A comprehensive range of industry-standard recording and production facilities
ICMP’s recording studios provide our students with plenty of opportunities to learn the skills and techniques essential to modern music production, alongside those needed to produce their own projects. These state-of-the-art facilities are available to all ICMP students, with a particular emphasis on those who have chosen to study music production courses.
Specifically, ICMP London offers you access to the following:
ICMP’s flagship studio utilises Audient’s renowned ASP8024 Heritage large format console. The desk has been configured with two producer panels to mount Avid’s Artist digital control surface and our bespoke side-car includes classic outboard such as UAD’s 6176 Vintage Channel Strip and Lexicon’s PCM-90 FX processor. Audio monitoring is taken care of by Focal’s stunning Trio6 Be (with Focus Mode, essentially giving you two speakers in one) and the classic Yamaha NS-10Ms for the stereo image. The room also has the Audient 5.1 expansion pack powering a complete 5.1 monitoring system from Genelec.
Industry standard production software includes Pro Tools HD, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, alongside over sixty UAD powered plug-ins, Antares Auto-Tune and Celemony’s Melodyn.
The control room adjoins two dedicated recording booths and a large live room containing a drum kit, boutique backline and Yamaha U1 acoustic piano.
Based around our second Audient ASP8024 Heritage desk, this time in 16 channel format, Studio 2 includes vintage outboard equipment from TLA, Lexicon and Aphex. Adam AX7 active nearfield monitors are complemented by Avantone’s Mixcubes for monitoring. Students can choose to record in either the adjoining vocal recording booth or adjacent larger live room connected to the studio by a video link. This mimicks many professional set-ups that students will encounter when they enter the industry.
This is our post-production and audio-to-visual studio. Based around an AVID S3 control surface delivering intelligent control over every aspect of Pro Tools and other DAWs, Studio 3 is powered by a 27” iMac and accompanied by a separate TV screen for video playback. Monitoring is taken care of by a 5.1 Genelec system, consisting of 5 x 8030 nearfield monitors and 1x 7050 subwoofer. The room is also connected to an adjoining vocal booth and includes everything you need to finish your mixes or work on multimedia projects.
Students also have access to a comprehensive arsenal of microphones from manufactures like Rupert Neve Designs, AKG and SE Electronics.