How much does it cost to book?

There are a number of services you can book at Rock Hard Studios. Hiring one of our rehearsal suites starts at £28 for four hours. Hiring the Recording Studio starts at £35 per hour and our Experience vouchers start at £59 per hour. If you would like some more specific pricing please click the ‘Chat To Us’ button below.

What to I need to bring to a rehearsal?

All of our rehearsal rooms come supplied as standard with a Natal drum kit, Hartke bass amp, Blackstar guitar amp and full PA system with mics. Drummers will need their drum sticks and cymbals, guitarists will need their guitars and cables and as per usual lazy singers don’t need to bring anything :-)

What if I need to cancel a booking?

Rock Hard Studios operates a 48 hour cancellation policy for ALL bookings. If you cancel within 48 hours of a booking start time you will be charged 50% of the bookings value. If you cancel within 24 hours of a booking start time you will be charged the full price of your booking.

My band have recorded elsewhere and it hasn’t turned out well, why is RHMG different?

Have you had a bad experience recording at another studio? Didn’t come out with what you hoped for?

If so we may be able to fix it for you. Over the years we have remastered badly done jobs for many bands who have been let down by other studio's. If a different studio has left you feeling disappointed with your final tracks, just bring us the wav files. We know all the tricks to rework your tracks!

How long do I need in the studio?

This is often the most difficult question to answer. The things that take up a lot of time in this studio are:

  • Complex requirements of production/arrangement.
  • Technically difficult music.
  • Getting a good drum sound from a badly maintained/tuned drum kit.
  • Out of tune guitars.
  • Repeated "re-takes" due to lack rehearsal/expertise.
  • Equipment failure.
  • Too many drugs.
  • Too much booze.
  • Interference/distractions from friends, outsiders and hangers on.

So, sometimes it is possible to record and mix a whole album of songs in a single weekend. A very well rehearsed rock band with a good drum kit and only vocals and a few instrumental overdubs to record should have no trouble with this. We have done quite a few times in the past. On the other hand, a band or solo artist with one or more of the things on the above list will take longer. Some bands spend several months recording an album. Some are quite happy if they can get three songs done to a high standard in a weekend. More experienced recording artists usually know how long things generally take them to do and make their plans accordingly.Our advice is this: Put quality before quantity unless you have a good reason not to. Someone listening to your demo for the first time needs to be impressed within the first twenty seconds. Make sure that you are completely satisfied with everything you record, as you go along. It is time consuming and expensive to have to go back and redo things at a later stage. As a general rule, the more work you are prepared to put into a track, the better it will sound. One thing you can be sure of is this. Rock Hard Studios will always take full responsibility of any delays caused by the studio itself and will always make generous allowances in compensation.

Do you need a deposit for bookings?

For rehearsal room bookings we often just ask clients to pay when they arrive for their rehearsal however for all other bookings ie, recordings and Pop Star Parties we take a deposit of 10% of the booking which is non refundable should you cancel the booking.