A rental studio requires more than a big space divided into separate rooms. Meeting the requirements of photographers, film makers, bands, broadcasters and those who are looking for a space to support their artistic endeavors can be difficult. The individual studios must be soundproofed to create a secure, private environment, with no outside interference. Lighting and power should never be an issue because there’s got to be plenty of both. The outlets must be able to handle a large draw from sophisticated equipment. Amenities such as storage closets, seating areas, bathrooms, changing rooms and even a spot to get a cup of coffee or store lunch in a refrigerator are helpful. Along with offering customized spaces for rent, the majority of these facilities include a wide spectrum of sound, lighting and staging equipment available. The tools of the trade are cost-prohibitive for many. Staging, lights, speakers, amps, mixing boards, cables and all of the latest recording, broadcasting and DJ technology is typically rented as needed. Even items such as backdrops and props for photographers can be in demand. LED walls for recording artists are rapidly gaining in popularity. It is always worrisome that clients may fail to treat the space or the equipment with the respect and care it deserves. The rental agreement should include a security deposit, damage clause and make sure the client understands their responsibilities. No one wants to walk into a studio they’ve rented for the day and find empty take-out containers and coffee cups left behind from the last client. They don’t want to face a tangle of cables or equipment that no longer works properly. Little things such as turning off the lights at the end of a session or thermostat adjustments make a big impact on overhead and comfort. The running costs on these types of facilities are astronomical. Live audio equipment can be expensive, but it will really improve the quality of your event.