We will respond within 1 business day of the form submission and we require 4 business days notice in advance of your reservation availabilities.
A member of the Media Commons staff will contact individuals to further discuss the project, equipment needs and dates. Once approved Media Commons staff will be present to assist with the setting up of equipment, shooting the scenes, and instruction on the basics of editing.
The Media Commons Audio Booth is a two-room, sound-dampening recording booth located on the Lower Level of the Undergraduate Library. The two rooms are joined by a soundproof glass window. The 6’ by 6’ Control Room contains all of the equipment to get your audio into a computer and send audio back out to headphones in the Live Room. The 12’ by 12’ Live Room is where you make noise for the microphones (note: a single person can operate the studio using an iPad control panel in the Live Room).
Please bring removable media to transfer files after your session (or plan to upload to cloud storage).
Methods of recording in the Audio Booth
iMac in the Control Room
iPad in the Live Room
Bring your own Laptop
Tutorials for Audio Studio software/equipment:
Lynda Tutorial - Apogee Quartet: link
Apogee Quartet Manual: link
Lynda Tutorial - Reaper (audio recording software): link
Lynda Tutorial - Auria: link
Presonus Monitor Station Manual: link
NOTE: For Lynda.com links; log in using UIUC credentials via the “log in through your organization or school” box using www.uiuc.edu as the web address when prompted
Responsibilities of Media Commons Staff.
Responsibilities of the Patron using the Video Production Studio
Please note that the library is not responsible for any damage that may occur on equipment as a result of media borrowed from the library or used internally.
The Media Commons is exploring expanded options for the usage of the audio production studio, which may include a training program that certifies regular users access to the room and the equipment.