London, UK (August 20, 2013)—Islington Music Workshop has expanded with a new multi-studio campus outfitted with SSL Duality SE, AWS 948, Matrix and Nucleus consoles.
IMW Studios, a community not-for-profit organization offering starter up to degree programs in music and sound production, aims to provide a pathway to a career in the sound industries for entry-level students and experienced musicians looking to increase engineering and production skills. The Duality, AWS and Nucleus consoles join an existing Matrix console to round out its offerings.
“IMW is an independent not-for-profit educational organization established 30 years ago to provide professional training for sound-related industries for students within the community and was the first base for Oscar and Grammy winning producer Paul Epworth,” says John Dennis, the founding director of IMW. “We have just completed our new campus expansion that includes four studios within two minutes of each other. We have very successfully used an SSL 4000 series for the past 15 years, so we already knew the SSL brand for its sound quality and reliability. Technology and the way people record and mix music has changed, so we needed to invest in equipment that could provide a pathway that included both traditional and in-the-box recording. That equipment is from SSL.”
Course offerings at IMW include music production, sound engineering, sound for picture and sound for video games, so the new studios needed to be flexible enough to handle a wide range of applications.
The educational offerings include the Duality Room, a high-end control room with associated studio room capable of handling a six-piece band. The AWS room is outfitted with 12 Nucleus DAW controllers that feature SuperAnalogue mic pres and monitoring section. The Matrix Room also features 12 Nucleus systems. Both the AWS and Matrix rooms are used as hands-on workshops to familiarize students with audio life out of the box. Two additional studios are oriented for learning DAW programs.
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