Access Policies

Make an Audio Studio reservation (current audio students only).

Electronic Media offers introductory and advanced level audio facilities. All labs require proficiency tests which can be covered in curriculum incorporated in programs or individual study. The labs are only available for academic work.

General Access:

  • The Audio Mix Benches are Apple iMac-based labs for mixing, editing, and voiceover work. The Mix Benches are equipped with Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Adobe Creative Cloud, and various plugins. They require a proficiency test, which can be scheduled at the Electronic Media desk (LIB 1501).
  • The 5.1 Mix Room room is a surround sound mixing facility with auxiliary classroom function. It is not equipped (or intended) for recording. The 5.1 Mix Room requires a proficiency, and can be scheduled at the Electronic Media Desk. 
  • The Sound Effects Studio is a Mac-based digital recording studio with a selection of floor surfaces, Foley pits, and a variety of objects for creating sound effects. The room also has tie lines to the Audio Lab Control Room next door.

Audio Studio:

  • The Audio Lab is Evergreen's introductory recording studio, and is built around a Toft ATB 16, Yamaha O2R96, and Otari MX5050mkIII 8-track 1/2" tape machine.
  • The Orchestra Rehearsal and Recital Hall are large performance spaces with intermediate-level analog and digital recording studios. Each is centered around a 16-channel API 1608 console and Apple Mac Pro.
  • The 16-Track Studio is Evergreen's flagship audio recording facility, featuring a new 32-channel Neve 5088 console, Ampex MM1200 16-track 2" tape machine.  It includes a control room, tracking room, and isolation booth. It requires a proficiency test and previous work in the 8-track studios.

The Audio Lab, 8-Track and 16-Track studios are available exclusively to students in audio recording programs. Students must demonstrate comprehension of signal flow and appropriate operation of the studio facilities through a proficiency test, administered by a staff member. These tests (from one to two hours, depending on the space) allow the student to demonstrate safe and proper use of the equipment, and show that they have a clear understanding of the audio system's use.

Students attending the Introduction to Audio Recording part-time course learn how to use the Audio Lab and 8-track facilities. The 16-track proficiency is covered in either the Multitrack Composition or Advanced Audio Production course. Exceptions are sometimes possible for contract students with prior audio backgrounds and media faculty recommendation to gain proficiency in the facilities outside of these course offerings.

Scheduling procedures and a list of available microphones are available in the Audio Studio Policy (PDF) .

For more information, contact Audio/Music Technologies Manager Patrick LaBahn (x5277).