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Recording & Editing Studio

CCRMA Recording Studio

The CCRMA recording studio is available for course-related work only. Users are expected to have taken Music 192A/B in order to learn the details of studio operation in this facility. Use for other CCRMA courses is permitted with staff assistance. The studio may not be used for commercial recording; you may not charge for your services if you record others.

Studio Equipment

The recording studio consists of a control room and an adjoining recording studio. Equipment available currently includes:

  • A Tascam DA-78 8-track digital recorder
  • an Otari MX-80 2" 24-track recorder
  • an Ampex ATR-800 analog 1/4" stereo recorder
  • a ProTools HD|2 system w/Mac Pro 8-core Macintosh computer & Universal Audio UAD-1e card
  • a Yamaha DM2000VCM mixing console
  • an API 3124+ microphone preamp
  • an Apogee Big Ben word clock system
  • a Universal Audio 2-610 mic preamp
  • a Waves L2 Ultramaximizer digital limiter
  • a Panasonic SV-3800 DAT recorder
  • a Tascam CD-RW700 CD-R/RW recorder
  • a Tascam 122 mk III cassette recorder
  • a Lexicon 224XL digital reverberator
  • an Eventide Orville effects processor
  • Westlake BBSM-10 and JBL 4208 monitors
  • ADAM 5.1 surround featuring 2 A77x and 3 A7x speakers

and outboard gear including:

  • equalizers (Furman PQ-6 parametric, Rane GE-30 graphic)
  • compressors (Teletronix LA-2A, Universal Audio 1176, dbx 166 and Ashly CL50)
  • Line6 POD X3 Pro

Microphones available in the recording studio include:

  • one Neumann U87ai
  • one Neumann TLM-193
  • two AKG C414 XLS
  • one Audio-Technica AT4049
  • two Shure KSM-141
  • two Josephson C42
  • one Beyer M-500
  • one Sennheiser MD-421
  • two Sennheiser E-604s
  • two Electrovoice RE-20s
  • one Electrovoice N/D868
  • one Shure Beta-57
  • several Shure SM-57s

For more detailed information about the CCRMA Recording Studio, visit the CCRMA website Recording Studio page.