Hempstead Road Music Studios Upgrade
The redevelopment of our Music Studios is now fully underway! West Herts College has partnered with a number of leading music companies to upgrade our facilities, bringing our studios and rehearsal spaces to the forefront of FE music and music technology providers.
The companies we have partnered up with are Focusrite, Warm Audio, Marshall Amplification, Eden Amplification and Natal Drums. By partnering with these companies, we aim to ensure that our technology is industry standard and that we have a fresh approach to teaching and learning.
The majority of the equipment has already been installed and tested by ‘Love Buzz’, a band comprised of former students, and current student band ‘Fiends’. Both have been able to record their first two EP's, which will be available soon.
Along with the studio upgrades, West Herts College is now an AVID Learning Partner. As a result, we will be delivering Pro Tools (a digital audio workstation) training to existing students, new students and privately to the local music community over the coming months.
Course leader and ex Gallows member Steph Carter is delighted with the project: “The upgrades to the studios at West Herts have given us scope for future projects that we never could have imagined before!”
“The quality of the content we can put out into the world has drastically increased and the partnerships we have built, and are continuing to build with leading industry manufactures is an invaluable tool for the students and future development of curriculum. This is the first step in a complete overhaul of our Music and Music Technology courses.”
Alongside our new studios, we are continuing to develop our curriculum with masterclasses being held in our Theatre. We are following the previous masterclasses up with world-renowned photographer Gavin Watson giving context on social commentary and creativity in art. Also, towards the end of this academic year, we will house our first 'Music Tech Round Table' and our first 'Music Performance Masterclass'.
Click here if you’re interested in studying Music or Music Technology at West Herts College - apply today to secure your place for September!