Birmingham Conservatoire

These facilities are used primarily by BSc (Hons) Music Technology students.

Facilities and partner venues at the Conservatoire include the following:


Studio 1 Control Room

Audio hardware
  • Yamaha 02R/96 desk
  • Digidesign 192 I/O interface
  • Roland 8020 sound module
  • Marantz CDR
  • Tascam DA20 DAT
  • CME UF8 keyboard
Computer hardware
  • Apple Intel Mac Pro
  • 2 × 19″ Iiyama displays
  • ProTools HD3 system
Software
  • ProTools HD
  • Logic Pro
  • Wave Burner
  • Spark XL
  • Toast with Jam
  • Waves Platinum Bundle
  • Waves IR1 Convolution Reverb
Monitoring
  • ATC SCM50

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Studio 1 Live Room

Microphones
  • 3x AKG C1000
  • 1x AKG C3000
  • 1x AKG D112
  • 4x SE 1A
  • 2x Rode NT1A
  • 1x Sennheiser 421
  • 2x Shure SM58
  • 2x Shure SM57
  • 1x Shure SM81
  • 2x Behringer HP Amp
  • 1x Behringer DI
  • 2x Behringer truth monitors
  • 1x SE Reflection Filter

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Studio 2

Audio hardware
  • Mackie Big Knob
  • DACs Eightch Surround monitor
  • Digidesign 003 Rack
  • Casio CZ-1 Keyboard
  • Mini Korg 700 synth
  • 2x Behringer BCF2000 Control surfaces
  • Tascam DA30 DAT
  • Tascam MD
  • Tascam 112 MKII Tape Machine
Computer hardware
  • Apple Intel Mac Pro
  • 2x Samsung Displays
Computer software
  • Protools LE with DV Toolkit and MP Toolkit
  • Logic Pro
  • Wave Burner
  • Waves Gold bundle
  • Waves IR1 convolution reverb
  • Toast with Jam
  • DVD studio pro
Monitoring
  • M-Audio 5.1 monitoring
  • Mackie HR824

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Studio 3 Control Room

Audio hardware
  • Yamaha 02R/96 desk
  • ProTools HD3 system
  • Digidesign 192 I/O interface
  • Yamaha S90 keyboard
  • Tascam CDRW2000 CD Player
  • DVD Player
Computer hardware
  • Apple Intel Mac Pro
  • Fastlane MIDI interface
Other
  • 2x Hitachi TV Monitors
  • 2x Sony TV monitors
Software
  • Protools HD
  • Logic Pro
  • Wave Burner
  • Spark XL
  • Waves Gold inc.IR1 360
  • Surround Zone
  • Toast and Jam
  • DVD Studio Pro
Monitoring
  • Genelec 5.1 Monitoring (1030/1029/7060)
  • ATC SCM50

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Studio 3 Live Room

Microphones
  • 3x AKG C1000
  • 1x AKG C3000
  • 1x AKG D112
  • 2x SE 1A
  • 2x Shure SM57
Hardware
  • Behringer Ultra DI Pro
  • Rane HP Amp
  • Yamaha DJX Keyboard

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Studio 4

Mixing
  • Audient ASP8024 Console
Recording hardware
  • Motu 2408 MKIII
  • Tascam CD-R
  • Tascam DA45 DAT
  • 2x Tascam DA20 DAT
  • Studer B67 1/4" Machine
  • Focusrite Twintrak Pro
Outboard
  • Lexicon PCM80
  • Yamaha Rev 7
  • Behringer Multicom (x2)
  • Behringer Intelligate
  • Alesis 3630 Compressor
Computer hardware
  • Apple Intel Mac Pro
Software
  • Logic Pro
  • Waveburner
PA hardware
  • Behringer Eurorack UB1002
  • Behringer Eurorack UB2448FX-Pro Mixer
  • Audiocore DP224 Speaker management system
  • Servo reeler remote
Monitoring
  • Genelec 8050A
  • Samson 170/Denon DR20

