Recording Technical Guide
The NCEM’s natural acoustic can be enhanced by acoustic baffles set high on the walls of the church. Designed and implemented by the country’s leading acousticians, Arup Acoustics, these baffles allow the Centre to be utilised for speech, drama and contemporary music as well as early music.
The NCEM benefits from a professionally installed cabling infrastructure to facilitate utilising the space for recording. From the Church to the Control Room there are 36 way of sends and 12 ways of return. For flexibility this is facilitated by two 24-way ‘Veam’ multi-core cables. The multi-core cabling is constructed from high-end ‘Evolution EPC OFC’ pre jacketed cabling. Veam connectors installed at the control room end are terminated in a male 24 pair, and connectors installed at the rear of the church to connect to the control room are terminated in a female 24 pair.
The multi-core in the Control Room is terminated in two, wall-mounted, patch boxes. These patch boxes are configured as one fully loaded 24 x male XLR connectors and one fully loaded with 12 x male and 12 x female XLR connectors. The control room also has the option of terminating the Veam connectors with two 3m XLR tail-sets, similarly configured as one fully loaded 24 x male XLR connectors and one fully loaded with 12 x male and 12 x female XLR connectors.
The connection between Control Room and Church can either be via multiple source boxes distributed around the church (NB these are situated in under floor dip traps) or by terminating the Veam Multi-cores with dedicated stage boxes at the rear of the hall to match the patch boxes in the control room.
The NCEM has further benefit of warm, dry facilities including kitchens, changing room, over night parking, wire-less broadband and a friendly, welcoming reputation.