As a professional songsian, I’ve experienced every type of rehearsal space, however i’ve been hired to help out bands who thought it was just superb to cram multiple grown men into a dark, warm space no bigger than a closet. I’ve also played with bands who were supported by a label and could rent huge, extravagant rehearsal space for days at a time, and usually, the rental space is anywhere in-between those extremes. It’s helpful that the internet is available to research potential sites! By typing in a few keywords, it’s fairly straight-forward to find a suitable studio to rent, get the rates and even book the space. I tend to prioritize a convenient location and a helpful staff. As long as the price is sufficient and there’s plenty of nice quality equipment available, such as amps, drum kits, mics and PAs, I’m more uneasy with comprehensionable assistance. I constantly ask for a quick tour of the rental space so that I can check out the cleanliness, access to power, integrity of equipment and even the powder rooms, occasionally, I’ll ask to try out the studio for an hour or so just to test the acoustics. I don’t want to get all set up and then find out that the sound and vibe of the space just isn’t right for me. If I’m uncomfortable with the studio, I can guarantee a bad rehearsal and lots of wasted time and frustration. I take the opening to adjust the EQ and settings on the amps and PA the same as if I was playing a live gig. I check whether the walls and floors are hollow or solid and look for unforgiving reflection points. I want to suppose if I’m going to need to stuff a pillow in the kick drum to improve the sound, and the better the sound, the easier it is to make superb songs. Unluckyly, some rehearsal spaces just lack something, whether it’s the room’s construction or the equipment, but even if it’s cheap and easier to just go along with it, it’s best to find a current studio to rent.