Facilities

Control Room/Classroom

FacilitiesThe Control Room features a fully professional environment for music recording, mixing, and post production projects functioning as a studio for advanced students and the Center’s classroom. Audio and video tielines allow easy connection to our sound stages and other studios in the Center. The Control Room also supports 5.1 surround playback, mixing, and recording.

Digital Audio Hardware
Apogee, Big Ben, master clock
Apogee, Symphony I/O Interface
Apogee, Symphony 64 Thunderbridge
Yamaha, DM-2000, 96 channel digital mixing console and control surface

Computer and Video Hardware
Apple, Mac Pro 8-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 16 GB of RAM
Dell, U2212HM, 21.5″ widescreen LCD monitor (2 units)
HHB, UDP89, universal DVD/CD player
Mark of the Unicorn, video distribution amplifier
Sony, FWD-50PX3, 50″ plasma monitor (2 units)

Audio Software – DAWs
Avid, Pro Tools HD
Apple, Logic Pro X

Audio Software – Plug-Ins, Synths, Samplers, Drum Machines
Audioease, Altiverb
Audioease, Indoor
ADL, Penteo 7 Pro Suite
Celemony, Melodyne Studio
Crane Song, Phoenix
Dolby, Media Meter
Dolby, Surround Tools
East West, Hollywood Strings Diamond Bundle
Garritan, Personal Orchestra
Izotope, RX 5 Advanced
Marquis Broadcast, X2Pro
McDSP, Retro Pack, Emerald Pack, Classic Pack
Native Instruments, Komplete Ultimate
Neyrinck, Soundcode LtRt Tools
Red Giant, Plural Eyes
Sonnox, Oxford Eq
Sounds in Sync, Edicue v2
Soundminer, Soundminer HD Plus
Sound Toys, Native Effects
SPL, Transient Designer
SynchroArts, Revoice Pro
SyncrhoArts, Vocalign
Vienna Symphony Special Edition with standard and extended libraries
Wavemachine Labs, Drumagog
Waves, 360 Surround Tools
Waves, Platinum Bundle

Analog Audio Hardware
Alan Smart, C1, buss compressor
Behringer, HA-8000, 8 channel headphone distribution amplifier
Bittree, 96 point bantam patch bay (4 Units)
Dangerous Music, BAX EQ, equalizer
Empirical Labs, Distressor EL8-X, compressor (2 Units)
Manley, ELOP, electro-optical limiter
Retro Instruments, 176, tube limiting amplifier
Universal Audio , 6176, channel strip

MIDI Hardware
CME, UF6, keyboard controller
Emagic, Unitor 8, MIDI Interface

Audio Monitors
Dynaudio Acoustics, Air 6 monitor (5 units)
Dynaudio Acoustics, Air Base-2, subwoofer
Triple P Designs, Pyramid, monitor (2 units)

Microphone Preamplifier – Cart 
API, 3124+, 4 channel preamp (3 units)
Neve, Portico 5024, 4 channel preamp

Microphone Preamplifiers – Mobile
A-Designs, Pacifica, 2 channel preamp
API, 3124+, 4 channel preamp
DAV Electronics, Broadhurst Gardens No. 2 MKII, 4 channel preamp.
Forsell Technologies, SMP-2, 2 channel preamp
Neve, Portico 5024, 4 channel preamp
Universal Audio, 6176, 1 channel preamp with compressor

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Production Studios 1 – 4

FacilitiesThe Production Studios also feature a fully professional environment for music recording, mixing, and post production projects. Audio and video tielines allow easy connection to our sound stages and other studios in the Center. Each Production Studio is outfitted with the same hardware and software found below.

Digital Audio Hardware
Apogee, Symphony I/O Interface
Apogee, Symphony 64 ThunderBridge
Yamaha, DM-02R96, 72 channel digital mixing console and control surface

Computer and Video Hardware
Apple, Pro 8-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 16 GB of RAM
Dell, U2711, 27″ flat panel monitor
Samsung UN32EH5300 32″ LED HDTV
Mark of the Unicorn, Video Distribution Amplifier

