The Department of Music is delighted to announce the construction of new, state-of-the-art recording studios in Engineers Cottage, adjacent to the Boilerhouse Auditorium. Thanks to an investment of over £1.7 million, the building is being completely remodelled to create two Live Rooms, a Control Room, and a Relay Room.
With floating-room acoustic isolation, our Live Room 1 is suited to recording medium-sized ensembles including classical, folk, jazz and rock. Live Room 2 is equipped for recording solos and duos. The Control Room features an SSL Origin 32 mixing console, while the Relay Room will allow larger classes to explore recording and mixing techniques. All rooms are connected by sight lines and video links. The studios are scheduled for completion in spring 2024.
These new recording studios will support our teaching and research in music technology, media composition and sound design, as well as interdisciplinary modules in film audio, podcasts and radio drama.
The new studios are integral to our exciting new degree BA Music and Sound Design for Film, TV and Interactive Media. This is a flexible, all-round music degree with a special focus on music and sound for film, TV, games and other media. Studying across our Music and Media Arts departments, students on this degree collaborate and work with the next generation of filmmakers and media creatives, designing soundtracks for a range of media projects.