Studio A features a large variety of essential tools for music production

Studio A

There’s nothing like tracking through a sonically-beautiful analog recording console. Studio A features an Audient ASP-8024 36-channel large-format console, Pro Tools, Otari MX-80 analog 24-track tape recorder, Quested monitoring, mic preamps from Neve, API, and Universal Audio, and a large selection of outboard processors by Universal Audio, Manley, Avalon, Lexicon, Summit Audio, Dangerous, Yamaha, Urei, and more. Software plugins are from Waves, Universal Audio, McDSP, Slate Digital, Avid, and others. Our extensive microphone collection includes models from Neumann, AKG, Royer, Earthworks, Sennheiser, MikTek, Shure, Avantone, AEA, and others used heavily in industry. And, we can also mix to an awesome, honest-to-goodness analog 2-track recorder from 1979.

Studio B in Blair Music Center is a multitrack recording and sound design studio

Studio B

This fully digital recording and sound design studio is based on an Avid S6 M40 Pro Tools console; Pro Tools HDX; Dynaudio monitoring; Neve, Focusrite, and Audient mic preamps; various signal processors (analog and plugins); and numerous microphones.

Blair Music Center is home to Studio C - a mastering and game audio studio

Studio C

Our mastering and game audio studio is specially designed for high-end listening with a sonically-focused acoustic environment and Quested monitoring. Mastering tools include Sequoia mastering software, FabFilter EQs and compressor plugins Waves Mastering, Alta Moda Unicomp analog compressor, Universal Audio plugin processors, and a sweet-sounding Qure tube EQ. Game audio is designed and programmed in the Unreal game engine.

The experimental sound lab is used for electronic music exploration and circuit bending

Studio D

The experimental sound design lab is a funky space filled with keyboards and various synthesizers, toys, and a real-life Theremin. And you’ll have to ask Prof. Snyder about the broom…

The Music Technology Center features individual workstations equipped with a Yamaha piano and an iMac computer

Music Technology Center

The Music Technology Center, located within Blair Music Center, is equipped with individual workstations that include Yamaha Arius Digital Pianos and Apple iMac computers.

Studio Equipment

Recording Studios

  • Studio A: 24-track analog/digital recording studio 
  • Studio B: Pro Tools HDX digital recording studio 
  • Studio C: Mastering Suite 
  • Studio D: Experimental Electronic Music Lab 
  • Studio F: Recital Hall Recording

Consoles

  • Audient ASP-8024, 36-ch w/ Pro Tools control 
  • Avid S6 M40 24-fader Pro Tools console
  • Yamaha TF1 digital mixer w/ Dante mic preamps 
  • PreSonus StudioLive 24 live console

Recorders

  • Pro Tools HDX 
  • Pro Tools Native 
  • Logic Pro 
  • MCI 2-track analog
  • Otari MX80 24-track analog 

Microphone preamps and signal processors

  • API 500-series mic preamp (2) 
  • Neve 1073LB mic preamp (2) 
  • Rupert Neve 511 mic preamp (2)
  • Focusrite Red 1 mic preamp (2)
  • Universal Audio 20610 2-ch tube mic preamp 
  • Universal Audio LA610 MkII tube channel strip 
  • Avalon 737sp tube channel strip 
  • Universal Audio LA2A optical compressor
  • Warm Audio WA76 compressor 
  • Warm Audio WA-2A
  • Dangerous Audio Compressor 
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor 
  • DBX 160A (x3) 
  • Alta Moda Unicomp 
  • Summit Audio TLA-50 tube leveling amplifier 
  • Lindell Audio 7X-500 Compressor
  • Fredenstein Artistic Compressor
  • Manley Enhanced 'Pultec' EQ 
  • SPL Qure EQ 
  • Summit Audio FeQ-50 tube EQ 
  • Symetrix 551E Parametric EQ 
  • Drawmer Dual Gate DS201 (x2) 
  • Yamaha SPX2000
  • Lexicon PCM 92 
  • Lexicon PCM 42