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Audio Production Rooms

Reserve the Audio Production Room (2L) or Post Production Room (2M) to create podcasts and record audio for projects. Reserve the Post Production Room (2M) to edit audio and multimedia projects.

 Microphones are mounted on boom arms and headphones are available in the room.

Audio Production Room 2L

Record podcasts, interviews, discussions and more with groups of up to four using the Rodecaster audio interface. Video conferences and phone calls can also be recorded in addition to people in the room.

Post Production Room 2M

Record voice overs and edit podcasts, videos, and other audiovisual projects using the installed audio and video editing software.

Booking

To use the rooms, we recommend that you complete an online orientation then follow these steps:

1. Book the Room

  • If you are a student, Faculty member or staff, book the room online and sign out the room key and needed accessories from the Service Desk.
  • MRU users may reserve the audio rooms for up to 4 hours a day and a maximum of 20 hours per week.
  • MRU Alumni and Community Borrowers may book the Audio Production Rooms by phone (403.440.6019) for a maximum of 4 hours per booking and 8 hours per week.

2. Review Quick Start Guide

3. Save Your Work

  • When working in the Post-Production Room (2M), save your project to the desktop while recording / editing, then transfer the project to your H-Drive, Google Drive or a USB. Do not leave your project on the computer.
  • If you are recording in the Audio Production Room (2L) with a microSD card, remember to take the card out of the Rodecaster and offload your files to your H-Drive, Google Drive or a USB.

4. Properly Use the Space

  • Please leave the space in an orderly and clean condition.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the rooms; water in a closed container is permitted.
  • Report damage or misuse of the audio suites to the Service Desk immediately. Please turn off equipment when you are done using the room.
  • This is not a group meeting room; users not using the space for the intended purpose may be asked to leave and prevented from booking in the future.
  • Please return the key card to the Service Desk at the end of your booked time to avoid late fees.

Quick Start Videos

Audio Production Room (2L) Quick Start

Post Production Room (2M) Quick Start

Guides

Audio Production

 

Podcasting

Software

Audio Production Equipment

The following equipment is available from the Service Desk when booked with an Audio Room Booking,


Post-Production Equipment

The following equipment is available to loan from the Service Desk for use in Post-Production Room 2M.

 

Software

Audio Editing Software

Software What does it do? Location
Adobe Audition Intuitive program for recording, editing, and mixing multitrack audio projects. Best for audio editing and podcasting. Post-Production Room 2M
Second floor computers
Media Editing Rooms
Audacity Ideal for fast recording, editing, and exporting audio files. This software cannot record multitrack. Post-Production Room 2M
Computer Commons Windows Computers
GarageBand Ideal for beginner audio and music recording, editing, and mixing. Post-Production Room 2M
Computer Commons Mac Computers
Logic Pro Ideal for intermediate and advanced audio and music multitrack recording, editing, and mixing. Post-Production Room 2M

Video Editing Software

Software What does it do? Location
Final Cut X Ideal for beginners. Intuitive video editing and voiceover recording. Post-Production Room 2M
Adobe Premiere Intermediate level video editing software. Import clips directly from Adobe Audition to Adobe Premiere. Post-Production Room 2M
Media Editing Rooms

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Users of the MRU Library Audio Production Rooms must abide by all applicable Mount Royal University Policies and Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws. This includes compliance with intellectual property laws, including those set out under the Canadian Copyright Act. For more information, please see the Library’s copyright guide at http://library.mtroyal.ca/copyright.

Contacts

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Julia Gunst