SERVICES

Overview

Tunes is a rehearsal studio that acts in the interest of local music by providing affordable practice space, good quality rehearsal, preproduction, voice-over, album, EP and single recordings, music lessons and live sound. Tunes retails in musical accessories and equipment, including guitar strings, drumsticks etc. as well as a wide range of guitars, amps etc, which can be ordered through Tunes Studio.

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Bundled booking:
Receive discount by booking ahead

Recording:
R1’200.00 per day 
R180.00 per hour

Rehearsal space:
R85.00 per hour
R65.00 per hour

Live sound:
R1’800.00 (sound engineer included)

Music lessons:

R180.00 per lesson

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Retail:
Tunes Studio retails music equipment and accessories courtesy of Paul Bothner Music. At the rehearsal premises we stock guitar strings, drum sticks, plectrums etc. We also have a selection of guitars, pedals, recording equipment etc. Orders for music equipment and accessories other than the stock on the floor, are most welcome. Tunes Studio also retails local music. If you want to get a hard copy of your album on our display stand, or if you want expand your South African CD collection, feel free to contact us.

BUNDLED BOOKINGS bundle booking agreement

Groups or individual musicians can obtain membership from Tunes Studio in the form of a rehearsal agreement at R65.00 per hour. Exclusive membership entitles members to 25% discount on selected musical instruments or instrument related items and a 20% discount on all instrument accessories (smalls).

This agreement is viable for two months and will be automatically renewed if the client does not notify Tunes Studio a month in advance of his/her wish to discontinue said agreement.

This rehearsal agreement allows a group/musician to book a minimum of eight hours per month (adedicated time-slot in which this band/musician rehearses every week. The band/musician can book more than eight hours per month and can also agree to shift the rehearsal time-slot from week to week with sufficient notice in advance. Please note that in order to shift or cancel a booking, a notice is needed, 48 hours notice prior to the confirmed rehearsal time-slot.

Groups or individual musicians can obtain membership from Tunes Studio in the form of a rehearsal agreement at R65.00 per hour. Exclusive membership entitles members to 25% discount on selected musical instruments or instrument related items and a 20% discount on all instrument accessories (smalls).

This agreement is viable for two months and will be automatically renewed if the client does not notify Tunes Studio a month in advance of his/her wish to discontinue said agreement.

This rehearsal agreement allows a group/musician to book a minimum of eight hours per month (adedicated time-slot in which this band/musician rehearses every week. The band/musician can book more than eight hours per month and can also agree to shift the rehearsal time-slot from week to week with sufficient notice in advance. Please note that in order to shift or cancel a booking, a notice is needed, 48 hours notice prior to the confirmed rehearsal time-slot.

CONTACT US FOR BOOKINGS

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RECORDING our studio

Tunes Studio offers both recording and mixing for beginner and professional clients. The mixing and recording engineer, Mark Ellis, has worked at both Stellenbosch University and Valve House studios and has gained a lot of experience working on albums of artists like Stoker, Albert Meintjies and Roxton Met Herkie. Mark has experience as a recording and live engineer. He is an active musician, currently playing for Riku Lätti; Riaan Nieuwenhuis; My Castle in Spain and Durge. With Jean and Mark’s knowledge, friendly and helpful attitudes, hard-working nature and results-driven approach, they create a perfect environment for artists to record in.

Recording services
 Live recordings: We offer a live recording set-up for bands who would like to record their music in a rehearsal setting.
 Voice-overs
 Pre-production recordings
 Albums, EPs and singles

Pricing
 R1’200.00 per day (applicable to recording and mixing)
 R180.00 per hour (after hours rates may vary)
 Live rehearsal recordings: R180 per hour and R180 mixing per song( mixing free of charge if more than 3 songs are recorded )

Microphones:
 Rhode nt4
 Shure sm57
 Audix i5
 Audix D2
 Audix D4
 SE electronics Voodoo VR2 ribbon
 TUL f47
 Avantone CV-28

Interface:
 Roland UA-1010 octa
 
Consoles:
 Mackie 8 Bus 32 channel mixer
 
Intruments:
 Variety of percussion instruments
 Mapex black panther blaster six piece drum shell
 Gibson 335 63′ reissue
 Gretch electromatic
 Fender deluxe guitar amplifier
 Mark Bass Big Bang amp head
 SWR Son of Bertha cab
 Musicman Stingray bass guitar
 

