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New ‘world class’ flagship recording studio for ACM Guildford

Daniel Gumble 30 August 2017
New ‘world class’ flagship recording studio for ACM Guildford

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) is set to benefit from a brand new “world class” recording facility at its Guildford campus.

Construction of the studio has been running throughout August to reconfigure the Academy’s Grade II listed Rodboro Building, with completion scheduled for September in time for the latest batch of students.

Designed by a technical engineering team comprised key figures from ACM and Metropolis Studios, the new facility will house a large live room suitable for bands and orchestral set ups, a stone-room offering an alternative resonance and sound, alongside a control room complete with an SSL Duality console. The studio has been built with communication in mind and a direct line of sight has been incorporated into the build, intended to make collaboration between the producer and artist seamless.

To accompany the studio, ACM will be installing outboard gear from Universal Audio, JDK and Lexicon alongside Dynaudio speakers for monitoring. Software in the studio includes the latest versions of Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton, plus plugins from Native Instruments, Melodyne, Fab Filter and many others.

Executive chairman of ACM, Kainne Clements, said: “I’m so excited to welcome our returning students alongside our newest cohort to ACM this September and to see them make use of this fantastic new space. Here at ACM, we are committed to providing world-class facilities for our students so that they can learn by doing and really hit the ground running on graduation.”

ACM still has limited spaces available on courses at their Guildford, London and Birmingham campuses. To find out more, call the admissions team to discuss options on 01483 500 841.

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