Audio Software – DAWs
Avid, Pro Tools HD
Apple, Logic Pro X

Audio Software – Plug-Ins, Synths, Samplers, Drum Machines
Audioease, Altiverb
Audioease, Indoor
Celemony, Melodyne Studio
Crane Song, Phoenix
Dolby, Media Meter
East West, Hollywood Strings Diamond Bundle
Garritan, Personal Orchestra
Izotope, RX 5 Advanced
Marquis Broadcast, X2Pro
McDSP, Retro Pack, Emerald Pack, Classic Pack
Native Instruments, Komplete Ultimate
Red Giant, Plural Eyes
Sonnox, Oxford Eq
Soundminer, Soundminer HD Plus
Sound Toys, Native Effects
SPL, Transient Designer
SynchroArts, Revoice Pro
SyncrhoArts, Vocalign
Vienna Symphony Special Edition with standard and extended libraries
Wavemachine Labs, Drumagog
Waves, Platinum Bundle
Waves, IR1 Reverb

Analog Audio Hardware
A-Designs, Pacifica, 2 channel preamp
Behringer, HA-8000, 8 channel headphone distribution amplifier
Bittree, 96 point bantam patch bay (2 units)
Drawmer, DL241 compressor/limiter/gate
Empirical Labs, Distressor EL8-X, compressor

MIDI Hardware
CME, UF6, keyboard controller
Emagic, Unitor 8, MIDI Interface

Audio Monitors
KRK – V6 (2 rooms) and Focal CMS 50 (2 rooms)
Triple P Designs, Pyramid (2 units)

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Sound Lab

FacilitiesThe Sound Lab features two professionally equipped workstations for music sequencing and editing as well as small scale recordings. Audio and video tielines allow easy connection to our sound stages and other studios in the Center. Each Sound Lab workstation is outfitted with the same hardware and software found below. The microphone cabinet is housed in the Sound Lab.

Digital Audio Hardware
Apogee, Rosetta 800, audio interface
Apogee, Symphony 64, PCIe card

Computer and Video Hardware
Apple, 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon X5650 with 12 GB of RAM
Dell, U2711, 27″ flat panel monitor

Audio Software – DAWs
Avid, Pro Tools HD
Apple, Logic Pro X

Audio Software – Plug-Ins, Synths, Samplers, Drum Machines
Audioease, Altiverb
Audioease, Indoor
Celemony, Melodyne Studio
East West, Hollywood Strings Diamond Bundle
Garritan, Personal Orchestra
Izotope, RX 5 Advanced
Marquis Broadcast, X2Pro
McDSP, Retro Pack, Emerald Pack, Classic Pack
Native Instruments, Komplete Ultimate
Red Giant, Plural Eyes
Sonnox, Oxford Eq
Soundminer, Soundminer HD Plus
Sound Toys, Native Effects
SynchroArts, Revoice Pro
SyncrhoArts, Vocalign
Vienna Symphony Special Edition with standard and extended libraries
Wavemachine Labs, Drumagog
Waves, Platinum Bundle
Waves, IR1 Reverb

Analog Audio Hardware
Focusrite, ISA Two, 2 channel preamp
Bittree, 96 point Bantam patch bay
Coleman, TB4 MKII, passive monitor and headphone control
DBX, 1066, 2 channel, compressor, gate, expander

MIDI Hardware
CME, UF6, keyboard controller
Emagic, Unitor 8, MIDI Interface

Audio Monitors
Adam – A7X (2 units)

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Microphone Cabinet

FacilitiesThe Microphone Cabinet contains an array of professional quality microphones and ancillary recording equipment such as direct boxes, headphone boxes, reamp boxes, and headphones.

Guitar and Bass Ancillary Equipment
BSS, AR-133, active DI (2 units)
Demeter, VTDB-2B, tube DI (2 units)
Reamp, Reamp, line level to instrument level interface (2 units)
Radial, JDI, passive direct box
Radial, ProDI, passive direct box (6 units)
Radial, SGI, studio guitar interface system
Whirlwind, Director, passive DI (6 units)

Headphones
Audio Technica, ATH-M50s, headphones (20 units)
Direct Sound, EX-29, isolation headphones (8 units)

Microphones – Moving Coil 
AKG, D-112 (2 units)
Beyer, M-88 (2 units)
Sennheiser, e602-II
Sennheiser, MD-421 (4 units)
Sennheiser, MD-441 (4 units)
Shure, SM-7B
Shure, SM-57 (4 units)
Shure, Beta 57 (4 units)
Shure, Beta 98AMP (2 units)
Shure, SM-58 (2 units)
Shure, Beta 58 (2 units)
Yamaha, Subkick

