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Create, compose, and record

In our brand-new, high-end music and sound recording studio complex (completed Summer 2022)

Our Music and Sound Recording Studios enable students to use high-end professional technology to get the best results from complex recording sessions.

Students use and explore these facilities to create a wide range of projects, which include sound design, composition and post-production for film, animation and video games.

What's in our Music and Sound Recording Studios

Our studios have several recording spaces, a live performance room, and recording control rooms. Each contain have high-specification equipment, which students can use to record, process and mix sounds to professional standards.

Equipment

Our equipment includes:

  • 96-channel Neve Genesys Black console
  • Solid State Logic (SSL) Matrix2 16-channel recording console with ten Neve 1074 preamplifiers
  • Allen & Heath QU-24 sound mixing desk
  • Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 surround studio
  • Manley Massive Passive sound equaliser and Maselec sound compressor for mastering recordings
  • Buchla System 7 synthesiser – built by Don Buchla
  • Hardware synths, including emulations of classic synths
  • Musical instruments, including the Fender Stratocaster and Jazz Bass guitars, Pearl Export drum kits, Roland SPD electronic drum pads
  • Instrument and voice microphones from brands such as Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, and Sontronics
  • Marshall and VOX Valve amplifiers
  • Kemper guitar head

Editing suites and tools

There are five editing suites containing iMac machines, SSL audio interfaces, Genelec monitoring and assorted software relevant to the course. 

Students can also access approximately 60 iMac computers in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries' Eldon Building. These are installed with software for video game creation, sound creation, and manipulation software, including:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • Max/MSP (including Max for Live)
  • Native Instruments Komplete (including Reaktor) 

Where to find us 

Eldon Building,
Winston Churchill Avenue,
Portsmouth
PO1 2DJ