Audio Production Studios

Audio Production Studios
 
Songs, podcasts, commercial jingles—they’re just clicks away at Level Up’s two audio production studios. Record live and digital sounds, work out your final mix, and your new masterpiece is ready for your fans.

 

Getting Started

In-depth lessons on recording are available through the Library's free subscription to lynda.com.
See instructions for Studio equipment and software below, or on Level Up’s Digital Workstations page.
 

Making a Reservation

Getting into a sound booth at Level Up is easy. Just use Dibs, our online booking system, to reserve Audio Production Studio 1 or Studio 2.
 

What’s Available

Audio Production Studio 1
 
  • Large-diaphragm condenser microphones

▶ RØDE NT1

A professional-quality condenser microphone designed for highly detailed sound reproduction.

Overview
An overview of the NT1.

Instructions (PDF)
Online instruction manual from RØDE.

▶ Samson C01

The smooth sound produced by this microphone makes it the perfect solution for recording vocals, acoustic instruments, or drums.

Overview
An overview of the C01.

Instructions (PDF)
Samson Owner's Manual.

  • Digital piano

▶ Casio CDP-120

The CDP-120 has everything you need to sit down and play, featuring a springless hammer system similar to a grand piano's and a warm, lush reverb with the acoustics of a grand concert hall.

Overview
An overview of the CDP-120.

Instructions (PDF)
Online instruction manual for the CDP-120.

  • Presonus Studio monitors
  • Audio-Technica pro headphones
  • Focusrite recording interface

▶ Scarlett 18i8

Designed specifically for the computer interface environment and delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality, the 18i8 forms the heart of the modern digital studio.

Overview
An overview of the 18i8.

User Guide (PDF)
Online User Guide for the Scarlett 18i8.

Recording, Editing & Mixing Software
  • Logic Pro X
  • Reaper
  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Adobe Audition
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Audacity
 
Audio Production Studio 2
  • RØDE and Samson large-diaphragm condenser mics
  • MIDI keyboard controller

▶ Akai MPK249

The Akai MPK 49 is a 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with 12 backlit percussion pads, assignable knobs and faders, and more. With the MPK 49, thousands of sounds can be controlled through Level Up’s audio software (Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, and Propellerhead Reason 8)—from common instruments like guitars, basses, and drums to more unusual instruments like mellotrons, zithers, and gamelans. The controller’s ultra-sensitive keys and pads ensure that audio sounds realistic and organic. Eight knobs and faders allow assignment for up to 64 track parameters when using 4 banks to make recording and mixing a more hands-on experience.

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Helpful links

     Akai MPK 49 Overview (YouTube Video)

     Akai MPK 49 with Logic Pro X

     Akai MPK 49 with Ableton Live

Overview
An Overview of the MPK-249 controller.

Instructions (PDF)
Online User Guide for the Akai controller.

  • Electric Drum Kit

▶ Roland TD - 11K

The Roland TD-11K is an electronic drum kit with a natural feel and sound. A large, editable sound library is available featuring many different distinct genre-inspired sounds. It can be used with the drum kit sounds contained in the module itself, or it can act as a MIDI controller, triggering drum samples in programs like Logic Pro X.

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      TD-11K Overview Video 

      Sweetwater Demo Video 

      Roland Website 

      User's Manual

  • Presonus Studio monitors
  • Audio-Technica pro headphones
  • Focusrite recording interface

▶ Scarlett 18i8

Designed specifically for the computer interface environment and delivering legendary Focusrite sound quality, the 18i8 forms the heart of the modern digital studio.

Overview
An overview of the Scarlett 18i8.

User Guide (PDF) 
User Guide for the Scarlett 18i8.

 
Recording, Editing & Mixing Software
  • Logic Pro X
  • Reaper
  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Adobe Audition
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Audacity
 

 
Don’t see the help you need? Try Level Up’s Digital Workstations page for instructions, tutorials, and more.