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ICMP opens state of the art studio at Tileyard

Laura  Barnes
ICMP opens state of the art studio at Tileyard

ICMP has completed the construction of a new facility accessible exclusively for the college’s students at Tileyard Studios.

Located in Kings Cross, Tileyard Studios is Europe’s largest hub for music and creative and is the largest professional music community in the UK. It has more than 70 state of the art music studios and 100 businesses that provide a home to a wide spectrum of companies working in music, film, television, fashion and creative new tech sectors.

Artists and companies at Tileyard include Mark Ronson, Tynchy Stryder, The Prodigy, John Newman, Lily Allen, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Spitfire Audio, Musicgurus, and The Ticket Fairy.

The new class-leading recording facility comprises a spacious, highly specified studio control room and a production studio connected to a well-stocked live room and additional recording spaces. A sound-proofed production booth with tie lines and sightlines through to the live room and three acoustically-treated, climate-controlled writing rooms complement the main studio. 
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There is a state of the art sky-lit iMac technology suite, which provides every student with access to an iMac workstation loaded with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. The workstations are equipped with Focusrite Scarlett Solo audio interfaces and Novation Launchkey Mini MIDI keyboards. 10 of the iMacs are complemented by Ableton’s Push 2 controller.

There is also a spacious lecture classroom which provides students with a comfortable custom designed learning environment. The tutor iMac provides audio playback and is connect to a 60” LED screen via Apple TV. With mood lighting throughout, all rooms are acoustically excellent and have been designed with education in mind. Students also have access to mentoring programmes via Tileyard’s community of industry professionals and a range of other support and networking opportunities.

Paul Kirkham, chief executive at ICMP said: “Our innovative and exclusive partnership with Tileyard provides our students with unique opportunities to study in and engage with an immersive industry environment, building their networks amongst some of the music industry’s biggest names.

“We are therefore delighted that this new facility is now available to our students, and it represents another step in our constantly developing and deepening relationship with Tileyard.”

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