Studio 3 (Ensemble Recording Room)

Studio 3 is a 16 input multi-track recording studio, with full floating-room acoustic isolation, air conditioning and professional audio tie-lines into a large acoustically designed live room with natural daylight and a view of Christ Church gardens. 

The studio is built around a Universal Audio Apollo Quad interface with Audient ASP 880 microphone preamps and Neumann monitoring.  There is a complimentary collection of professional microphones available to use also including an AEA R88 mk2 Stereo ribbon microphone and the DPA d:note classical recording kit.  

The live room also boasts a Yamaha Baby Grand Diskclavier piano.

This facility is suited to the recording of medium sized ensembles of classical, jazz, folk or rock.

To gain access, new users must first attend a short (1 hour) induction session with the Studio Manager. The studio can then be booked via the  Administrative Assistant.

Hardware

  • Apple 20″ iMac
  • Universal Audio Apollo Quad interface
  • Audient ASP 880 preamplifiers & A/D converters
  • Neumann KH120A monitors (x 2)
  • Fredenstein Bento 6 – 500 series chassis
  • Lindell Audio 6X-500 – 500 series mic pre
  • AEA RPQ500 – 500 series ribbon mic pre (x 2)
  • Audio Maintenance EZ1073-500 – 500 series mic pre and EQ
  • Beyer Dynamic DT150 Headphones (x 2)
  • Yamaha Baby Grand Diskclavier piano

Microphones

  • Neumann U87 – capacitor (2)
  • AEA R88 mk2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone
  • DPA d:vote 4099 Classic Touring Kit (10)
  • Audio Technica ATM33a – electret (1)
  • Audix SCX25-A – capacitor (2)
  • Audix OM6 – dynamic (2)
  • Audix D6 – dynamic (1)
  • AKG C451 – capacitor (6)
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure SM58 – dynamic (2)
  • Shure SM57 (3)
  • Shure SM7B
  • Sennheiser – wireless/lavelier (3)
  • Rode NT4 – stereo capacitor (3)

Software

  • Pro Tools 10
  • Apple Logic Studio Pro X
  • Ableton Live
  • Max MSP/Jitter 6