If you are looking for some social proof in the form of reviews or testimonials here are a few places you can look:

  • If you would like to see our Google Reviews – Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Here is an example of a testimonial I found online and was able to share – Thanks Maria Teape of the Devonport Peninsula Trust.

Speaking of good testimonials, We have won two People’s Choice Awards as Best Audio Visual Provider in 2010 and 2012 from the Corporate Events Guide when it was around. We were sad when the corporate event’s guide disappeared in 2013, they provided a good service linking businesses with team building, functions, entertainment and product launch providers!

What better testimonials than hand written thank you notes?

A thank you message from Rita at Pandora Internet Radio - written testimonials and reviews  Thank you Christmas card from the Devonport Peninsula Trust - Testimonials and reviews

If you would like to send us testimonials feel free to email them through and we’ll add them to the page.

90% of our customers are returning customers… here are some personal messages from them to us:

We booked The Rock Factory for our charity ball in September and they were incredible. They were far and away the best value we could find (even with other companies saying they were doing us a sponsorship deal!) and nothing was too hard for them on the night. It went perfectly and above all else, they are simply very kind and happy people. I would recommend them to anyone who wants professionalism, value for money and real people. Feel free to contact me for a reference or testimonials.

Sam Judd Co Founder Sustainable Coastlines sam@sustainablecoastlines.org m. 021 058 9349


The Rock Factory are awesome! They have made both my albums which have both got radio play based on their skills as engineers. They have done my live sound at shows in and out of Auckland city. Both the owners Mark and Michelle have featured on a series of radio shows of mine “The Muso Show” on Kiwi FM where they try to educate musicians on how to do a better job of recording/ promoting and managing themselves. Mark and Michelle are both hardworking but also a real pleasure to deal with in the music industry.

Fleur Jack – Kiwi FM/ Rip It Up Magazine and Bands The Twitch and Pavlova and the Jandals


Consistent, affordable, and easy to work with – we’ve been using the RockFactory for a few years now and they’re so reliable and easy.

Testimonials – Sarin Moddle – 95bFM


Awesome experience working with these guys.. We really got the best out of our music and abilty. Super stuff.. very pleased

Testimonials – Greg Hanson – Invader Cain


Michelle is better than she gives herself credit for…extremely talented musician, engineer and producer all wrapped up in a small, friendly, happy, patient & pretty package! the best thing about recording with michelle @ the rock factory is the relaxed atmosphere and the fact she treats you like a friend and shows a genuine interest in your music and really takes on board what you are trying to achieve. michelle & mark have tons and i mean TONS of recording, producing, mixing and live sound experience! check them out..you will not regret it.

Testimonials – Craig Klopper – Musician


The Devonport BIG Spring Jam wouldn’t have been the same without The Rock Factory on board. Michelle and Mark supplied all the gear that was needed including front of house and pack in/pack out. I’m not too flash on the technical side of things so it was fabulous that they just got on and did it, no questions asked. That’s exactly what you need when organising an event! I would highly recommend Michelle and Mark from The Rock Factory for ANY events, big or small. They are fantastic to deal with..even with helping me make the ultimate weather call! I will definately be using The Rock Factory again for my future events.

Justine Kinsella – Event Manager


Cars, bikes, booze, and one hell of a setup from The Rock Factory. Mark definitely made our little garage setup sound and LOOK like a miniature vector arena. Keep in mind that Mark is VERY professional and real easy to deal with, and thats exactly what you want. The perfect attitude for stressful events haha. We will definitely be using them again… and again!

The Rock Factory Rocks!

Jake – The Pancho Brothers


Being in a band can be really expensive at times. The costs of gear, practice, recording, transport and even gigging all adds up at the end of the day. It’s good having people like Mark and Michelle and The Rock Factory making things like live sound, lighting, PA hirage and recording affordable for us little guys.

In our short career as a band they have provided us with live sound mixing, PA hirage and mixing for a performance on national TV, live recording, lighting and equipment hirage and most recently a live recording of one of our performances. Every time we have dealt with them they have been extremely affordable as well as highly professional, friendly and supportive.

Personally I appreciate Mark and Michelle for their support of the local music scene and would recommend them to anyone in need of sound or production services. Thank you for making our performances so much more special.

