Computers and Printing
Media Production Services
The School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI) hosts a range of media and multimedia production activities within its Media Production Services (MPS). This facility combines teaching, research and production activities in a state-of-the-art environment giving access to leading edge technologies and the support of highly skilled technical staff.
It supports the multimedia production elements of academic programmes and research in the School of Arts and Digital Industries.
It enables the generation of income to benefit the University, to enhance the Centre’s facilities and to extend its partnerships.
It supports the development of media and IT services in the University, where appropriate resources are made available. Currently this also involves providing support for Apple Macintosh facilities for the School.
The Equipment Store facilitates the booking of rooms and facilities as well as hiring of equipment for ADI students and staff free of charge. Students can hire advanced video equipment (camcorders, tripods, lighting kits, steady cams, rifle microphones and SQN mixers), photographic equipment (DSLR cameras, full-frame film cameras, tripods, lighting kits and a variety of lenses), music equipment (PA kits, guitar and bass amplifiers, electric and acoustic guitars, basses, professional microphones, advanced synthesizers) and more.
AV Edit Suites
Eleven AV Edit Suites are set up for video editing. The Suites can accommodate between 3 to 6 users. They are all similarly kitted out with an 8-core MacPro computer running the same suite of software as the Mac Labs, however they are supplemented by a full complement of professional AV hardware: M-Audio ProjectMix I/O - 8 channel audio interface and control surface, Native Instruments Maschine 1.8, Rode NT1-A large-diaphragm condenser microphone with pop-filter, Tascam CDRW750/900SL CD recorder deck, Tascam MD-350 MiniDisc recorder deck, active monitors, Novation Impulse 25 USB/MIDI controller keyboard and a DV tape deck - Playback for DVCAM and DV formats or a HDV tape deck - Playback for HDV, DVCAM and DV formats.
In the West Building in the Docklands Campus, MPS has a modern Radio Studio with a separate talks room. The control room is fully equipped with: Soniflex S2 Broadcast Desk fully loaded with PPM metering and Telephone Hybrid, Cortex Dual MP3 Player with Play List editor, Twin CD Players, 2 Tascam Mini Disc Player/Recorders, 1 Presenters position Microphone & 4 Guest position with Talkback in the talks area, Monitoring by Tannoy Reveal and Apple iMac for programme streaming.
Recording Studios: the spacious Live Rooms contain a Boston GP-218 concert grand piano, Yamaha Motif 8 synthesiser workstation, Yamaha Stage Custom drum kit and various percussion instruments. Control Room A is kitted out with Apple Mac Pro with Logic Studio 2, Avid Pro Tools 10, Abelton Suite 8 and Waves Diamond plugins, Native Instruments Maschine 1.8, Novation Impulse 25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller, Euphonix MC Mix and MC Control v2 control surfaces giving a total of 12 available faders, 2 x Focusrite Octopre MkII 8 channel microphone preamplifiers with a total of 16 mic/line inputs, MOTU 2408 MK3 24 channel digital audio interface and PMC TB2 transmission-line monitor loudspeakers.Whilst Control Room B houses our advanced Pro Tools Suite: Apple Mac Pro with Avid Pro Tools|HDX 10, Logic Studio 2, Abelton Suite 8 and Waves Diamond Plugins, Native Instruments Maschine 1.8, Novation Impulse 25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller, Avid HD I/O audio interface, Avid C|24 24 fader control surface with 16 microphone pre-amplifiers, Universal Audio 6176 valve channel strip (microphone pre-amplifier, EQ and compressor/limiter) and Genelec 8040A active monitor loudspeakers.
In addition, students also enjoy access to 7 Practice Rooms and an Equipment Store with a large array of musical instruments and recording equipment for hire.