Happy New Year!
Yes, it's the time that most of us start thinking about what we'd like to achieve over the coming year. As far as our music career goes, that may involve finally taking the plunge and quitting the day job; but for most of us that prospect is just too scary. Particularly if the music gigs haven't yet brought in the kind of money you need to live on. Continue reading
A few people I've been speaking to recently have indicated that they have been delaying making a booking as they are not sure whether their budget will cover the hours needed. They are aware that sessions often over-run their allotted hours and would prefer it if they didn't have to "clock-watch" at every session.
For this reason, I've decided to trial a Project-Based service. So if you're planning a project, such as a single, an EP or an Album that you have a specific budget for, give me a ring and I'll be happy to discuss the possibility of taking on your project within your budget, or at least give you a set price so that you won't have to clock-watch; in the knowledge that the project will be completed for that set price regardless of how long it may take.
Have you ever seen the film, The Money Pit? Well that's what Bakehouse Studio feels like right now... Continue reading
From the 1st September 2014, Bakehouse Studio will be open full time from 9am till 11pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am till 10pm Saturdays and Sundays. We will also be open all Bank Holidays apart from Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Sessions are are available on the hour, and can be booked online 24/7. The minimum booking is one hour @ £20, but the more hours you book in one transaction, the cheaper the hourly rate gets. Booking online, where you pay for your session in advance using Paypal (All major credit/debit cards accepted), also enables you to take advantage of our special monthly discount option by using a valid voucher code at the checkout. This can bring you savings of anything up to 75% on the cost of your session.
If you have regular ongoing projects that give you cause to use a studio several times a year, check out our STUDIO TIMESHARE SCHEME, that can get you into the studio for only £7.25p per hour INCLUDING myself as PRODUCER/ENGINEER!! That's only slightly more than the National minimum wage!
Don't miss this month's special re-launch offer of a massive 60% off the first 39 hours booked during February. This relates to as little as £6.40p per hour (for a session of 8 hours or more). Continue reading
Although my one-off record deal offer is still ongoing until the end of the year, I thought I'd add something extra specially for bands who are local to my studio.
This month and next month there will be none of the usual special discount codes. Instead I have decided to offer something very special to any band or artist who decides to book studio time to record an EP or Album before the end of October.
What I am going to do for you is to release your resulting EP or Album on my label. You wont have to sign anything except an agreement for me to collect any resulting royalties on your behalf. I will forward 100% of any income that comes in from any airplay or public performance of your recordings. By having a bona fide release, it will be eligible for the National charts (if you sell enough). It will also be easily traceable by companies who may wish to license your music. Of course, it serves to protect all your copyrights as well.
Secondly, I will design a special WordPress site for you from where you can promote yourself. It will come with 6 months free hosting, after which you pay just $12 per month to keep it.
Lastly I will design a banner add for you and use it to promote your release on my network of sites for 3 months.
In order to benefit from this offer, all you need to do is book enough studio time to record at least 4 songs to master quality for an EP. Then just let me know that you want a bona fide release and I'll get all the admin done for you!
The neat silver metal 16Gb flash drives are now in the studio waiting for people to come and claim them by booking 8 hours or more via the booking calendar on the home page. They are a lot smaller than I expected. Not much bigger than a USB connector, so one can easily plug into those difficult bays between other USB connectors, where the USB sockets are very close together. There is a large hole in one end that enables you to attach the drive to a keyring, or make yourself a cool pendant. (Well gold medallions were all the rage once) in fact these are better, you could even wear one as an earring!
So just imagine ... Your whole finished recording project loaded onto one of these 16Gb drives that you can take away and keep for years to come! Move your project onto other media and you can re-use the drive as your music library holding over 5000 MP3s; or your video library holding over 22 full length feature films.
I only have 20 of these available, so book your session now!
This month I'm getting another batch of USB sticks in to give away FREE with every booking of 8 hours or more. The last batch was offered last October and were snapped up almost immediately. These ones are likely to go just as fast as they are super cool slimline silver ones!
Their 16GB capacity is more than enough space to hold the more demanding projects (Our largest project to date was around 12Gb). And of course, you can keep it and re-use it over and over again to store your personal music projects, videos, photos and documents. You need never have the excuse that you left an important file at home again as you can use this as a keyring or funky pendant!!
I'm expecting delivery of this new batch of sticks in a few days, so make sure you nip over to our calendar and book your session now, as stocks are limited to only the first 20 sessions. Use voucher code USBjune120603 when booking.
Today in session, Steve Brown came to re-record acoustic guitar and vocals to some songs that he played with his band down in the West Country. Chatting with him, it was interesting to learn that he and his band played at Glastonbury last year. Although he didn't have time to complete all the tracks today, he took them away on his USB stick so that he can mix them himself at home. I hope to see him again in the near future to finish off the last few tracks. Continue reading