The studios are used for a wide variety of applications including the recording of pop and classical music, electronic music production, sound design and post production for screen, and mixing for radio and television broadcast.
Recording and 5.1 post production
Directly adjacent to the Sonic Laboratory is a control room allowing the Lab to be used as a recording studio. The two rooms are linked by 48 microphone lines and a vision panel. The control room features an AMS-Neve DMC Digital Mixing Console, 5.1 PMC monitoring, an Avid ProTools HDX system with a wide range of plug-ins, and a TC Electronic System 6000 effects / mastering unit.
Surround Studio 1
Dolby Atmos Surround Sound Studio
Surround 1 is equipped with an AVID S6 M10 console with MTRX, Dolby ATMOS HE-RMU and Genelec 9.1.4 monitoring. Surround 1 is equipped with an Avid ProTools HD system with a wide range of plug-ins, and an Apple workstation running a wide range of audio software applications. It is also possible to connect to this studio via the building's Dante network.
9 x Genelec 1032B
4 x Genelec 8040
1 x Genelec 7071A Subwoofer
2 x ATC SCM50A
Designed and installed by ARUP Acoustics, Surround Studio 1 has been designed in accordance with ITU recommendations (ITU-R BS 1116) to double as a critical listening room.
Surround Studio 2
8 Channel Surround Sound
Surround 2 features 8.1 channels of Genelec monitoring and Motu 828 MKIII audio interface. The studio is equipped with an Avid ProTools HD system with a wide range of plug-ins, and an Apple workstation running a wide range of other audio software applications.
8 x Genelec 1031A
1 x ATC subwoofer
Designed and installed by ARUP Acoustics
Studios 1, 2 and 3
Studios 1, 2 and 3 are stereo studios and are used for individual composition / sound design work. Each studio includes an Avid ProTools system, and an Apple workstation running a wide range of audio software applications and plugins.
Studio 1 - 2 x ATC loudspeakers
Studio 2 - 2 x Dynaudio loudspeakers
Studio 3 - 2 x 1030A Genelec plus subwoofer
Audio and Video Post Production
The Edit Suite features 5.1 Genelec monitoring and an AVID ProTools HD system with Omni interface and Yamaha DM1000 digital desk. This studio is also used for video editing with Media Composer and Adobe Creative Cloud software installed.