Recording Studios

The Entertainment Industry Technology Program has three (3) state-of-the-art recording studios in which EIT recording engineering students learn industry best practices of music recording applications. Enrolled recording engineering students can access our recording facilities free of charge (no hourly fee) to work on course assignments or personal projects, as long as they successfully complete the required classes and training requirements.

  • Students who complete EIT 151 "Digital Audio Workstation" with a "C" or better and attend a training session with the EIT Coordinator may book studio time in "Studio C" (8-Track Recording Studio).

  • Students who complete EIT 153 Recording Engineering I with a "C" or better may book studio time in "Studio B" (24-Track C|24 Recording Studio).

  • Students who complete EIT 254 Recording Engineering II with a "C" or better may book studio time in "Studio A" (48-Track D-Control Recording Studio).

Local artists, bands, and musically inclined community members may be recorded in CAC's E.I.T. Recording Studios if such recording sessions can satisfy requirements of a recording student's project or assignment. Local artists must be paired with a recording student who will manage, schedule, and engineer the recording session. Artists interested in recording at CAC's studios should contact Dan Bush, EIT Coordinator, via e-mail at: daniel.bush@centralaz.edu

ALL STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MUSICIANS MUST OBSERVE ALL POSTED STUDIO RULES AND REQUIREMENTS.

Studio Equipment List:

48-Track Recording StudioStudio A: 48-Channel Studio

System:

Avid Pro Tools 9 HD
Avid 48-channel Control Surface
Apple Logic Pro 9
Mac Pro with 27" Displays (x2) + 70" Sharp Display

Interfaces:

Avid HD I/O 16 x 16 Analog
Avid HD I/O 16 x 16 Digital
Avid Sync I/O HD
Avid XMON

Monitoring:

Genelec 8260A 3-way Active Studio Monitors
Focal Solo6 Be Active Monitors
Avatone Mixcubes
Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution System with 6x HR-6 Remote Mixing stations
Sony MDR7506 Headphones
Direct Sound EX-29 Isolation Headphones

Preamps / Channel Strips:

Avalon VT-737sp Tube Mic/Instrument Preamplifier, Opto-compressor and Sweep Equalizer
Solid State Logic Alpha HD 4 channel Preamp
Pacifica A-Designs Dual Channel Solid State Mic Pre/DI
Grace Design m802 8 channel Remote Control Mic Preamp

Signal Processors:

Drawmer MX40 Drum Gate plus Peak Punch, 4 Channel
Emperical Labs EL8X-S Distressor with British Mode and Image Link – Stereo Pair
Summit Audio FeQ-50 1 Channel, 4 Band Parametric Equalizer
Switchcraft Studio Patch 9625 TT-DB25 Patchbay

Microphones:

Neumann U 87 Ai Set Z Microphone
AKG C414 XL II/ST Matched Pair Microphones
AKG C451B St Matched Pair Microphones
Shure KSM32/SL Cardioid Condenser Microphones
Blue Microphone Bottle Rocket Stage 1 Microphone with B8 and B6 Interchangeable Capsules
Sennheiser e609 Silver Dynamic Supercardioid Guitar Amplifier Microphone
AKG D40 Dynamic Cardioid Drum Microphones
Shure SM57 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Signature Active Ribbon Microphone
Earthworks PianoMic System
Shure Beta 91A Cardioid Condenser Kick Drum Microphone
Shure Beat 52 Premium Dynamic Kick Drum Microphone

 

24-Track Recording StudioStudio B: 24-Channel Studio

System:

Avid Pro Tools 8 HD
Digidesign C|24 24-channel Control Surface
Mac Pro with 24" Displays (x2) + 45" wall mounted Display
Glyph 3-Bay FW800 Hard Drive System

Interfaces:

Digidesign 96 I/O A/D D/A Converter
Lynx 16 Channel A/D D/A Converter

Monitoring:

Focal CMS50 5" Active Monitors
Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution System with 6x HR-6 Remote Mixing stations
Sony MDR7506 Headphones
Direct Sound EX-29 Isolation Headphones

Preamps / Channel Strips:

Digidesign C|24 Built-in Preamps
Universal Audio LA610 mkII Tube Mic Pre/Optical Compressor
Pacifica A-Designs Dual Channel Solid State Mic Pre/DI

Signal Processors:

Drawmer MX40 Drum Gate plus Peak Punch, 4 Channel

Microphones:

Neumann TLM49 Lg Diaph Cond Tube Sim Mic
Mohave Audio MA200 Tube Condenser Microphone
Rode NT5 Matched pair Condenser Microphone
Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Microphone, Silver
Audio-Technics AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Mic
Sennheiser MD421 Carioid Professional Mic
Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Microphone
Audix i5 Dynamic Instrument Mike
Royer R121 Dynamic Ribbon Microphone
AKG D112 Kick Drim/Bass Microphone
Shure Beta52 Premium Dynamic Kick Drum Mic

 

8-Track StudioStudio C: 8-Channel Mixing Lab /
Voice Over Studio

System:

Avid Pro Tools 8
Digidesign 003 Control Surface
iMac
Glyph 3-Bay FW800 Hard Drive System

Interfaces:

Digidesign 003 Factory

Monitoring:

Focal CMS50 5" Active Monitors
Sony MDR7506 Headphones
Direct Sound EX-29 Isolation Headphones

Preamps:

Digidesign 003 Factory Built-in Preamps

Signal Processors:

Drawmer MX40 Drum Gate plus Peak Punch, 4 Channel


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