In short, the answer is yes, only if you bring the extra gear yourself.
As always, the only gear we offer is shown on each room description. Specifically, a Rehearsal room, will come with guitar and bass amps, a drum kit (cymbals available only in Rehearsal PRO and LITE rooms) and the PA. However, We won't be able to provide recording mics or extra cables or stands.
You will be required to bring all these extra items yourself as we don't stock extras anymore.
Here is a list of suggested items you could bring with you to record in a Rehearsal room:
- your mics, XLRs and mic stands. A minimal but effective set up could be - 3 mics on the drum kit (overhead, kick and snare mics) + 1 mic for each amp and connecting our own vocal ones already in the room
- your audio interface, with enough channels and ports for the mics above
- your laptop with your recording software (DAW)
- your headphones if necessary and an headphone amp
What if I want to record a band in a Recording room instead?
Normally, our Recording rooms aren't large enough to host a full band - they range from 65 to 175 sq. ft . They would normally come with a small control room and a separate mic booth. However, if you can fit a small band in them and bring all the necessary extras yourself (we don't provide anything outside of what's outlined on a room description!) you're welcome to record in them.
If your main location is London or Manchester, you could book rooms 20 in Earlsfield or Room 9 in Cheetham Hill and make use of a large live room to host a full band with a separate control room. Room 20 in Earlsfield works the same way as a normal studio. Room 9 has got a slightly different set up - here's more information about it.