Recording Studios

Studio 1 is UCLan’s new flagship Studio. Re-built in late 2012, this studio can now confidently claim to be of a high industry standard.

Recording Studios

Acoustic Specialists, The Studio People, were called upon to design the rooms and ensure they offered a professional environment to work in whilst ridding the studio of the inherent sound isolation problems that existed beforehand. The studio’s immediate proximity to an active teaching classroom posed a challenge but since these works drum kits and other high SPL instruments can now be recorded without disruption to the adjacent spaces.

The equipment list in this room is extensive, and features equipment from Avid, Toft, Neve and Manley amongst others.

Recording Studio 2 is a fully featured Post Production, dubbing, ADR, Foley and small ensemble recording studio. The Control Room is large enough to house a class so that lectures can be delivered in a relevant space using the equipment as opposed to reading a handout.

This studio incorporates a 5.1 Surround Sound system by Genelec perfectly mated to an Avid C|24 with Surround Panner to allow users to ‘touch’ their surround mixes. In conjunction with a host of outboard processors this studio allows dub mixes to be worked on through the whole workflow, even down to burning to Blu-Ray.

Recording Studio 3 is a stepping stone from the Project Studios into the main Recording Studios. It features the same software setup as the Project Studios including the same mixer front end but has an expanded selection of outboard equipment and an additional Mic Pre unit. All this equipment is available on patchbays. The aim of this studio is to allow users to build on routing theory and principles learnt in the smaller project studios to enable transition into the main Recording Studios to be easier and more fluid. This room has been designed to function the same as the Project Studios

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Recording Studios

Recording Studios - Piano

Recording Studios - drum kit

Equipment Available

Apple Mac Pro
1x Apple 27” LED Cinema Display
Avid HD Native Card
Audient ASP008 8 Channel Mic Pre inc Digital Option
AMS Neve 1073 DPA Dual Mic Pre
AMS 8816 Summing Mixer
Lexicon PCM81 Stereo Effects
Lexicon MPX500 Stereo Effects
Line 6 Pod X3 Pro
TC Electronic Finalizer
Drawmer DS201 Gates
Manley Massive Passive EQ
AMS Neve 8803 EQ
Genelec 8040A Stereo Monitoring
Adam A7X Stereo Monitoring
Avid ProTools 10 HD
Apple Logic Studio 2 Bundle
Ableton Live Suite 8.2.1
Reason 6
Cubase 6.0.3
Native Instruments Komplete 8
iZotope Ozone 4
EastWest Composers Bundle inc 1TB Library HDD
Antares Autotune
Celemondy Melodyne
Complete Sonnox Bundle
1x Avid C|24
JL Cooper Surround Panner
Genelec 5.1 System incorporating 5x 8030A’s and 1x 5090A Sub
Novation Zero SL MKII Assignable Control Surface
Focusrite ISA828 8 Ch Mic Pre
AMS Neve 1073 DPA Dual Mic Pre
Thermionic Culture Phoenix
Lexicon MPX1
Lexicon MX300


Joe Fossard | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2765 | Media Factory ME128

Paul Dilworth | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3905 | Media Factory ME128

Leon Hardman | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3202 | Media Factory ME128

Martin Walmsley | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 5348 | Media Factory ME128

LIS Customer Support Team
+44 (0)1772 89 5355


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Facilities open 24/7

Please note that these facilities are used for scheduled teaching activities. The spaces are available for performance students to book outside of these times for individual or group study purposes via Connect2. To access the Connect 2 Booking Facility login to Remote Access and select the Connect2 icon. For help view the Connect2 Guide. You can access Connect2 on or off campus, when logging in use your UCLan username and password.

Hire of facility

This facility is available to hire by external companies, groups or individuals at competitive commercial rates.

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Opening times, Guides and Charges

Facilities open 24/7
Please note that these facilities are used for scheduled teaching activities. The spaces are available to book outside of these times via Connect2.

Recording Studios

Reccording Studios - piano

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