome to get in touch if you have any requirements, questions or feedback ‚Ästcontact us.

Membership

MESS members enjoy unlimited sessions in the studio. We offer 12, 6 and 1 month membership options, plus single session and starter passes.

Learn More

Please pick your preferred synth from the list below.

For beginners, select ‘I’m a beginner – Select a synth for me.’ This helps our team prep your chosen synth in advance, minimising setup time and ensuring a smooth experience upon your arrival. We appreciate your cooperation.

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