Decibels Studios is a rehearsal and recording studio, conveniently located in the Waterkloof Ridge / Monument Park area in Pretoria (just off the R21). It’s very close to Centurion and 25 minutes from Johannesburg. The rehearsal room is air conditioned and sound treated with a double door and isn’t too dead or too lively or bouncy. Just the right mix!
The studio has clean and modern bathroom facilities as well as a small kitchen with a fridge to keep your beer cold (for that break you need in between sets). There is also a small lounge area and a patio just outside the studio. There is ample, safe parking inside the premises.
At R150 per hour for rehearsals, Decibels Studios offers:
An air conditioned studio rehearsal space, a variety of microphones & mic stands, 2 guitar amps (Roland & Peavey), an Orange bass amp, music / lyrics stands, a 16 channel mixer & self-amplified PA system on speaker stands and a 5-piece drum kit. Drummers must just please bring their own sticks & cymbals.
Decibels Studios also offers these services:
Tracking and recording, filming and editing of your songs / sessions with a wide range of gear & cameras, professional drum tracking and recording, voice over recordings, video shoots for actors / actresses for TV / film self-taping auditions, radio ad production, corporate video shoots and editing for social media and marketing, professional mixing and mastering and band portfolio photography by our professional and preferred photographer partners in the music industry. Please contact them for a quote if you’re interested in using one or more of these services.
From time to time Decibels Studios runs crazy specials over weekends for recording and video shoot bundles. This is done in partnership with their friends at Wagon Wheels studio in Brooklyn. This normally requires bulk bookings of at least 2 bands recording at least 2 tracks each, so please make sure that you inquire and spread the word to your friends to take advantage of this great offer.
The following artists have rehearsed at Decibels Studios:
Livingston (Berlin), Valiant Swart, Albert Frost, Georgetown, Apocalypse Later, Klopjag, The Amblers, Raptorbaby, Friends With Leaves, Tuin, Gerald Clark, Bacchus Nel, Deon Bakkes & The Stolen Horses, Chris van Der Walt, Jaco Mans, Jonathan Peyper, SADC, Beeskraal.