This May, BeatCamp is offering aspiring music producers the opportunity to pair up with industry pros to record tracks in Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios.
During the two-day immersive experience, participants will be matched up with another music producer and tasked to create a track together. At the end of the weekend, the finished tracks will be released as an album on iTunes.
The event takes place the weekend of 6-8 May, with tickets starting from £795 (approximately €1030) per person with the option of full board accommodation at the Wiltshire-based studios.
Those selected to take part will receive masterclasses and critique from industry figures including Matt Black, founder of Ninja Tune and half of music duo Coldcut; Chris Hughes, Tears for Fears producer; and David Bates, the A&R behind Dire Straits, Tears for Fears and Wet Wet Wet.
They will also have access to professional session musicians and singers and well as getting the opportunity to hear their mixes through the studio’s famous SSL 9000 XL K desk.
Marc Langsman, co-founder of BeatCamp, explains: “Some of the biggest tracks of recent years were the result of artists working together with others. Collaborating shows you a different way of working that can push and inspire you. At BeatCamp, we carefully match producers together based on their music styles and interests, and so many of our past participants have continued working together and have even released tracks together. It’s a long-term investment.”
Real World Studios’ Tim Oliver adds: “Our studios offer a unique and inspirational environment allowing absolute freedom for artists to create, perform, record and mix their music. The state-of-the-art facility has played host to many of the world’s leading artists and has produced many a well-known record over the last 30 years and more. As well as being home to WOMAD festivals and Real World Records, we have several specialist producer rooms on site.”