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Recording Studios

Location: 210 SL, Level 2, Snell Library

Telephone: (617) 373-2465

Email: dmcstudios [at]


Hours February 18-February 24

  • Sunday 12pm-8pm
  • Monday 12pm-8pm (President's Day)
  • Tuesday-Friday 9am-8pm
  • Saturday 12pm-8pm

Choose from the following:

Student Project Support and Consultations
Facilities and Equipment
Showcase of DMC Projects
Jobs for Students

Course-based Instruction and Support
Faculty Production Assistance

Reformatting Audio and Video

Schedule Facilities and Request Training and Support

Reserve studio time in NUSSO, and describe your project and support needs in advance. Guidelines:  Reserve any of the  Recording Studio spaces up to two weeks in advance for up to three hours at a time. You may book only one reservation at a time, for a maximum of 2 bookings per week. Studios can be booked during hours of operation. A staff member will contact you to confirm reservations and discuss additional support needs.  Please cancel your reservation if you find that you won't be using it. Space unoccupied 15 minutes past reservation time will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Creation and editing software is available on adjacent DMC workstations, which may also be booked on NUSSO.  

Online training for audio and video software is available through

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

Facilities and Equipment:

The Studios' facilities are equipped with technology, software and instruments for professional recording and post production:

The Studios has some items for checkout: Canon DSLR cameras, a Panasonic video camera and tripod. Schedule 48 hours in advance.  Contact us at 617-373-2465 for questions about your reservation or training assistance.  The Help and Information Desk on level 1 also has equipment available to borrow including camcorders, chargers, adapters, projectors, laptops, and tripods. 

Showcase of Recording Studio Projects

The library's Digital Repository Service features student audio and video recordings created in the Studios for class assignments or personal enrichment.  View our showcase of projects.

Review the showcase criteria and complete this form if you would like us to feature and preserve your studio project. Contact t.bary [at] (Thomas Bary) for more information.

Jobs for Students

We hire 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.

Course-based Instruction and Support

Faculty: Use the Recording Studio Instruction Proposal Form to request collaborative instruction with Studios staff for projects you will be assigning.  Refer to this Digital Media Toolkit for helpful planning and resource 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

We partner with Academic Techcnology Services to support faculty audio and video production needs. See  Academic Technology Services to get started.


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

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.

Recording Studios Staff

Thomas Bary, Digital Media Specialist
Jonathan Iannone, Digital Media Supervisor
Debra Mandel, Digital Media Librarian
a.banrey [at] (Antonio Banrey), Co-op