Let us re-record/process your multi-tracks through our Focusrite
console to add just what your tracks need
Artists / Bands - want to record a FREE live in studio EP with us?
Are you a young, aspiring audio engineer looking for some real-world hands on practical experience at a professional recording studio?
Services we provide
We can improve the sound of your individual instrument/vocal tracks of your multi-track recordings by re-recording it through our Focusrite Studio Console to add that beautiful transformer magic. We charge a reasonable price per individual track x the number of tracks you want us to re-record.
We can professionally track (remotely) acoustic instruments live in any of our three live rooms for clients, using our expansive collection of analog outboard equipment and recording consoles, and only the best session musicians South Africa has to offer.
We offer analog processing to individual instrument/vocal tracks of a client's multi-track recording. This is done looking at the session as a whole and processing individual tracks as part of the bigger picture to improve the overall sound of the project. Processing is done using only our extensive collection of analog outboard equipment and recording/mixing consoles. We charge a reasonable price for this service and is calculated per individual track x the number of individual tracks making up the received multi-track recording.
Please note that we do not provide editing/comping/cleaning of individual tracks making up the multi-track recording, and that any/all tracks a client send us must be the final edited/comp'd/cleaned individual tracks of a multi-track recording/project.
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About our Programmes
RockstarJoint provides a platform for artists to record a free EP at a professional recording studio facility. At the end, they leave with a finished EP, recorded, mixed and mastered...ready for release.
This opportunity is available to 2 artists/bands and 2 audio engineers per month, 10 months each year. (One international artist/band and one local artist/band per month) Not only do we fully support local artists (depending from where the project is operated from for the program year: 2019: South Africa), but RockstarJoint is about providing artists access to the facilities and tools needed to create recordings of exceptionally high quality, and provide them with a platform to expose their music, to share their story...
We also provide aspiring audio engineers/engineering students the opportunity to gain much needed hands on, real world experience at a professional recording facility. They have the opportunity to assist on the tracking session of the artists that was selected to record an EP with us, plus we provide each attending audio engineer with the once in a lifetime opportunity to mix 2 songs from the artist's EP (and be credited as the mix engineer/s) They will be shadowed and assisted by an experienced mix engineer while mixing, that will share his/her workflow, tips and tricks with attending audio engineers.
Who will get this opportunity and how will they be selected? Each artist/band that want to participate must create a (short) video introducing themselves and in the same video perform one of their original songs (or part of it showcasing their music). This will be shared on our social media channels. Followers of RockstarJoint will vote by means of likes and the artist/band with the most likes across all our social media channels at a pre-determined date/time will be selected/invited to attend. For the audio engineering program, subscribing audio engineers will be provided with the multitrack files of a track recorded during the previous month's recording of an artist/band's EP, Subscribing audio engineers can enter the online mix competition and showcase their mixing skills by turning the raw multi-tracks into their own interpreted master piece. A certain time period will be allowed after which they must submit their final mix for us to listen to and judge. We will select the 10 best mixes (to our ears), and this will be shared on our social media channels. Our social medial followers vote for their favourite mix/es by means of likes. The 2 engineers whose mixes received the most likes across all our social media channels will be invited to attend the next recording/mixing session.
What's Included and What's Not For Selected Artists / Bands and Engineers
Artist/Band FREE EP Recording Program...how to?
Complete and submit the "2019 RockstarJoint Program Registration" form (the link is at the top of the page). But before you do, create an intro video of yourself/your band and as part of this video perform one of your original songs (or part of it) to showcase your music - enter the link to this video when you sign up.
Once registered, we will post your intro video to our social media channels (by completing and submitting the sign-up form you give us consent to share/use your video on our social media channels / marketing purposes
RockstarJoint patrons (our social media followers) will vote by means of likes, and if voted the most liked artist/band, you will be invited to record your new EP with us...it's really that simple
Who can join / submit their music: Any artist/band, no matter the genre, with minimum 3 instruments that can be recorded live in the studio. Any artist/band with at least 4 original songs they hold the rights to, that can be recorded for their new EP (we won't claim any rights to your music) No matter who you are, what your background or where you are from (please note that for 2019 South African Artists/Bands will get preference), If you believe you have what it takes, we want to hear your material.
