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Spring Break Music Camps in Vancouver

Spring Break Music Camps in Vancouver

Registration for 2015 Spring Break music camps is now open!   No musical experience necessary!   Great for ages 10-16, this spring break music camp has a different theme and new activities each day. In small groups, our experienced music facilitators will expose students to a diverse selection of musical instruments and techniques. There will be... Continue Reading...

Gift Cards now available!

Gift Cards now available!

Still looking for that perfect present for the musician in your life? Soundhouse has gift cards that will make any music-lover happy! Great for individuals who want to practice in a professional space, or for those in a band. Soundhouse staffers Cezar and Jony got in the Christmas spirit to show why... Continue Reading...

Rock the Office: Not your Grandma’s Team Building

Rock the Office: Not your Grandma’s Team Building

Team-Building often conjures images of cheesy exercises and awkward moments, but edgy new music workshops from Soundhouse Studios are shaking things up. Innovative companies including Nike and Qlik rave about these workshops, as Rock the Office is gaining momentum as the new ‘it’ activity. Shifting the focus to the employee experience, this program... Continue Reading...

We’re Hiring Music Workshop Facilitators/Producers!

We’re Hiring Music Workshop Facilitators/Producers!

Soundhouse is looking for music workshop facilitators/producers for our Team-Building Workshops, on a contract basis. Please see the job posting for more details and how to apply: Job Posting - Workshop Facilitators/Producers The application deadline is Friday, March 27th. Applications will be reviewed daily so early applications are encouraged. Soundhouse Studios is an equal opportunity... Continue Reading...

Job Posting: Studio Coordinator

Job Posting: Studio Coordinator

Soundhouse is happy to announce that we’re hiring a Part-Time Studio Coordinator! Note that the posting lists this job as "on-call" - by this we mean that exact shift times will fluctuate depending on outside factors. We want to ensure applicants understand that we don't expect them to be available 24/7. Please... Continue Reading...

New! Vocal Lessons Now Available

New! Vocal Lessons Now Available

We're excited to announce that Soundhouse Studios now offers Vocal Lessons with Leah Barley! Vocalist Leah Barley has been singing and performing for eight years and touring for two.  She’s played in a wide variety of environments - from festivals across Canada, to pubs, cafes, and even yoga studios. Leah’s approach to teaching is... Continue Reading...

Gift Cards Now Available!

Gift Cards Now Available!

Surprise someone with an experience they won't forget! Gift cards are now available for Soundhouse Studio's rooms, rental and music supplies in any denomination. Treat someone to a session in the swanky Premier Room, or perhaps some solo practice sessions in the Mini Room. Want to give them a physical gift to go... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: Traynor Custom Valve 80

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Gear Review: Traynor Custom Valve 80

Referred to as “The Big Daddy of Traynor’s All Tube Line” by Musician’s Friend, the Traynor Custom Valve YVC80 packs 80 watts in one of the smallest and lightest formats! This all-tube design contains 4 x 5881 and 3 of the 12AX7A Sovtek tubes. These are very common and very reliable. The amp... Continue Reading...

The Importance of Staying Professional as a Musician

The Importance of Staying Professional as a Musician

I read an interesting quote online the other day by Dr Dre that said:  “No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there’s someone out there working just as hard, to put you down…”. A lot of people forget is that being a musician is a job like all others, and those... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: Yamaha P-105 Digital Piano

By Cezar in: Gear Reviews 0
Gear Review: Yamaha P-105 Digital Piano

This fully weighted, 88-key digital keyboard recreates the sound of a real piano to perfection, giving you good bang for your buck in its price category. The response and playability is incredible. The sound is remodeled after the famous Yamaha grand piano, the CFIIIS. Yamaha used the Graded Hammer Standard key to... Continue Reading...

Lessons at Soundhouse Studios – Guitar & Drums!

Lessons at Soundhouse Studios – Guitar & Drums!

There is no greater feeling than being able to play with a group of people and contribute to the creation and performance of a song. It is really important that your position in any musical group is helpful. This enhances your experience OF playing, rather than always focusing ON your playing. You... Continue Reading...

The Key to Success in The Music Industry

The Key to Success in The Music Industry

Despite the fact that there are a lot of different success stories, there has yet to be found a secret that every musician should follow. However, there is something that seems to be a common occurrence in musicians who have succeeded; they are never stuck in one area of music or the... Continue Reading...

