Become a MESS member or purchase a Single Session or Starter Pass from our store.
Book your session
Make a booking through our booking system. Here you'll be able to chose a primary which machine you'd like to work with during your session. If you would like to use more than one machine, note any additional gear you'd like to use in the 'Comments' section of the booking form. Not sure what to chose? We have a lucky dip option, where a studio supervisor can help you select something on the day.
What to bring
You can record anything you make at MESS. If you would like to do this, we recommend bringing your headphones and computer and interface, but that is completely optional. Many people also come simply to use the machines, and if this is you, then you only need to bring yourself! If you do want to record, MESS has plenty of headphones, adapters and cables that can be used during your session. We also have all equipment required such as audio interfaces and MIDI to CV interfaces that you are welcome to use while at the studio.
When you arrive
A studio supervisor will be at MESS to greet you. They will have set up the machine you requested (no heavy lifting on your end!), and will be there to help you get started. If you have any questions during your session, would like to try a different instrument, or add anything to your chain, they can help with that too.
During the session
There will most likely be other people working in the studio, just like you. Everyone will be wearing headphones so as not to disturb each other. During the session you can record the sounds you make, or simply explore. Both approaches are encouraged.
Ending your session
At the end of your session you can leave the equipment used on the bench, and we'll pack it away for you.