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Performing Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE)

The Performing Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE) opened in 2007, thanks to a £4.5 million award from the Higher Education Funding Council of England recognising the excellence and innovation in DMU teaching for music, dance and drama. The four-floor dedicated building contains numerous large-scale studios supporting traditional performance and rehearsal activities as well as experimental work in sound diffusion, interactive performance and audiovisual installations. 

Studio 1

PACE Studio 1 Panorama

PACE Studio 1  is the primary studio used by MTI. This 16m x 16m room was acoustically designed to provide an outstanding, spectrally-balanced venue for multi-channel diffusion concerts. The highly flexible room can serve as a white-wall space or a black-box space. Fully modular seating can be arranged as needed for specific performance, installation, or classroom needs. A Steinway Model-D grand piano, high-definition video projection and a full theatre lighting rig complement the extensive sound diffusion system:

 
Monitors
8 x Genelec 8050 monitors
2 x Genelec 1038 monitors
4 x Genelec 8030 monitors
6 x Genelec 8020 monitors
8 x Genelec 1032 monitors
2 x Meyer UPQ1P monitors (for live performance)
2 x Meyer 500HP subwoofer (for live performance)
2 x D&B monitors and subwoofers (for teaching)
2 x APG monitors and subwoofers (for practice/PA)

Interfaces
3 MOTU 828MK2/3 audio interfaces

Mixers & Diffusion Controllers
1 Allen and Heath diffusion/live-performance board
3x Mackie Onyx 1604
1 Glui 32 channel custom diffusion controller
  Workstation
1 Apple Dual 2.6 Ghz 6-Core Intel Xeon

Software
BEAST Mulch
Logic Pro
Max/MSP/Jitter
Pro Tools
Reaper
Zirconium

Plugins
Ambisonic Studio
Wigware 

Studio 1a

PACE1a Panorama

PACE Studio 1a serves as a recording control room for Studio 1 or as a fully sound-isolated rehearsal and devising room and classroom.

Studio 2

The double-height ceiling and full-lighting rig of Studio 2 lends itself to interactive dance performance and research applications.

PACE 2 Quad Setup

More PACE Information…

See the official PACE site| for more video and images of all of the PACE studios and interviews with students and staff in music, drama, and dance about their usage of the facility.

 
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