Studio 1

Studio 1 is available for use, free of charge, by Faculty of Music students and staff. It consists of an acoustically accurate control room, 16 channels of hi-quality Analogue to Digital conversion plus an abundance of creative music software tools such as NI Komplete 10, Waves plugins and the Eventide H3000.  There are also excellent microphone pre-amps including a Universal Audio 6176 and Audient ASP008.  The room boasts audio and visual tie lines to the Dennis Arnold Hall for recording large ensembles and the Steinway ‘C’ Piano, plus ties through to studio 2 and a small isolation/soloist performance space.

The studio was created not only as a recording studio but also as an experimental facility for electro-acoustic composition and is used as such by our composition students in conjunction with the Library Mac Lab.

To gain access, new users must first attend a short (1 hour) induction session with the Studio Manager. Bookings can then be made via the Studio Booking Portal:

Equipment is as follows:


  • Apple Mac Pro
  • SSL Nucleus 2 Studio Controller
  • Focusrite Red 4 Pre AD/DA Converter
  • RME ADI-8 DS MkIII AD/DA Converter
  • Universal Audio 6176 Vintage Channel Strip
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite DSP Accelerator
  • Miller & Kreisel MPS 2510 monitors with MPS 2810 active sub woofer
  • Audient ASP008 microphone preamplifiers & A/D converters
  • Korg Triton Keyboard
  • Sennhesiser HD 280 pro Headphones (4)
  • AKG K271 MkII Headphones




  • Neumann U87 – capacitor (2)
  • AEA R88 mk2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone
  • DPA d:vote 4099 Classic Touring Kit (10)
  • Avantone CV28 Microphone
  • 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
  • Sennheisser – wireless/lavelier (3)
  • Rode NT4 – stereo capacitor (3)