New music & sound recording studios University of Winchester

Working with the Academia Creative division, Veale Associates (VA) transformed a dance studio into a five room music studio complex for the University of Winchester to support their expansion of audio recording and mixing for music production and film post-production.

The University commissioned Veale Associates to review their proposals and examine course structures and content to ensure the facilities satisfied student access and work demands. VA then designed the studio complex to comprise of two 5.1 control rooms, two live rooms and a Foley room. Extensive re-modelling was also undertaken to the access corridors to provide a new Studio Controller’s office and feature timber sound wave.

The studios were finished to a very high standard and incorporated the new University branding. The high ceiling in Live 1 provided an opportunity to design a custom acoustic diffuser manufactured by Wood-Skin and the studio equipment centred around two Audient ASP8024HR consoles with monitoring by Amphion and Unity Audio. The studios were fitted out with Protools and Logic and featured a Focusrite RedNet system to provide networkable audio across the entire complex.

“It’s great to be a specialist recording studio technology partner, working alongside Veale Associates to provide industry standard equipment and ultimately experience to University of Winchester students, who will go on to be the recording studio engineers, producers and facilities managers of the future.” 

Neil Boia, Creative Business Manager, Academia

“Our ambition for the University of Winchester is to become a leading provider of sound and music education. Veale Associates and Academia understood the University’s ambitions from day one, whilst appreciating the constraints on cost and time. They brought a wealth of industry and higher education experience to the project. The concept was to deliver not only first class education facilities from the visual perspective, but studios fully equipped to deliver the key learning objectives whilst achieving the acoustic and technical criteria necessary for studios of this type. We couldn’t have done this without the professional and creative input from Veale’s leading people Eddie, Eloise and Richard. The outcome is visually stunning, well equipped functional facilities that fully meet the project brief delivered to quality, time and cost.” 

Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester

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