For a full decade Avantone's MixCubes have been known for two stand-out qualities: having equal height, depth and width measurements and - more importantly - offering a unique insight into studio mixes which optimises music for playback on consumer audio devices (think iPhones, radios and in-ear headphones).

Last week we caught up with Community Music Director of Development Sam Johnson who was kind enough to give us a tour of CM’s centre complex in Whitechapel, and talk us through some of the awe-inspiring equipment currently being used in their music tech and recording education process.

It has been a busy year for The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance – 2016 has seen the ICMP attain the status of Learning Partner (ALP) with Avid, add world-class producer Jason O'Bryan to its workforce, and forge a partnership with the highly acclaimed Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross.