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Recording Studios

We have three professional Audio Recording Studios.

Studio 1 is primarily an analogue multitrack studio, Studio 2 a digital multitrack studio and Studio 3 a mixing, mastering and post studio.

Studio 1 is our flagship recording studio and has been purposely designed to teach students the fundamentals of audio recording and mixing “outside the box”. Featuring a classic analogue workflow, it has an Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition mixing console at the centre of its operations. Recently remodelled by acoustic specialists The Studio People to provide a professional audio working environment, this studio is an industry standard recording facility. The equipment list for the studio is extensive featuring manufacturers such as Avid, Audient, Neve and Manley amongst others.

Studio 2 is a fully featured post-production and small ensemble recording studio. The large control room is designed to accommodate classroom teaching and gives students the opportunity to engage with “hands-on” teaching sessions in a professional studio environment. The smaller live room is ideal for ADR, Foley and small ensemble recording activities but, with tie-lines to the larger Studio 1 live room, Studio 2 can also be used as the control room for larger scale recording sessions. Studio 2 control room incorporates a 5.1 surround sound system by Genelec, perfectly mated to a Neve Genesys Black 32 Channel digital mixing console with surround panner to allow users to ‘touch’ their surround mixes. In conjunction with a host of outboard processors this studio allows mixes to be worked on through a contemporary digital workflow, even down to burning to Blu-Ray.

Studio 3 is a stepping stone from the Project Studios into the main Recording Studios. It features the same software as the smaller Project Studios but incorporates an Avid S3 control surface, Antelope audio interface and also has an expanded selection of outboard equipment including a TLAudio 5051 mono valve processor. The aim of this studio is to allow users to build on the routing theory and audio engineering principles learnt in the smaller project studios enabling an easier and more fluid transition into the main Recording Studios.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • Please contact us for a full and up-to-date kit and specification list of all equipment.


The studios are open 24/7.

The independent use of this facility is limited to students studying specific courses. Due to the innate technical nature of the equipment contained within this studio, there is a prerequisite for students to attend a technical induction and then following that they must complete further course based technical instruction workshops prior to permission being granted for their autonomous use of this studio.

Please note that these studios are used for scheduled teaching activities. The studios are available for authorised students to book outside of these times for individual or small group study purposes via Student Web Room Booking.

Use of the studios by others is by special arrangement.


The Recording Studios can be found in 208, 216, 217 and 218 of the Media Factory

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