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Toolroom Takes to the Air with Harman

Indie label Toolroom Records goes all Harman as it decks out a new performance space/studio.

Maidstone, UK (July 12, 2018)—Toolroom Records, a label based in Maidstone, England, has opened a new performance space and broadcast studio featuring audio systems from Harman Professional Solutions.

Founded in 2003 by Grammy-nominated producer Mark Knight, Toolroom features a roster of established and rising DJs and producers, with releases from Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Underworld and many more. More than just a traditional record label, Toolroom has ventured into a wide variety of media and entertainment platforms, including radio, television, broadcasting, international events and education.

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Toolroom Radio is a weekly syndicated program that reaches 13 million listeners, featuring in-studio interviews and intimate performances. In addition to these media platforms, Toolroom Academy offers a specialized education in electronic music. To host these programs and activities, Toolroom recently built an intimate broadcast studio and live performance space in its main office building.

The new Toolroom studio is anchored by the new Studer Micro Series, a compact digital audio mixing system intended for small-format broadcast studios, providing AoIP, Lexicon effects processing, VoiceMix automatic mixing and more.

“The Studer Micro Series mixing system is the central unit of our facility, and provides everything we need to produce Toolroom Radio,” said Mikey Whyte, content marketing manager at Toolroom Records. “It enables us to mix and stream performances and interviews to Facebook and YouTube, while also recording everything. Our radio producer later mixes down the audio assets on the Studer Micro, and that becomes the radio show that is syndicated on over 70 satellite and terrestrial radio stations worldwide.”

The Harman audio system installed in the Toolroom studio also includes JBL Professional speakers and AKG microphones.

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“We’re really excited about unveiling our new multi-use production facility,” said Miles Shackelton, brand director at Toolroom Records. “I don’t know of any other independent labels with an in-house performance space quite like ours.”

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