Music production

"In the music projects of the twenty-first century the traditional roles of songwriter, composer, arranger, musician, musical director, producer, recording technician, mixing engineer and mastering engineer are increasingly blurred.  When you take music production modules as part of our courses, you will be the multi-talented musician and engineer that drives the music creative process, in and out of the studio”. Diego Garro, Director of Music Production at Keele University

Key facts

  • 5 dedicated studios for music production, mixing and mastering
  • Audient 8024 inline analogue console
  • SSL Nucleus 2 Control Surface
  • A range of professional outboard including Neve, Warm Audio, Drawmer and Yamaha units
  • 48-Channel Tascam Digital Mixing Desks
  • ATC monitoring in the recording studios
  • Professional quality Genelec monitoring systems
  • Digital Audio Workstations, with state of the art peripherals and software
  • Multi-track hard disk recording and mixing in Apple Logic Pro
  • Provision of many excellent microphones, musical instruments and amplifiers
  • Gretsch and Yamaha drum-kits available for drums recording  
  • Students-producers work with local sessions musicians
  • A Dante network with RedNet interfacing to allow distribution of multichannel, uncompressed media across the department the wider campus
  • A selection of live and studio consoles from Tascam, Soundcraft and Behringer
  • Plugins by Waves, Native Instruments, GRM, SSL and more
  • A comprehensive range of software including Logic Pro, Ableton Live Suite, Max MSP, Pro Tools, Sibelius and Final Cut Pro