The Audio Lab is made up of two interconnected spaces, the Recording Studio and Mixing Suite. Users must receive training in a course, workshop, or designated training session to be authorized to use these spaces.

Recording Studio (C118) The Recording Studio is an audio recording and video interview space with excellent acoustics. It consists of an interview and podcast recording table for recording up to four subjects at a time, capabilities for recording voice over for film, and for recording “black box” style video interviews of one or two subjects. Audio can be recorded directly to a mixer in the room, or to the computer system in the adjacent Mixing Suite.The Studio includes:

  • 4 Rode BroadCaster microphones connected to a circular podcasting table.
  • A Rodecaster Pro console recording the microphone signals.
  • Rode NT2-A and Neumann TLM 103 studio microphones for voice-over recording.
  • Cinematic LED light panels and spots mounted on a ceiling grid for lighting video interviews.

Mixing Suite (C119) The Suite features a single iMac Pro system dedicated specifically for audio mixing for projects including documentary films, podcasts, and audio installations. The Suite receives audio signals from the Recording Studio, which can be recorded into its system. Communication takes place via an audio intercom between the two rooms, and visually via a sound-proof glass window separating the two spaces.The Suite features:

  • An iMac Pro system equipped with Avid Pro Tools professional sound editing software, as well as Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Avid S1 and Avid Dock mixing consoles.
  • A Presonus Studio 192 USB sound card.
  • 2 Genelec 8040 studio monitor speakers for monitoring sound.

Permission to use the lab is granted automatically to students who have completed the appropriate training in an audio production course, workshop or training session.  For more information on training options please contact the Audio Education Specialist, Thomas Aichinger, at aichingert@ceu.edu.

Please book responsibly: only book time you will actually use, and cancel promptly if you realize you don't need a reservation. 

You will need to enter the following on the booking form:

  • Your name
  • CEU email address
  • Reservation nickname (this should be the name of the project, and will be what is publicly shown on the room schedule)
  • School affiliation
  • Names of all persons who will be present in the lab during the reservation

CONDITIONS

  • Any reservation, whether same day or in advance, must be made in libcal. 
  • Reservations will be held for 15 minutes, after which the space will be made available to others on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • As a courtesy to others, please cancel your reservation if you will not be using it--just click the link provided in your confirmation email.  
  • Students should start finalizing a recording or editing session 30 minutes before the end of their reserved time, or the closing time of the lab.
  • Please be considerate and leave the space promptly, and leave all surfaces clean and in good condition when your reservation is over. 
  • After their reservation has been approved, users can pick up and return the keys to the Audio Lab spaces at the library reception.
  • The CEU Library reserves the right to cancel reservations

Additional safety protocols due to the COVID-19 situation

  • Please use the hand sanitizer located outside the entrance to the Audio Lab spaces prior to entering.
  • Mixing Suite users are required to wipe down the keyboard, mouse, chair arm rests and headphones prior to use with the sanitizing wipes at the workstation. 
  • Please respect social distancing requirements while in the Audio Lab spaces.

 

By requesting a reservation for an Audio Lab space, you agree to abide by the Rules of Use. Please carefully review these rules prior to your reservation.