Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

Rehearsal Rooms

Room1ThumbRoom2Thumb.1Room3Thumb.1jpgRoom4Thumb.1jpg

 

RecordRehearsal.1jpgEquipment2.1jpgprices.1jpgcancellationPolicy.1jpg
Rocking Horse has 4 rehearsal rooms, all constructed to our “room within a room” formula, where walls and ceilings have an inner and outer shell completely isolated from each other for minimum resonant transferral.  They are acoustically treated using a combination of bass traps and angled walls to reduce reflective frequencies, we believe our hard work has resulted in some of the best sounding rehearsal rooms around.

The room sizes range from the spacious Room 3, which can accommodate bands of any size, down to our low cost smaller rooms which are suitable for up to 4 band members.  Each room has it’s own sonic characteristics, many of our regular customers  have a room preference,  but each one is someones favourite.

All are fitted with professional standard PA’s, microphones and drum kits as part of your room hire.  Amplifiers, cabs and drum breakables are also available to hire if required (see our equipment list  for available gear and prices).

We also have a huge supply of cables of all types from mp3 connectors to XLR and spare guitar cables if yours is faulty, we even have a few guitar straps lying around which seem to get a lot of use.

Each room’s electricity is independently supplied, thus eliminating external electrical noise and interference, with plenty of power points/sockets and extensions for your gear (no hearing the local taxi rank or vocals from from another room through your guitar amp).

All our equipment has been certified by Durham PAT testing, the rooms are all ventilated and conform to fire regulations with sensors, alarms and extinguishers fitted.

For easier loading in and out, all of our rooms are located at street level with stair-free access to our large private car park just yards away from each rehearsal room.


 ROOM 1

Room 1

Room 1 was the first to be built at Rocking Horse, it provided the template for the design of all our rehearsal rooms, with it’s angled red walls and artwork by Rat Pasty it has an atmosphere and sound all of it’s own.  It’s one of our smaller (63 square ft) lower priced spaces and still remains very popular. The room includes a Yamaha PA and Mapex drum kit and for those with a small bladder it’s the closest to the toilet.

Room 1 Floor Plan

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Yamaha EMX 62M 300W 6 Channel PA with built-in digital FX, 7 band graphic EQ and 2 speakers
  • Mapex V-Series 5 piece drum kit (drum breakables must be hired separately)
  • 2 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands
  • Ideal for smaller bands, solo performers, drum lessons, auditions
  • Bands who have a smaller budget
  • Fully carpeted and ventilated
  • 11 twin power point sockets
  • Electric Heater

BACKLINE HIRE

  • Drums Breakables (cymbals)
  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar Amps/Cabs

ACCESS/PARKING

  • Ground floor easy access free parking, yards away from the door

PRICES

Peak Times (5-11pm weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays):

£8 per hour or £28 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Off Peak (10am-5pm weekdays):

£6 per hour or £30 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Back Line Hire (per session)

Guitar/Bass Amps (inc. cabs) £1.50 (each)

Cabs £1 (each)

Drum Breakables £2 (please note, we would advise everyone to bring their own drum breakables. Because of extensive use, we cannot always guarantee ours will be in great condition).

Click here for a full list of available equipment/backline and prices.

BOOK THIS ROOM

email rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com or phone 0191 3860595 / Mobile No’s: Rich 07876 293709 / 07554 265040

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THE REHEARSAL ROOMS, WE OPERATE A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

Back to top


ROOM 2

Room 2

Room 2 is our other low cost room, very similar in size to room 1 (68 square ft) with just as unique a sound and the familiar angled walls.  It’s painted grey with wall art by Durham artist Morning Skyrail. A Yamaha drum kit and Peavey PA are included in the room.

