Sound Arts and Design

The Sound Arts and Design department offers resources across six dedicated spaces.

Performance Laboratory 

The Performance Laboratory is the main teaching space for BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design and MA Sound Arts. The AV resources include:

  • Mac Quad Xeon
  • Genelec 
  • Alesis and Tannoy loudspeakers for monitoring sound
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic software and Ableton Live
  • Avid Digidesign HDIO interface
  • Multiple Loudspeaker Diffusion
  • 24 Channel 8 Group analogue mixer

Composition Studio

This is an acoustically treated and soundproofed control room where you can use your own laptop, the space is equipped with: 

  • Multiple loudspeaker diffusion preview
  • Quality mix down
  • Monitoring
  • Multitrack recording and mastering

You'll have access to Yamaha 02R96 Digital Mixer, Avid Digidesign HDIO interface, Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton Live software, Eventide SFX and Mackie THX, Alesis and Tannoy loudspeakers for monitoring.

Live Room/Foley Booth

This area has the highest specification of both acoustic treatment and acoustic isolation. You'll have access to:

  • Four Foley (post sync sound effects)
  • Floor traps and tie lines to/from the two adjacent control rooms
  • Audio Post and Composition Studio.

Small Sound Room 

This space is fully equipped with:

  • Macs and a 5.1 Surround Sound facility 
  • Avid Digidesign HDIO interface
  • Focusrite Control surface and Pro Tools
  • Logic and Ableton Live software 

Large Sound Room

In this room you'll have access to:

  • High-end Mac sound workstations with Pro Tools
  • Logic and Ableton Live software
  • A range of midi controllers

MA Sound Arts Base Room

This space also has specialist Macs and offers A/V support for presentations, lectures, visiting tutors and visiting practitioners.

A student working in the Composition Studio.
A student working in the Composition Studio.
Image © Lewis Bush
The Small Sound Room.
The Small Sound Room.
Image © Lewis Bush
An electronic drum-kit set up in the Live Room/Foley Booth.
An electronic drum-kit set up in the Live Room/Foley Booth.
Image © Lewis Bush
A group of students working collaboratively in the Performance Lab.
A group of students working collaboratively in the Performance Lab.
Image © Lewis Bush
A workstation in the Large Sound Room.
A workstation in the Large Sound Room.
Image © Lewis Bush
One of the studio racks from the Large Sound Room.
One of the studio racks from the Large Sound Room.
Image © Lewis Bush