Redverb Studio is a community-run rehearsal and recording space in Metro Manila. As with other small businesses and community-run spaces, the COVID-19 pandemic stowed a heavy burden to Redverb. With no rent relief, and the slowing down of client traffic (to almost zero at various times) due to fears regarding the rising cases of COVID-19 in the community and the current quarantine status of Metro Manila, the studio is almost at the end of its line. The only way it is able to keep barely afloat is with the support of friends in the local independent music scene who value its contribution to the community. As a rehearsal and recording space, Redverb has always catered to independent bands and musicians, including college bands and up-and-coming acts. It puts a premium on quality service while making sure they are affordable (and sometimes even negotiable). Every so often, Redverb has helped in recording and producing cause-oriented songs, albums, and even and even voice-overs for film and theatre related productions.
Redverb is also home to Alternatrip, a music collective committed to promoting local alternative music. Alternatrip has, on many occasions, contributed to the campaign to defend human rights in the country. In August 2020, Alternatrip united more than 60 musicians from the country’s indie scene and released a collaborative song against the Anti-terror Bill. Titled “Ngayon ang Panahon,” the song’s post-production – mixing, mastering and video editing – were conducted at Redverb.
Helping Redverb survive the pandemic means providing the local music community with something to look forward to – a place where creativity, musicianship, and a sense of community are encouraged.
More information here: Alternatrip https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-redverb-our-communityrun-recording-space