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In compliance with safety measures set forth by VCU and the VDH, the makerspace and the video, audio and gaming studios are closed through the Fall semester. There are no reservations or scheduled orientations during this time. Please visit The Workshop's homepage for updates on what resources are, or will be, available.

Some of our most requested studio equipment from the Audio and Video studios have been repurposed into four new mobile studio kits. Learn more and request a kit.

The computer audio setup with a keyboard

Audio Studio

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


  • 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


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


Audio studio reservation calendar
Audio studio start-up guide
Audio Project (Podcast) Production Guide
LinkedIn Learning 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. to become an authorized user and reserve the video studio in advance.


  • 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


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


Video studio reservation calendar
Video studio start-up guide
Video Project Guide
LinkedIn Learning 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.


  • LG B8 Series 55" UHD display
  • 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, and Sony Playstation VR
  • VHS VCR, LaserDisc player, Umatic 3/4" VCR and 16mm projector also available upon request


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.


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

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