College lecturer Mike Campbell with students recording in the new suite. Picture: Tony Jones

The College of West Anglia has officially launched its new 3R Recording Studios to help aspiring musicians.

The suite comprises two rehearsal spaces and two recording studios with control rooms at the King’s Lynn-based college.

The state-of-the-art equipment in studio one has an analogue, tape-based format featuring a Soundcraft Spirit Studio LE mixing desk, Otari MTR90 24-track recorder and Tascam 32 stereo recorder. There is also a range of outboarding equipment.

Studio two  is  digitally-based and equipped with a Presonus Studiolive 24-4-2 mixing desk and Cubase 7.

To help budding musicians on the road to stardom, the college is also launching a new part-time course, starting in September, to teach sound recording and music technology.

Head of faculty creative arts Hilary Sowden said: “We are really keen to raise the profile of music locally. The facilities here are fantastic, so it makes sense to let the public enjoy them as much as our students do and the new course will teach the skills people need to be able to publish their own material.”

To celebrate the launch of the new studios, the college has offered a chance to win a free recording session.

To enter, search for the college on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and like or comment on its 3R Recording Studios post to be in with a chance of winning.

To find out more about the studios or to book a session, call 01553 815598 or visit