Room 2 Floor Plan

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Peavey XR 600E 300W 6 Channel PA with built-in reverb FX and 9 band graphic EQ and 2 speakers
  • Yamaha Rydeen 5 piece drum kit (drum breakables must be hired separately)
  • 2 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands
  • Ideal for smaller bands, solo performers, drum lessons, auditions
  • Bands who have a smaller budget
  • Fully carpeted and ventilated
  • 13 twin power point sockets
  • Electric Heater

BACKLINE HIRE

  • Drums Breakables
  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar Amps/Cabs

ACCESS/PARKING

  • Ground floor easy access free parking, yards away from the door

PRICES

Peak Times (5-11pm weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays):

£8 per hour or £28 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Off Peak (10am-5pm weekdays):

£6 per hour or £30 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Back Line Hire (per session)

Guitar/Bass Amps (inc. cabs) £1.50 (each)

Cabs £1 (each)

Click here for a full list of available equipment/backline and prices.

BOOK THIS ROOM

email rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com or phone 0191 3860595 / Mobile No’s: Rich 07876 293709 / 07554 265040

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THE REHEARSAL ROOMS, WE OPERATE A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

Back to top


ROOM 3

Room 3

Room 3 is our largest room (126 Square ft) with plenty of space for any band to rehearse. It is kitted out with a hefty 1200 watt Spirit Folio Active PA with bass bins which can accommodate the heaviest of backing tracks or vocals. It has been fitted with mood lighting, has a vintage Chesterfield sofa, with artwork by Brucey.

This room is also often used to host events at Rocking Horse and is big enough to host live gigs.

Book well ahead for this room through the week, this is our most sought after rehearsal space.

Room 3 Floor Plan

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Soundcraft Spirit Power Station 600W 12 Channel PA with built-in Lexicon FX and dual 7 band graphic EQ with 2 bass bins and 2 speakers
  • Pearl Export Series 5 piece drum kit (drum breakables must be hired separately)
  • 2 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands
  • Ideal for larger bands, events, video shoots and recordings
  • Fully carpeted and ventilated
  • 11 twin power point sockets
  • Mood Lighting
  • Chesterfield Sofa
  • Electric Heater

BACKLINE HIRE

  • Drums Breakables
  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar Amps/Cabs

ACCESS/PARKING

Ground floor easy access free parking, yards away from the door

PRICES

Peak Times (5-11pm weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays):

£10 per hour or £35 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Off Peak (10am-5pm weekdays):

£7 per hour or £35 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Back Line Hire (per session)

Guitar/Bass Amps (inc. cabs) £1.50 (each)

Cabs £1 (each)

Click here for a full list of available equipment/backline and prices.

BOOK THIS ROOM

email rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com or phone Mobile No’s: Rich 07876 293709 / 07554 265040

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THE REHEARSAL ROOMS, WE OPERATE A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

Back to top


 ROOM 4

Room 4

The newest of our rooms, room 4 is our mid sized option (74Square ft). It also contains a larger PA by Studiomaster, Mapex Drum Kit and yamaha keyboard. It has it’s own parking space so you can reverse right up to the door to load your gear in.

Room 4 has a more ‘splashy’ live sound than the other rooms as it’s standard rectangular shape without angled walls offers a slightly different sound.

Room 4 Floor Plan

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • Studiomaster Power House 8-2 500W 8 Channel PA with built-in digital FX and dual 7 band graphic EQ
  • Mapex V-Series 5 Piece drum kit (drum breakables must be hired separately)
  • 3 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands
  • Ideal for smaller bands who want a bit more space, solo performers, drum lessons, auditions
  • Bands who have a smaller budget
  • Fully carpeted and ventilated
  • 10 twin power point sockets
  • Yamaha Electric Organ (for hire)
  • Chesterfield Chair
  • Electric Heater

BACKLINE HIRE

  • Drums Breakables
  • Bass Amp
  • Guitar Amps/Cabs

ACCESS/PARKING

Ground floor easy access free parking, yards away from the door

PRICES

Peak Times (5-11pm weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays):

£9 per hour or £31 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Off Peak (10am-5pm weekdays):

£6 per hour or £32 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Back Line Hire (per session)

Guitar/Bass Amps (inc. cabs) £1.50 (each)

Cabs £1 (each)

Click here for a full list of available equipment/backline and prices.

