There are two types of recording sessions available to students and faculty: recordings that take place in our three performance halls, or sessions in our studio. While some of the services are similar, these different locations can produce very different results. If you are unsure about your needs, please discuss your options with the Recording Services Manager.
The Recording Department staff includes one full-time recording engineer/manager, free-lance engineers from the Austin community and skilled student workers. Part-time recording staff do not keep regular hours. They are only on campus when scheduled to work. All requests and questions are to be directed to the Recording Services Manager, not to part-time staff.
In a performance hall
To reserve a recording session in a performance hall, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure the space and time, and contact the Recording Department to book an engineer. Booking a space does not automatically confirm the session with an engineer; this is based on availability of the recording staff.
In the Live Room
To book a recording session in the studio, please contact the recording services manager directly at email@example.com. You will be asked to fill out a short survey clarifying your needs and expectations. After this step, you will be contacted for scheduling.
Major faculty recording projects
Faculty who are planning a major recording project should contact Travis Weller at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin planning. Travis serves as the project manager for all aspects of large-scale faculty recordings.
Please note that during the busiest months of the academic year (November through mid-December and late March through mid-May), the recording studio may not be able to accept studio sessions. Recording sessions must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Pricing does include a student rate.
In addition to recording, we also offer editing, mixing, and mastering services (post production) using state of the art plugins and outboard equipment. This is a separate process that happens after the recording and can take quite a bit of time depending on the project’s scope. For shorter, simpler recording projects (recitals, concerts, audition and prescreening recordings), this can be done by the engineer alone rather quickly. For larger projects (full-length albums, opera productions, special events) we will coordinate with the artists/performers to schedule edit/mix sessions. Rates are similar to recording sessions.