Recording Studio

Tech Hub: About & Register

Quick notes about this room: Max capacity is three people. No food or drink in rooms. The room is also not soundproof, but as quiet as we can make it! Please review all applicable policies from the About & Register page.


Create short films…

Getting started

  1. Review the short video above for important hints and tips
  2. Read this quick Get started with filming guide!
  3. Check out all the equipment available below and how to access/ask for what you need.
  4. More links below for you to learn how to use equipment or software–remember there is limited support from staff as this is a self-learning environment.
  5. Editing your video can be done at our Media Station, which can be booked separately and is in the room next to the Recording Studio.

Video equipment in room:

  • Panasonic HC-V770K HD Camcorder with RODE Mic (Youtube tutorial / format SD card 1:40)
  • Elgato Green Screen (2.1 m width)
  • Neewer brand video lighting kit – 480 LED

Video equipment to be requested at time of booking:

  • Microphone, XLR jack, cords and extension cords
  • Card reader
  • Check here for more equipment available

Equipment/other for you to bring at time of session:

  • SD card for camera
  • Please review video above for how to set up your shoot (remember there is limited support from staff as this is a self-learning environment)

Record and edit sound… 

Getting started

  1. Review the short video above for important hints and tips
  2. Read this quick Get started with podcasts guide!
  3. Check out all the equipment available below and how to access/ask for what you need.
  4. More links below for you to learn how to use equipment or software–remember there is limited support from staff as this is a self-learning environment.

Sound equipment in room:

  • Focusrite Scarlett Solo – for miking up guitars or recording vocals
  • Table on wheels and chairs
  • Computer with software

Sound equipment to be requested at time of booking:

  • Audio-technica microphone (2 available, and XLR jack for Focusrite)
  • Headphones (1 set available)
  • Sound Isolation Shield – for use with a mic
  • Audio cable (pink)
  • XLR jack
  • Check here for more

Equipment/other for you to bring at time of session:

  • USB or SD card for storing your project
  • Additional headset

Sound capture & editing software and tools:

Audacity


Photography Station 

Photography equipment in room:

  • Green Screen
  • Table 2×4′ on wheels and chairs
  • Note that Media Station is adjacent to this room and needs to be booked separately.

Photography equipment to be requested at time of booking:

  • Nikon D5300 Digital SLR camera with 18-55 mm zoom lens (Youtube tutorials)
  • Photography Studio Box Kit (Youtube tutorial on how to set up)
  • UBeesize Ring Light 10″
  • UBeesize Bluetooth Remote Shutter & Tripod Set (for smartphones)

Equipment/other for you to bring at time of session:

  • USB or SD card for storing your project

Helpful information…

Come Prepared

  • This is a self-learning environment – the tools and information are provided, please review all materials before getting started!
  • If using cameras, please bring your own SD card. There is also a card reader available to borrow at the front desk.
  • Plan your time carefully: once the computer shuts down, all data will be lost.
  • Bring a USB Drive or have a Cloud Storage account for saving your work. If you are working on large digital video, audio, or high definition image projects, you may need a significant amount of storage space.
    • MP3 files are approx 1MB per minute
    • WAV files are 10 MB per minute
    • Digitized video is 1 MB per second
  • Saving to your USB drive/stick:
    • Insert USB drive
    • Click on This PC icon in top left corner of desktop
    • Open your USB drive window by double-clicking (will appear under Devices and Drives)
    • Drag your file (previously saved to desktop) into this window
    • Right-click on your USB drive name in the window, and select Eject (window will close)
    • Now remove your USB drive

Troubleshooting

  • Is the Power ON?
  • Is everything plugged in correctly?
  • Did you turn on the 48V button?
  • GAIN level high enough?
  • Microphone, headphones or speakers plugged in and turned up?

Useful Websites

Looking for images, sounds, or videos to use for your project? Search for works without copyright restrictions (sometimes called “public domain”), or with licenses that permit reuse and/or modification (such as “Creative Commons” licensing).

Copyright Law