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* Refresh of microphone stock >> [https://wiki.newadelphi.uk/wiki/images/2/27/Mic_Update_2019_Plan.png Mic Update Spreadsheet]>>(replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - '''£17,683'''
 
* Refresh of microphone stock >> [https://wiki.newadelphi.uk/wiki/images/2/27/Mic_Update_2019_Plan.png Mic Update Spreadsheet]>>(replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - '''£17,683'''
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''Although often expensive, Microphones get more use in the university environment than in almost any other due to the nature of the number of Studios our microphone stock caters for. As such a semi-regular refresh as well as additional stock is vital for the continued smooth running of the Recording Studios both to help expand existing stock's lifespan as well as to provide greater industry-standard choice to our ever growing student population.''
  
 
* Refresh of Neve Preamps (replace with something less self-destruction prone e.g. More APIs) - '''£30,000'''
 
* Refresh of Neve Preamps (replace with something less self-destruction prone e.g. More APIs) - '''£30,000'''
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''Despite being made by a brand of great industry repute the Neve Pre-amps bought for the studios from 2014-2016 have proven to be temperamental requiring more expensive external repairs than any other specific piece fo equipment in the recording studios. Replacing these pre-amps would, in the long run, provide more reliability and stability in the recording studios as well as incurring less "surprise" costs, the cost of purchasing new units could be negated in part by the sale of our existing Neve Pre-amp units''
  
 
* 9 UAD octo-core satellites and two Ultimate plugin bundles  - '''£10000'''
 
* 9 UAD octo-core satellites and two Ultimate plugin bundles  - '''£10000'''
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* Mix Studio in rehearsal room - '''£55000'''
 
* Mix Studio in rehearsal room - '''£55000'''
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''Much like the recently designed and installed "Composition Studio" the Mix Studio would be a mix focussed space with an excellent monitoring setup and some choice pieces of outboard gear, the current budget is based on the cost of the Composition Studio, though a more accurate figure is currently being put together with a full proposed plan. The studio would alleviate pressure on the current recording studios which are often booked as a mix space, the proposed studio would also be available to a wider variety of students (Standard Composition pathway students would also be able to use this space to complete their final work) catering to a more diverse range of students. As student numbers increase year-on-year this would be a valuable asset that could also remain functioning as a solo rehearsal space shared with the Music Rehearsals department depending on where the time is required most. This space could easily be expanded to provide surround reproduction at only a marginal additional cost.''
  
 
* Redo the whole of voice acting turning it into another fully featured studio - '''£100000'''
 
* Redo the whole of voice acting turning it into another fully featured studio - '''£100000'''
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''Serviced and refurbished Tape Machine models in this good condition like the one cited here do not often become available on the market and as such this is an opportunity that may not recur in the near future. We are currently in talks with ProAudio Europe to learn more about the history of the machine and see if they will hold it for us, pending the release of potential funding.''
 
''Serviced and refurbished Tape Machine models in this good condition like the one cited here do not often become available on the market and as such this is an opportunity that may not recur in the near future. We are currently in talks with ProAudio Europe to learn more about the history of the machine and see if they will hold it for us, pending the release of potential funding.''
  
* Octophonic Rig Replacement - '''£7000'''
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* Octophonic Rig Replacement (8 x Genelec 8050 + 7050 Sub) - '''£10000'''
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''An Octophonic Audio Installation rig is required for the reproduction of student and staff work and as a specific system to be composed for by Studio Composition students. Over the past few years composition for a specific installation has been available as part of the Surround Studio Composition composition element of the Advanced Studio Composition L5 Module available to all music students and while many students have now been composing in 7.1 thanks to our Surround Studio no such "specific installation" has existed thus far. In acquiring this rig we would be able to begin to compete with neighbouring University's current installation capabilities (and thus also begin to engage with the modern audio diffusion for composition network) but also allow our Studio Composition students to engage fully with their brief and allow further visibility for the university and the work being created here as a whole.''
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''The rig would be portable and be able to be installed both around the New Adelphi Building as spaces are available but also available to installed on location in necessary engagements: whether this is to allow the university to take part in external symposiums or to help inspire prospective university students. There is a wide culture of audio diffusion also of using multichannel rigs to spatialise stereo compositions which this rig could also be used for as well as bespoke 8 channel pieces, similarly the rig would also be able to downsize to quadrophonic, 5.1 and 7.1 installations depending on the work being displayed.''
  
