Audio Prod Studio

Availability and Booking

About the Self-Use Audio Booth

The Media Commons Audio Booth is a one room self-use audio recording facility designed to record one person at a time. Within the Audio Booth there is a desk with a computer as well as a small, vocal isolation booth.

You can find instructions on how to operate the Audio Booth here:
Self-Use Audio Booth Operating Instructions

Please bring removable media to transfer files after your session (or plan to upload to cloud storage). DO NOT RELY ON LONG-TERM STORAGE OF FILES ON THE AUDIO BOOTH MACHINE – THE HARD DRIVE MAY BE WIPED AT ANY TIME.

PLEASE NOTE: The Audio Booth is unstaffed. If you need to schedule an in-person orientation, please use the form located here (please be aware that this will require several days advance notice and an initial response may take up to two business days).


  • Neumann TLM102 Large Diaphragm Condenser microphone
  • Audient iD4 Audio Interface (1 Microphone Preamp)
  • Two (2) – Sennheiser HD280 Studio Headphones


  • Reaper
  • OBS

Methods of Recording in the Audio Booth

The PC at the desk outside the Vocal Booth:

  • Set up Reaper session before entering the booth
    • Create Project file
    • Prep track for vocal recording
    • Add any background tracks
  • Edit audio after recording
  • Transfer files after recording

The touchscreen monitor in the Vocal Booth:

  • Mirror of PC on the desk
  • Allow for the operations of Reaper while recording
    • ​​​​​​​Record, Stop, Playback
    • Add new tracks
    • Mute, Solo and change track volume levels

Recording Software

The audio booth utilizes Reaper audio recording software. Reaper is available to download for free here:

If you would like to familiarize yourself with Reaper before visiting, please refer to the following tutorials.

Policies and Procedures   

  • Patrons must bring their I-Card and present it to Tech Desk staff at the time of their confirmed reservation in order to check out the Audio Booth key
  • Patrons should bring a storage device (preferrably USB 3 or higher) to save the data once the audio recording is completed (or check out an external drive from the Loanable Technology desk). DO NOT RELY ON LONG-TERM STORAGE OF FILES ON THE AUDIO BOOTH MACHINE – THE HARD DRIVE MAY BE WIPED AT ANY TIME.
  • Patrons should come prepared to record.
  • Patrons should exercise respect and care in the use of the equipment.
  • Only individuals involved in recording audio are allowed in the studio.
  • NO FOOD OR DRINKS (with the exception of a water bottle) WILL BE ALLOWED.

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.