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Digital Media and Innovation Lab

There are two audio recording areas in Ellis Library. There is a one person space in Ellis Room 157, and a two person space in Ellis Room 156, available by appointment only. Recording areas have microphones, soundboards, Macs, and installed software.


  1. Log on to the computer: Log on to the computer using your MU username and password.
  2. Adjust the sound board: The sound board has an on switch located in the back to the right.  The settings have been set to our specifications which you may adjust according to your needs.  If you need assistance, please ask a staff member.  We ask that you return the settings to their original positions.


  • For audio recordings, it often helps to have a script.  The script can be placed on the monitor to the right so that it can be read while you are capturing the screen on the other monitor.  If you are integrating video as well, you may put cues for yourself in the script (i.e. next slide, click here, or type this).
  • When recording, make sure that the microphone is set to “USB Audio CODEC” and not the built-in option.  Please note that the “USB Audio CODEC” will only appear once the sound board is turned on.

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Sound Board original positions