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The Sound Studio

This is a collection of resources, instructions, and policies regarding the recording studio in the Olin College of Engineering Library.

REQUIRED training

Sound Studio Orientation training

Basic training for using the recording equipment takes about 1 hour. This training will cover rules and expectations for using the room and the gear, troubleshooting tips, and an explanation of all default settings. At the end of the training, you should be able to get setup and recording on your own in less than 5 minutes!

Sign up for this training on the library's training sign-up form (linked on the homepage of this website). Please go through the Orientation Worksheet (linked below), before your in person training session

OPTIONAL trainings

Post-Production Training

Training on audio-production workflows, including editing and sourcing sounds, is available upon request. This one-on-one training will focus on a particular Digital Audio Workstation (such as Audacity, Adobe Audition, or FL Studio)

If you are interested, check out the Post-Production Worksheet (linked below) for more information

Field Recording Workshop

During the Fall'19 semester, we began to experiment with a workshop format to teach students how to use the library's various field recording equipment. If you are interested in learning about this equipment either in a one-on-one session or through a NINJA-led workshop, reach out to or one of the NINJAs

ZOOM equipment training

Before purchasing the RODECaster Pro, we had a recording set-up that used the ZOOM F8, the ZOOM FRC-8, and a couple of amplifiers. This equipment is a little bit more complicated than the RODECaster Pro setup, but along with that complexity comes more fine control regarding file format and recording preferences. If you are interested in learning about this equipment either in a one-on-one session, reach out to or one of the NINJAs.