Audio Lab

The Audio Lab is open to current ATU students, faculty, and staff where they can record their voice for podcasts or film narrations, record their piano or guitar playing, mix beats and pop songs, and post-produce pre-recorded audio files with high quality mastering software.  Please refer to our Use Guidelines and make a Reservation.

The ATU Library's audio recording facility, located on the second floor, room 204. 

FALL 2019 HOURS

Monday:   9 AM – 1 PM /  3 PM – 11 PM
Tuesday:  3 PM - 11PM
Wednesday:  9 AM – 1 PM /  3 PM – 11PM
Thursday:  3 PM - 11PM
Friday:  12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday:  2PM - 8PM
Sunday:  2 PM – 6 PM/  7 PM – 11 PM

Please Note: The Audio Lab will be closed for Fall Break:  Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13.

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AUDIO PROjects

A photo of the audio lab workstation.

PODCASTING

Podcasts consist of digital audio or video files that are presented by a "podcaster" who provides original recorded content with commentary and other supporting digital documents such as photos and text.  Common places to find podcasts are from video content providers (YouTube, Vimeo), blogs (Blogger, Wordpress), social media (Facebook, Soundcloud), and a host of personal and organizational websites.

The ATU Audio Lab provides high quality microphones, an iMac digital workstation, and excellent software to support podcasting projects.

Students review an audio track using the latest software.

AUDIO EDITING & MASTERING

Audio editing and mastering are two processes that differ from "mixing."  Editing and mastering a basic mono, stereo or surround sound recording is usually the final process completed after mixing several audio tracks into one file.  In many cases where mixing is not needed, we simply record a stereo track, edit the parts not needed or desired, and enhance or "sweeten" the sound for final production known as "mastering." 

The audio editing and mastering programs we have available include Audacity, Adobe Audition, Cubase, and Wavelab

Close view of a guitar playing into a mircophone.

MULTITRACK RECORDING & BEAT MIXING

Many audio projects require the "mixing" of multiple recordings commonly known as "tracks" into one stereo or surround sound audio file.  Multitrack recording and "beat mixing" is possible with a number of software programs including Ableton Live, Audacity, Adobe Audition, CubaseGarageBand, Ignite, and Logic Pro X.

Photo of student singing into a microphone

VOICE-OVERS & VIDEO EDITING

The ATU Audio Lab supports the ability to record narrations needed for film documentaries and PowerPoints projects with several types of microphones ranging from medium to high quality.  Video editing is also supported with software programs including iMovie and Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

 

CONTACT THE Audio LAB

Ross Pendergraft Library, Room 210
305 West Q Street 
Russellville, AR 72801 

Phone: (479) 964-0584 
Email: llybarger@atu.edu