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Welcome to Beatbox

In response to the heavy demand for a properly outfitted, dedicated rehearsal spaces in the city (and critically underscored by the damage from the earthquakes) the Christchurch Music Industry Trust-after a marathon 3-year fundraising effort, built and opened BeatBox Studios at the end of 2014.

BeatBox Studios provides a vibrant place where artists and creative’s are able to come together, to incubate ideas, and rehearse in a safe, professionally managed and cost effective environment, which meets the most up-to-date global acoustic requirements.

All rooms come equipped with a professional P.A system and two studios also include full back line; drum kit, bass rig, and guitar amps all ready to just plug in and go. We are also open for bookings 7 days a week. Come and see for yourself why BeatBox is the place to play!

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FAQ

Question & Answer: 

How many to a studio?

We have 3 studios. The two 5m x 5m rooms can comfortably accommodate 5 people. The larger 8m x 5m studio is getting cosy with more than 8.

Refund?

At this stage we don't ask for a deposit to secure the booking so there is no refund. But, if you cancel on us without any notice, we still want our money so we can give it to our staff who gave up some time to look after you. Fair enough?

How much notice do I need to give to get a booking? Can I just roll up?

We require at least 24 hrs notice to confirm bookings. The earlier the better.

How do I pay?

We accept cash, direct credit and EFTPOS. All studios are $35 per hour each.

What are your hours?

10am to 10pm, 7 days a week.

What’s the min/max time I can book?

Minimum booking is 1 hour. All additional time in the studio is negotiable.

Can I have the same time every week, multiple bookings?

We would love to lock in a regular slot for you. We try to accommodate everyone's first preference but have to be a bit flexible at times. And if Led Zeppelin come to town and want your allocated time...you will get bumped.

Can I come and check it out?

We would love you to come and check out the place. Email info@beatbox.nz to set up a time.

Do I have to bring my own gear?

We have drum kits, bass amps, guitar amps, mics, p.a's (the full list is below). So you will need guitars and any other instrument or specialist gear you noodle about on. It's first in first served so you need to tell us what you require and we'll do the best to have it ready for you when you turn up

Can I drink beer / wine and eat Indian?

Never inside the studio. And take your rubbish away with you thanks.

Do you hire the whole lot out to groups?

Yes we are able to hire the entire space to groups for all sorts of events, gigs and celebrations

How loud can we practise?

The rooms are soundproofed. But please respect our gear. If you break it, you pay for it.

Where can I park?

Parking in central city ChCh is a major hassle during the day, but you can drop gear off outside and go find a longer term park. After about 5pm there are more options around Madras and St Asaph st.

Where are the bathrooms?

We have 3 beautiful port-a-loos right outside for your convenience. There will be a proper, permanent toilet block soon.

Do you need volunteers?

We are always keen to hear from enthusiastic, energetic, creative and reliable people who are really keen to help us.

Is there any sound recording equipment?

We don't own any specific recording kit, but you are welcome to bring in your own special gear and hook up to the p.a in the studio

What music equipment do you have there?

6 x EV ZLX112P speakers
3 x Yamaha mixers
4 x H&H VRM112a monitors
2 x Tama drum kitss
2 x Hiwatt G112r guitar amps
2 x Ibanez Promethean bass amps
9 x Electro Voice (ND 767 and pls24) microphones
9 x Tama mic stands
9 x XLR + mic cables

Location Map

OPEN 7 DAYS
10am - 10pm
270 St Asaph Street


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