Tunes Studio offers both recording and mixing for beginner and professional clients. The mixing and recording engineer, Mark Ellis, has worked at both Stellenbosch University and Valve House studios and has gained a lot of experience working on albums of artists like Stoker, Albert Meintjies and Roxton Met Herkie. Mark has experience as a recording and live engineer. He is an active musician, currently playing for Riku Lätti; Riaan Nieuwenhuis; My Castle in Spain and Durge. With Jean and Mark’s knowledge, friendly and helpful attitudes, hard-working nature and results-driven approach, they create a perfect environment for artists to record in.

Recording services
 Live recordings: We offer a live recording set-up for bands who would like to record their music in a rehearsal setting.
 Voice-overs
 Pre-production recordings
 Albums, EPs and singles

Pricing
 R1’200.00 per day (applicable to recording and mixing)
 R180.00 per hour (After hour rates may vary)
 Live rehearsal recordings: R180 per hour and R180 mixing per song( mixing free of charge if more than 3 songs are recorded )

Microphones:
 Rhode nt4
 Shure sm57
 Audix i5
 Audix D2
 Audix D4
 SE electronics Voodoo VR2 ribbon
 TUL f47
 Avantone CV-28

Interface:
 Roland UA-1010 octa
 
Consoles:
 Mackie 8 Bus 32 channel mixer
 
Intruments:
 Variety of percussion instruments
 Mapex black panther blaster six piece drum shell with stands
 Gibson 335 63′ reissue
 Gretch electromatic
 Fender deluxe guitar amplifier
 Mark Bass Big Bang amp head
 SWR Son of Bertha cab
 Musicman Stingray bass guitar 
 

REHEARSAL ROOMS book space today

Tunes Studio has two fully-equipped rehearsal rooms with a four-piece Mapex drum-shell, three cymbal stands, a high-hat stand, a snare stand and a throne in each room.

Drummers need to bring their own snare drum, kick pedal and cymbals.

Studio 1 (the room at the back) is equipped with a 200W Yamaha 8 channel mixer amp with x2 150W Laney speakers and a floor monitor, as well as x3 vocal mics + stands & x3 cooling fans, guitar stands, amp stands and a music stand. There are x2 amps available for hire, x1 120W Laney bass amp and x1 100W Marshall guitar amp, (R20 per hour per amp).

Studio 2 (the front room) is equipped with a 16 channel Proel mixing-desk, a Proel 500W power amp and x2 250W Proel speakers.  The room is also fitted with x2 cooling fans, a music stand, guitar stands and x3 vocal microphones, plus stands.  Both rooms have been set up to deliver optimal acoustics.  Storage space is also available at R40 per month per item, depending on size.  A tuck- shop with standard beverages & snacks, as well as a lounge area enables clients to enjoy much needed breaks between rehearsals.  Toilet & basin facilities are also available.

Pricing
R85.00 per hour
R65.00 per hour (with a booking agreement)

Tunes Studio has two fully-equipped rehearsal rooms with a four-piece Mapex drum-shell, three cymbal stands, a high-hat stand, a snare stand and a throne in each room.

Drummers need to bring their own snare drum, kick pedal and cymbals.

Studio 1 (the room at the back) is equipped with a 200W Yamaha 8 channel mixer amp with x2 150W Laney speakers and a floor monitor, as well as x3 vocal mics + stands & x3 cooling fans, guitar stands, amp stands and a music stand. There are x2 amps available for hire, x1 120W Laney bass amp and x1 100W Marshall guitar amp, (R20 per hour per amp).

Studio 2 (the front room) is equipped with a 16 channel Proel mixing-desk, a Proel 500W power amp and x2 250W Proel speakers.  The room is also fitted with x2 cooling fans, a music stand, guitar stands and x3 vocal microphones, plus stands.  Both rooms have been set up to deliver optimal acoustics.  Storage space is also available at R40 per month per item, depending on size.  A tuck- shop with standard beverages & snacks, as well as a lounge area enables clients to enjoy much needed breaks between rehearsals.  Toilet & basin facilities are also available.

