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Booking our studios and engineers

As a department we are proud of our world-class facilities and equipment including three studios, edit rooms, practice rooms and a TV studio.

The Institute of Sound Recording has the facilities to record all styles of music to a professional standard, however the student engineers are still learning their craft and so whilst recordings are usually of a high quality we cannot guarantee a professional result. If you are looking to make a commercial recording, we would recommend that you book a commercial studio or engineer .

If you are interested in making a demo recording or otherwise being recorded on this basis for free, then the procedure is as follows:

  • Email your recording requirements (style of music, size of group, availability, location or studio, etc) and contact details to Alan Haigh
  • We will post what you send on our recording noticeboard and any students who are interested will contact you directly
  • You will be able to make use of the recording for free distribution or a small number of sales. If you wish to exploit the recording commercially beyond this, the University may ask for a fee for sound recording copyright clearance; this fee will depend on the intended duplication and distribution and must be negotiated with the programme leader of the Tonmeister course via the student who made the recording.

Our studios can be hired commercially, but these are usually limited to the summer vacation. To enquire about commercial bookings, at commercial rates, please contact our Studio Manager Oliver Doyle.

Become a Professional Training placement provider

Our Professional Training placement programme give students unique access to the world of work as part of their degree. Across the University we have over 2,300 partner organisations in the UK and overseas and these organisations provide opportunities for our students to put their skills into practice and to experience a real professional environment.

BSc (Hons) / BMus (Hons) Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister)

This leaflet explains the gist of the placement scheme, gives some examples of how it might help you as an employer, and mentions a few of the other employers who use it. Employers who have registered their intention to offer a placement this year can view shortlists of candidates plus CVs on our members only site.

For further information please contact the Tonmeister Senior Professional Training Tutor Caroline Haigh.