Inside your rehearsal studios
High-quality equipment. Sound isolated studios. OpenLIVE session recording. The music rehearsal studios are your space to get creative, with a variety of room types to suit your needs.
- Practising drums solo? 'Classic' studios fit up to four people comfortably.
- Vocals with a backing band? 'Pirate' studios are perfect for five.
- Fine-tuning your ensemble performance? 'Showcase' fits six or more easily.
Inside, you’ll find the very best equipment from Marshall, Boss, Ashdown and more in each and every music practice room. Just starting out? An experienced pro? You’ll be set up for a great rehearsal every time.
Record your session for free
OpenLIVE’s innovative recording technology is here. The automated system takes a snapshot of your session and applies its intuitive magic to mix and master it. You’ll then receive the finished version via cloud storage for you to download.
How to use OpenLive
Look for the OpenLIVE logo when booking a session. Once selecting a compatible room, you’ll be asked whether you wish to proceed with OpenLIVE enabled.
After your session, you’ll be sent a link to the online editing app. Then, you can chop and choose your best bits.
We are the only creative studio network to offer professional rehearsal equipment free of charge and OpenLIVE session recording at affordable, hourly rates. Crush your band rehearsal, perfect your stage presence before a gig, use them as your very own drum practice room... The music practice spaces are yours for whatever purpose you need.
Here's a rundown of the equipment available in a typical Pirate rehearsal room. This equipment may vary depending on room type and location. An individual equipment list is available for each room on the booking page.
- Guitar Amps - Ashdown/Fender/Orange/Marshall Guitar Amps and Cabs
- Bass Amps - Ashdown/Fender Bass Amps and Cabs
- Drums - Natal Arcadia or Pearl Export five-piece drum kit (please bring your own drumsticks)
- Microphones - Stagg SDM50 vocal microphones and stands
- PA - Pioneer XPRS PA speakers
- Mixer - Alto 1202 12 channel mixer or Proel MQ12USB mixer
From the Community
"Through Pirate I got a chance to practice privately and at my own pace."
— Saint Ludo, DJ Mag
Frequently asked questions
Here are some answers to common questions about our rehearsal studios. Something else on your mind? Visit our support hub or reach out via Live Chat.
What if something breaks or I need a spare?
Spares in every location! We carry lots of spares in our sites, just in case you need any further equipment or something has a fault. You'll also find lots of spare cables and mics in our rehearsal studios if needed.
Something missing from the room or you need an item from the Spares cupboard? Hit us up on Live Chat via the website. We will be more than happy to help.
How do I book OpenLIVE?
Where recording is available, you will see the OpenLIVE logo on the studio image on the booking calendar. When you select Book room, you will be prompted to add OpenLIVE to the session. Once you click Yes, OpenLIVE will be added to the session.
Once you exit the payment process, you’ll receive emails confirming your scheduled recording from OpenLIVE. If you don’t receive your confirmation, please drop us a note via live chat or email and we'll check for you.
How do I book a session?
Our live booking calendar shows the latest availability of studios. You can book anywhere from a year in advance right up until a few minutes beforehand. Some studios are popular, so we recommend securing your slot in advance.
TIP: Book enough time to set-up and get comfortable with the gear, and set-up/pack-down anything you’ve brought along.
What do I need to bring to my rehearsal session?
On top of the equipment listed on the booking page, we provide XLR (mic) and jack (instrument) cables where possible and carry plenty of spares on site.
We do not provide AUX cables to connect your phone although we do tend to keep some in spares in case you need to borrow one!
All of our drum kits include stands, kick pedal and a snare. Please note, in the UK our Classic and Premium studios do not come equipped with Cymbals, therefore you will need to bring your own or hire them separately. You will need to bring your own sticks.
Your rehearsal studios
Pirate Studios not available in your region? New locations are opening across the globe throughout 2020 and beyond. Keep an eye out on our Twitter for updates, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s chat about how we can bring the next generation of creative studios to your area.