Press Releases

18Oct2021

Gemma Stenberg

Birmingham City University Integrate Cleanfeed into their Industry Standard Studio Facilities

Cleanfeed, a collaboration tool for high definition, live audio, and recording, in your browser are pleased to announce that Birmingham City University have integrated Cleanfeed across their state-of-the-art broadcast studio facilities as part of their mission to deliver industry standard practise-based learning for its students.

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Image: Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is fast becoming the leading Midlands-based university for transforming the region and accelerating growth in the local economy. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Their focus is on practical skills and professional relevance which is exactly where a service like Cleanfeed comes into play.

As with the entire industry, BCU were required to find a way of adapting to remote working during the pandemic. The University was committed to providing the best remote learning experience for its student’s and quickly discovered Cleanfeed, whilst a necessity to the remote learning set up, was delivering a far better service in terms of ease of use and audio quality over others such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Cleanfeed was used by all students over the lockdown period on courses such as Media Production, Media and Communication, Journalism and Sound Engineering and Production. The tool allowed students to deliver professional recordings, broadcasts and media interviews which was crucial to their learning and development.

I was recommended to Cleanfeed by industry contacts and former colleagues at the BBC and quickly realised the benefits for our students who weren’t able to be on campus. The students liked the service so much over the lockdown learning period that we decided to run pro accounts for our final year students, who have a radio station module as part of their final submissions. The pro Cleanfeed accounts allowed them to co-present shows as though they were in the studio together.

Peter Crowther, Senior Technician, Radio and Broadcast Journalism

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Image: Peter Crowther, Senior Technician

Cleanfeed soon became a more regular part of the operation for studios and over the summer, BCU installed in-house designed Cleanfeed touch screen units into the broadcast and radio studios.

Our arts design and media centre is a 61-million-pound building with purpose built industry standard spaces, designed to offer state of the art facilities, which are also available for commercial hire. The Cleanfeed integration enables us to bring remote guests into our studios in superior quality and to provide them with a feed that allows them to feel like they’re in the studio too.

Peter Crowther, Senior Technician, Radio and Broadcast Journalism

We are so pleased that Cleanfeed supported Birmingham City University students through a period that saw everyone needing to adapt and change their ways of working and more recently to be considered an integrated part of their state-of-the-art facilities. We have been working on our academic licensing to support educational institutes and this is a fantastic example of how Cleanfeed can be used so well in this industry. We wish all the students at BCU the best of luck with their studies.

Marc Bakos, Co-Founder, Cleanfeed

Using Cleanfeed during the January radio station module was truly a lifeline. It is such a versatile system which allowed us to collaborate as a team whilst in our own homes, from co-presenting to show production, Cleanfeed saved us. It integrated well with existing equipment and even allowed us to create content well beyond geographic boundaries and other similar logistical problems which may usually restrict interviews.

Thomas Sayers, Media and Communication graduate

About Cleanfeed

Imagine a technology that enables you to speak remotely with audio quality as if you were in the same studio as someone else. Now imagine low latencies, so you can speak without stepping on each other. Next bring multiple people together in the same way to make a professional, multitrack recording. Finally, package it so it’s accessible to anyone clicking a link in their web browser. That’s Cleanfeed - a collaboration tool for high definition, live audio and recording, content creation and connecting collaborators, anywhere in the world.

For more information visit: https://cleanfeed.net/