Rehearsal

Our live studio room has space for up to five people to practise together. Featuring excellent acoustics and with all equipment hire included in the price, we have everything you need for great rehearsal sessions. We can even provide a technician to operate the control room equipment and ensure everything is working exactly as it should.

A Brief Video Guide to the Studio

about the Studio

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When you arrive at the studio, the first room you will enter is the control room (12.8sqm), which doubles up as a waiting room, complete with sofa, refreshments and free WIFI. Through the door is the acoustically treated live room (11.3sqm). A large acoustic window separates the two rooms.
  • Shure SM58s & Sennheiser E845 Dynamic Mics
  • Shure SM57 Instrument Mics
  • Shure PG42 Condenser Mic
  • AKG Drum Mics
  • Fender Twin Reverb + effects pedals
  • Shure SRH440 Headphones
  • TOA Speakers
  • DI boxes and plenty of cables
  • Mic and Music Stands
  • Yamaha CP4 Digital Piano
  • Roland TD25K V-Drums or
  • Mapex Mars Rock Fushion Drum kit
  • Yamaha CP4 Stage Piano
  • Roland TD25K V-Drum Kit
  • Mapex Mars Rock Fusion Drum Kit
  • 1961 American Fender Stratocaster
  • Ibanez GRS200 Bass
  • Yamaha CPX-700 II Acoustic Guitar
The control room contains the mixing equipment and an effects rack, to ensure you have the mix you want in your headphones or from the TOA speakers in the Live Room. A techncian will help you getting this set up and running, and can man the desk through your sessions if required. The equipment includes:
  • Studiocraft LX7ii 32 Channel Analogue Desk
  • Lexicon MX200 Multi-effects processor
  • Behringer Multicom Pro-XL 4 channel compressor
  • Behringer FBQ3102 Equaliser
  • Focusrite Scarlett
  • Rackmount PC with Prosonus Studio One 4
  • 24-channel XLR snake (leads to Live Room)

Our Rates

Whether or not you opt for having a technician on hand during your practice session, one of us will be there to help you set up and go through a full sound check. One of us is also on site at all times, in case you have any issues. Day rate is for 12 hours.

HOURLY RATE

w/out technician

£12

HOURLY RATE

with technician

£22

DAY RATE

w/out technician

£120

DAY RATE

with technician

£220

Meet the Team

Phin Hall

Phin set up HMS in 1994, focusing on tuition, composition and recording. He heads up the tuition side of the studio, and is often to be found on the live side of the glass and gigging with local bands.

David Hall

David joined HMS following completion of his BTEC in media. He has worked as a sound engineer and audio editor since 2013. He heads up the recording and rehearsal side of the studio, and runs the desk for most sessions.

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