Microphones- Ribbon
AEA, R-84 (2 units)
Beyer, M-160 (2 units)
Royer, R-121 (2 units)

Microphones – Condenser
3 Zigma, SD-C
ADK, Custom Shop Cremona 251-T-FET
ADK, Custom Shop Hamburg II AU
ADK, Custom Shop Vienna II AU
ADK, S51 MK5.2 (6 Units)
ADK, Z-67
AKG, 451, with CK-1 capsule (3 units)
AKG, 414B/ULS (2 units)
AKG, C12A
Audio Technica, 4047 (4 units)
Crown, PZM-30D, (2 units)
DPA, d:vote 4099
Earthworks, QTC 40, (2 units)
Holophone, H3-D, 5.1 surround microphone
Mojave Audio, MA-200, (2 units)
Neumann U-87 (2 units)
Sennheiser MKH-416
Shure, SM-81 (4 units)
Shure, VP-88

Microphone Ancillary Equipment
AEA – SMP – 1M, Stereo Bar
Cloud Microphones, CL-1, ribbon microphone gain driver (2 units)
Cloud Microphones, CL-2, ribbon microphone gain driver (2 units)
Furman, HR-2, 2 channel balanced headphone box (12 units)
Radial, Cherry Picker Studio Preamp Selector
Radial, Gold Digger 4-Channel Mic Selector
Stedman, PS101, Pop Filter (6 units)
Shure, A27M, Stereo Bar (2 units)
Whirlwind, Mic Splitter (3 units)
Whirlwind, Line Balancing Splitter (2 units)

Production Audio Equipment
Denecke, TS-3 Time Code Slate
Lectrosonics, LMB, (4 units)
Lectrosonics, UCR100, (4 units)
Orca, OR32 Mixer Bag
Orca, OR40 Harness
Rode, Blimp Windshield
Rode, Boompole Pro
Sanken, COS-11D, (4 units)
Sennheiser, EK 100 G3
Sennheiser, SKP 300 G3
Sound Devices, MP1 Mic Pre, (2 units)
Sound Devices, 664 Recorder

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Isolation Booth

FacilitiesAmplifiers
Stewart, PA100B, power amplifier (for headphones) (2 units)

Video Monitor
BenQ, FP-2081

Guitar And Bass Ampllifiers/Cabinets
Ampeg, B-15N, bass amplifier
Bad Cat, Cub II, guitar amplifier
Egnater, Tweaker 112, guitar amplifier
Fender, Bassman 70, bass/instrument amplifier
Popp Amplification, JCM-800 2204 clone, guitar amplifier
Vintage Sound, VS-410, guitar amplifier

Guitars
Fender, Jazz Bass
Fender, Stratocaster
Fender, Telecaster
Gibson, Les Paul Studio Model
Seagull, Maritime
Seagull, Maritime SWS HG
Warwick, Rock Bass

Keyboard
Wurlitzer, 200, electric piano

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Patch Control Center

Facilities All tielines to and from the various rooms in the Center and the Sound Stages converge at this point creating a convenient and flexible means to interface the resources of the various rooms.

Analog Audio
ADC, 96 point bantam patch bay (7 units)

Audio Monitor
Fostex, 6301B/EAV

Video
Mark of the Unicorn, video distribution amplifier
Sigma Electronics, CSG-450, sync generator
Trompeter, 32 point patchbay

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Sound Stage – Recital Hall

FACILITIESThe Recital Hall is a beautiful, one hundred seat facility that functions as a concert hall as well as a sound stage for recording projects. Audio and two-way video tielines connect the Recital Hall to the Patch Control Center in the Sonic Arts Center allowing convenient interfacing to the Sonic Arts Center’s studios.

Instruments
Steinway, Model D, 9′ concert grand piano
Steinway, Model B, 7′ concert grand piano
Sonar, S Classix Series, 5 piece drum kit
Perl, Export, 5 piece drum kit

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Sound Stage – Large Ensemble Room

FACILITIESThe Large Ensemble Room functions as a rehearsal room for various ensembles as well as a sound stage for recording projects. Audio and two-way video tielines connect the Large Ensemble Room to the Patch Control Center in the Sonic Arts Center allowing convenient interfacing to the Sonic Arts Center’s studios.

Instruments
Steinway, Model D, 9′ concert grand piano
Steinway, Model B, 7′ concert grand piano
Sonar, S Classix Series, 5 piece drum kit
Pearl, Export, 5 piece drum kit

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