 
===Year 5 (2020-21)===
 
===Year 5 (2020-21)===

Revision as of 09:49, 13 June 2019

This is a scratch page for future planning in each area.

Annual Software Charges

  • August: Waves Platinum - 8 Seats @ £46.99 ex VAT = £451.10 inc VAT - £500
  • November: Cycling '74 Max - 36 Seats @ £110 ex VAT = £4752 inc VAT - £5,000

Production

Year 1 (2016-17)

  • Moved in to New Adelphi, move and reset costs.

Year 2 (2017-18)

  • New 180 cameras.
  • New 5D cameras.
  • New C100 cameras.
  • Some related gear.
  • Renewal of EditShare support for 2 years - [As Installed] - £5,500

Year 3 (2018-19)

  • Replacement pedestals in Screen 1 - £15,000
  • Lights for Screen 1 - [LED fixtures] - £24,000
  • LEDGO 600 Light (x16) - £5,000
  • LEDGO 'Rio' Bags (x16) - £500
  • LEDGO Stands (x16) - £3000
  • LEDGO Batteries (x16) - £3500
  • Canon C100 + Atomos Bundle (x2) - £6,000
  • Manfrotto 504HD,546BK Tripods (x8) - £5,500
  • Samyang VDSLR Lens Kit (x2) - £5,000

Year 4 (2019-20)

  • Replacement of EditShare - [New Geevs] - £60,000
  • Renewal of EditShare support for 3 years - [As Installed] - £8,000
  • Blackmagic Design Multidock x 6 - £4200

Year 5 (2020-21)

  • Lights for Screen Acting Studio 2 - [LED fixtures] - £20,000

Year 6 (2021-22)

Year 7 (2022-23)

  • Replacement of EditShare - [New Geevs] - £80,000

Year 8 (2023-24)

Recording

Year 1 (2016-17)

  • Moved into New Adelphi, complete studio rebuild, some restocking.

Year 2 (2017-18)

  • No significant expenditure beyond maintenance and consumables.

Year 3 (2018-19)

  • Replacement of unbalanced Monacor talkback speakers in live rooms - [Genelec 8030s] - £4,000
  • Replacement of all keyboards in the Mac Suite - [Arturia Keylab Essential 49] - £6,000
  • Studio Composition Room - [See Studio Comp PDF for a rough plan/guide] - £11,000
  • Replace broken JoeCo recorder + additional Focus Scarlett Kit - [Scarlett 18i20/Cymatic uTrack24? or Like for Like] - £2000
  • Acoustic Treatment + Additional Baffle Boards [1-2 addition tall GOBO's per Studio + Bass Traps for booths + GOBOS for Band Room] - £9000
  • Replace Zoom H4N with H6 and add to current stock levels - £4000
  • Increase splitter stock for location recording - £2000
  • Thomann order: 6x Rugs, 6x round base stands, 16x medium K&M stands, 10x K&M boom arms - £1200

Year 4 (2019-20)

  • Refresh of microphone stands (replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - £3000
  • Refresh of Behringer Powerplay p16-m headphone amps (replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - £1081
  • Refresh of microphone stock >> Mic Update Spreadsheet>>(replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - £17,683

Although often expensive, Microphones get more use in the university environment than in almost any other due to the nature of the number of Studios our microphone stock caters for. As such a semi-regular refresh as well as additional stock is vital for the continued smooth running of the Recording Studios both to help expand existing stock's lifespan as well as to provide greater industry-standard choice to our ever growing student population.

  • Refresh of Neve Preamps (replace with something less self-destruction prone e.g. More APIs) - £30,000

Despite being made by a brand of great industry repute the Neve Pre-amps bought for the studios from 2014-2016 have proven to be temperamental requiring more expensive external repairs than any other specific piece fo equipment in the recording studios. Replacing these pre-amps would, in the long run, provide more reliability and stability in the recording studios as well as incurring less "surprise" costs, the cost of purchasing new units could be negated in part by the sale of our existing Neve Pre-amp units

  • 9 UAD octo-core satellites and two Ultimate plugin bundles - £10000
  • Update Ableton Live from 9 to 10 in all the studios and Mac Suite - £10000
  • Mix Studio in rehearsal room - £55000

Much like the recently designed and installed "Composition Studio" the Mix Studio would be a mix focussed space with an excellent monitoring setup and some choice pieces of outboard gear, the current budget is based on the cost of the Composition Studio, though a more accurate figure is currently being put together with a full proposed plan. The studio would alleviate pressure on the current recording studios which are often booked as a mix space, the proposed studio would also be available to a wider variety of students (Standard Composition pathway students would also be able to use this space to complete their final work) catering to a more diverse range of students. As student numbers increase year-on-year this would be a valuable asset that could also remain functioning as a solo rehearsal space shared with the Music Rehearsals department depending on where the time is required most. This space could easily be expanded to provide surround reproduction at only a marginal additional cost.

