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Sound Arts

At London College of Communication, you will have access to a range of resources, studios and workspaces that support Sound Arts practices.

Studio A, Performance Laboratory

The Performance Lab is a primary teaching space and a multi-function space, used for live performance, electroacoustic music, listening workshops, multi-channel mixing and recording.
It features full-range Genelec monitoring in 5.1 and stereo, as well as an octophonic speaker array. The space also features a large-format analogue mixing console with a range of outboard processing for creative music production.

Equipment List:

  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Extron HDMI Switcher
  • Projector w/ Acoustically Transparent Screen
  • AVID Artist Mix
  • AVID HD I/O Audio Interface
  • Audient ASP880 Preamp
  • SPL Volume 8 Controller x 2
  • XLR Patchbay
  • Genelec 7370A Subwoofer x 1
  • Genelec 8050B Monitor x 5
  • Genelec 8030A Monitor x 8
  • Audient Heritage 36 Channel Mixer
  • Bantam Patchbay
  • Warm Audio WA76 Discrete Compressor x 2
  • Warm Audio WA-2A Opto Compressor x 2
  • Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube EQ Matched Stereo Pair
  • Mackie HM-800 8 Channel Headphone Amplifier x 2
  • Avid Mtrx Studio Interface x 2
  • Avid Mtrx Sync X
  • AMS Neve 1073OPX - 8-Channel 1073 microphone preamp
  • SSL DYN E 500 Series Compressor, Gate, Expander x 6
  • SSL G Series 500 Series Bus Compressor
  • RND R10 500 Series 10 Slot Chassis
  • RND Shelford Channel
  • UAD2 plug-ins Ultimate 9 + Octo PCI CARD

Composition Studio

An acoustically isolated space featuring calibrated 7.1.4 Genelec monitoring for Dolby Atmos and Ambisonic mixing.

There is a range of analogue and digital outboard equipment for creative sound design and processing. It also serves as a control room for the Performance Lab and Foley Studio when recording.

Equipment list:

  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Kyma Pacarana
  • AVID S3 Controller
  • AVID HD I/O Audio Interface
  • AVID Sync HD
  • Genelec 8351A Monitor x 3
  • Genelec 8331A Monitor x 4
  • Genelec 8330A Monitor x 4
  • Genelec 7370A Subwoofer x 1
  • SPL MC-16 Surround Monitor Controller
  • SPL MTC 2381 Stereo Monitor Controller
  • Bantam Patchbay
  • Focusrite ISA828 Preamp
  • Millennia STT-1 Preamp
  • Eventide Eclipse Processor
  • DACS Headlite 3 Headphone Amp
  • Moog Matriarch
  • Sequential Prophet 6
  • Nagra 4.2 Tape Recorder

Studio B, Foley Studio

The Foley Studio is a sound-proofed space for recording purposes and features custom built Foley traps as well as tie lines to the Composition Studio. We have an array of props adjacent to the studio for foley recording.

Small Sound Room

The Small Sound Room is our secondary teaching space and 5.1 Surround Mixing Facility.

Technical Specification:

  • 5.1 Mackie HR MKII Monitoring
  • Pro Tools HDX Ultimate.
  • Avid HD OMNI Audio Interface.
  • SPL SMC Surorund Monitor Controller
  • 10x iMac Workstations with Audient iD4 Audio Interfaces, Midi Controller Keyboards

Large Sound Room

The Large Sound Room is a primary teaching room and primary Mac Lab, with 24 fully equipment digital audio workstations and synthesis workbench. The studio is an open workspace for students, whilst also being used for teaching delivery.

Equipment list:

  • Mackie ProFX22v2, 22Channel – 4Bus Mixer
  • Stereo HS8 Yamaha Monitoring + HS8 Sub
  • 8x Mac Pro 6,1 Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5, SPL Crimson Audio Interface, Alesis V25 Midi Controller Keyboard
  • 12x Imac 3.1Ghz Intel Core i5, Audient iD4 Interface, Alesis V25 Midi Controller Keyboard

Synthesis Workbench

A workstation within the Large Sound Room, containing an array of hardware synthesisers, which can be MIDI controlled via a mio interface and tracked using the mixer/interface and Mac Pro.

Equipment List:

  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Soundcraft Signature 12MTK Mixer/Interface
  • iConnectivity mio MIDI interface
  • Arturia KeyStep Pro
  • Waldorf Pulse x 2
  • Doepfer A-100 Basic System 2 Modular
  • Serge Custom Modular
  • Moog Mother-32 Semi-Modular
  • Make Noise 0-Coast
  • Korg MS-20
  • Korg ARP Odyssey
  • Korg Minilogue
  • Behringer Neutron
  • Ableton Push Controller
  • Denon Cassette Deck
  • Zoom RFX-2000 Multi Effects Rack

iMac Workstations


We have a number of iMac workstations in M112 and M113, which can be used outside of scheduled teaching sessions. These can be booked individually on ORB, for access outside of working hours (10:00 - 17:00).

Software list:

  • Pro Tools 2021
  • Adobe CC Suite
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 10 Suite
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Max 8
  • Arduino
  • Pure Data
  • Soundgrain
  • Cecilia 5
  • Unity
  • FMOD Studio
  • Reaper
  • VCV Rack
  • Soundly
  • Various plugins for DSP and 360 audio application

Studio computers

Our studio machines have all the same software packages as our iMac workstations and a number of additional specialist programs:
  • Pro Tools Ultimate 2021
  • iZotope Advanced RX8
  • GRM Tools
  • Kyma 7 (M109)
  • Waves Platinum

Please note: Resources may require inductions before allowing access and are prioritised for certain courses.

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Sound Arts and Design Software Specification

Studio Machines

  • Pro Tools HD Ultimate 2018
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Waves Platinum Bundle
  • GRM Tools Spaces
  • Audioease Altiverb
  • Reaper 64
  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton 10 Suite
  • Max 7

Arduino, Pd-extended, VCV Rack, Sound Grain, Cecila 5, Supercollider, Unity, Unreal, Wwise, FMOD Studio, Processing, Adobe CC Suite (including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, InDesign & Illustrator)

Lab Workstations

  • Pro Tools 2018
  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton 10 Suite
  • Max 7

Arduino, Pd-extended, VCV Rack, Sound Grain, Cecila 5, Supercollider, Unity, Unreal, Wwise, FMOD Studio, Processing, Adobe CC Suite (including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Audition, InDesign & Illustrator).

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