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Music Business and Industry Recording Studio

Northern Vermont University-Lyndon’s recording studio is the pride of the Music Business and Industry (MBI) major. The studio is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week for students to work on class and personal projects. Most MBI students can access this space within their first year at the university. It consists of an acoustically treated control room, tracking space, and isolation room. It is the perfect space to capture your musical ideas or mix your next release.

The control room features a Toft ATB 24 analog recording console connected to an Avid: Pro Tools HDX system. Pro Tools Ultimate and Logic Pro X DAW software are available on the Apple Mac Pro computer as well as plugins by McDSP. Equipment by API, Avalon, DBX, JBL, Millennia, Universal Audio, and Yamaha have been placed in the ergonomic desk surrounding the console. Two Avid Artist Mixes flank the console for controlling parameters inside the DAW software. A MIDI controller can also be found in the control room.

The tracking space comes fully equipped with microphones, cables, headphones, instruments, direct boxes, and stands. Microphones by AKG, Audio Technica, Electro-Voice, Neumann, Sennheiser, and Shure are available to all students that access the space. A drum set, upright piano, electric guitar and bass (with amplifiers) are always in the space. There is a customizable headphone system in the tracking space so the recording artist can create their perfect mix.

The isolation room has been acoustically treated for capturing vocals or dialogue for film, television, and video games.

Courses that use this space: Advanced Audio ProductionHybrid Mixing TechniquesRecord Label Practicum, and Introduction to Audio Engineering.

Studio photographs by Christian Kapoukranidis.