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Audio Recording Studio

Recording Studio now available again for reservations!

Audio Recording Studio reservations are now available for up to 3 hours per day, 12 hours per week during CMS limited appointment hours: Monday through Friday, 9am – 4:30pm up to two weeks in advance. The studio has a maximum capacity of 4 with masks only allowed to be removed if there is one person inside the room. If more than one person is inside the room or if the door is open, masks must be worn by all users.

Want to learn more about audio? Sign up now for one of our audio related Virtual Workshops scheduled for Friday, November 12th and Wednesday, November 17th!

The Creative Media Studio features an Audio Recording Studio

Located inside of the Creative Media Studio, our on-site audio recording room is the perfect place for those needing a space to record and produce podcasts, voiceovers, music, and more!
The room is around 80% soundproof and fully equipped with 3 condenser microphones, an audio interface, powerful iMac computer, and audio editing software. If you are not familiar with the audio software or equipment, a CMS Student Assistant can help you get started.

Reserving

Reserve the Audio Recording Studio up to two weeks in advance. Reservations are only available during limited appointment hours. Be sure to secure your booking, time slots fill up quickly!

  • Students can book up to a maximum of 3 hours per day, 12 hours per week.
  • For a no-show during the first 10 minutes of the reservation, the first hour of the reservation is canceled.
  • If the student does not show up within 60 minutes of the start of the original reservation, all of the remaining reserved time slots are canceled.

Person recording in studioPolicies

  • A maximum of 4 people may be in the studio at a time.
  • Masks may only be removed when recording audio ONLY IF there is one person inside the room.
  • If more than one person is inside the room or if the door is open, masks must be worn by all users.
  • There is no food or drinks allowed inside the studio.
  • Only current CSUN students with a valid CSUN ID card may reserve the studio.
    • The student who reserved the room must be present throughout the reservation if other patrons are inside.
  • Repeated no-shows or failure to comply with established policies may result in suspension of CMS privileges and/or other Library privileges.
  • The CMS is not responsible for the security of personal items.
  • Any items left in the studio may be removed by CMS staff and placed in the Library's lost and found.

Software and Equipment

The following software is loaded on the iMac computer inside the Audio Recording Studio: Audio Recording Studio iMac Software List (.pdf)

Audio Recording Room Equipment
Item
Library has
27” iMac Computer
1
PreSonus Studio 192 Audio Interface
1
JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor Speakers
2
Microphone Stands - Short
2
Microphone Stand with Boom - Tall
1
Rode NT1 Condenser Microphones 3
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones 2
XLR Audio Cables
3
¼” Audio Cables 2

Additional audio accessories such as audio cables, microphone stands, adapters, etc. are available upon request.

3-Hour Checkout Items (Temporarily Unavailable)

You can also check out audio-related equipment for 3 hours such as MIDI keyboards, sustain pedals, headphones, CD writers, software keyboard covers, and more at the CMS desk. Visit our Multimedia Equipment Checkout page for a full list of 3-hour equipment available.