HHB Communications Ltd. is pleased to take part in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Purcell School with the donation of a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer.
HHB has been actively involved in supporting The Purcell School’s development of music technology for the past 10 years, particularly with the recording studio facilities in its New Music Centre. The donated PreSonus mixer is now part of a new portable recording system that will be used to capture multi-microphone recordings of the school’s extensive music programme, which take place at leading music venues across the UK.
The new portable recording system consists of the StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer connected to a laptop computer via Firewire. The system’s compact size and fast setup will open up new opportunities for students to work independently at a wide range of venues. In addition, on location the StudioLive mixer provides the ‘front of house’ PA mix. Students can also use it for post production mixdown sessions.
The Purcell School is Britain’s oldest specialist music school for young musicians. Many Purcell graduates take places at prestigious educational institutions including the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music.
“HHB is delighted to partake in The Purcell School’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. They have been a great customer of ours for over 10 years through their commitment to music technology, and we are proud of our involvement with specifying and installing its professional quality recording studios,” comments HHB Educational Sales Manager Andrew Hingley.
“In the past our larger location recording sessions have been burdened by arranging special transport for our existing flight-cased system. The PreSonus mixer is compact enough to be hand carried to venues, and its features allow our students to experiment with multi-microphone recording techniques. And as a modern digital mixer the StudioLive gives us a valuable new teaching resource,” states Aidan Goetzee, Head of Music Technology at The Purcell School.
The Purcell School exists to provide young musicians of exceptional promise and talent with the best possible teaching environment in which to fulfil their potential, irrespective of their background. It has been named a Centre of Excellence and was awarded the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture.
HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, educational, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub, serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.
Photo caption: HHB’s Educational Sales Manager Andrew Hingley and The Purcell School’s Head of Music Technology Aidan Goetzee with the donated PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2.