Ball State University's music media production program moved into the new Music Instruction Building in August 2004. Housed on the second floor, the Music Media Production Studios include nine studios and nearly 10,000 square feet dedicated to music media production, computer music, and composition, providing a remarkable range of choices for creative endeavors.
This facility's marvelous physical spaces and sophisticated array of top-flight equipment have placed Ball State's music technology program in the national spotlight, not only in the educational world but also in the professional world of audio recording. These new studios will allow this program to fully realize its educational goals, focusing on digital audio recording, music technology research, computer music, and composition.
The two largest recording studios feature control rooms and multiple isolation spaces for music media production projects. Studio One is equipped with AVID's ICON system and Studio Two features Rupert Neve's 5088 analog console. Smaller workstation rooms surrounding the recording studios give students a setting for introductory work in recording plus private work areas for computer music composition.
The media lab with a total of 10 computers offer space to students working in the music production and computer music classes and provide a welcome expansion of access as an increasing amount of audio technology work takes place within software domains.
Other features of the new facility include a mastering suite tailored to critical listening and final stage of production.
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