The University of the West of England in Bristol recently enlisted leading acoustic design company Munro Acoustics to design and build a new suite of recording studios.
The new facilities will serve the expanding audio engineering department and consist of a main live area which doubles as a teaching room, a live room with complete isolation and windows through each of two control rooms, which feature Audient consoles
“We knew of Munro’s reputation and we were not disappointed,” said UWE Music & Multimedia technician Richard Brown (pictured). “In addition to being a good looking design, the new rooms are amazingly well-isolated and acoustically perfect for what we needed. As well as recording and mixing audio the rooms will be used for film dubbing and other audio applications, giving us complete flexibility.”
Munro Acoustics’ Andy Munro added: “With universities there is often a conflict between the need for good acoustics and the cost driven antics of developers and their contractors. It is great to work with clients who know enough about studios to insist on fully isolated rooms with excellent recording and monitoring environments. Too many projects end up with ‘classroom’ standard acoustics because they are not properly specified from the start. The result is a legal minefield where the lawyers sometimes earn more than the studio cost to build!”