QM Studios chooses the RME Fireface UFX II for their Horsham studio and rehearsal space
QM Studios have chosen to upgrade their recording studio and music rehearsal space in Horsham, West Sussex with the RME Fireface UFX II.
Run by engineers Adam Gellibrand, Jack Coldrick and Rob Adams, QM Studios has been active as an organisation since 1999 and received charitable status in November 2017.
“QM Studios began with the intention of promoting the enormous amount of unheard musical talent within the local area, and expanding the live music scene in general,” says Studio Manager Adam Gellibrand.
“With the aid of a lottery grant and support from Horsham District Council, we purchased a 2 kW PA system; secured and set up the studio site as a low-cost rehearsal facility for local musicians; and funded Horsham District Battle of the Bands.”
The RME Fireface UFX II is a 60-channel, 24-Bit/192 kHz
professional USB audio interface.
“The Studios are booked out regularly for evening sessions, with all three rooms usually busy most nights. As a charity, we’re focussed on developing outreach and educational programmes to offer groups access to professional quality equipment and services.
“These sessions help support and enable music makers in the community, particularly those from vulnerable groups.”
As part of a recent upgrade to their space, the studios reached out to Synthax Audio UK about acquiring an RME Fireface UFX II audio interface, to act as a powerful new central recording hub.
The interface was immediately put to use for a day organised by The Butterfly Project, a local centre in Horsham which organises activities for adults with learning disabilities, including recording sessions at QM Studios.
“We currently deliver outreach work two days a week, to give vulnerable groups from around the Horsham District and West Sussex area full access to the studio,” Adam continues.
“Most of our work is in-house, although we also deliver sessions off-site. We liaise with organisations to assess their needs, then devise and tailor a workshop plan to enable the group to access music-making in a safe, professional environment.
“We have experienced practitioners and volunteers that work with groups of all abilities, specialising in groups made up of people with additional needs and disabilities.
“A big thank you to Synthax Audio UK for their support of our work, and their invaluable technical advice and help in purchasing and setting up our new RME Fireface UFX II. Amazing!”
Synthax Audio UK’s Managing Director Martin Warr says “I was immediately impressed by the work of both QM Studios and The Butterfly Project, and it’s an honour to be able to support such a worthwhile community facility. RME’s Fireface UFX II is one of our most powerful and popular products, and I’m sure it will bring them many years of high-quality recording and mixing.”
A few photos from the recent recording sessions in assocation with The Butterfly Project