BACK

POSTED ON – 13.02.09

SSR Manchester - DiGiCo studio update
DiGiCo studio update
You may recall in January SSR proudly unveiled the newest addition to our range of high end studios with the opening of our new DiGiCo Recording Studio. Not only were we pleased to receive one of 3 consoles used to broadcast the Beijing Olympics to the world, but also for the fact that DiGiCo chose SSR above other UK training providers to showcase their amazing console!

4 weeks on and we thought we’d get some feedback from the users of the studio. It seems the new facility has proved a hit with tutors and students alike….

SSR Audio Tutor Alan Wrench was delighted with the new facility
"I’m very impressed by this new studio. It can be used for recording and production, post production work and broadcast, so it’s already very popular with a large number of students. A lot of thought has obviously gone into the design resulting in a very ergonomic environment for the engineers. The DS-00 console is very flexible and intuitive and easy to use, even giving an ‘analogue feel’ to what is a high end digital system."

The DiGiCo studio has been designed with a variety of uses in mind, including recording/mixing bands directly from the Charlie Jones Live Venue. In addition to the DS-00 console and it’s huge array of onboard effects and routing possibilities, the studio also features a plethora of high-end outboard equipment. This includes a Manley MU valve compressor, an Akai S5000 sampler, a Roland JV2080 synth, a vintage Roland MKS70 analogue rack synth including PPG300 programmer, a Sony M7 multi fx unit and Sony R7 reverb unit, Roland vintage chorus/echo (tape based) unit, a vintage Roland stereo flanger and a Sampson foldback amp.

Among the first to make use of the new facility were SSR Audio Engineering students Alan Harrison and Craig Sanderson who had this to say about the studio:

Craig - "The new studio is great to work in and the DiGiCo console looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to get back in with a band and really put the studio to the test!"

Alan – "The highlights for me are the DS-00 console and the Manley valve compressor, which sounds amazing. The design of the studio and the other equipment in there makes for an ideal recording/mixing environment."
Related
News Stories

Manchester POSTED ON – 27.03.18

Electronic Music & DJ tutor Danni Skerritt celebrates being featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra & his upcoming EP release.

It’s only March, and 2018 has already been quite the year for Electronic Music & DJ practice tuto…

Manchester POSTED ON – 02.11.17

SSR Manchester Facilities Upgrades, 2017

Every summer we upgrade our facilities as part of our long standing commitment to invest in the l…

Manchester POSTED ON – 26.09.17

SSR Hosts Red Bull Studios' #NormalNotNovelty Workshops

On Tuesday 26th September, we hosted Red Bull Studios' #NormalNotNovelty event as part of their U…

Manchester POSTED ON – 22.08.17

Red Bull brings #NormalNotNovelty workshops to SSR!

As Red Bull takes their series of #NormalNotNovelty workshops on tour, SSR is excited to welcome …

Manchester POSTED ON – 08.03.17

‘No Roads In’ musicians perform live acoustic sets for their UK film premier, supported by SSR students.

As ‘creative partners’ of the Manchester Film Festival (MANIFF) for a second year running, we wer…

Manchester POSTED ON – 14.01.16

Recording Engineer

If ever there was an example of a hard working, dedicated and focused student who both grabs and …

Manchester POSTED ON – 12.01.16

Technical Manager & Live Sound Engineer

Vardges Sayadyan completed our 6 month Live Sound Engineering course in 2014 before heading back …

Manchester POSTED ON – 11.08.15

Studio & Live Engineer

Jacky Lau studied with SSR way back in the early 1990's when we were based at our original home o…