PMC Speakers Helps Radio and Multimedia Students Learn Real World Skills

The company's twotwo.5 active monitors were chosen by Veale Associates for a prestigious two-studio build at the University of West London's Ealing campus.
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PMC twotwo.5 active loudspeakers have been installed in new broadcast studios created by Veale Associates for the Ealing School of Art, Design and Media (part of the University of West London).

The two studios are part of a £50 million pound campus regeneration scheme for the University aimed at improving students’ learning and social experience. They are now being used to teach students on the University's BA (Hons) in Radio and Multimedia Audio Production course the creative and technical skills needed for a career in radio. Blast Radio, the University of West London's official student station, is also broadcast from the facilities, thus giving students the opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience in a radio studio.

Veale Associates worked closely with school academics, technicians and principal contractor Willmott Dixon to create studios that reflect the latest ideas and practices in radio so that students gain real experience of the commercial world.

Justin Randell, Veale Associate's Technical Consultant who specified the PMC speakers, says:  "The Broadcast studios at University of West London were designed to mirror professional facilities in radio, whilst also providing enhanced teaching functionality. We design studio acoustics to provide optimal performance within the space and this goes hand in hand with our choice of monitoring.

"We chose the PMC twotwo.5 speakers because these are a natural evolution from the TB2s used in professional broadcast facilities. They offer excellent sound monitoring, which is essential to ensure radio content is transmitted clearly as it goes out on air. The compact cabinet size also makes them easier to mount when space is at a premium."

Both Studios are identically equipped with a Lawo Crystal mixer and Pro Tools with RedNet at the heart of each system.

Paul Lohneis, Head of Film and Media at UWL, adds, “Together with an exciting new curriculum, and a dynamic team of connected-creative academics working at the heart of the industry, this new facility will put us at the forefront of HE radio and multimedia audio teaching in the UK.”

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About the University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) was voted the best modern university in London.* The University provides a high quality career-focused experience connected to the world of work, underpinned by a guaranteed work placement. 95% of our graduates are in employment within six months of graduating. **

* 2013 Guardian University League Table

** These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2014.

About PMC

PMC is a UK-based, world-leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, the tools of choice in all ultra-critical professional monitoring applications, and also for the discerning audiophile at home, where they provide a transparent window into the recording artist's original intentions. PMC products use the best available materials and design principles, including the company's proprietary Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass-loading technology, cutting-edge amplification and advanced DSP techniques to create loudspeakers that present sound and music exactly as it was when first created, with the highest possible resolution, and without coloration or distortion. For more information on our clients and products, see www.pmc-speakers.com.