The Australian National University has upped its appeal beckoning music arts students with the opening of its new $1m recording studio. The facility is in the shell of the School of Music’s former studio space, only now it boasts a 48-channel Neve Genesys sitting centre stage in the control room, an impressive microphone collection, and a sizeable tracking room.
Prof Samantha Bennett, Music Technology Convenor at ANU, is said to have played a major role in revamping the studio space, including the push for ANU to install the Genesys console.
“The creative research and educational value is huge,” said Prof Bennett. “Recording opportunities will underpin all of our majors especially in the delivery of our new undergraduate Composition for Film and Video Game Major, as well as being an invaluable resource for postgraduate students and researchers.”
“This new recording studio provides students a unique 21st century musical experience by creating a vibrant intersection between performance, composition and technology, nurturing the values of creativity, excellence and entrepreneurship,” said Professor Kenneth Lampl, Head of the ANU School of Music.