Pricing
R85.00 per hour
R65.00 per hour (with a booking agreement)

LIVE SOUND HIRE the rig

Tunes Studio offers affordable and good quality live sound, particularly suitable for smaller venues and/or acoustic shows.

Available for hire at R1’500 (Engineer included).

 Speakers: x2 Laney CXT-115
 Power amp:  HP-D1000 Proel power amp 500W x 2 @4ohm
 Mixing desk:  M1622USB Proel 16 channel Stage mixer with effects
 Floor monitors:  x1 CXP112 12” 120W powered floor monitor x1 CXP110 10” 100W powered floor monitor
 Bright psp2100 24 channel 30 meter snake
 Drum, vocal and other instrument microphones and DI boxes.

Please note that the price may change slightly according to the location of the venue.

NOTES MUSIC SCHOOL grow in music

The school is located inside the Stellenbosch branch of Paul Bothner Music, shop No 1 & 2, (3 Merriman Avenue). Currently lessons are available for Drums / Guitar and Bass Guitar. The school is not only limited to these instruments and we plan to introduce Keyboard / Piano / Brass and Woodwind lessons in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in learning any instrument not mentioned above. We will do our utmost to accommodate everyone. All students are welcome, (ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced) and lessons are priced at R180 per lesson.

Please contact Jean Marais on info@tunesstudio.co.za / 082 770 4798 or Olivia on oliviav@bothner.co.za / 021 883 2301 to discuss available time-slots and to book your lessons today!

 

The school is located inside the Stellenbosch branch of Paul Bothner Music, shop No 1 & 2, (3 Merriman Avenue). Currently lessons are available for Drums / Guitar and Bass Guitar. The school is not only limited to these instruments and we plan to introduce Keyboard / Piano / Brass and Woodwind lessons in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in learning any instrument not mentioned above. We will do our utmost to accommodate everyone. All students are welcome, (ability levels ranging from beginner to advanced) and lessons are priced at R180 per lesson.

Please contact Jean Marais on info@tunesstudio.co.za / 082 770 4798 or Olivia on oliviav@bothner.co.za / 021 883 2301 to discuss available time-slots and to book your lessons today! 

The Teachers

BASS GUITAR:
Mark Ellis started his studies in music at the age of 13, when he first learned to play the guitar. Seven years later he decided to pick up the bass guitar and he liked it so much that he decided to stick to it. He has previously been the bassist for groups such as: Slagyster and Brother & Brother. Currently he is the bassist for My Castle in Spain, Riaan Nieuwenhuis as well as Riku Latti. This diverse set of groups introduced him to different genres which further fuelled his passion for playing the bass guitar. Mark describes the bass guitar as an instrument that opened up other dimensions of music to him and he wishes to introduce every aspiring bass player to this interconnectivity.

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DRUMS:
Jean Jacques Marais first started his musical career at the age of 12, when he co-founded his first band, Fudge. Shortly after his first steps onto the stage, he was asked to replace another musician to become the drummer for a second band as well. Over the following few years he performed regularly, and recorded three albums with the two groups, Fudge and Antipathy, while using the exposure to get to grips with his chosen instrument. He played a number of big festivals such as: Oppikoppi 2017, STRAB 2017, Ramfest 2013/2008, Grahamstown Arts and Music Festival 2004 and Woodstock 2004, to name but a few.  Jean also recorded two albums with recognised and independent musician, Riaan Nieuwenhuis (former Delta Blue keyboardist) and he also recently started with freelance work for both: Kevin Kieswetter (former member of internationally recognized group, Dorp), and Riku Lätti, who needs no introduction in Afrikaans music circles. GUITAR: Rory Skinner is a renowned guitarist in the SA music industry. He started at the age of 15 and now plays for two great performing bands, Titan guitar duo (a unique blend of flamenco and electric guitar) and Nebula Disrupt, (an extreme-metal band). Rory received his bachelor's degree in music and music technology in 2012.  He has also obtained grade 8 in classical guitar and grade 8 Rockschool.

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GUITAR:
Rory Skinner is a renowned guitarist in the SA music industry. He started at the age of 15 and now plays for two great performing bands, Titan guitar duo (a unique blend of flamenco and electric guitar) and Nebula Disrupt, (an extreme-metal band). Rory received his bachelor’s degree in music and music technology in 2012.  He has also obtained grade 8 in classical guitar and grade 8 Rockschool.

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