Gear Review – A Closer Look At The DW 3000 Hi-Hat Stand

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Gear Review – A Closer Look At The DW 3000 Hi-Hat Stand

Recently we equipped all our rehearsal rooms with DW 3000 hi-hat stands and there is a good reason why. DW is known for being one of the top drum companies in the world and are known for their durable hardware. They also pair well with our PDP drum kits, as PDP kits... Continue Reading...

Gear Review – Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 III

By Cezar in: Gear Reviews 0
Gear Review – Fender Hot Rod Deville 212 III

Fender has been the main go-to amp for many successful artists. With it’s classic tone, Fender amps never disappoint. All their amps have very similar tonal characteristics, however they each bring something new to the table. One of the very successful series includes the Hot Rod Deville amps. This 2x12 Celestion G12P-80 combo... Continue Reading...

Gear Review – Marshall MA50H

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Gear Review – Marshall MA50H

The legendary Marshall amps have been used for decades by professionals in all different kinds of genres, from soft rock to metal and virtually any other genre you can think of. You basically can’t go wrong when using a Marshall amp. Today, I’ll be reviewing the MA 50-Watt amp. The MA50 is an... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: Markbass CMD102P Bass Amp

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Gear Review: Markbass CMD102P Bass Amp

MarkBass is great for providing top quality sound that’s also very versatile for different styles of music and players. The MarkBass CMD 102P is a high quality Italian-made 2x12 solid state combo amp that’s also slanted, which helps to hear your bass clear and crisp, though it can also be used vertically. It's... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: Meinl Congas

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Gear Review: Meinl Congas

Conga drums are one of the most popular hand drums used out there in the world of drumming. Congas can be used in so many musical situations, adding that extra bit of colour to your musical arrangement. How do the Meinl Headliner Series Congas hold up? We have a set of 10"/11" congas... Continue Reading...

Keeping Your Audience Engaged

Keeping Your Audience Engaged

A very important aspect of being an active musician is your fans. Without them, there is no audience to listen to your music, not to mention your shows. The relationship between the musician and the fans has shifted to be a more personal one in recent years due to the internet and... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: PDP Concept Maple Drum Kit

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Gear Review: PDP Concept Maple Drum Kit

DW decided in the year 2000 to start another line of drums that were built with the quality of a session kit that lives up to it’s DW roots but without the very high price tag. So, the PDP (Pacific Drums And Percussion) line was born, providing consumers with a series of... Continue Reading...

Tips for Recording your Rehearsals

Tips for Recording your Rehearsals

There are some basic ways of recording your rehearsals to help improve your live performance. That’s right! Why not record your practices? Learning how to do that in the cheapest, fastest, easiest way possible can help improve your playing and your overall performance! But why record rehearsals? Well, doing so can help you... Continue Reading...

Saving Money as a Pro Musician

Saving Money as a Pro Musician

The music industry has always been expensive, even in its earlier days. Music is a business, and like every other business, money needs to be invested in order to have different services available for you. The music industry in particular charges a lot of money for basic services, such as management or booking... Continue Reading...

How To Make Your Rehearsals More Efficient

How To Make Your Rehearsals More Efficient

From my experience, rehearsals are the best way artists can practice their craft. Every guitarist knows you’re supposed to practice at least one hour a day, but that almost never happens. There’s always something else that pops up and making a commitment to practicing daily can be challenging. A rehearsal with your... Continue Reading...

Independent Artists: Rethinking Major Label Deals

Independent Artists: Rethinking Major Label Deals

Being an independent artist has become a more popular, and industry-acceptable, option for bands lately, as many artists are able to do a lot of the managerial/business work themselves without the help of a label or management company. "Said The Whale", a popular Vancouver-based band has succeeded independent of a label in... Continue Reading...

We’re Hiring – Apply now!

We’re Hiring – Apply now!

Soundhouse is happy to announce that we're hiring a part-time Studio Coordinator for 12 hours per week (with the possibility of additional hours as we grow, i.e. later this year). Please view the full job posting for more details about the position and instructions on how to apply - Studio Coordinator (part-time)... Continue Reading...

Gear Review: VOX AC30 Guitar Amp

By Cezar in: Gear Reviews 0
Gear Review: VOX AC30 Guitar Amp

It’s time for another gear review! This time I’ll be discussing a very popular amplifier from Vox, the AC30. Many great artists such as Edge of U2, Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters, Brian May of Queen and many more have used this amp. With excellent bright crisp cleans and classic rock distortion,... Continue Reading...



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