Thank you for visiting the online home of the White Rooms rehearsal studios. Established in 2006 by Dan Whiting and continually evolving to better serve the needs of York's many talented musicians.
Every one of our rehearsal studios has had a recent revamp and many improvements have been made to the aesthetics of the building, the rooms and the communal areas. We have a brilliant locked storage facility which is cheap, a brand new workshop for repairing your gear and a lovely reception area with seats and a little shop for buying strings, sticks, snacks and refreshments. We offer free wifi and generous free parking. Bookings are made and maintained by you using an easy, simple online booking system.
Our friendly helpful staff are always available to set up the PA, help you with our gear and yours, fix a guitar strap, loan you a plectrum, put up your gig poster or make you a cuppa.
New services recently added for rehearsal customers are to have your session recorded as a live demo! remixed by me or have the tracks as a building block for doing your own mixes. Alternatively if you require an in ear monitor mix setup for your band, we can do that too, all you need is your headphones! Add 'live recording' in your options on the booking page and ping me a separate email to discuss what you need!
All our rehearsal studios are clean, bright, well maintained, acoustically treated and with a high quality PA system.
Two ground floor rooms (Red & Green) have concrete floors and plasterboard walls, treated ceilings and acoustic treatment on the walls. Loud bands love these rooms but the treatment prevents the rooms sounding harsh and the PA's are tuned to reduce feedback from the mic's.
Upstairs (Orange, Purple and Black rooms) the walls and floor are wood and have much more acoustic treatment. Loud bands love these rooms too but if you're looking for something more nuanced, these rooms may suit you better. All rooms are roughly the same size size give or take a couple of square foot!
All our gear is free to use and is maintained in best possible condition. Drum kits are Mapex M Series birch, all have tour grade stands, felts, feet and clutches and are tuned properly and re-skinned regularly. Many rehearsal rooms do not maintain their kits at all! I'm a drummer so know just how a crap house kit can ruin your day! Bass guitars are put through our high quality PA systems and genuinely sound great. Electric guitar amps are available on site. 2 brand new Orange Crush 35RT's are available and sound lovely,3 Peavey bandits plus a selection of superb sounding budget amp solutions from JOYO & Mooer plus big cabs form Marshall & small cabs from Palmer.