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Studio 5

Hardware
  • Intel Mac Pro
  • Digidesign 003 Control
  • DACS Eightch
  • Genelec Surround Monitoring
Software
  • Protools LE with DV Toolkit and MP Toolkit
  • Logic Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Waves Gold + IR1

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Studio 6

Hardware
  • Intel Mac Pro
  • Digidesign 96I/O
  • Digidesign Command 8
  • Genelec Surround Monitoring
Software
  • Protools HD3
  • Logic Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • Waves Gold + IR1360

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iMac Suite

The iMac Suite houses 10 workstations comprising:

  • iMac Intel
  • Digidesign MBox
  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 Keyboard
Additional hardware
  • 2 x Behringer Eurorack Pro line mixer
  • HHB Circle 5/Samson 170 monitor and amp
  • NEC Data Projector
software
  • Protools LE with DV Toolkit and MP Toolkit
  • Logic Pro
  • Audacity
  • Wave Burner
  • Soundhack
  • Pd
  • Audio Sculpt
  • Max MSP/Jitter
  • Burn
  • Sibelius

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Music for Media Lab

The Lab consists of seven workstations comprising:

  • Macintosh G5 Quad
  • 20" Apple displays
  • M-Audio Project Mix i/o
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 keyboard
  • iSight
Additional hardware
  • Behringer line mixer
  • Genelec 8030A monitoring
  • NEC Data Projector
Software
  • Final Cut Pro
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Shake
  • Soundtrack
  • Logic Pro
  • Wave Burner
  • Protools M-Powered with DV Toolkit and MP Toolkit
  • Kontakt
  • MaxMSP-Jitter

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Recital Hall

Our 150-seat Recital Hall is a flexible, modern performance space. Redesigned specifically to accommodate performance with live electronics, its recent major renovation included the installation of a highly sophisticated multi-channel sound system, which allows performers to exercise complete control over amplified sound within the entire performance space. It is believed that the Recital Hall is the first concert venue in the UK with a permanent system of this kind.
The Recital Hall is fully equipped with the following:

  • Yamaha DM2000
  • Apple iMac
  • 1x Profire Lightbridge
  • 1x Kronde
  • D&B 10.2 Surround PA system
  • Hitachi CP X1200 Data Projector + Screen

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Adrian Boult Hall

The Adrian Boult Hall is a 520-seat auditorium with fine acoustics, which can accommodate a symphony orchestra and be adapted for use as an opera theatre or a conference venue. There is also a licensed bar and coffee area, plus an exhibition space. The Conservatoire’s own varied concert programme integrates with external organisations such as Birmingham Jazz, Ex Cathedra and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society, with its programme of internationally renowned ensembles. Together, these provide a rich and diverse programme.
The Adrian Boult Hall is equipped with:

  • 4x DPA 4006
  • 2x Neumann KM183
  • RCF Line array + Subs
  • Yamaha 02R Digital Mixer

These facilities are of particular focus for BSc (Hons) Music Technology students.

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Arena Foyer

An interesting, modern area, the Arena Foyer backs on to the Adrian Boult Hall. With an audience capacity of 100, and flexible space, the Arena Foyer can be used for a variety of events. There is a small gallery with steps up each side, which can be used inventively for performances.

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New Lecture Theatre

Housed within the newest part of the Conservatoire, the New Lecture Theatre is a flexible space suitable for informal concerts and large workshops, as well as rehearsals and teaching. Movable seating and tables allow the Theatre to accommodate up to 140 people. It is also equipped with an overhead projector and automatic screen.

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Board Room

The Board Room is the Conservatoire’s premier meeting room, holding up to 36 delegates seated around tables. Looking across Birmingham to Symphony Hall, the room is ideal for high-profile meetings where the right atmosphere is paramount. It can also be used for small drinks receptions.

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