Snell Library will be closed until further notice, but the Northeastern University Library staff are ready to help you online, and we have many digital resources for you to use. For more information on those services and resources, please click here.
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Recording Studios

Spring Semester 2020

The Recording Studios are closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will continue to provide service remotely.

We are not taking future reservations at this time.

For helpful information go to our Digital Media Toolkit.

We will answer your questions and consult with you about your media needs--audio, video, instructional, or general. We will help you through this period!

Please contact us at this address: dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com

Hope to see you soon!

Recording Studios Staff

The Recording Studios are closed on University holidays.

 

Choose from the following:

Student Project Support and Consultations
Facilities and Equipment
Podcast Support
Live Video Streaming Service
Showcase of DMC Projects
Jobs for Students

Course-based Instruction and Support
Faculty Production Assistance
Workshops

Reformatting Audio and Video


Schedule Facilities and Request Training and Support

In order for us to assist you better, please submit your project and support needs in advance using this form. Guidelines:  Reserve any of the Recording Studio spaces up to two weeks in advance for up to three hours at a time during our hours of operation. You may book only one reservation at a time, for a maximum of 2 bookings per week.  Staff will confirm reservations and may contact you for additional information. Please cancel your reservation if you can't make your session. 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 you may reserve for three hours on LibCal.  

To schedule technical assistance, training or troubleshooting, contact Jonathan Iannone at j.iannone [at] northeastern.edu or call 617-373-4901. Planning a new project or have a general question? Write to staff at dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com or call 617-373-2465.

Online training for audio and video software is available through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com).

Facilities and Equipment:

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

The Studios lend some items for checkout: borrow equipment. Schedule 48 hours in advance. Use this guide (PDF) to help you choose the proper field equipment for your production. 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. 

Podcast Support

The Studios support podcast production, including help designing class assignments, providing in-class instruction, and connecting faculty with experts on developing podcasts. We’ll train you how to use podcast equipment on site and in the field. For more information contact Jon Reed, Digital Media and Audio Production Specialist, at jo.reed [at] northeastern.edu or 617.373.2821.

Faculty wishing to incorporate academic projects into the Digital Repository Service or create a stable platform for podcast dissemination can contact Library-PodcastTeam [at] northeastern.edu. For more information: https://library.northeastern.edu/services/recording-studios/podcast-support

 

Live Video Streaming Service

Beginning January 2020, the Recording Studios will collaborate with you to host a three-minute to one-hour live stream of your musical or educational event. We require a one-month notice for your event. One planning meeting and rehearsal are required. Two rehearsals are preferred. 

Please complete this form and we will get back to you soon to schedule a meeting.

For more information, please contact Antonio Banrey at a.banrey [at] northeastern.edu or 617.373.2465.

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.

Please review these criteria and complete this form if you would like us to feature and preserve your studio projects. Contact d.mandel [at] northeastern.edu (Debra Mandel )for more information.

Media Collection and Playback in Different Formats

Find out more about the library's excellent collection of documentaries, feature films and music and where you can listen or view. 

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 Technology Services to support faculty audio and video production training and course needs. See Academic Technology Services to get started.

Workshops

Workshops on audio and video production are offered during Fall and Spring semesters and are posted on the library event calendar. Novices are welcome! Visit the link at the top of this page for the current list of workshops being offered.

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 your subject librarian.  If faculty would like assistance reformatting media from their own collection, please contact Academic Technology Services.

Recording Studios Staff

Antonio Banrey, Digital Media and Video Production Coordinator
Jonathan Iannone, Digital Media Supervisor
Debra Mandel, Head
Jon Reed, Digital Media and Audio Production Specialist
Craig Short, Recording Studio Co-op

Location: 210 SL, Level 2, Snell Library
Telephone: (617) 373-2465
Email: dmcstudios [at] northeastern.libanswers.com

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