Shain Library offers a recording studio available to all students, faculty, and staff. The studio, located in Shain 309, provides a quiet space for recording, videoconferencing, and for post-production work. This page includes a list of hardware and software available in the studio, as well as instructions for reserving the space and requesting training. 

Reserving the room

The Recording Studio may be reserved for periods of up to two hours during the library‚Äôs operating hours. Once you have a confirmed reservation, visit the Circulation Desk to borrow the key. Note that the key will only be checked out to the person with the confirmed reservation. The key must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the end of the reservation period. Note that staff are not available outside regular working hours to assist, unless prior arrangements have been made. 

Training and Consultations

An online instruction manual is available. Training and consultations are available during regular office hours. We are happy to consult with you on the development of assignments and class projects that utilize the studio, in addition to training on the hardware and software. As always, we are also available to work with students and entire classes. Email teachtech@conncoll.edu to schedule an appointment and get started! 

Hardware  

  • 24-inch iMac (M1, 2021) 
  • Blackmagic design ATEM Mini Extreme ISO Video Switcher
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface
  • Presonus HP4 - 4-Channel Headphone Distribution Amplifier
  • Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 (15-key) 
  • 2x Shure Beta 87A Vocal Microphone on Heil Sound PL-2T Overhead Broadcast Booms
  • 2x SONY Dynamic Stereo Large Diaphragm Headphones MDR-7506 (Over-Ear Studio Monitors)
  • 2x GoPro Hero 11 Creator Edition on boom stands
  • Logitech HD 1080P Webcam
  • LG 55lE5400 55" display
  • Green Screen Chroma Key Panel Backdrop (100" diagonal)

Software

For Audio Recording/Editing: 

  • Logic Pro
  • Garageband 
  • Fission
  • Audacity
  • Audio Hijack
  • Piezo
  • Loopback
  • Soundsource

For Photo Editing: 

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Photoshop 2022

For Graphic Designing: 

  • Adobe Illustrator 2022
  • Adobe Character Animator 2022

For Video & Podcast Recording/Editing:

  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • Davinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2022
  • Adobe Premiere Rush

For Video Live Streaming:

  • OBS
  • Wirecast
  • Farrago

For Video Conference/Meetings/Interviews:

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Facetime