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THE SOUND STUDIO

MM115 is the secondary design studio and laboratory for the sound design program. We also share this space with the ICIT program in the Music Dept. MM115 is built around a ProTools HD system with an Icon/D-Command control surface. We have the latest industry-standard plug-ins as well as sequencing, recording, video and virtual/sample instrument programs. Monitoring is via a custom configurable 5.1 surround system that is easily expandable into unlimited configurations in excess of 7.1.

The room is asymmetrical in shape and custom tuned to be a semi-live/diffuse environment free of flutter echo, resonance and destructive reflections. Custom air handling and acoustic doors/windows keep sound from getting in or out. It's a great place to mix!

There are two 52" 1080p LCD monitors and a LCD projector all patchable and connected to a DVI switcher (and VGA scaler).

Although it's cozy and small, there is a voice-over booth in the room.

For a complete list of current equipment click here.

MM115

MM115 as it currently looks (larger image)

The studio started out as a voice and speech laboratory for the graduate acting program. They moved into new digs just as the sound program came on line in 2006. Here is what the room looked like before:

old MM115

MM115 circa 2005

Mm115 booth

Inside the vocal booth

   

The main equipment rack and CPU isolation rack. (larger images)

The Digidesign ICON D-Command and ProTools HD

The console side bays.

A small army of people helped get this special studio up and running. Here's the short list:

STUDIO AND ACOUSTIC DESIGN: Michael Hooker

WIRING AND INFRASTRUCTURE CONSULTANT: Samuel Buckner, Technical Multimedia Design, Dave Revel, CEO

WIRING INFRASTRUCTURE AND PATCHBAY CONSTRUCTION: Dave Luther, Lex Products, Sun Valley, CA

CUSTOM FURNITURE: KK Audio, Kurt Koesler - Principal, North Hollywood, CA

COLOR CONSULTANT: Jeanine Nichols, MFA scenic design UCI class of 2008

INSTALLATION: Palmer Jankens, Joe Wilbur, Corinne Carrillo, Scott Collins

PRIMARY EQUIPMENT DEALER: RSPE Audio Solutions, Universal City, CA, Dave Szpak, sales representative

 

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