Facilities Overview

Audio & MIDI Programming Suites

Lectures take place in one of the three Audio / MIDI Programming Suites. These suites are solely for use by students studying on the B.Sc. (Honours) Sound and Music Technology and each offers 21 individual, very powerful production workstations.
Students Working in Music Lab 1

Music Lab 1, Middlesbrough College

Recording Studios

Relevant lectures take place in the studio complex, and given the large number of individual studios available, group sizes are easily kept down to a maximum of 2-3 students per studio. This allows everyone to consistently have hands on access to the professional equipment we have to offer, week after week. This is a fundamental concept upon which the course is based, as it is not possible to learn to work professionally by looking over someone’s shoulder!
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Outboard Equipment and Microphone Preamps, Middlesbrough College Recording Studios

Student Access

Outside of taught sessions, the Audio / MIDI Programming Suites are available for students to use on an open access basis. The recording studios can be booked via the online studio bookings system we have in place allowing access 7 days-a-week, and in addition to using the facilities, on-site equipment can be borrowed for use in location recordings or home projects.
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HE Recording Studio Online Booking System

The Hazel Pearson Theatre–seen here during preparations for the show “Bye Bye Birdie” with a set designed by Simon Pell–is a functioning commercial theatre used by professionals from outside the college, as well as for college productions such as “Bye Bye Birdie”. It is however, primarily used for teaching purposes and modules such as Live Sound Techniques (Yr2) and Live Performance (Yr3) use this facility as a teaching and performance space respectively.
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Hazel Pearson Theatre, Middlesbrough College