Audio Recording & Production

Audio Recording & Production Studio

Express yourself! The Campbell Learning Commons offers audio production and recording equipment for student use. Use professional equipment and software to make beats, record vocals, or lay down an instrument track! Make that podcast, or record voice-overs for that documentary—the choice is yours and the possibilities are endless.

Audio Recording Workstation

  • Audio-Technica BP40 Microphone
  • Scarlett 18i20 Recording Interface
  • Logic Pro Software
  • GarageBand Software
  • Nektar Impact LX49+ MIDI Keyboard / DAW Controller

Beatmaking & Composition Workstation

  • FL Studio Signature Edition Software
  • FL Key Mini Interface
  • Native Instruments Maschine MK2 Interface
  • Native Instruments Software and Sample Libraries
Dirt Cheep Music logo, including a cartoon bird wearing sunglasses and playing guitar

Special thanks to our partner-in-education, Dirt Cheep Music 
for their generous donations of equipment and expertise!

Why a Recording Studio?

Many of our students are interested in music and entertainment, but they lack access to the equipment needed to learn these skills. With provide students with the space and equipment needed to record vocal and instrumental performances, to compose and record beats and electronic music, and to combine their recordings into polished final products. Examples of these products might include:

  • Music demo recordings for distribution to professional agents and producers
  • “Mix-tape” collections of their compositions for distribution to family and friends
  • Recordings of audition solos for performing arts college admissions or scholarships
  • High-quality podcasts with music, sound effects, etc.
  • Voice-over tracks for documentaries, animations, or instructional videos
  • Recordings of speech in a foreign language for evaluation or instruction

These experiences give students the opportunity to express themselves and exercise their creativity, but they also provide a number of curricular tie-ins, including:

  • Science (acoustics, resonance)
  • Technology (specialized audio software and hardware)
  • Engineering (analog signal capture, digital signal processing)
  • Arts (music, language arts)
  • Mathematics (harmonics, logarithmic measures of signal strength, time signatures)

Also, students learn valuable soft skills, including collaboration and organization.

Here’s a short video about our first day using the new equipment:

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