BOOK THIS ROOM

email rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com or phone 0191 3860595 / Mobile No’s: Rich 07876 293709 / 07554 265040

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND FOR THE REHEARSAL ROOMS, WE OPERATE A STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS.

Back to top


 REHEARSAL RECORDING

Need a demo CD to send out to venues for booking gigs, but are not quite ready for the studio? For only £30 on top of your room hire we offer a rehearsal recording service to our bands use as either a demo or to listen back to how well (or how badly!) your practise went.

Each of our 4 rehearsal rooms is fitted with a 24 channel mic box which provides the potential to record from any room directly into the Recording Studio/Control Room. We will mic up everything as if it’s a live gig, i.e. kick, snare, bass, guitars and vocals direct to the studio (using DI boxes), but you’ll still be able to rehearse using the PA for vocals. This enables us to record better high quality rehearsal recordings! We’ve also created a ready to load template in Logic to make the whole editing/mixing process a lot quicker after your rehearsal. Those recordings can then be checked after the practise session is complete and edited to separate tracks (if required).

You will then be presented with a CD (or multiple CDs if required) of the recordings along with an MP3 version to download via a link (if required).

We will mic up the room with high quality recording equipment and patch it through to our studio. All the bands so far have been very pleased with the outcome. We’ve uploaded some of the recordings to Soundcloud which you can check out above. All you need to do is tell us you want to record when you book your rehearsal and we’ll make sure your room is mic’d up for your arrival.

PRICES

£30 per session

Please let us know well in advance if you require a rehearsal recording due to the extra time required to set up mics and recording equipment.

Back to top


EQUIPMENT LIST

Back Line Hire (per session)

  • Guitar/Bass Amps (including cabs) £1.50 (each)
  • Cabs £1 (each)
  • Guitars/Bass Guitars £3 (each)
  • Piano £3 (Room 3 only)
  • Yamaha Electric Organ £3 (Room 4 only)
  • Drum Breakables £2 (please note, we would advise everyone to bring their own drum breakables. Because of extensive use, we cannot always guarantee ours will be in great condition).

Equipment Included With Room Hire

Room 1

  • Yamaha EMX 62M 300W 6 Channel PA with built-in digital FX and 7 band graphic EQ
  • Mapex V-Series 5 piece drum kit *
  • 3 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands **

Room 2

  • Peavey XR 600E 300W 6 Channel PA with built-in reverb FX and 9 band graphic EQ
  • Yamaha Rydeen 5 piece drum kit *
  • 3 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands **

Room 3

  • Soundcraft Spirit Power Station 600W 12 Channel PA with built-in Lexicon FX and dual 7 band graphic EQ
  • Pearl Export Series 5 piece drum kit *
  • 3 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands **

Room 4

  • Studiomaster Power House 8-2 500W 8 Channel PA with built-in digital FX and dual 7 band graphic EQ.
  • Mapex V-Series 5 Piece drum kit *
  • 3 Microphones + Cables + Mic Stands **

Other Kit

  • Tama Swingstar 5 piece drum kit *
  • Gretsch Blackhawk 5 piece drum kit ***
  • We have plenty of guitar cables and XLR cables if needed along with minijack to phono cables should you need to plug in an MP3 Player/CD Player.
  • Each room also has an electric heater for those colder months of the year!

