DMC Audio Studio B42D

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Hardware

  • An iMac
  • Audient iD44 audio interface
  • 4 Shure SM58 Cardioid microphones
  • PreSonus HP4 - 4-Channel Headphone Distribution Amplifier
    • 4 sets of Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Monitor Headphones
  • A USB piano keyboard is available for in-house checkout at the DMC
  • A Zoom H4N audio recorder can be checked out for use as a secondary recording device for interviews
  • Users can also bring in their own equipment to record

Software

  • Audacity
  • Adobe Audition 
  • GarageBand
  • Camtasia for Mac
  • OBS Studio (Open Source Broadcaster Software)
  • Zoom
  • iMovie
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Room Info

  • Room dimension: 13’x11’
  • 1 table
  • 4 task chairs
  • 1 mobile extending table (optional)

Reservations

  1. The DMC Audio Studio can be reserved and used only by Rice faculty, students and staff.
  2. The rooms are available for booking during the DMC open hours.
  3. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance using the self-booking feature in Primo.
  4. Reservations are up to 4 hours.
  5. One reservation per day. A second reservation made to extend the use of the studio requires check in and check out of original key at the DMC Desk.
  6. Unclaimed reservations will be released after 30 minutes.

Studio Check-in and Check-out

  1. Whether you have reserved the studio or you are a walk-in user, come to the DMC service desk to check out the key to the studio.
  2. Ask DMC staff for help if you are in doubt when using the studio. 
  3. Tidy up the space when you are done.
  4. Return the key to a staff at the DMC service desk.

Uses

  • recording voice over narrations with Audacity/Garage Band
  • recording audio only interviews with Audacity/Garage Band
  • developing video tutorials with screen capture software Camtasia
  • creating illustrative or animated videos with Camtasia, PaintBrush, and Wacom Intuos4 Digital pen table
  • authoring music scores with GarageBand
  • ​video conferencing with Zoom or Skype
  • other creative uses of the Recording Booth
  • broadcast presentation using OBS

Click on DMC Gallery to see how people used DMC Audio Studio.

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