Thank you for visiting the online home of the White Rooms rehearsal studio. Established in 2006 by Dan Whiting and continually evolving to better serve the needs of York's many talented musicians.
We have a beautiful new reception area with a little shop for buying strings, sticks, snacks and refreshments, free tea and coffee, free wifi and free parking.
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 service for rehearsal customers is 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. Add 'live recording' in your options on the booking page.
All our rehearsal studios are clean, bright, well maintained, acoustically treated and with a high quality PA system.
Two ground floor rooms have concrete floors and plasterboard walls, treated ceilings and acoustic treatment on the walls reducing feedback from the microphones and build up of harsh upper mid and high frequencies.
The live room is the largest room and has a beautiful wood finish on the walls. It also doubles up as our live tracking space for our partners at REEL recording studio. Daily or weekly lockouts are available on this room, ask for prices and availability.
Upstairs the rooms have more acoustic treatment, have wooden floors and untreated ceilings and a combination of absorbent and wooden walls.
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 re-skinned regularly. Many rehearsal rooms do not maintain their kits making your experience miserable! Downstairs, bass amps are Peavey TNT models with 15" speakers, upstairs we use Joyo Dr. Sparrow bass DI driver boxes through the PA system. Electric guitar amps are Peavey bandits and there are four Marshall & Behringer speaker cabinets available to use
Off site gear hire
All our backline is available to hire for gigs, tours and festivals. £50 per kit £20 per amp.
Delivery extra, email for a quote
On site storage
Your gear can be stored on site and ready for your rehearsal for a small fee: Drum kits £5 per week, guitar or bass amps & cabs £2 per week. If you have a lot of gear and want to store it here in a lockable pod then I will consider building you something. Just ask!