You have to agree to the following in return for recording your EP for FREE: The use / release of any video or photographic content To allow RockstarJoint to make available the raw recorded multi-tracks as well as the completed mixed track (that will be used for a guide track) of a selected song from your new EP to our audio engineering program subscribers that can be used by them to (a) mix and submit to enter the monthly RockstarJoint mix competition (b) to mix and use to build their portfolio/cv of mixing skills
Aspiring audio engineers, reserve your spot for the 2019 RockstarJoint audio engineering program by completing and submitting the "2019 RockstarJoint Program Registration" form (the link is at the top of the page) Enter the monthly mix competition for the opportunity to join us at a professional recording studio facility for some real world, hands on experience. BOP Recording Studios South Africa for the 2019 programme. We will provide the members of the program with raw multi-track recordings on a monthly basis. Your job is to work you magic and mix the multi-tracks into a final mix of your interpretation, showcasing your mixing skills. Submit your final mix by the deadline we will set. We will listen and judge to select the 10 mixes we like most and will publish them on our social media channels. Followers (patrons) of RockstarJoint will vote by means of likes for their favourite mix. The 2 engineers who's mixes received the most likes (the sum across all our social media channels) will be invited to join us for the upcoming session
The first session for the audio engineering hands on practical programme 2019 will be during March 2019. Subscribing engineers will have access to all raw multi-tracks that was made available during the membership year. You are free to mix and use the tracks to build your cv/portfolio as a mix engineer, but you must provide the correct credits for the tracks whenever you use it to showcase your skills (that we will provide). There will be 10 online mix competitions for 2019.
Attending engineers will be responsible to share their experience and the process on social media and be ambassadors for RockstarJoint. This way we can continue to provide this opportunity to other artists, bands and aspiring audio engineers.
Who can join: No matter who you are, what your background or where you are from, if you love music and the recording/mixing of it as much as we do, we want you to register.
Reserve My Spot For 2019
Calling all documentary film making students interested in capturing the production journey of each participating artist/band...start to finish.
South African Session Musicians: Send us your details so we can add it to our database of musicians. (We will get in touch when attending artists require a session musician).
to respond to any of the notices, please get in touch: send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
+27 (0) 82 217 1130
The Facility for the 2019 Program
What's Included and What's Not For Participating Artists and Audio Engineers
Everything related to the studio and the actual recording is on us, for FREE ! We can assist with airport transfers to/from Johannesburg to Mahikeng South Africa. Accommodation: If you don't mind "backpacker" or sleep on the couch style accommodation we can accommodate 4 (or up to 6 if 2 is willing to sleep on the couch) musicians and 2 attending audio engineering program audio engineers for the duration of the session in this fashion
Travelling to/from your home country/town to Mmabatho, South Africa (and any/all visa requirements to visit South Africa) Food and beverages
Please note: The accommodation space we have available is self contained units (one for attending artists and one for attending engineers) with access to a communal kitchen. (cook/feed yourself). If cooking is not your thing, there are many available restaurants/fast food outlets in close vicinity and majority offer a free delivery service If you want something more private concerning sleeping arrangements, there are rooms (sleeping 2 people per room max) available at the adjacent resort with rates at $86 per person per night single or $50 per person per night double (sharing). Food and beverages are extra
In time, as more funding becomes available, we hope this initiative can involve into a truly FREE creation space of opportunity for artists and audio engineers globally, provide flights, accommodation, meals, beverages and any other costs related to our programmes for participants.
We’ve considered many ways how best to increase funding and awareness for our free recording and educational programmes we carry out at BOP Recording Studios, South Africa, while at the same time preserving this impressive facility for future generations. Our mission: a facility that will improve lives through music and audio related programmes… using it for a greater good
We decided what better way than to have people from all around the world share a bit of themselves, to literally become a part of this beautiful facility. patrons, ambassadors of our programmes, joining us in the preservation of BOP, and ultimately providing a place of opportunity to many artists/musicians and aspiring young audio engineers. Where they leave a bit of themselves behind in Africa, and share in the process and progress from the beginning…
SOCIAL MEDIA USERNAMES, NAMES, PLACES AND HASHTAGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, ENGRAVED ON THE FLOORS OF THE BOP RECORDING STUDIOS' BUILDING, SOUTH AFRICA (ALL FLOOR AREAS, EXCLUDING ALL THE CONTROL, LIVE ROOMS/ISO BOOTHS AND SOUND LOCK AREAS)
WILL YOUR NAME BE ONE OF THEM? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE !
a Place where artists, musicians or anyone attending/visiting the facility will notice and acknowledge the names engraved at the facility, the people making it possible for them to share their music... their story... a Place where they will take photo’s and video clips of names, mention them as a token of appreciation, make contact or simply just start a conversation.
Take Action Engrave your name, leave a part of yourself behind in Africa
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Mobilise and challenge your colleagues, friends and family to also get their names engraved and to support us.
Reserve your spot (2" x 2") to have your social media username, name, where you are from, and a hashtag laser engraved, on the floors of BOP Recording Studios, South Africa. Follow This Link, Complete and Submit the Form. (Space is limited so reserve your spot now)