Kevin Nolan – Guitarist and Manager of Mile High


“Hey Michelle & Mark,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and hard work leading up to and on Saturday/early hours of Sunday morning!  It was an intense show with 5 bands and all of them sounchecking but I trusted Mark to deliver and he totally did.  All the backline hire was a real help too and was great to not have to change between all the bands!  Coming from a live sound background, I am always somewhat hesitant of trying out new people as live sound is definitely something that cannot go wrong if a gig is to work, but I am more than happy to use you guys again and recommend everyone else to also.  You guys are very accommodating and go out of your way to help out, something not all sound companies will do for you.  Thanks for making the show a success for us and hope to work with you guys again very soon.
– Savvy Promotions
“Camp A Low Hum has been described by all manner of international media as The Best Music Festival in the World, in 2009 more international acts will perform at Camp A Low Hum then any other festival in New Zealand including Big Day Out and R&V. The Rock Factory supply ALL the audio eqipment for Camp A Low Hum and are the reason why people rave about how good it sounds. Mark and Michelle are the backbone of this event, and I would have no hesitation in recommending The Rock Factory for supplying Audio Equipment for your gig or any small to medium sized event”
Blink – Camp A Low Hum, www.campalowhum.com

“You did an outstanding job, I’m really impressed and will definately be working with you again for our up coming events”

Testimonials – Craig – TiTchmo Events


As a band, we’ve now recorded 3 times with Michelle at the Rock Factory over a period of about 6 months. Over this time we’ve recorded songs we’re really proud to call our own and it has a lot to do with the way Michelle works. We feel like our ideas are taken seriously and understood well, and with her expertise we really feel like we were able to achieve what we set out to do with our recordings. A really good working relationship has been established, and we appreciate the fact that we can trust the Rock Factory to capture our sound well.

-Sam Burrows


“As usual, thanks for doing fantastic sound! We will most defintiely let you know if we need your sound services at gigs in future. Wanna tour with us sometime? :)”

Joel – The Glory Sea


“Massive thanks to Mark for the incredible sound he got for our bands at the TFM (Titirangi Music Festival). Also, cheers for two great live sounds for those Freaky Meat shows. The boys really appreciated it.”

luv, paul


“thank-you so much for the wonderful job of recording the WCO (Waitakere City Orchestra)”

Testimonials – Brigid – Conductor of WCO


“thanks so much for doing sound on friday, as usual you were amazing, and made the stress dissapear. thanks heaps, see you soon”

Mikey Brown – Crash-Test for Favourite Things


“Gigantic thanks to you and Mark for all the amazing things you did with our recording/mix over the weekend, we love it. www.initial.net.nz”


“Hey Michelle, 🙂

We really like you guys doing out sound

it always sounds so good 🙂

Thank you 🙂

and thank you for all the numbers too

Raymond – Twink


“I just saw your profile on my friends list and thought to myself, “wait… wasn’t the soundgirl at shadows on saturday called michelle too?” decided to check it out and apparently you are both the same person! shows how often I use myspace…

Just wanted to say thanks again for the good job you did! I’ve come across many shitty sound techs and you can really tell the difference :P”


(The Last Fantastic)




THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR GORGEOUS RECORDINGS we have the chance to go to the national final as part of the top 6! thanks so much for everything you did for us the other night! Dan and Myself were up till 430am Friday morning editing the footage and syncing the soundtrack with it.

Keep your eyes peeled for results

Love reagan and malford x





Thanks heaps Michelle! Always a pleasure playing when you’re on sound cause we can be confident it’s gonna sound good out front 😀 see you again soon no doubt!

Jono – Microfiction


thanks for giving us such awesome sound at the noisy stage at camp.

That bass drum sounded the best we’ve ever had!

– Bang! Bang! Eche!


“Kia ora Michelle,

Once again, really enjoyed your sound work, especially your energy. send me your details and we’ll get an album off to you. “

Thanks, Matiu (HomeFire Burning)


You supplied the gears for Camp A Low Hum? The sound on/from every stage was just fantastic. Hope you’re coming to our AK dates 🙂

Jason & Sora Shima boys



hey michelle

thanks alot turned out to a great gig

great sound as usual by the rock factory!!!


cu again soon

The Midnight Youth


Hey Michelle thanks for doing our sound on Saturday, it sounded great.
Most likely we’ll be seeing you at another show, not sure when though.
Nice to meet you too 🙂

Greevo – Full Code


Heya Michelle, thanks heaps for your support, and of course your awesome sounds skills! Keep in touch

Audio Empire


Big ups for the recording and Mixing on the tracks Mark and Michelle, Cheers 🙂

Seth – Hangman


Thanks alot michelle! We were all really happy with the sound. Hopefully we will do many shows together. And i love the sound you guys get out of a drum kit!

– James and The Harlequin Academy

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