  • Redo the whole of voice acting turning it into another fully featured studio - £100000

The requirement for a new Tape Machine has become more urgent in the past year, firstly, the Studer A827 would be compatible with our other 2" Tape Machine which is currently housed in Studio 3 (currently the only one) so students/staff and professionals would be able to transfer work between the two machines. Secondly, our current 1" Tape Machines are malfunctioning/unravelling to the detriment of students work and can no longer be used as reliable recording machines with consistency. Adding urgency to this decision, our 1" Tape stock is now old and beginning to degrade over time, rather than purchase expensive new Tape for the 1" Machines which are decidedly nearing the end of their lifetimes, purchasing a refurbished 2" tape machine would allow for greater use of our existing 2" tape stock as well as securing the ability to record to tape in a professional capacity in the New Adelphi Studios for years to come.

In the past year engagement with tape from students has increased 4-fold (if not more) thanks to Tape Recording now being included as an option in L5 ASLR Recording assignments and student demand to be taught in the use of tape recording and analogue methods, as both have seen a particular resurgence in the current popular music scene. Giving our students the ability to have 2 studios available to them where they can use the same size Tape will also resolve the overcrowding/unavailability of Studio 3 as was seen towards the end of last semester.

Serviced and refurbished Tape Machine models in this good condition like the one cited here do not often become available on the market and as such this is an opportunity that may not recur in the near future. We are currently in talks with ProAudio Europe to learn more about the history of the machine and see if they will hold it for us, pending the release of potential funding.

  • Octophonic Rig Replacement (8 x Genelec 8050 + 7050 Sub) - £10000

An Octophonic Audio Installation rig is required for the reproduction of student and staff work and as a specific system to be composed for by Studio Composition students. Over the past few years composition for a specific installation has been available as part of the Surround Studio Composition composition element of the Advanced Studio Composition L5 Module available to all music students and while many students have now been composing in 7.1 thanks to our Surround Studio no such "specific installation" has existed thus far. In acquiring this rig we would be able to begin to compete with neighbouring University's current installation capabilities (and thus also begin to engage with the modern audio diffusion for composition network) but also allow our Studio Composition students to engage fully with their brief and allow further visibility for the university and the work being created here as a whole.

The rig would be portable and be able to be installed both around the New Adelphi Building as spaces are available but also available to installed on location in necessary engagements: whether this is to allow the university to take part in external symposiums or to help inspire prospective university students. There is a wide culture of audio diffusion also of using multichannel rigs to spatialise stereo compositions which this rig could also be used for as well as bespoke 8 channel pieces, similarly the rig would also be able to downsize to quadrophonic, 5.1 and 7.1 installations depending on the work being displayed.

Year 5 (2020-21)

  • Replacement of Warm Audio Outboard Gear (Usage faults on the units are common, poor build quality) [Aim for higher quality gear e.g. UAD 1176s/Audio Maintenance Pultec] - £25,000
  • Replacement of all Studio iMacs [Either iMac Pros or Mac Pros depending on Apple Developments] - £40,000
  • Buy USB-C audio interfaces for location recording - 5000

Year 6 (2021-22)

  • Major refresh of microphone stock (replacing older broken stock/add to existing stock) - £20,000
  • New Plugins and software for all the studios - £20,000

Year 7 (2022-23)

  • Major service of Studer A820 - £5,000

Year 10 (2026-27)

  • Replacement of an Audient ASP8024 Consoles - £220,000
  • Replacement of Pianos - £60,000

Stores

Year 1 (2017-18)

  • Move in.

Year 2 (2018-19)

  • No significant investment.

Year 3 (2019-20)

Year 4 (2020-21)

Year 5 (2021-22)

Year 6 (2022-23)