REHEARSAL ROOM FAQ
IS THERE GEAR IN THE STUDIOS?
Yes, all of our rehearsal studios are fully equipped with 2 guitar amps, bass amp, 5 piece drum kit, keyboard amp, 12 channel P.A. System, 4 mics, rack tuner, and CD player. Cymbals and foot pedals are not included but can be rented at the front office for a minimal fee!
CAN I BRING MY OWN GEAR?
You are more than welcome to bring your own gear to rehearsal. Instruments, mics, stands, amps, and drums are all cool. However, please remember if you bring your own gear to make sure you leave enough time to break it down and check out of the room before your time is up!
WHAT DOES IT COST TO RENT A REHEARSAL STUDIO?
All studio rates are per studio NOT per person. A two-hour minimum is required between the hours of 6pm-12am., We do have a 1-hour booking available from 2-6pm Monday – Friday. All Markee pricing is posted here on our website as well as in each room!
CAN I REARRANGE THE EQUIPMENT?
Each studio has been professionally engineered with the selection and placement of the gear matched to the acoustics of each room. However, if you do have to move some of the gear please put it back in its original position at the end of your session!
WHAT IF I WANT DIFFERENT GEAR THAN WHAT'S IN THE ROOM?
All rooms come standard with the best gear available. All rooms come with a well-known brand drum kit by, Peavey P.A. Systems and Peavey keyboard amps. All the guitar amps are different from room to room! Marshall, Fender, Peavey, Mesa Boogie, Hughs & Kettner, and Randall. The bass rigs are Peavey and Hartke. Each bass rig has a separate head, 4x10” top and a 15” bottom If you find that you and your band prefer a certain room over another because that room has different gear, just let us know when you reserve the room and we’ll do our best to get you in the room of your choice!
CAN I RENT A REHEARSAL ROOM ON A DAILY, WEEKLY OR MONTHLY BASIS?
Yes but it’s based on availability! Markee is an hourly studio facility, but if you’re interested in a daily, weekly, or monthly rental/lockout, please let us know and we’ll do our best to facilitate your needs based on availability!
WHAT IF I PLAY OVER MY SESSION TIME?
Our rental period begins on the hour and ends on the hour. We ask that you be out of your room 5 minutes before your hour ends so we can check you out, clean and prepare the room for the next band. To help keep track of time each rehearsal room has a clock.
HOW DO I RESERVE A STDIO AND DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
All you have to do is give us a call (954-794-0033) to check for availability, and give us a credit card to reserve the room (you don’t have to pay with the card). We recommend that you reserve the studio in advance to ensure the availability of the studio that you want when you want it. We do book up very quickly so try to book your session as soon as possible!
DO I HAVE TO USE A CREDIT CARD TO PAY FOR MY SESSION OR CAN I PAY WITH ONE OR MORE FORMS OF PAYMENT?
You may pay by credit, debit (or best of all) cash. We will however require a credit/debit card on file each time you reserve and rent a studio so that we can protect our gear and ensure that it all stays in place for the next band!
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
For a standard studio, Markee requires a 24-hour notice to cancel without penalty. If you cancel the day of rehearsal, we will try to rebook the room. If we can’t we require the band to pay the full amount of the blocked time.
For the Markee/performance room, we prefer 48-hour notice.
If we cannot re-book the room we require full payment.
CAN I BRING MY FRIENDS TO WATCH?
MARKEE RECORDING & REHEARSAL is a place for serious musicians to rehearse and perfect their craft and most of all, have a great time doing it! The studios are not set up for spectators, however, if everyone is cool, we are open to 1 visitor per band member. All guests will be held to the same policies and rules as you and your bandmates!
CAN I EAT OR DRINK IN THE ROOMS?
One look at Markee and you’ll be able to tell that Mark put his heart and soul into the place.. It is our home and you’re always welcome. That said, please treat our home like it’s your own. You may eat and drink beverages in the studio but we ask you to be respectful of MARKEE RECORDING & REHEARSAL and the other musicians that use it. If you choose to eat or drink, please do not put anything on the gear. Just like you, other musicians come here to enjoy a nice clean comfortable place to play, so it’s up to all of us to help Markee stay clean!
WHERE CAN I SMOKE?
Smoking areas are either in the front or back of the building. There will be ashtrays and sand buckets to throw away your cigarette butts. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside of Markee!
HOW DO I MEET OTHER MEMBERS FOR JAMS?
In our lunchroom we’ll have a “gig” board where you can post whatever your musical needs are….gear for sale, band members needed, etc…The ad can stay up for 30 days. Also, watch the gig board for Markee events such as jam sessions, song writer’s nights, clinics, etc.
CAN I BUY INCIDENTALS AT MARKEE?
Of course! It’s only incidental if you don’t need it… if you do need it…it’s essential… Yes MARKEE has a selection of musical accessories that you might need during your rehearsal sessions such as strings, picks, sticks, earplugs, tuners, and much more. You can also purchase food and drinks at the front office!
WHAT HAPPENS IF I BREAK SOMETHING?
That will depend on the circumstances. We do expect that gear will occasionally break or need equipment replacement parts due to use. In the event that a piece of gear is not working properly please let a Markee employee associate know immediately so that we can assess the situation and replace the inoperable gear so that you can finish your rehearsal without interruption! You will be using top of the line gear, so accidental damage should be hard to accomplish, but it does happen and we will take care of it when it does!