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Gear Review: VOX AC30 Guitar Amp

By pher 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...

Useful Tips for Session Work Players

Useful Tips for Session Work Players

If you haven’t heard of session work, here’s a little introduction on some of the basic principles behind it. There are two kinds of work in the music industry, full members in a band and session players. Session players are those who get paid for studio time and/or live performances. They get paid... Continue Reading...

How the Christmas Holidays Benefit Music

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How the Christmas Holidays Benefit Music

“Jingle bell, Jingle bell, Jingle bell ROCK”! With Christmas just around the corner, musicians all over the world are writing up their Christmas songs, or work on covers of some great holiday hits. It’s the only time of the year where most musicians write about the same thing. It provides a great sense... Continue Reading...

10 Tips for Touring Musicians

10 Tips for Touring Musicians

Touring can be one of the best rewards any hard working artist can get. On top of that, it is also one of the most fun experiences you can have in the music industry. You’re with your friends, you’re playing music and you’re traveling, it doesn’t get any better than that! Touring... Continue Reading...

Why you should create cover videos

Why you should create cover videos

There are many great success stories out there that have resulted from posting cover videos on YouTube, one of the most famous ones being Walk Off The Earth, who have reached over 10 million views on their videos in a matter of days. What is so special about covers and how to... Continue Reading...

Gear Review – Line 6 DL-4 Delay Pedal

By karen in: Gear Reviews 0
Gear Review – Line 6 DL-4 Delay Pedal

If you’re looking for versatility, this is the pedal for you. Though it’s a delay pedal, some of the settings on it can be used to create different, unique sounds. The DL-4 comes with 16 different presets that can model anything from analog delay to ping-pong delays. On top of that, this... Continue Reading...

How Your Surroundings affect Musical Productivity

How Your Surroundings affect Musical Productivity

Our mind is a very simple one. Though extremely complex in its own way, it prefers that things are simple and in order. For example, a “multi-tasker” may be capable of doing multiple things at once, however quality is compromised. The same way that if you’re stressed out about a particular event... Continue Reading...

Chasing Tone: Finding Your Sound

Chasing Tone: Finding Your Sound

The one thing every musician has troubles with is getting the right tone for them. Guitarists, drummers, and bassists find that it’s not the easiest concept to explain either. The reason for this is because tone is very subjective thing. In order to probably analyze tone you need to get one thing straight,... Continue Reading...

5 Reasons Why Rehearsals are Important to your Success

5 Reasons Why Rehearsals are Important to your Success

Ever watched your favourite bands perform and wondered how they got where they are? The current industry may be misleading in making it seem that success is all about marketing and social networking. Though those are very important aspects that must not be overlooked in the current music industry, one thing is certain,... Continue Reading...

What’s cheaper for your band: monthly or hourly rooms?

What’s cheaper for your band: monthly or hourly rooms?

Many bands jump at the opportunity to get a monthly rehearsal “lockout” room. It sounds cheaper and easier, so it must be, right? Conventional wisdom about monthly lockouts doesn't hold true anymore, as commercial rents have risen and most monthly spaces have gotten dingier. Here's a scenario of a typical Vancouver band: A band... Continue Reading...

Gear Storage coming Oct. 1st

Gear Storage coming Oct. 1st

***NOTE: As of 2017, Gear storage has been discontinued, thank you for your interest***   We're AMPED to announce that we'll have music equipment storage for our hourly rehearsal customers starting October 1st! Amps, keyboards, guitars and drum breakables (cymbals, snare & kick pedal) are all just $55/month, and we'll even valet it to... Continue Reading...

Check out our new video!

Check out our new video!

Ever wonder why we opened Soundhouse? We built it for all the people who've ever said that musicians deserve a great, polished, pro space to play in - a place they can create in and feel good in. We're stoked to help people raise their game. We say a huge THANK YOU to all... Continue Reading...

Get a $20 credit for each new band referral

Get a $20 credit for each new band referral

Do you know other bands who should be at Soundhouse? Get a $20 credit for EACH band referral you send our way!! All they have to do is mention your name when they book, then we put a $20 credit on your account (and they must all be first-timers in order for you... Continue Reading...

New Mics and Mixers!!

New Mics and Mixers!!

We're stoked about the addition of new mics in our hourly rehearsal spaces! Now each room has been equipped with Shure SM58's for the whole band to practice with! Considered a standard for live vocal performances, we're pretty happy about the additions to say the least. We're also happy to announce that our mixing... Continue Reading...

Make your own Guitar Picks

By pher in: Gear Reviews 2
Make your own Guitar Picks

We got a new guitar pick maker for Christmas! Bring in old gift cards, credit cards, ID cards, or any other thin plastic to make your own picks.  I think a lot of people lose their picks on our colorful carpets, so now you can make your own custom guitar picks and... Continue Reading...

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Give the rock star experience this Christmas with a Soundhouse Studios gift certificate! A session in our swanky Premier Room is ideal as a gift, and it's an experience that won't be forgotten!  Gift certificates can be specified to be for a particular room or package for an added personal touch, and... Continue Reading...

Upcoming Drum Clinic – Nov. 4

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Upcoming Drum Clinic – Nov. 4

We're having our first Drum Clinic on Sunday November 4th with Youtube sensation Ydna Murd. Come see some amazing Drum n' Bass drumming! (You may have seen some of his videos before, he's got 4 million views!). We met this drummer online a few years ago, now we meet in person as... Continue Reading...

Ray Davies (the Kinks) plays at Soundhouse!

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Ray Davies (the Kinks) plays at Soundhouse!

Ray Davies, best known as the lead singer for The Kinks, booked out The Attic mezzanine at Soundhouse earlier this month to rehearse before hitting the road on his tour of North America and Japan. In case you aren't familiar with his music, check out this video: While we couldn’t take any photos... Continue Reading...

Tune-Bot drum tuner by Overtone Labs

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Tune-Bot drum tuner by Overtone Labs

I just got this great little electronic drum tuner for my birthday , I will use this on my own drums and also use it to get the studio drums sounding the best they can.  It's not easy especially if a drummer comes in with a drum key and throws the set... Continue Reading...

Soundhouse Studios – Volunteer BBQ – SUCCESS!!

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Soundhouse Studios – Volunteer BBQ – SUCCESS!!

So the weather started out a little grey but then the clouds disappeared and we had a great day down at third beach to give a little back to our Soundhouse Studios Volunteers that helped us so much during the renovation stage of our rehearsal studio.  We had some sweet little jams... Continue Reading...

Grand Opening Party – April 4th

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Grand Opening Party – April 4th

SoundHouse is now open and ready to celebrate with Vancouver's music community. Check out Vancouver's new premier rehearsal studio and network alongside top musicians and industry professionals. Come see our new digs (all 7000 square feet), hear DJ Leanne spin, tour the studio rooms, take a photo in the photobooth, and check... Continue Reading...

Bro Jake talks about Soundhouse Studios!

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Bro Jake talks about Soundhouse Studios!

We were happy to hear Brother Jake Edwards talk about our brand new studio on Rock 101. Check out the clip: Bro Jake on the morning show

We’re in the Georgia Straight

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We’re in the Georgia Straight

Yay, we're in the Georgia Straight! Please share it with all your musical peeps... and maybe your non-musical friends too, they'll want to start a band after seeing our place. ; ) Check out the article:  Rehearse in Style at Soundhouse Studios



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