Rehearsal Studios

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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday: 2pm to 11:30pm
Friday: 2pm to 8pm
Saturday: 11am to 8pm
Sunday: 12pm to 8pm

Please check online availability for actual rehearsal studio openings.

Rules of the Foundry

General Rules:

  1. Respect the facility and others within it.
  2. Do not engage in any conduct that others may find offensive or discriminating.
  3. There will be no guests (non-band members) allowed in the room or in the building at any time unless otherwise approved by Madison Music Foundry.
  4. Minors are not allowed to rehearse without the presence of at least one adult.
  5. Madison Music Foundry will inspect rooms prior to, and after rehearsal. You WILL BE held responsible and/or prosecuted to the full extent of the law if any property is defaced, stolen, broken, damaged or otherwise acted upon unlawfully. If a piece of equipment is not working or you need technical assistance - ask for help. If you break something - just tell us.
  6. There will be no illegal drugs used or sold on these premises (including common area and parking lot) at any time. This also includes (but not limited to) minors partaking of alcoholic beverages or any other form of illegal consumption.

 

Health & Safety during Covid pandemic:


  • Contactless Payments: All rehearsals will be paid in advance to avoid any transactions in the office.

  • New Cancellation Policy: We will be waiving our 48-hour cancellation policy. Monitor your own health and get in touch with us anytime before you rehearsal start time to reschedule for any reason. With this said, don’t show up with symptoms. If anyone shows up with Covid symptoms your rehearsal will be canceled without refund. Please take advantage of our generous rescheduling policy over risking anyone’s health.

  • Studio Set-Up: Studios will be set up with exactly the gear you “need”. All extra gear will be taken out to eliminate the need to clean it. Bringing your own microphone, cable, and stand is highly encouraged. All microphones we provide will have disposable covers that must stay on while you use them.

  • No Guests: Only the musicians that are here to rehearse are allowed in the facility.

  • Be on Time: Enter through the front door to check in with the office for your studio assignment.

  • Wear a Mask: Everyone is required to wear a mask upon entering and while in the building. Per Emergency Order #8 issued by Public Health Madison & Dane County on July 7, face coverings will be required of everyone five-years-old and up when in an enclosed space with anyone other than the people who live in their household.

  • Hand Washing: Everyone is required to wash their hands upon entering the front door. No one is allowed past the waiting area until hands are washed.

  • Breaks: If you are taking a break please either stay in your studio or go outside. Please do not hang out in the hallways and waiting area.

  • Help Keep the Studios Clean: Bring a towel, beverages (no sales from the office), and reset how you found it. Horn Players, please bring a towel for cleaning your instrument.

  • Frequent Sanitizing: Not only is the Foundry cleaned daily, but high-touch surfaces are cleaned frequently during the day.

  • Facility Maintenance: We have made sure that there is as much fresh air flow as possible throughout the facility. Furnace filters are regularly replaced, additional air purifiers are placed throughout the building and every studio has constant air flow via the HVAC system. Weather permitting we will also open lobby windows to increase the amount of fresh air intake.

How to schedule a rehearsal studio

Book online here.  We appreciate at least 1 to 2 days notice if possible, but feel free to call whenever you get the urge to practice.  If your band has a set weekly schedule for when you practice, we can schedule a recurring reservation for up to 8 weeks in advance (soloists can schedule up to 2 weeks in advance).  Please don’t schedule a studio until you are 100% sure that all your band members will be able to make it.

Cancellation policy

You may make changes to your reservation as long as you do so at least 48 hours before the reserved time. If you cancel or make changes with less than 48 hours notice, you will be held responsible for paying the full amount for the time reserved. 

We understand scheduling conflicts arise and will work with you to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. Please respect our studio schedule as we need to keep these studios busy to pay the bills, and we also want to make sure we can get everyone in that needs to practice that day.

Thing to consider while using rehearsal studios

Please DO NOT go into other studios to grab equipment.  If you are in need of assistance, please ask in the office.

Please put the studio back to the way it was when you arrived. If you rearrange the drums, please put them back together. Wrap up cables, clean up your garbage and make sure you have all of your belongings.

Please keep your rehearsals within the times that you have reserved. You are expected to be cleared out and paid up within this time period. If you need more time please inquire with the office.

Never take the speaker cables off of the guitar or bass amps. If someone turns on a tube amplifier and there is no speaker cable connected, it will blow out the amp and you will be responsible for the repairs (which could be anywhere between $200-$800+)

Beverages are allowed in the studios but spilled beverages will incur a $10 charge per spill to cover cleaning costs.  If you spill please tell someone in the office so we can take care of it right away. 

Do not set beverages on amps.

Keep your studio door closed at all times whenever you are playing, even when setting up / warming up.

Free WiFi is broadcasted throughout the building.

Gear provided in rehearsal studios

Solo rehearsal studios (for one person only) include 1 music stand and a digital piano or drum set.  Drum sets for soloists include 2 crash cymbals. 

Band rehearsal studios include a drum set, bass amp, 2 guitar amps, PA system, 3 vocal mics (with stands/cables), 2 music stands, and a keyboard. You are welcome to bring any of your own equipment to replace or augment ours, for example if you need more than 3 mics or more than 2 music stands, you will need to bring these items.   

Drum sets include a single-bass kick pedal, ride cymbal/stand, hi-hat cymbals/stand, 2 extra cymbal stands, and adjustable throne.  Crash cymbals are not included for bands but can be rented for $5/pair.

The equipment listed below is available throughout our band rehearsal studios.  We cannot guarantee an exact piece of gear for rehearsals, as some of the items like drums and bass amps are designated to certain studios, and sometimes gear is off-site for maintenance.  With that said, we will do our best to accommodate requests. 

We do not rent gear for off-site events, however Full Compass has an excellent rental program:  https://www.fullcompass.com/rentals/rentals.php

GUITAR AMPS

  • Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier: 50 watt guitar amp (2 channel)
  • Mesa Boogie F50: 50 watt guitar amp (2 channel)
  • Mesa Boogie F100: 100 watt guitar amp (2 channel)
  • Mesa Boogie Double Rectifier Tremoverb: 100 watt guitar amp (2 channel)
  • Fender Band Master (black face): 40 watt guitar amp (1 channel)
  • Ampeg VH-140c: 140 watt solid state guitar amp (2 channel)
  • Peavey 5150: 120 watt tube guitar amp (2 channel, original block letter series)
  • Peavy Classic 50: 50 watt combo amp (2 channel, 2x12" speakers)
  • 6 speaker cabinets (4x12"): 2-Mesa, 1-Marshall, 2-Peavey, 1-Soldano

BASS AMPS

  • Ampeg SVT II: 350 watt tube bass amp
  • Ampeg BR2e: 450 watt solid state bass amp
  • Ampeg BR1: 300 watt solid state bass amp
  • Mesa Boogie Subway D800: 800 watt bass amp
  • 2 Gallien-Krueger Backline 600: 300 watt solid state bass amp
  • 1 Ampeg 8x10" bass cabinet
  • 2 Ampeg HE 4x10" bass cabinets
  • 1 Ampeg HLF 4x10" bass cabinet

DRUM SETS

  • 5 piece Mapex Mars Series
  • 5 piece Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Set - Birch
  • 5 piece Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Set - Maple
  • 5 piece Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Set - Birch

KEYBOARDS

  • Yamaha P-115 Digital pianos

PA SYSTEMS

  • Yamaha and Peavy 8 channel powered mixers, JBL, Yamaha and Electro-Voice speakers, Sure SM58 microphones