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.
Our 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.
Did you know?All ICMP students can use our music production studios and facilities for course-related projects free-of-charge outside of timetabled hours, and we're open 7 days a week!
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 12 channel format, Studio 2 includes vintage outboard equipment from Universal Audio, Lexicon and Aphex. Adam AX7 active nearfield monitors are complemented by Avantone’s Mixcubes for monitoring. You can choose to record in either the adjoining live room, containing an additional Yamaha U1 and drum unit, or tie-line into Studio 1’s large live room. This mimics many professional set-ups that you will encounter when you enter the industry.
NEW EXTERNAL STUDIOS
Launched in September 2020, our new site at Impress House in nearby Acton, features three additional studios for students to take advantage of and learn the skills essential to enhancing their music and careers.
Studio 1 features an Audient ASP 4816 Small Format Analogue Console. Studio 2 features the Avid S6 desk, a specialist desk for post-production and sound and music for film, tv and game as well as standard live music recording and tracking. Studio 3 is a mixing and mastering space, featuring a range of hardware and software plugins ready for students to finalise their tracks.
The studios are available to all ICMP Students, from any programme, and are staffed by our knowledgable Facilities team who are on hand to support and assist students as required.
Students also have access to a comprehensive arsenal of microphones from manufactures like Rupert Neve Designs, AKG and SE Electronics.
ICMP has a range of boutique amps including Laney IronHearts, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Marshall and Vox. Our partnership with Orange also promises a number of feature amps across the year. We also have available, via our gear hire desk, two of the incredible Kemper Profilers - the leading-edge digital guitar amplifier and all-in-one effects processor – along with pedalboard.
Take a look around our facilities using our interactive walkthrough below.
Study Music Production with us
If you’re looking to become the next Rick Rubin or Kanye West, or turn heads with your own unique production style, ICMP’s pioneering approach to music education will provide everything you need. Our Music Production students all benefit from the fully equipped recording studios mentioned above, Mac Labs, world-class gear, an exceptional team of tutors, masterclasses, exclusive events, collaborative opportunities, and a curriculum that covers studio and live work, engineering, composition, advanced skills, business, and professional development.
To completely immerse yourself in your music career, chat with our friendly Admissions Team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.