We work with local business Absolute Music to give you access to excellent recording and music facilities off campus. We hire live rooms here - performance spaces with control rooms - that are used for teaching and that you can book outside of your lectures.
During your course, you’ll become familiar with the industry-standard equipment available both on campus and in Absolute Music's commercial studios, ensuring a smooth transition into work once you graduate.
The facilities we specifically make use of are:
- Live rooms - these are good-sized performance rooms that are fully equipped with a drum kit, amplifiers, mics and all the cabling you’ll need to record a session.
- Control rooms - there’s one of these for each live room and they are kitted out with a full suite of Apple industry-standard equipment, including Pro Tools software on every machine.
Absolute Music also has a number of other facilities that you can make use of, including ten fully equipped general rehearsal studios that can be hired for a fee, a cafe that serves hot meals and snacks throughout the day, an extensive music store, a studio monitors demo room and a fully set-up performance stage with front-of-house mixing equipment.
Session musicians regularly visit Absolute Music to run clinics and masterclasses on the performance stage, with tickets available directly through the venue.
As a BU student, you’ll be entitled to various discounts within the store and at the cafe - all you have to do is show your student ID card.