Studio B is designed for a multitude of choices including but not limited to: 5.1 mixing facility, offline editing suite, electronic music production, MIDI and sampling work, pre-production studio, tracking facility, recording space, video post-production, and pod-casting. We utilize and teach a multitude of DAW sequencers and MIDI software in this space including ProTools Mix Plus, ProTools LE, Nuendo, Digital Performer, Logic Express, Reason, and soon GigaStudio. There are two work stations in this room. One utilizes the MOTU and ProTools LE systems for mixing and the second station uses the ProTools Mix Plus system by Digidesign and a 1st generation Yamaha O2R mixing console. Several outboard pieces in this room are designed to teach the historical perspective of electronic music as well as recording and production and their possible futures.
The entire studio has tie lines running from room to room as well as mic lines and cue lines which all terminate at the patchbay in this main room allowing for a variety of options to be had for a session. The control room's acoustical design was done by John Storyk from New York based acoustical design company Walters-Storyk Design Group. The room has the capability of clocking to a variety of different sources including the Apogee Big Ben clocking system in the machine which allows Studio B to utilize the Apogee AD 16x and the TC Electonics System 6000 effects processor located in the Studio A Control Room. This versatilty helps the students understand signal flow from both an analog and a digital perspective.
Funds generated from sessions for students, faculty and the general public help go towards the update, upkeep and general maintenance of the equipment and outboard processors necessary to maintain a high level recording facilty. A list of equipment is updated as frequently as possible and can be downloaded here (PDF). Any questions or concerns about particular listings or availability of different equipment can be directed to the Chief Recording Engineer, Mr. Scott Wynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.