Equipment/Backline For Hire

Guitar Amps

  • Marshall MG100HDFX x 3
  • Marshall Solid Valve State ***
  • Marshall MG100 Twin 12” Combo
  • Line 6 Flexitone x 2
  • Line 6 Spider
  • Crate GT1200H

Bass Amps

  • Trace Elliot GP7SM 15” Combo
  • Trace Elliot GP7
  • Peavey TNT160 15” Combo
  • Crate BT100 15” Combo
  • Fender Rumble 100 15” Combo
  • Laney HCM160B 15” Combo

Guitar Cabs

  • Marshall 4×12” Cab x 6
  • Crate 4×12” Cab
  • Line 6 4×12” Cab x 2

Bass Cabs

  • Marshall 4 x12” Cab
  • Trace Elliot 15” Cab
  • Hartke 4×12” Cab

Guitars

  • Yamaha RH electric bass
  • Squire LH electric bass
  • Hohner RH Electric Guitar
  • RH Acoustic Guitar
* Drum breakables (cymbals) are not included with the room hire and must be hired separately.
** Each room is supplied with 3 microphones but must be obtained from either the recording studio or the office before rehearsal and returned when rehearsal is complete.
*** For recording use only.

Back to top


PRICES

Peak Times (5-11pm weekdays, all weekend and bank holidays):
Rooms 1 & 2

£8 per hour or £28 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Room 3 (twice the size of Rooms 1 &2)

£10 per hour or £35 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Room 4 (in-between the size of Rooms 1 and 3)

£9 per hour or £31 for a 4 hour session. Back line not included

Off Peak (10am-5pm weekdays):
Rooms 1 & 2

£6 per hour or £30 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Room 3 (twice the size of Rooms 1 &2)

£7 per hour or £35 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Room 4 (in-between the size of Rooms 1 and 3)

£6 per hour or £32 for a 7 hour session (10am – 5pm). Back line not included

Back Line Hire (per session)

Guitar/Bass Amps (inc. cabs) £1.50 (each)

Cabs £1 (each)

Drum Breakables £2 (please note, we would advise everyone to bring their own drum breakables. Because of extensive use, we cannot always guarantee ours will be in great condition).

Back to top


 CANCELLATION POLICY

The following cancellation policy applies:

  • Standard Booking – 48 hours notice;
  • Regular Booking (def. a booking or bookings that take place on a weekly basis)- 48 hours notice;
  • Block Booking (def. a booking that takes place on consecutive days) – 4 days notice for 2 days booking, 6 day notice for a booking of 3 or more days;
  • Lock Out (def. a room that is booked from open til close for 1 or more days) – 1-2 days requires 4 days notice, 3 or more days requires 6 days notice.

Cancellation fees will be wavered in the following circumstances:-

  • If a replacement session is rearranged within 3 days of the cancelled session;
  • If a session is arranged at short notice (within 2 days of it taking place) and then cancelled;

Sessions of over 4 hours in length that the client wishes to reduce also require the standard 48 hours notice. Failure to do so will result in the full cost of the session being owed regardless of the time used.

All cancellation notice times are counted back from the start of the session or first session if a block booking.

RULES

Leave the room as you found it. ie:

Toms, hi-hat, wingnuts and felts etc. all returned on the drums.

All amps, mics, breakables, cables, clutch and anything else borrowed returned to the office/studio.

Clear away all rubbish into the bins.

Shut BOTH doors

We have spent a lot of money on sound proofing the rooms. The design requires BOTH doors to be shut or the sound proofing won’t work. We have been given guidelines from the council on how much sound we can leak, so your co-operation with this is necessary.

Please be packed up and out of the room on time

You have paid to hire the room for the allotted time, NOT to rehearse until the end of that time. There are often bands waiting to come in straight after you and it’s not fair on them if you go over into their booked time. Please allow 10 minutes to pack your gear away.

If you would like an extra hour please ask and we’ll let you know if the room is available.

Back to top 


 

Bookings:

Email / rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com

Phone / 0191 3860595 / Mobile No’s: Rich 07876 293709 / 07554 265040

Book a recording / Neil: 07758 509744 or email: rockinghorserehearsalrooms@gmail.com