Delhi’s local bands have long suffered the cloistered confines of the city’s residential neighbourhoods. Short of whispering the vocals and hitting the drums with felt sticks, being quiet isn’t really possible for a rock band. For musicians, jam pads {basically places you can get together and jam} are life-savers. They save them the unnecessary hassle as well as all the fights with the neighbours.

Moreover, most jam pads charge about INR 200 an hour, with free hours often given away if you jam for more than 60 hours a month. Here are the best ones in the city you should check out.

MGMH Soundstation

It has been running successfully for five years now, and has catered to over 300 artists. That has been the outcome of MGMH having always been dedicated to helping artists develop their sound, and providing them with the adequate guidance and support needed to make it in this industry.

Where: D-72 Okhla Industrial Area Phase I {take a left at the Skoda/Canon showroom, and follow the signs for D-72}

Timings: 6am – 2am {every day}

Price: INR 250 per hour

Check out their website here.

The Groove Jampad

It’s a full-fledged practice jam pad and a hall for music workshops, creating a comprehensive facility that provides an all-in-one experience for the professional artist. Designed by leading acoustics expert, IN Basu, it features custom bass traps, complete acoustic isolation and optimum sound absorption, designed for playing and recording in a perfect acoustical environment.

Where48, Hasanpur, IP Extension, Patparganj

Timings: 10:30am – 8:30pm {every day}

Price: INR 300 per hour

Ferris Wheel Studio

Ferris Wheel Studios, est. in 2006, is a full-fledged digital/virtual audio studio. They’ve worked with names like Lucky Ali, Ogilvy and Mather, Aurko, Scene Stealers and many more!

Where: 736, Sector 15, Gurgaon

Timings11:00am – 8:00pm {every day}

Price: INR 300 per hour

Check out their website here.

SOS Jampad

SOS Jampad is an earthly home for all soulful artists located in south Delhi. It has been created for those who not only want to make noise, but also believe in bringing their aspirations into reality.

Where: Sound Of Soul, G-2, Basement, South Extension 2

Timings 10:30am – 8:30pm {every day; annual membership with additional benefits available}

PriceRs 250 per hour

Check out their website here.

Beatfactory Music

It is a professional music production & engineering school setup in 2008 by platinum music producer, Gaurav Dayal. The school features a state-of-the-art studio facility with both modern and vintage analogue equipment, as well as digital audio equipment.

Where: 72, Anand Lok

Timings: 11:30am – 7:30pm {every day}

Price: INR 450 per hour

Check out their website here.

Lines And Spaces

Lines and Spaces, located in Malviya Nagar, provides an adequate jam-space of 22ft x 11ft, with astonishing acoustics {designed by ace engineers} an alluring ambience to boost creativity, round the clock technical support and required equipment to suit your needs.

Where: J1/13, Gupta colony {Near Tikona Park,} Malviya Nagar

Timings: 9:00am – 11:00pm

Price: INR 250 per hour

Find them on Facebook here.

Soundspeaks 

Soundspeaks aim to establish a creative community of passionate musicians . It even provides them with  a platform to showcase their talent. Brainchild of young architect Yashita Tripathi , it is located in the heart of Delhi i.e Connaught Place. It provides a number of services, including but not restricted to audio pre/post production, sound design, composing, jam pad, corporate jingles, live sound, artists/event management, team building workshops and more.

Where: E-13/29, Harsha Bhawan, Middle Cir, Connaught Place

Timings: 9am – 11pm  

Price: INR 300/hr