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Digital Media and Innovation Lab

Audio Recording

Podcast recording rooms

⌈ Photos of Audio Booth (left) and Audio Recording Room (right) ⌋

 Audio Recording features

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

 Space Capacity


  1 person maximum for the Audio Booth 🎧

  4 people maximum for the Recording Room 🎤


  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.

Podcast recording room.

⌈ Photo of the Audio Recording Room ⌋

GIF of MacOS screen

⌈ Demonstration of audio recording using Adobe Audition on MacOS ⌋


🕓 Hours & Reservations

Summer Hours: 

Closed for Renovations

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💾 Software Available for Recording

Adobe Audition

💾 Software Available for Recording


💾 Software Available for Recording

Garage Band

💾 Software Available for Recording


🔊 Hardware Available

Kingston Digital Multi-Card Reader

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🔊 Hardware Available

Mackie ProFXv2 Soundboard

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🔊 Hardware Available

MLX 770 Microphone

🔊 Hardware Available

Apple iMac