£10.8 Million “Creative Industries” Building at Kingston College – Choose EVE MonitorsKEITH MALIN
Supplied through Academia the North London based Education dealer, in partnership with Nova Distribution the UK distributor for EVE Audio, this incredible brand new facility will offer state of the art recording equipment, including Eve Monitors throughout the studio complex.
The music technology department boasts 2 main studios with Live and Control rooms for each, equipped with Audient ASP4816 and ASP8024 mixing consoles. Eve Audio SC207’s and SC208’s are installed as near fields in each. In addition to this, there are 4 ancillary project studios that incorporate the Eve SC205’s.
The brief was to provide a monitoring solution that could offer modern up to date technology to the studios, whilst ensuring longevity and providing some good student proofing protection
Senior Technician and Instructor, Chris Winters comments:-“Kingston College runs BTEC and HNC courses in music production and performance. Our brief was to provide a space which replicated a professional studio environment.
It was a difficult decision to choose monitors for 6 studios, 2 control rooms and 4 project rooms. There was a budget to work to and the team and I had to make careful consideration to choose a quality professional product within a certain price point. We found the SC205’s to have amazing clarity and detailed sound along with a great tight bottom end, for such a small unit. Perfect for the smaller project room’s”
“We decided to choose the SC207’s for studio 1 and SC208’s for the larger control room as they have such a tight sound and wonderful detail. The stereo field is amazing. As all of the models in the eve range incorporate the same DSP control and family sound, this meant there would be continuity across the rooms and for teaching that is a must. The choice was really to determine the right size model that suited the different size spaces. The DSP is great and we love the function that if you over load the input, the ring of LED’s around the DSP encoder flashes. This is a great indicator for highlighting gain structuring to the students. If it flashes, the signal is too hot! This level of protection before the amps is a must in an educational environment? As the new studios have been built inside a new build we had to provide equipment which is Eco friendly and doesn’t waste energy. Looking at the spec’s on these monitors, the figures were favourable and very energy efficient. .
Overall the monitors have a modern design and have the quality and functionality of products on the market which cost much more.
The students and staff absolutely love them. A big thank you to Phil Skins at nova distribution for introducing us to these fab monitors.”
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