Equipment & Microphones

We have a range of microphones and recording equipment that students can borrow.

We have over 100 microphones that you can use for your studio sessions. 

These are available from the Studio Counter and can be used in studios in the conservatoire, or at home or other studios overnight.


A microphone for any sound

There are many fantastic quality microphones at your disposal by leading brands such as Neumann, AKG, Brauner, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Schoeps and many more. 

Microphone list

Download our Microphone List to see what microphones are available and further details like the polar patterns. 

Help and support

Our friendly Studio Technicians are on hand to help and advise you on choosing the right microphones for your recording sessions. 

They will ask you questions about what you're recording, what sound you're after and which room you're in, and then offer you some options.


Sony HDR-MV1

The cameras we have are Sony HDR-MV1.

These have high quality picture as well as fantastic sound capture and are perfect to film music videos or a rehearsal. 

Portable Audio Recording

Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

For recording audio alone, we have the Zoom H5 Handy Recorder.

These come with built in stereo condenser microphones and have adjustable sample rates so you can record things to match your Logic and ProTools sessions. 

You can also plug in external microphones giving you a very handy portable recording kit that’s perfect for recording a rehearsal.

Location recording rigs

The Location Rigs are small, portable studios. 

Each one consists of a Focusrite Clarett 8 channel soundcard and a MacBook Pro running Pro Tools, Logic and Ableton. 

You can take out up to 6 microphones so these are perfect for recording concerts or sessions outside of the studios.

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