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

  • Neve Genesys Black 32 Mixing Desk
  • TOFT ATB24 Mixing Desk
  • AVID S3 Mixing Desk
  • 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 11 HD
  • Apple Logic Studio 2 Bundle
  • Ableton Live Suite 9.0
  • Reason 6
  • Native Instruments Komplete 10
  • iZotope Ozone 4
  • EastWest Composers Bundle inc 1TB Library HDD
  • Antares Autotune
  • Celemondy Melodyne
  • Complete Sonnox Bundle
  • JL Cooper Surround Panner
  • Genelec 5.1 System incorporating 5x 8030A’s and 1x 5090A Sub
  • KRK VXT8 Pair
  • 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


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

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

Julian Bennett | Support Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2358 | Media Factory ME128

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

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

David Weeks | Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 2359 | 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. There is a prerequisite for students to attend a technical induction prior to permission being granted to use these resources. The spaces are available for authorised inducted students to book outside of these times for individual or group study purposes via Student Web Room Booking.



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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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