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Faculty of Music

CMS Studio (photo: Mustafa Beg)

The Faculty operates a fully equipped recording studio within our Centre for Music and Science for use by staff and students at all levels with induction and support provided by the CMS Technical Specialist, Dr Myles Eastwood.

The Studio comprises a Control Room and Recording Room, both of which are acoustically treated and isolated. ATC loudspeakers provide high quality stereo and 5.0 surround sound monitoring. The Control Room houses a MADI-based recording system compromising an RME MADIface XT and Octamic XTC preamps which can be wheeled between different recording spaces. There are analogue and fibre optic tie lines to the rest of the Faculty including West Road Concert Hall and the Recital Room, which allow performances in these venues to be recorded in the studio. Equipment includes other RME hardware, a wide selection of microphones and industry standard software including Reaper, Pro Tools Native and Logic Pro as well as various software synths and programming-based tools like Max.

Portable recording kits are available to students and staff for recording their work either in or outside of the Faculty. Laptops and video cameras are also bookable for use in experiments.

Full details of equipment available and booking processes can be found on the CMS website.