Music industry expert kits out new studio in Barnsley

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A music industry expert has built a new sound recording studio for University Campus Barnsley.

Lecturer Tim Speight, who has over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, which has involved him working with producers Simon Cowell and Pete Waterman and bands including Westlife and McFly, involved his students in setting up the studio.

“This was a project myself and the students could really get our teeth stuck into,” he said.

“We wanted to make a real statement within the music department and create a flagship room that could be used as a fully functioning studio as well as a creative learning environment for lectures. The equipment here was already first-class, we’ve just enhanced the learning experience.”

Three Music Production and Sound Recording students along with two music apprentices from Barnsley College gave up their time over Christmas period to fit out the studio.

Student, Lee Howard, said: “This was a whole team effort and we are so happy with the end result. We disassembled the original studio and re-installed it all adding a personal touch to make it work the way we wanted it to.”