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.

FALL 2018

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

Please Note: The Audio Lab will be closed for the Fall Break from Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2018. 

Audio Projects

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. More about podcasting

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 AudacityAdobe Audition, and Wavelab

 

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 LiveAudacityAdobe AuditionGarageBandIgnite, and Logic Pro X

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

 

Software

 

Adobe AuditionAdobe Audition
Audio Editing & Mastering, Multitrack & Beat Mixing
AudacityAudacity
Audio Editing & Mastering
WavelabWavelab
Audio Editing & Mastering
Ableton LiveAbleton Live Lite
Multitrack & Beat Mixing
GarageBandGarageBand
Multitrack & Beat Mixing
IgniteIgnite
Multitrack & Beat Mixing
Logic Pro X Logic Pro X
Multitrack & Beat Mixing
CubaseCubase
Multitrack & Beat Mixing
Adobe Premiere ProAdobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing
iMovieiMovie
Video Editing
DoricoDorico
Music Notation

Hardware

Audio lab hardware displayed at desk

AUDIO HARDWARE

  • Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphones
  • Audio-Technica Pro 24 Stereo Microphone
  • Resident Audio T4 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • RP5G3-NA Rokit 5 Generation 3 Powered Studio Monitor
  • Q1002 USB 10-Channel Mixer
  • Akai MPK Mini MKII USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller
  • Alesis Q88  88-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
A student produces music at a workstation

COMPUTER WORKSTATION

  • iMac 27-inch with Retina 5K display
  • 3.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 1TB Fusion Drive
  • 2TB Thunderbolt External Hardrive
  • CD/DVD USB Superdrive

 

Reservations

To reserve the Audio Lab, please go to our online reservation system. Please refer to our Use Guidelines

BOOK IT

 

 

 

Contact the Audio Lab

Luke Heffley
(479) 964-0546
lheffley@atu.edu

Lowell Lybarger
(479) 964-0584
llybarger@atu.edu