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Become our Artist in Residence

Become our Artist in Residence

DAFT invites a promising act to its home to become artist in residence at the studio complex during 6 months.

We feel promising acts should get a chance to benefit from our new home, and thus we will welcome a new Artist in residence at DAFT Studios every 6 months.

This means as a band you get:
- a 3 day residential rehearsal/preproduction session
- a 2 day recording session at DAFT Studios with inhouse engineer
- a 2 day mix session at DAFT Studios with inhouse engineer
- professional guidance in production, communication and artist development domain.

We are not a big fan of contests, so you cannot participate to win.
Instead, we put together a jury, consisting of key figures in the Belgian music industry:
- Jan Digneffe: booker at Live Nation
- Damien Waselle: label manager at PIAS Belgium
- Michel Van Buyten: managing director Sony Entertainment Benelux.
- Kirsten Lemaire: music connoisseur and radio presenter at Studio Brussel
- Thomas De Mot: international & creative director at Strictly Confidential Music Publishing.
- Jarri Van Der Haegen: music consultant & blogger at Disco Naïveté
- Stijn Verdonckt: Studio owner and engineer at DAFT Recording Studios.

These people breathe music, and they have a nose for new talent.
If your act is promising, they will find on their radar.

However, if you feel you should get yourself known to us, you can send us a link to your music through here: https://goo.gl/forms/Hy3B0QzNxyNzQNTv1


Welcome home to DAFT Studios!

Main Recording Hall

Main Recording Hall

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Welcome Home.

Welcome Home.

DAFT Studios

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Amenra

Mass VI recording session

DAFT Studios

DAFT Studios

The studio garden...

The Fireplace Lounge

The Fireplace Lounge

The perfect place for writing sessions & preproduction.

The Fireplace lounge is the perfect setting to work on new material. Whether you're writing songs or putting together demos, you'll feel at home right away here.

There's lots of daylight and you've got a stunning view on the garden and surrounding forrests. In the evening, you can continue working in a cosy vibe around the fireplace.

We provide accomodation and catering during your stay, and you have daily access to the relaxation area with indoor pool and sauna.

Welcome home!

DAFT Studios

DAFT Studios

snowy winters...

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

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Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

"Thanks for giving us such great tracks to work with!"

"Thanks for giving us such great tracks to work with!"

Lee Townsend

Premier Pictures of Lily kit

Premier Pictures of Lily kit

Rupert Neve 5088 desk

Rupert Neve 5088 desk

Vintage microphones

Vintage microphones

a pair of Neumann CMV563's and a pair of AKG C12a's.

The Basement Bar

The Basement Bar

The perfect place to rehearse before a studio session of before leaving on tour.

The Basement Bar is the perfect getaway to focus on your music for a few days, before entering the studio or before leaving on tour.

And the best thing is, the bar is right there when you get thirsty. We even serve some really good local beers, cheers!

We provide accomodation and catering during your stay, and you have daily access to the relaxation area with indoor pool and sauna.

Welcome home!

Control Room

Control Room

featuring a Rupert Neve 5088 Shelford edition.

Control Room

Control Room

"A whole lot of heart."

"A whole lot of heart."

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Main Recording Hall

Main Recording Hall

"I've been in studios around the world. It doesn''t get any better than DAFT Studios."

"I've been in studios around the world. It doesn''t get any better than DAFT Studios."

Stephen Malkmus

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

The Cinema

The Cinema

The perfect spot to compose for film or TV.

The Cinema is the space you need when you need to compose or work on preproduction for film music or TV music.

We can provide the backline and technical gear you need.

We provide accomodation and catering during your stay, and you have daily access to the relaxation area with indoor pool and sauna.

Welcome home!

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

DAFT Insta-Vinyl Studio

DAFT Insta-Vinyl Studio

Want to book the studio?

The Insta-Vinyl Studio is a 16 track analog mobile recording studio that records straight to vinyl. We travel around, record and cut limited edition vinyl releases. Want to book the studio for your next single? Prices start at 500€ for a live recording, including mix. And you even get the first vinyl cuts for free, included in the price. Contact us for more info!

"This was without a doubt the most intense and beautiful week of the last years, thanks for everything!"

"This was without a doubt the most intense and beautiful week of the last years, thanks for everything!"

Jef Neve

DAFT Studios

DAFT Studios

The view from the recording hall

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

Amenra

Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

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Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

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Amenra

Mass VI recording session

photo courtesy of Mathieu Vandekerckhove

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Amenra

Mass VI recording session

The Artist Penthouse

The Artist Penthouse

coming home...

DAFT Insta-Vinyl

DAFT Insta-Vinyl