The SARC building contains seven purpose-built studio spaces designed and acoustically treated by ARUP acoustics:
Directly adjacent to the Sonic Laboratory is a control room allowing the Lab to be used as a recording studio. The two rooms are linked by 48 microphone lines and a vision panel. The control room features an AMS-Neve DMC Digital Mixing Console, 5.1 PMC monitoring, an expanded Avid ProTools HD3 Accel system with a wide range of TDM plug-ins, and a TC Electronic System 6000 effects / mastering unit. SARC’s extensive microphone collection includes microphones by Neumann, DPA, Schoeps, Sennheiser, AKG and Soundfield.
There are two 8-channel surround studios at SARC for multi-channel composition / sound design. Both feature 8.1 channels of Genelec monitoring, an Avid ProTools HD3 Accel system with a wide range of TDM plug-ins, a Yamaha digital mixing console, and an Apple PowerMac workstation running a wide range of audio software applications. Surround Studio 1 has also been designed in accordance with ITU recommendations (ITU-R BS 1116) to double as a critical listening room.
There are a further four stereo studios for individual composition / sound design work. Each studio includes an Avid ProTools system, a Yamaha digital mixer and an Apple PowerMac workstation running a wide range of audio software applications.
Additionally there are two dedicated machine rooms which house all of the studio workstations and a central tieline room containing over eighty tielines which interlink each of the studio spaces at SARC.