The Rhoom Studios – Studio 2

In the studio

Studio 2 is the second-largest of the four studios, measuring 6.5m x 5m. It underwent a considerable renovation mid-2017 and is an ideal practice space for bands with 4 to 6 members. It is open seven days a week, 9am to 11pm (Studios 3 and 4 are open 24/7).

How does it sound?

Studio 2 has a very controlled sound. We chose to leave the timber beams of the ceiling exposed in order to help diffuse some of the natural floor-to-ceiling reflections. The walls have been treated with specialist acoustic wall diffusers, which help to break up any unwanted echo in the room. Overall, it’s a very well balanced room – ideal if you want to set up for a recording session.

What’s in Studio 2?

Studio 2 comes equipped everything you’d expect from a music rehearsal room. We have a powerful floor-standing 3-way JBL PA system so that your vocals and keyboards have plenty of room in the mix. There’s two vocal microphones, XLR cables and three mic stands. A Mapex Meridian Birch drum kit in fusion sizes, with three cymbal stands, a hi-hat stand and a snare drum (you can hire cymbals for £1 per hour). Two 4×12 guitar cabs are in the Studio – Laney LV300 heads are available to hire at £2 per session so that you don’t need to bring your own amp. Finally, a powerful Ashdown MAG300 bass amp with a 4×10 Ashdown cab.

Note: We do occasionally switch equipment between the four Studios but the items listed above are typically found in Studio 2. 

Studio 2 - The Rhoom Studios

Studio 2 – The Rhoom Studios

Do I need to book in advance?

Studio 2 is popular during mid-week evenings. We recommend trying to book perhaps a week in advance to guarantee the session time you want. Please check the Studio calendar before placing a booking request.

History of Studio 2

Autumn of 2007 saw the introduction of Studio 2. The construction started initially with a view to building a control room for Studio 1. However, I decided halfway through the build to ultimately focus on great rehearsal rooms rather than attempting to compete in a growing recording studio business.

I was working a 9-5 office job in Caversham, Reading at the time, and spending my evenings and weekends working on the studio construction. Suffice to say, it was a very tiring time in life but I learned a lot - and it kept me fit!

The first session in Studio 2 was a week-long booking by the band 'Hadouken'. My own band 'TesseracT's first ever photoshoot was also in Studio 2!