• Recording Industry
    Hands-on experience
    is part of being at MTSU
  • Recording Industry
    Students are guided by
    Grammy-winner Professor John Hill
  • Recording Industry
    Songwriter and pianist, Joseph Akins brings his creative expertise to teaching
  • Recording Industry
    Helping with the PBS special "Pa's Fiddle" provided real-world experience

Studio B

Studio B is designed for recording and mixing. It consists of a large main recording space, a large drum room, an isolation booth, a piano alcove, the control room, an observation/critical listening lab and a machine room. Interconnect panels are located around the perimeter of the room to allow connection of mic, line, headphones, speakers and MIDI tie lines to the control room.

Control room B is physically and acoustically identical to Control Room A. It features a SSL Duality console, Pro Tools HD2, a MIDI station, a variety of outboard signal processing units and has Costal Acoustics, Boxer main monitors. Tape machines include a Studer analog 24-track, and a Sony analog 16 track. Master recorders include an Ampex 1/2" analog deck, Alesis Masterlink, and high quality Apogee A/D converters for mixing back into Pro tools.

Analog Mixing System

48 Channel SSL Duality Console, with automation and Total Recall.

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Monitor Systems

Discrete Research Boxer IV Main Monitors, Event Opal near-field monitors, Urei 809 A Studio Monitors, Bryston 4B Power Amps, Hafler P500 Power Amps.

Analog Recorders

Studer 827 A 24 Tracks, Ampex ATR-102 1/2" 2-Track.

Sync Systems

Time Line Lynx Time Code Modules, Digidesign Sync I/O.

DAW/MIDI Software

Pro Tools HD2 and Digital Performer. Plug-ins include: Antares Autotune, SynchroArts Vocalign, Eventide Anthology II bundle, Focusrite D2 Red EQ, Digidesign Sound Replacer, Line 6 Amp Farm, Mcdsp Emerald Pack and Retro Pack, Melodyne, Waves gold bundle.

DAW/MIDI Hardware

2.6Ghz Octocore Mac Pro, Digidesign HD-Accel, MOTU MIDI Time Piece AV & II, Yamaha Motif, Kurzweil K2500RS.

Outboard Mic/Pre-amps

Millenia HV-3D, Millenia STT-1, Calrec mic module, John Hardy mic pre.

Reverbs/Delays

Lexicon 480L w/ LARC, Lexicon PCM 42, Eventide H3000 SE, Yamaha REV 7, Yamaha Pro R3, Yamaha SPX 90II, Ursa Major SST 282, Echo Plate II.

EQ/Dynamics

Empirical Labs Distressor (2), GML 8900 two channel compressor, GML 8200 two channel parametric EQ, API 550 parametric EQ (4), DBX 165A (2), Drawmer Noise Gates(4), Drawmer De-esser.

Musical Instruments

Yamaha C5 Grand Piano, Pearl Master Series Drum kit w/ Zildjian Cymbals, Fender Deluxe Twin Guitar Amplifer.

Microphones

Neumann M147, TLM 170, TLM103, & KM140; Sennheiser MKH 40, MD421, and E604; Schoeps CMC 5/6; Audio Technica AT4033, AKG 460 CK61, C414BULS, D12E, D112, & Solidtube; Electro-Voice RE 20; Yamaha MZ 204; Countryman Isomax Uni, Shure KSM 32, SM57, SM58, SM81, & VP88; Countryman and Stewart DI Boxes.