Listening & Recording Rooms

The Listening Room is an acoustically isolated room for audio recordings and experiments where low reverberation and very low ambient noise are important. The space is equipped for high-end multi-channel audio recording and playback. A 16-speaker ambisonic system can be used for immersive surround sound research and high quality audio recording is possible using our Focusrite mic preamps and 24-channel SSL AD/DA MADI converters routed to other acoustic facilities.

The Studio Control Room is set up with a high-end Mac-based digital audio workstation running various recording software including Logic and Cubase for recording performances or post production. The room has a high quality 5.1 surround sound monitoring system with Apogee converters that allow multi-channel 192kHz audio recording and playback. The control room is connected to the Performance lab and Listening room via MADI optical links that allow up to 128 simultaneous channels of digital audio to be routed between the spaces.

The studios are shared with the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) – a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology. Since its 2001 the Centre has grown to become arguably the UK’s leading Digital Music research group.