Recording Studios

4
Oct18

The Library’s Audio Workshop Series Starts October 4th.  Sign Up Today!

Posted by: Debra Mandel

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                                                                     Audio Engineering is a wonderful skill to learn, whether you are a musician, budding sound engineer, or creative adventurer. Attend the Snell Library Recording Studio’s Audio Engineering series to learn the basics in a small group setting. No experience is necessary. Over the course of seven weeks, beginning on October 4th, I will teach you the foundations–everything from critical listening, to mixing music, to understanding a wide range of tools and techniques. You can attend one or all. I am Zac Kerwin, the Recording Studio’s co-op. I’m a third year Music Industry student, and the Head of Green Line Records’ Recording Department. I have had a passion for music my whole life, and have been recording, mixing, and mastering music since I was in high school. I’ve learned a lot through my time working here, and with Green Line, and I can’t wait to share everything I know with everyone at these workshops. I look forward to meeting and teaching you all! Workshops meet from 12-1pm and 6-7pm on Thursdays. The first few are full, and the rest are filling up quickly. If you can’t find a spot, make sure to sign up for the waitlist though, as you might get a spot if someone cancels! Register here:   http://northeastern.libcal.com If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at e.kerwin@northeastern.edu Visit our website at: http://library.northeastern.edu/services/recording-studios   See you soon! Zac Kerwin    

Posted in: Recording Studios, Teaching and Learning

21
Jul17

Student Records Fourth Album at Snell Library Recording Studios

Posted by: Jon Reed

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Who knew that looking for a book could lead to the recording of a full-length album? This was the experience of Tirelle Barron, a New York based artist currently in his fifth year at Northeastern University, majoring in Design. As Tirelle was perusing Snell Library, he walked into the Digital Media Commons Recording Studio, located on Level Two. The studio’s laid back aesthetic and professional grade equipment immediately clicked with Barron, leading him to record his Fourth studio album “Blossom” in its entirety at Snell Library. Tirelle’s studio moniker—“The Noise Above”—reflects his eclectic taste in music and a drive to remap the sonic boundaries of the traditional three-and-a-half-minute track. But he somehow finds a way to keep it all in perspective “I do it just to have fun,” choosing not to focus on the glamor and relishing the grind. Barron’s influences run the gamut, from soul legend Stevie Wonder and avant-garde jazz composer Sun Ra, to hip-hop superstar Pharell Williams and rapper Kanye West. In addition to providing the right vibes for “Blossom” to be created, the Digital Media Commons Recording Studio also showcases one of Barron’s music videos, “Kaleidoscope” on their digital exhibit page. 

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16
Mar15

Snell is full of Fanjimiles

Posted by: Emily Nehme

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Hey aspiring musicians! Check out the colorful and moving music of Anjimile and read about their journey on recording and releasing Human Nature, their new album inspired by the wonders of the human body, mind, and soul. Human Nature was written, recorded, and produced by these band members, who also happen to be Northeastern students: Anjimile Yvonne on vocals and guitar, Drew Wilcox on percussion, Jason Smith as a featured bass guitarist, and Lee Schuna who produced this album at The Ivy Basement

Here’s the deal: Anjimile, an indie band from Boston, is raising money for their first ever full-length album, Human Nature. It’s always been their dream to release a a full-fledged studio album, but now they need the help of fellow musicians, indie fans, kind-hearted souls… anyone, really, to fund a campaign with this pre-sale. In return, you’ll get a digital version of Human Nature and the chance to call yourself a true “Fanjimile”.

So, what does this have to do with the library? Human Nature has musical features that were recorded in the Digital Media Commons (DMC) Audio Recording Studio at Snell Library.

Anjimile shared their recording experience with us and said they enjoyed the environment of the studio and felt comfortable recording there. The state-of-the-art equipment eased the recording process and the studio was always readily available to them when they made appointments. Let’s think about why the DMC met the needs of Anjimile and how it can meet your needs:
  • Anjimile has an in-home studio where the majority of their album was recorded. However, acquiring equipment and soundproofing the space requires spending a lot of time and a lot of money, which not everyone can do.
  • Another option would be renting studio space somewhere in the city… yeah, right! Again, that requires a lot of time and a lot of money.
  • Finally, Northeastern does offer another audio recording studio in Shillman. Unfortunately, it’s only for music majors.
It’s a no-brainer! The DMC Audio Recording Studio is free, easy to book, and available to any student, faculty, or staff member at Northeastern. Book now and record or edit your own soundtrack! Or if you don’t have experience but are interested, check out the Audio Recording Workshop Series in April.

In the meantime, show your support: help Anjimile raise money for their new album and check out their next show on March 21st at 8 pm at NU afterHOURS where they will be performing with Massachusetts-based, nationally renowned indie band Speedy Ortiz.

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12
Aug13

Digital Media Design Studio Closing August 21st

Posted by: Debra Mandel

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The Library’s Digital Media Design Studio (DMDS) closes its doors on August 21st. Beginning on August 26th, most of the Studio’s services will be distributed elsewhere in the library, while construction of an innovative landscape of improved facilities and services gets underway. Here is how we are addressing key services:
  • Basic audio and video recording rooms will be temporarily available on the first floor in while construction for an improved suite of studios are built for spring term. Reservations to use the temporary studios will be available through a new booking system.
  • Multimedia workstations with a full suite of software are available in the Digital Media Commons.
  • Media equipment, such as video and audio recorders, will be available for check-out from the new first floor Help & Information Desk.
  • Instructional sessions, workshops and support for multimedia projects will continue to be available to you and your students, either in your classroom or library location, as appropriate. Learn more about instruction here.
  • We will assist you with media reformatting, duplication and digitization requests, in partnership with Terry Beadle of Academic Technology Services.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to assist with off-air recording requests during the fall.
Staff offices are also changing in September. Temporarily, Thomas Bary and Jonathan Iannone will reside in 260 SL, adjacent to the 2d floor Digital Media Commons (DMC). Library and Information Services student staff will continue to provide a wide range of media and printing services from the DMC Information desk. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Let’s discuss how we can work together to meet your research and curricular needs in the coming school year. Debra Mandel   Associate Dean (Acting), User Services 320 Snell Library (617) 373-4902 d.mandel@neu.edu

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18
Mar13

A Panoramic Exploration of Earth’s Winter Landscapes

Posted by: Jonathan Iannone

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Join us to view Daniel Desai’s Thesis Showing on Tuesday March 26, 2013, 7:00 PM, in DMC-5. Digital Media Master’s candidate Daniel Desai uses GigaPan technology, originally developed for space exploration, to create a series of super panoramic images. Meet Daniel, learn about the technology, and view print and digital versions of the images at the thesis showing. Photo of landscape in Iceland

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