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Audio Recording Studio

Recording Studio temporarily unavailable as the CMS remains closed:

While the CSUN campus transitions back to more on-campus instruction, the CMS remains closed and our Audio Recording Studio continues to be unavailable at this time. Check back here in Fall 2021 to see what reservation options are available.

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 open CMS service desk 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. 
  • 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

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.