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Digital Media Commons Studios

210 SL, Level 2, Snell Library

(617) 373-2465

Hours for Audio, Video and Media Creation Studios

Summer One

Sunday- Closed
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm
Saturday- Closed
 

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Student Project Support and Consultations

Schedule studio time during these hours. Describe your project and support needs in advance on NUSSO.  Staff will assist you.  Creation and editing software is available on adjacent DMC workstations, which may also be booked on NUSSO.  Online tutorials are available through Lynda.com

Contact staff directly to get assistance in learning how to use our technology or to brainstorm about your project. Write to us:dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com or call 617-373-2465

Course-based Instruction

Faculty: Use the DMC Recording Studio Instruction Proposal Form to request collaborative instruction with Studios staff for projects you will be assigning.  Refer to this guide, Multimedia Resources for Research and Content Creation, for background information.

To request support for an audio or video Oral History project, contact Debra Mandel.  You will find this Oral History Toolkit a valuable resource to support such projects.

Faculty Production Assistance

Faculty who need support for high end video production and editing should submit a request with Academic Technology Services.

Workshops

Workshops on audio and video production are offered during Fall and Spring semesters and will be posted on the library event calendar. Novices are welcome!

Showcase of Digital Media Commons Projects

The library's Digital Repository Studios showcase features student audio and video recordings created in the Studios for class assignments or personal enrichment.  Complete this form if you would like to place your project on this site. Contact t.bary [at] northeastern.edu (Thomas Bary) for more information.

Facilities

Audio Recording Studio 209 SL

For recording of narration and music. Users must bring their own portable drives to save their work.

Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training. First time users must complete studio orientation and skills assessment form.

Equipment

  • Speakers, microphone, monitors and more.
  • Crush E3 Series Drum Set
  • Yamaha Keyboard
  • Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special 6 string guitar
  • Fender Standard Precision 4 string Electric Bass Guitar

Control Room 208 SL

For recording, tracking and mixing audio sources to create an audio master.

Equipment for Audio

  • AVID C|24 control surface, which provides control of Pro Tools| HD mixing, recording, and editing. Mac Pro Computer.
  • Software: Pro Tools HD

Equipment for Video

  • HD digital video switcher
  • Big Knob studio command system
  • Mac Pro with Black Magic Media Express for video capturing, and Final Cut Pro X for video editing.
  • Leprecon LDC-4AV lighting board
  • Zed 420 audio board

Video Recording Studio 207 SL

For recording interviews, presentations, or performances. Space may also be used for still photography. Orientation and training for use of this studio is required before first use.

Equipment

  • Green screen
  • Leprecon professional lighting board and Barbizon lighting grid
  • 4 TV-quality Panasonic camcorders
  • Canon EOS Mark III 5D Cameras
  • Allen & Heath 16 channel mixer

Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training.

Media Creation Studios A & B (202 and 203 SL)

For basic audio and video recording and podcasting, post-production and other learning object creation. Users must bring their own portable drives to save their work. Studio time may be requested through NUSSO. Staff will follow up to confirm your reservation and help with set-up or training. Faculty requesting assistance with the creation of online content or are creating flipped classroom techniques into their on-ground courses should contact Academic Technology Services, ats [at] neu.edu.

Equipment
Each room has a Dell and iMac with a full suite of applications, as well as, Audacity, Camtasia, Presenter, Captivate, Story Line, Soft Chalk and Tegrity.
USB Mic

Reformatting Audio and Video

If there is a VHS tape in Snell Library's collection that you need transferred to DVD for preservation and playback purposes, contact the Studios at 617-373-2465.  If faculty would like assistance reformatting media from their own collection, please contact Academic Technology Services.

Check Out Equipment from the First Floor ITS Help & Information Desk

More DMC Information

DMC Staff

Thomas Bary, Digital Media Specialist
Jonathan Iannone, Digital Media Supervisor
Debra Mandel, Digital Media Librarian

 

Jobs for Students

The Studios hires students and co-ops (one co-op for six month slots) to provide valuable customer support and audio/video production and engineering assistance. Jobs are posted each semester.  Discuss the co-op position with your advisor.

Contact us

 For questions or comments about using the DMC Recording Studios, write to us:dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com or call 617-373-2465