New Kent uni centre responds to needs of audio tech industry

The University of Kent has launched a new Centre for Music and Audio Technology (CMAT) which aims to equip students with the range of skills necessary for a career in the music and audio industry.

Launched on 12 July and based on Chatham’s Historic Dockyard, CMAT has been designed to meet the industry’s needs in three key areas: music performance, music technology and music business.

Its undergraduate courses will give students the opportunity to make full use of state-of-the-art facilities, including an array of recording and mixing desks, recording studios and sound-proofed practice rooms.

Equipment at CMAT includes a Neve Genesys Black G48 recording console with 5.1 Genelec monitors; SSL Matrix console; Foley recording studio; flexible surround sound studio; Workstation rooms featuring iMacs and industry-standard audio software; music practice rooms; and a full range of performance spaces.

CMAT will form a key part of the University’s growing emphasis on the creative and cultural industries.