Essex Music Services have expanded the Instrument Hire Scheme and are now offering music technology packs for hire. As with instruments, these packs are available to hire for anyone 18 and under, living or studying within Essex. You do not need to be studying music to hire.

A pack contains everything needed to record, compose and produce your own music on a PC or tablet, including software microphone, keyboard, interface, stands, cables and headphones

What’s Included in the Pack:-

1 x Focusrite iTrack solo audio interface

iPad, PC and Mac compatible
2 inputs
Microphone input with phantom power
Instrument input
Headphone out (6.3mm Jack)
RCA/Phono stereo output (for connection to speakers
Minimum requirements:- iPads – any iPad with a lightning connector, or 30 pin iPad 1st 2nd and 3rd Gen
Mac – OSX10.7 or later, Windows 7 or later

1 x Alesis V49 USB Midi Keyboard

(49 keys, with 8 drum pads and 8 assignable rotary encoders)

1 x Studio quality condenser microphone

With XLR cable & Boom mic stand

1 x Studio headphones

Closed Back


(Charanga VIP, a browser based DAW)

Hire is priced at £20 per term, an additional £20 deposit is required which is refundable upon the equipment’s return. Packs can be delivered to schools for £10, or alternatively they can be collected free from County Hall in Chelmsford (Prior appointment necessary).

Students with vouchers are able to hire this equipment with the usual 50% discount, and all looked after children are able to hire this equipment for free.

For queries please email

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