Resources: Music Production and Audio Recording

M-Audio Fast Track Pro

Instruments

  • Korg MicroX synthesizer (Workstation 1)
  • Yamaha Clavinova digital piano (Workstation 1) (New!)

Audio Recorders

  • Roland R-05 portable digital audio recorder
  • Sony PCM-M10 digital audio recorder
  • Tascam Pocketstudio DP-008 portable 8-track digital audio recorder
  • 2 mini-MP3 recorders

Microphones

  • AKG C 4000 B (high quality condenser mic, requires phantom power; XLR)
  • AKG D5S Vocal dynamic microphone (high quality mic; supercardioid; XLR)
  • Rode NT2-A (high quality condenser mic, switchable polarity requires phantom power; XLR) (STR)
  • 2 Shure SM 57 Dynamic Mics, XLR)
  • 2 Behringer C-2 Matched Condenser Mics; XLR) (STR)
  • Sony ECM-AW3 wireless microphone (bluetooth mic and receiver set)
  • Azden WLX-Pro VHF Wireless Lapel System
  • Sennheiser ME 2 wireless microphone, EK 100 3G receiver, SK 100 3G transmitter (STR)
  • 2 HTDZ HD-T1 shotgun microphones (hypercardioid & cardioid; battery operated; 1/4 inch stereo TRS jack) with windsocks
  • Icon O2 condenser microphone (hypercardioid; operates with phantom power; (XLR)
  • Icon O3 condenser microphone (multi-directional: cardioid, figure 8 & omni-directional; operates with phantom power; XLR)
  • 2 pairs of Baomic wireless condenser lavalier mics (battery powered) & 2 receivers (1/4 inch stereo TRS jack)
  • 2 Ovann dynamic computer mics (cardioid, 3. 5 mm mini-jack)

Mic Equipment

  • 3 shock mounts
  • 1 mic boom
  • 3 mic stands with pop-filters and a variety of mic stand parts (e.g., clips and flange mounts for different types of microphones)
  • Samson Two Channel Phantom Power Supply (for use with condenser mics outside the studio)

Digital Audio Interface

  • Scarlett focusrite audio/computer interface 
  • Allesis Multimix 8 USB mixer and audio/computer interface
  • M-Audio Fast-Track Pro midi/audio/computer interface (Workstation 2)

Audio Adaptors and Mixers for Cameras and Camcorder 

  • Azden FMX-DSLT portable mixer
  • Azden CAM-3 3 Channel Mic Mixer
  • Beachtek DXA-2T Camcorder XLR Adaptor

Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Samson 4 Channel Mini Headphone Amplifier
  • Headphones Shure SRH440 Monitor Headphones,
  • Music stand
  • ISO Acoustics speaker stand
  • Computer speakers: Alessis Studio Monitors, Creative (Workstations 1 and 2); Plaomax (Workstation 3)
  • Various cables with different kinds of connections (XLR, 1/4 inch mini-jack, 3.5 mm mini-jack, RCA, USB)
  • Various specialty cables and adapters (these are used to combine RCA, 3.5 mm mono and stereo TRS, 1/4 inch TRS and XLR connections)

Tascam DP-008


Software

  • Multi-track recording and editing Sonar X1 Studio, Cakewalk Sonar Home Studio
  • Composing and creating musical accompaniments: Band in a Box
  • Basic recording and editing: Goldwave
  • Noise reduction, compression and mastering: Magix Audio Cleaning Lab
  • Creating loop-based composition: Sony Acid Express*


Additional resources
Our library of CDs and DVDs contain collections of sound effects clips, music loops, and effects plug-ins (STR)

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