Recording Development

About the development programme

The Hit Lab Studio has begun an initiative programme for all up and coming music students in the local roodepoort area and beyond. This development programme is aimed towards helping the music industry grow by targeting it’s up and coming musicians and giving them a chance to experience what it’s like to record their music in a professionally run recording studio at a discounted rate. The Hit Lab Studio is located in Allen’s Nek, Roodepoort on the corner of Jim Fouchè Road and Eland Avenue outside behind the Marshall’s Music Store. We welcome students to come and record their personal or curriculum based Projects in our studio. Be it Vocal covers of songs, guitar recitals, or original compositions. We are limiting the students to two track recordings only due to time constraints. This essentially means that we cannot do drum recordings, band recordings or anything else that will require a multitrack session to be run. Recordings will be hosted and mixed by Ethan Cass, a new member of our team who is currently doing his last year of studies at The Academy of Sound Engineering. We handle all of our clients in a professional manner and pride ourselves in providing excellent quality sound recordings.

Recording sessions

Our Recording sessions with the students will be meticulously planned by our junior engineer and they have been designed geared towards maximising efficiency. Your time is valuable, so our goal is to best prepare you while taking up the least amount of your time possible.

The studio will charge an hourly rate of R1000 per hour that the studio is booked for. This includes payment for our junior engineer as well as the cost for the final mixed and edited recording. Typically one hour of studio time is enough to produce one song.

The recording sessions will be laid out according to the needs of the individual student and what the overall goal is for the recordings. We can record the students in the following manners

  • Vocal Recording with provided backing track
  • Solo Instruments (with or without backing track)
  • Poetry or other artistic recitals

Recording T’s & C’s

1. Payment
The balance to be paid to the Studio by the Client for the services rendered shall be paid in full up front in order to confirm their booking. Final master recording will be given straight away after the recording session is completed.

2. Cancelling the Recording Session Bookings
The Client agrees and acknowledges that a change in the schedule may present a significant burden for the recording engineers and thus the Client shall forfeit their payment to the Studio if the Client must cancel the recording session within 48 hours of the date on which the client booked the studio. Cancellations made before 48 hours of the date on which the client booked the studio will result in 50% of the client’s payment being refunded.

3. Publicity and Marketing
The Client authorizes the Studio to utilize the Client’s logo and associated trademarks as well as any media or photos from any of the recording sessions solely for the purpose of marketing the development programme.

Available Booking Times

Mon – Fri17:00 – 21:00
Saturdays09:00 – 17:00
Sundays 12:00 – 17:00

For enquiries or to book please contact Ethan Cass on:
+27 60 504 2510 or