Institute of Sound Recording

The Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) is responsible for world-class research in psychoacoustic engineering and offers postgraduate research-based MPhil and PhD programmes in this area, as well as being home to the world-famous Tonmeister™ BMus undergraduate degree course in Music & Sound Recording.

The IoSR is part of the School of Arts, within the Faculty of Arts & Human Sciences, at the University of Surrey. Information relevant to the IoSR and the Tonmeister course is variously on the IoSR website, the School website and the University website, but links to all of the relevant pages are provided in the menu on the left.

The IoSR has strong links with a wide range of companies in the audio industry, through both research and the Tonmeister course, including Abbey Road Studios, AMS-Neve, Avid, Bang & Olufsen, BBC Research and Development, Bowers and Wilkins, Dolby, Focusrite, Genelec, Real World Studios, and Solid State Logic, among many others.

The IoSR also benefits from a range of professional facilities of the highest standards, including 3 recording studios (Studio-1 / Studio-2 / Studio-3), 3 edit rooms, over 100 microphones, and an ITU-R BS 1116 standard listening room.

Please use the links on the left to find out more about us and what we do.