Audio Recording Booth

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Audio Recording Booth

Our audio recording booth is a great new space for recording your audio work. Whether you are recording a podcast for a class; doing a voice over for a video; or recording a demo for your next big hit, the recording booth is available to you. You must be a current McMaster student or staff member, with valid Mac ID to use the booth.

In the booth:

  • Computer equipped with Audacity and Adobe Audition
  • RODE microphone and filter, with adjustable arm
  • Audio interface
  • High stool
  • Music stand with light for script/music
  • Headphones (available at the Help Desk)

General Procedures

  • The booth must be booked prior to use. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking has been processed.
  • Go to the audio recording booth booking form to book the room.
  • Headphones are available at the Help Desk when checking out the booth.
  • A valid McMaster ID card must be presented in order to check out the booth and equipment.
  • Report any issues with the equipment immediately to the Help Desk.
  • The booth is only to be used for recording. Post production work is to be done on the main computers.
  • You are expected to bring your own external media to save your files.
  • A ventilation fan (low noise) is installed in the booth. Please turn on when in the booth, for air circulation.
  • Make sure to turn fan and lights off when exiting the booth.
  • Food or drink is NOT permitted in the booth.
  • Make sure to check back in at the Help Desk when you are finished. Failure to do so will result in overdue fines.
  • Currently, the recording booth is not fully accessible (we are working on it). To book an accessible recording space, please book edit suite (L415).

Bookings

  • A maximum booking of 2 hours per day. If you need longer time, please contact the Manager (moorer@mcmaster.ca) to extend your booking.
  • Bookings finish 30 minutes before the Centre closes.
  • The booth can comfortably fit 2 people, possibly 3. For larger groups, please book one of the edit suites (L415-L416).

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