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Audio production equipment available at the Service Desk

Vocal microphone
Vocal Microphone

This microphone is designed for recording singing and speech, and is also appropriate
for general use.
The spherical filter minimizes wind and voice pop, while its heart-shaped pickup pattern
isolates the main sound source and minimizes sound coming from the sides and the back.

Podcasting microphone
Podcasting Microphone

This microphone offers optimal voice recording for broadcasting environments.
Its heart-shaped pickup minimizes sounds from the sides and from the back.
There is a built-in pop filter to reduce plosive sounds and it is designed
to reduce low levels of noise from handling the microphone. Includes microphone
stand attachment.

Reporter microphone
Reporter Microphone

Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, its 'tailored for voice'
frequency response is optimal for voice reproduction and is able to record crisp vocals
in most conditions. Includes removable 'flag' for high-visibility branding.

Instrument  microphone
Instrument Microphone

Designed for both instrumental and vocal recording, this microphone will isolate the main
sound source and minimize sounds from the side and back. Great for recording drums,
guitar, and woodwinds. Includes microphone stand attachment.

Pencil instrument microphone
Pencil Instrument Microphone

Very similar to the instrument microphone but able to handle high frequency sounds
from instruments such as cymbals or delicate sounds such as guitar left-hand with
high fidelity. This microphone requires phantom power, so check the switch on the
interface. Includes microphone stand attachment.

Zoom H5 recorder
Zoom H5 Recorder

This powerful and portable audio recorder is ideal for all types of live stereo recording.
It can record sounds as loud as a jet engine so users can be as loud as they'd like while
capturing clean audio. The recorder can connect to your own computer and does not 
require specialized audio equipment to use.
It can also be connected via an XLR cable to another microphone.

Pop filter
Pop Filter

Reduces popping sounds caused by fast-moving air over the microphone, which 
are typically caused by words with P, D, and S. These sounds can momentarily
exceed the input capacity of the microphone, causing the recording to clip
Clipping, which sounds like a loud audio distortion, is very challenging to correct.

Professional closed-back headphones
Professional Closed-Back Headphones

These headphones are optimized for mastering and critical listening, and reduce 
distracting external noise. The closed back prevents sound from entering or leaving
the headphones.

Professional open-back headphones
Professional Open-Back Headphones

These headphones are best for mastering live audio within the audio rooms
or in a controlled environment where outside sounds won't interfere.
The open back allows sound to freely leave the headphones, reducing occlusion and
avoiding the isolated 'in your head' sound that closed-back headphones produce.

TRS cable
TRS / Patch Cables (Long and Short)

TRS or patch cables are used to link instruments to inputs (long cables) or for patching
between inputs and outputs (short cables).

XLR cable
XLR Cable (3-Pin)

Also called cannon plugs, XLR cables are designed to eliminate noise signals and 
provide phantom power to condenser microphones. 
XLR cables are used with all microphones.


Equipment in the Audio Production Rooms

  • Audio interface
  • Avid Artist Mix controller 
  • MacMini computer
  • Microphone stands: boom and round bottom
  • Music stand
  • Studio monitors