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Audio Recording with the Sound Studio

How to reserve and use the CDS Sound Studio.

Getting Started

Step 1 — Reserve the Sound Studio online
 
  • Reserve the Sound Studio online: http://nd.libcal.com/reserve/soundstudio
  • Reservations available in 15 minute blocks, up to 2 hours per day, up to 8 hours per week
  • Reservations available up to 6 weeks in advance

Reserve the Sound Studio

Step 2 — At your reservation time, visit the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) Help Desk or CDS Staff Suite to request that the Sound Studio be unlocked
  • You may also check the key out from the Circulation Desk in the event no one is available in the CDS to provide assistance
  • No food or drink is permitted
     
Step 3 — Use the Sound Studio 

Hardware
  • iMac
  • Yeti USB Multi-Pattern Microphone
  • Knox Pop Filter
  • Headphones
  • VOIP phone (ND faculty/staff - please bring your phone authorization code to make off-campus calls)
     

Software
  • Audacity
  • GarageBand
  • Skype
  • Quicktime
     
Step 4 — Return the Sound Studio to pristine condition for the next user 
  • Return equipment to original configuration
  • Turn off the lights
  • Close the door
  • Return the key to the Circulation Desk, if applicable

Web Conferencing (Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, etc.)

  • Always perform test calls with the same settings and conditions you plan to use for your "real" call in advance, so you have time to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
  • Use the iMac's native webcam, microphone, and speakers by selecting them in your web conferencing application, or by unplugging the microphone and headset from the iMac.

VOIP Calls

  • If you wish to use the VOIP phone to dial off-campus, you must use your own authorization code (issued by your own department/unit). Please have your authorization code handy!
     
  • To receive a call, direct the caller to dial (574) 631-7844.