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Music studio 1

Fully-equipped music studio with industry-leading technology.

About music studio 1

Music studio 1 is the primary studio within the John Millais ground floor complex. Its centrepiece is industry-leading 24-fader, six-knob Avid S6 M40 control surface. This allows delicate and comprehensive control of the Pro Tools HD or Logic Pro X software. It is complemented with quality microphone pre amps and hardware compressors, and EQs. Also included is a suite of plug-ins from Sonnox, McDSP, Avid and Melodyne.

The 6.5m x 3.5m live room contains two electric guitar amplifiers and a bass guitar amp, together with the five-piece Mapex drum kit. 

The system has 24 inputs via 16 channels of Avid PRE, four channels of Neve 4081 pre and a further four channels of Focusrite ISA428 pre. There is stereo monitoring via either a pair of Dynaudio M2 speakers or a pair of Yamaha NS-10 speakers. There are also two stereo headphone mixes back to the live room.


  • Apple Mac Pro with: Avid Pro Tools HDX system, Apple Logic Pro X, McDSP Plugin Suite, Sonnox Plugin Suite, Avid Plugin Suite.
  • 2 x Avid HD I/O interfaces
  • 1 x 24 fader Avid S6 M40 control surface
  • 2 x Avid Pre Mic pre amps
  • 1 x Neve 4081 quad mic pre amp
  • 1 x Focusrite ISA428 mic pre amp
  • 2 x Neve 1081 Classic EQ
  • 2 x Empirical Labs distressor
  • 2 x Universal Audio 1176 limiting amplifier
  • 1 x Universal Audio LA-2A levelling amplifier
  • 1 x TL Audio C-5021 valve compressor
  • 1 x Drawmer DL241 dual compressor
  • 2 x DBX 160SL dual compressor
  • 2 x Samson headphone amplifier
  • 2 x Dynaudio M2 speakers
  • 2 x Yamaha NS-10 speakers
  • 1 x Peavey Bandit 112 guitar amplifier
  • 1 x Peavey Valve King VC-112 guitar amplifier
  • 1 x Trace Elliot 715 SMC bass amplifier
  • 1 x 5 piece Mapex drum kit
  • 5 x Shure SM57 microphone
  • 3 x Sennheiser MD421 microphone
  • 3 x AKG C451 microphone
  • 2 x Rode NT2
  • 3 x EMO single DI box

Courses that use this facility

  • BSc (Hons) Popular Music Production
  • BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production

Hire music studio 1

The studio must be booked as a whole with all listed specialist equipment coming as part of the package.

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