YC Hertfordshire Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre Music and Media Studio

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Located at the Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre at Jarman Park, YC Hertfordshire offers a creative outlet to the young people of Dacorum. With a state-of-the-art recording studio, film-making and editing equipment, there's something for everyone to get involved with.

The studios

The Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre music studio is fully sound proofed and made up of three separate rooms: a large control room centred around the industry standard Digidesign C|24 mixing desk and Pro Tools HD and a choice of either Genelec or PMC monitoring speakers. This gives up to 16 simultaneous channels of audio input from the two acoustically-treated live rooms.

The studio comes kitted out with a full complement of high-quality microphones from AKG, Shure, Audix and RODE, as well as the studio staples such as DI boxes and ReAmpers for all creative possibilities. We also have Randall tube amps, Ashdown Bass amps and a selection of electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars (4 and 5 string), acoustic and electric drum kit, MIDI keyboard, practise keyboard, Djembe drums, a Ukluele and a mini synth keyboard to help get that perfect sound for your tracks.

If film or photography is more your thing there is also a fully-loaded media suite featuring nine iMacs with video-editing software, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro. We also have three Fujifilm Finepix S and six Mino HD Flip Video cameras to capture those perfect shots.

The projects

We are currently running the following projects...
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  • Mondays 6.30-8.30pm: Bridges 2 Beats a project that brings together different cultures and provides support and opportunities to young people in Hertfordshire

  • Tuesdays 7-9pm: Into the Frame a media and photography project

  • Wednesdays: Creative Spark a music and media project for young people with learning disabilities.

The Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre Music and Media Studio is fully wheelchair accessible.


Venue: Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre Music and Media Studio, 1st Floor XC Centre, Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4JS

Age Range: 13-17

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Please see above for timings.

Booking Info: Booking always needed

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire Dacorum Team, tel: 01442 454060, email: xcmusicstudio@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...

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