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The Music Technology Department is a fast growing area within the School. The AS and A-Level courses cover a full range of topics, including recording techniques, sequencing, sampling, synthesis, arranging and composition. Students study and work with a range of popular music styles and in addition develop skills in arranging and composing using technology as their basis.
The Department is based in purpose-built facilities. The recording studios are based on industry-standard Pro Tools HD systems. The main studio features a 32-fader Digidesign ICON D-Control console in its control room with a large recording space that is home to a Yamaha grand piano, guitar and bass guitar amplifiers as well as a drum kit housed in a separate drum-booth. A second smaller recording studio features a 24-fader Digidesign ICON D-Command console, again with a separate recording space housing a drum kit and electric piano. We also have a separate mix down suite also featuring a 24-fader Digidesign ICON D-Command. In addition, there is a MIDI suite equipped with Apple iMac computers running Logic Pro X, Audacity and Sibelius software.