Creating a True Music Community: Perhaps the most important line on the landing page of Rancho Cucamonga, CA-based Musicians Performance Studios, Inc. is: “MPS was created for musicians by musicians, we know how difficult it is to find a quality facility.”
Launched in 2008 as a multi-rehearsal room facility by veteran drummer Keith Jones, it has by his design grown over the years to become the Inland Empire’s top state-of-the art fully equipped pro shop, equipment rental, rehearsal and recording studio, in addition to providing lessons for all ages and levels and instruments (woodwinds, brass, string, guitar, bass, drums and vocals). Aside from providing state-of-the-art services, Jones’ vision has always been to create an environment that encourage musicians to help each other and form a thriving creative community.
“I have been so blessed in this business,” he says, “and launching and growing MPS has been my way of giving back. People may know me as a great drummer, but I would rather be known as a good humanitarian. There was a need for these services in this area and being a giver has always been my nature, and those things were always the driving forces in my business plan.” Serving everyone from weekend warriors to pop superstars, MPS’ well-known clientele has included The Romantics, Ice-T & Body Count, Great White, Cameo and Los Lobos.
Rehearsal and Lock Outs: MPS’ spacious, sound-proof studios are designed to enable artists and musicians to maximize their practice sessions and allow them to create in a relaxed, stress-free environment with no distractions. Based on size and amenities, the seven rooms range from $17 to $26/hr with a two-hour minimum. The rooms with full backline include P.A. & mics/stands, guitar/bass/keyboards, amps and drums. Cymbals are available to rent for $7. Lockouts range from $250 to $500 depending on the size. There is also a 1,000 sq. ft. showcase room available for $26/hr. It’s designed for rehearsal, but clients can inquire if they are seeking to use it for other purposes.
Recording Studio: Madman Sound is a full-service recording studio located at MPS. Offering a comfortable, relaxed vibe, the facility has a three-room layout consisting of a control room, tracking room and a vocal booth, ideal for artists looking to capture the vibe and feel of a rhythm section while still maintaining acoustic isolation. It is equipped with an assortment of mics, outboard gear and instruments. Led by Orlando Torres, MPS’ engineering staff consists of veteran pros with years of experience in all facets of audio production.
Other Services: MPS has a pro shop carrying instruments and gear from all major brands at the lowest prices anywhere, guaranteed. They also now offer graphic design by Sam Mountain, a SoCal based artist/graphic designer from Claremont who has experience in branding and many types of design (logo, promo material, merchandise, web) as well as photography and video editing. MPS also offers full-service, reasonably priced daily equipment rentals, video and photo shoots and live sound and lighting systems that can be rented out for events of any size.
Contact Musicians Performance Studios, Inc., 909-944-0100