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The computer audio setup with a keyboard

Audio Studio

Record, edit and mix sounds using sophisticated microphones, software, and keyboard. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the audio studio in advance.

Hardware

  • Focusrite Clarett 8PreX
  • Genelec 8030B studio monitors with Genelec 7050 subwoofer
  • Yamaha MOXF8 88-key keyboard
  • Microphones: Electro-Voice RE20 (2), Audio Technica AT4033A (2), Rode NT4, Audio Technica AT4041 (2), Shure Beta 58A (2), Shure SM57 (2), Electro Voice RE50B (2)
  • Avid Artist Control
  • Ableton Launchpad
  • Moog Theremin
  • Korg Monologue Analog Synthesizer
  • Microphone stands and pop screens

Software

Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, GarageBand, Reaper, Audacity, iZotope, Mixbus and more

Resources

Audio studio reservation calendar
Audio studio start-up guide
Audio Project (Podcast) Production Guide
Lynda.com audio tutorials

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Shot of a green screen video setup

Video Studio

Shoot and edit high quality videos in a high-end production studio, outfitted with two 4K cameras, a variety of backdrops, a lighting grid and sound board. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the video studio in advance.

Equipment

  • Sony FS7 4K camcorder (2)
  • Sachtler ENG 75/2 tripod and dolly
  • Light grid controlled by Strand 200 lighting console
  • Yamaha MGP16x 16-channel analog audio mixer
  • Rode NTG3 and Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphones
  • Sennheiser ME2 wireless omni lavalier microphones
  • Green, black, white and gray backdrops
  • C-stands and boom arms

Software

Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Avid Pro Tools, Reaper

Resources

Video studio reservation calendar
Video studio start-up guide
Video Project Guide
Lynda.com video tutorials

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A rack of gaming consoles with a flatscreen TV

Gaming studio

Play, create or edit 2D, virtual and mixed reality games, environments and content. Reserve the gaming studio in advance. Check out gaming console accessories at desk. The room holds up to 6 people.

Hardware

  • 47" high-definition LED 3D TV monitor (LG 47LM6200)
  • LG Passive Cinema 3D glasses (8 Pack)
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Sony PlayStation 3
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Alienware Area 51 gaming PC
  • Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR, and Samsung Gear
  • VHS VCR, LaserDisc player, Umatic 3/4" VCR and 16mm projector also available upon request

Software

Steam, Oculus, Microsoft Hololens, Unreal 4, Unity, Pure Data Pdm, Processing 3, AR Core, Oracle VM VirtualBox, Microsoft Visual Studio

Full list of games held by VCU Libraries. Some are 3 day loans, some are installed on the consoles and some are accessed through virtual reality platforms.

Resources

Gaming studio reservation calendar
Virtual, mixed and augmented reality equipment start-up guide
Lynda.com

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VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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