York, UK (June 30, 2017)—The University of York in England has upgraded the production facilities in its Department of Music, installing a Solid State Logic D24DualityDelta hybrid SuperAnalogue console in its new Trevor Jones Studio.
There have been recording studios for over 40 years at the University of York. The Trevor Jones Studio is named after the film composer who, during his formative years, graduated from the university with a Master’s degree in Film and Media Music. The studio will support the university’s new BA degree in Music and Sound Recording, the existing MA in Music Production, and the recording and research activities of the Department of Music.
According to Ben Eyes, studio manager/sound engineer at the facility, and a Ph.D student, “There is a lot of value in having the SSL in a great room. Listening to that kind of quality, you know you’ve heard what is possible, that it’s possible to get recorded music to that standard. I think that’s important, because you can continue to strive for that in your own work.
“It informs your choices on microphone positioning, acoustics of a room, quality of an instrument. You can make an accurate judgement. Without a good signal chain, that’s a lot harder. Being able to hear those things and make those judgements opens up a lot for us.”
Dr. Jez Wells, program leader for the MA course, says, “When you want to teach signal routing and signal paths, the best way to do that is with a console. In the industry, our students will find both analogue and digital consoles, and we want them to be fully conversant with all tools, both the analogue, digital and acoustic domains.”
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