Production services

ANU School of Music Sound Recording & Music Technology Studios

The ANU School of Music is home to the most technologically advanced recording facility in Australia and one of the finest recording studios in the world. Featuring a 9m2 double height, custom acoustically treated recording studio floor with variable wall panelling for flexible acoustic response, our main studio can accommodate large and small ensembles across all musical styles. Our facility also includes an oversized vocal booth designed to accommodate all vocal performance styles as well as isolate guitar amplifiers. At the heart of our Control Room A is a custom made Neve Genesys G96 mixing console, one of the largest custom desks of its kind. As an AVID Learning Partner, the ANU School of Music is always at the cutting edge of music production; we currently run AVID Pro Tools HD 12.7 as our main DAW alongside Steinberg Wavelab and Apple Logic Pro. Our monitoring is DynAudio throughout with an AIR20 Series 5.1 Surround Sound system installed in our main control room. The School recording studio is also home to an unparalleled collection of vintage and contemporary microphones including many Neumann, Schoeps and Blue, as well as an enviable range of gold-standard outboard allowing for perfect recordings across all styles and instruments, solo and ensembles.

Our School’s facilities are consolidated with two custom designed and acoustically treated post production mix suites as well as a cutting-edge, 21-workstation music technology lab.

Control Room A

  • Neve G96 Genesys 48-channel, 96 input mixing console with on-board VCAs and 1084/88-R EQ
  • DynAudio M3A passive monitoring
  • DynAudio AIR20 5.1 surround sound monitoring
  • Yamaha NS-10 nearfield monitoring
  • Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHZ Quad Core in Sonnet xMac Thunderbolt Server enclosure
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.7 HD with MADI I/O
  • Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 OCTO plug-ins
  • Waves Platinum & Waves Abbey Road Collection plug-ins

Control Room A Outboard

Mic Preamplifiers

  • Avalon VT 737 SP preamplifier x 2
  • Grace m802 preamplifier
  • George Massenburg GML 8304 4-channel mic preamplifier
  • DBX 786 Blue stereo preamplifier • Focusrite Red stereo mic preamplifier

Dynamics

  • Chandler TG1 stereo Limiter
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier
  • Universal Audio 1176 Limiting Amplifier
  • DBX 165 over/easy compressor X 2
  • Joe Meek stereo compressor

Reverb

  • EMT 140 Quad Plate Reverb
  • AKG BX-20 Spring Reverb
  • Ursa Major Space Station SST-282
  • Lexicon PCM 90 Digital Reverberator

Control Room B

  • Solid State Logic (SSL) Nucleus 16 channel Digital Audio Workstation Controller
  • Apple Mac Pro 3.7 GHZ Quad Core in Sonnet xMac Thunderbolt Server enclosure
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.7 Native
  • Steinberg Wavelab Pro 9
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • DynAudio AIR 15 monitoring

Control Room C

  • DigiDesign D-Command 24 channel Digital Audio Workstation Controller
  • Apple Mac Pro G4
  • AVID Pro Tools HD
  • DynAudio
  • BM15 monitoring

Lab

Our cutting-edge music technology lab features 20 individual workstations and a teaching station laid out across a spacious suite to optimise the student learning experience. Each workstation comprises:

  • Apple iMac
  • AVID MBox Interface
  • M-Audio Keystation 49
  • AVID Pro Tools 12.7
  • Logic Pro X
  • AVID Sibelius 7.5
  • Ableton Live Lite

Opening Hours

9am – 5pm  Friday

Limited evening and weekend bookings by arrangement. Bookings limited. Commercial bookings available from August 2017.

For all student, staff and external booking enquiries please contact: Email: music.tech@anu.edu.au

External hire cost: $85 per hour (including engineer)

People

Academic enquiries

Assoc. Prof. Samantha Bennett – Music Technology Convenor Email: samantha.bennett@anu.edu.au

Technical Support

Matthew Barnes - Technical Manager

Email: matthew.barnes@anu.edu.au

Craig Greening – Technical Officer

Email: craig.greening@anu.edu.au

Videoconferencing and Live streaming production

Over the past 6 years music videoconferencing and livestreaming have been a key initiative for the School of Music, now considered a world leader in the implementation of this technology. The program can facilitate one-on-one lessons, masterclasses, and a variety of music educational opportunities tailored to suit individual and school needs. Additionally, special presentations and workshops are offered for interactive audiences throughout the year, aligning with international festivals, visiting artists and concerts.

The School of Music is equipped with mobile videoconference units for studio teaching, and a videoconference-equipped performance space for large audiences, lectures, ensemble and orchestral workshops. We have recently completed the new state-of-the-art videoconference studio and updated one of our lecture theatres with complimentary technology, placing the school at the cutting edge of music videoconference and distance-learning research.

Some of the past associations include institutions such as the Manhattan School of Music in New York, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and artists such as Carlo Barone, (Director, Accademia l’Ottocento, Italy) - Elizabeth Wallfisch, (London, UK) - Dr Jonathan Dunsby, (Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music USA), International MiniFiddlers (Helsinki - Finland).

This innovative technology is ever evolving and constantly opening new pathways and learning outcomes for our students.

AVID Protools courses

The School of Music, ANU features a 21 workstation dedicated Pro Tools lab, running Pro Tools Native V.11, Ableton Lite, Audacity and Sonic Visualiser software packages.

The School of Music, ANU is an AVID Learning Partner. We will offer the following AVID Pro Tools training courses starting in 2015:

AVID Pro Tools 101 - Introduction to Pro Tools

AVID Pro Tools 110 - Essentials of Pro Tools

AVID Pro Tools - User Certification

 

If you have a quote from production services and you would like to pay online, please pay here: School of Music online payments

Images provided by Alex Hogg Photography and Louis Montgomery.

Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer