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Audio recording studio

Record, edit and mix sounds using sophisticated microphones, software, and keyboard. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the audio recording 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
LinkedIn Learning audio tutorials

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Simple Studio

Shoot and edit high quality videos in an easy-to-use production studio, outfitted with a 4K camera, a variety of backdrops, and a sound system. Attend an orientation to become an authorized user and reserve the Simple Studio in advance.

Equipment

  • Black Magic Studio Pro 4K camera
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Condenser Microphone
  • Ceiling Track Black Curtain Room Divider
  • Green PortaScreen
  • ikan Lyra LBX5 Bi-Color Soft Panel Half x 1 Studio and Field LED Light with DMX
  • Apple Mac mini M1 Chip
  • ikan Elite Tablet & iPad Light Stand Teleprompter  (coming soon!)

Software

iMovie, Adobe Rush, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, and Open Broadcast Software

Resources

Simple Studio reservation calendar
Video Project Guide
LinkedIn Learning video tutorials

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XR/Advanced Media (XRAM) Lab

Play, create or edit 2D, virtual and mixed reality games, environments and content; create advanced multimedia projects with 4K camera, adjustable lighting, and sound system; learn 3D scanning and photogrammetry. Reserve the XRAM Lab in advance. The room holds up to 8 people.

Hardware

  • Oculus Rift S
  • HTC Vive Pro
  • Microsoft Hololens 2
  • Alienware Area 51 VR/Gaming PC
  • Sony PlayStation 5
  • Sony PlayStation 4 Pro with VR
  • Microsoft Xbox Series X
  • Microsoft Xbox One
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • Light grid controlled by Strand 200 lighting console
  • LG B8 Series 55" UHD display
  • Oculus Quest 2s available for 7-day checkout

Software

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

Full list of games held by VCU Libraries. Some are 7 day loans, some are installed on the consoles and some are accessed through virtual reality platforms.

Resources

XRAM reservation calendar
Virtual, mixed and augmented reality equipment start-up guide
LinkedIn Learning

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