Welcome to Joyful Collision studios.


Here at our home and studio facility set in the countryside close to Royan in the Charente Maritime we offer a range of studio musical services - recording, mixing, mastering, arranging, programming. We have a collection of instruments and equipment for use and if needed can contribute instrumental or vocal parts to your recording.


For those who are with us for a longer period or who want the freedom to start early or work late we have guest accommodation with four well appointed en-suite bedrooms and private living space. This facility is equally of use to groups of up to 8 who wish to work on their artistic project in a calm and creative environment.


So do explore what we have to offer and contact us to answer any questions or for further information.


Viki and Richard

Home Welcome to Joyful Collision studios. Here at our home and studio facility set in the countryside close to Royan in the Charente Maritime we offer a range of studio musical services - recording, mixing, mastering, arranging, programming. We have a collection of instruments and equipment for use and if needed can contribute instrumental or vocal parts to your recording. For those who are with us for a longer period or who want the freedom to start early or work late we have guest accommodation with four well appointed en-suite bedrooms and private living space. This facility is equally of use to groups of up to 8 who wish to work on their artistic project in a calm and creative environment. So do explore what we have to offer and contact us to answer any questions or for further information. Studio The main items of equipment and instruments are identified to the right. The studio has one main recording and production area and is ideally suited to small groups or solo artists. Additional spaces within the property are called into service as needed for complex recording tasks. Richard is an experienced sound engineer, arranger, producer and musician in his own right and is available to help out as required. More Photos Rates and Packages Rates and Packages The standard rate for ad hoc hire of the studio including Richard as house engineer is 25 per hour. Typically the costs for a working day are capped at 200 - it is always a shame to be watching the clock and worrying about the bill when a session is going really well! Example costs to record a demo. For a one day session this would be a standard charge of 200 to include studio time, use of equipment and instruments as required, engineering/production, and also (as time permits) the mix down and initially mastering to CD. For a weekend (or two day) session including two studio days and accommodation of 2 double rooms for one night the standard charge is 450. If you have a particular project in mind especially if it will run over several days and/or if you would like to stay with us during the project then please do contact us to discuss your particular requirements and we shall organise a package price. Accommodation Built around 1790 the house was a family home and working farm until 2010 since when we have undertaken a complete restoration retaining as many of the original features as possible - stone fireplaces, oak and poplar beams, stone walls - whilst incorporating a contemporary open feel with plenty of light. The farmhouse has become the guest accommodation; the barns and farm buildings have been converted into the studio and our living space. There are four double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities and a shared living/working room of 40 m2. We can offer bed and breakfast, half or full board or adjust to suit your needs. Please contact us for further information. References and Links Below are a selection of samples of recordings made at Joyful Collision studios. Please note that for ease of download these are mp3 files so they are not at full broadcast quality. If you would like samples at full quality or more samples then contact us. The Seeds of Time recorded a full commercial album with us and also remixed and mastered two further albums. Further information and audio files on their The Seeds of Time. Tony Howarth is (amongst other things) a poet and author. This is a sample from an Audio Book of his poetry - spoken voice is a demanding test of recording quality . . . For more about Tony visit his site Anthony Howarth. Les Fous Frogs is our own musical ensemble - these are examples of our work, recorded in the studio. For more information see our site Les Fous Frogs. All works are Copyright protected by respectively A J Thompson (The Seeds of Time) ( 2010, 2011), Anthony Howarth ( 2011, 2012) and Les Fous Frogs ( 2012) Location Joyful Collision studio is on the edge of the small village of Arces sur Gironde. Here we benefit from the peace and tranquillity of the countryside whilst remaining only 10 minutes from the sandy beaches at Meschers and only 20 minutes from the popular seaside town of Royan. Arces is famed for its 11th Century church and the best boulangerie in the area and is otherwise a quiet farming village supplemented by a small but thriving artist community. The market town of Cozes is just 4km away and has a supermarket, weekly street market and a good range of shops. Restaurants are to be found in Arces, Talmont, Cozes, Meschers and just about everywhere else too! Contact Us Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about the facilities and services we can offer and to discuss your project and your needs. Telephone (English, French spoken) : 09 77 97 85 51 Email : info@joyfulcollision.com Address : 1 place du Calvaire 17120 Arces



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