Harrison and Abbie from Readipop


Newbury College Music Technology students recently got to experience a professional recording studio with a visit to Readipop Studios in Reading. The visit, which took place on Wednesday, 08 February 2023, allowed students to work with equipment from Readipop's X0X Project, an exciting initiative supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The X0X Project is an electronic music heritage initiative that celebrates and explores the instruments that played a significant role in the birth of several popular music genres, including Hip Hop, House, Garage, Techno, and Acid.

During the visit, students explored a selection of Roland synthesisers and discovered how they could be connected to create unique sounds, rhythms, and music sequences.

Matt Foster, the course leader for Music Technology at Newbury College, praised the visit as a "chance to creatively interact with some exciting synthesisers in a professional setting." He emphasised that industry interaction is a crucial component of Newbury College's Music Technology courses and expressed gratitude to Readipop for providing this valuable opportunity to students.

For more information about Music Technology courses at Newbury College, visit newbury-college.ac.uk/digital