Video Symphony is a cut above other video and audio production colleges for a number of reasons, from our superior teachers to our video editing courses to our excellent career services team. But the hardware and experience opportunities in our cutting-edge video and sound studios are one of the main reasons students choose Video Symphony.
Here is some information about our six sound studios around which our audio campus is built.
Featuring our largest control room and a big sound space, the acoustics in Studio A have a big, open character. This makes it especially popular for movie productions that want to take advantage of the ability to get closer to movie-theater sound and feel. The size and complimentarily large hardware controls mean this studio is a favorite for sessions involving the entire class from the Studio Production Module.
With our largest D Command ES control surface and a fader pack, this studio has an impressive plug-in compliment including the Waves Platinum package, something you won’t get to work with at most audio production colleges.
For over 20 years, what became Studio A was used as a mastering room, mainly for popular radio show syndications such as American Top 40. The engineer most associated with this room is Bruce Kennedy of Motown fame.
Second only to Studio A in size, B enjoys large-but-controlled sound quality that is perfect for recording and remastering audio. Engineers work on a D Command control surface and enjoy the benefits of a bark covering on all walls, which is present in all our studios. This acoustic feature is a superb diffusor.
We mounted Studio B’s computer and expansion chassis in a special machine room, enabling excellent low level monitoring in Surround Sound.
Radio syndication remastering was popular in Studio B, as well as CD mastering room for Location Recording Service. It also was the studio in which Kevin Gray, now of AcousTech Mastering, and Steve Hoffman remastered many classic albums for DCC’s 24 Karat Gold Disc CD series, including artists such as The Eagles, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Cream, The Doors, and Heart.
In Studio C you get the well-known sound character of a tight, studio production. The acoustic design and hardware – such as an iso rack that lowers the floor noise of the computer gear – help create the effect of a great, dampened room. The result is the quintessential small audio engineering studio.
Close the door to the final studio built by Location Recording Service while they owned the premises, and you can almost feel the stillness in the air that made it a popular place to master major radio syndication shows.
Of course, contemporary hardware and software including a ProControl with Edit Pack control surface ensures you have everything you need at your fingertips to take advantage of this sonic dream. This room also offers the closest physical proximity between the audio engineer and the Surround Sound speakers.
With the most traditional and instantly recognizable audio character, this studio smacks of hit record production. This room has a mountain of history and it is the best place to start if you want to record top-quality music and audio, thanks to a number of small features ideal for recording a Analog sounds for voice, music, sound design, and Foley.
When students and teachers sit down to the Toft ATB 32 analog console with vintage and contemporary outboard Analog preamps, equalizers, and compressor/limiters, their fingers begin to work on the same consoles that have produced tracks by countless famous recording artists. Famous names that have recorded in what was Studio 4 when it was christened in 1974 include Madonna, The Jets, and Ted Nugent, as well as movie credits such as Terminator and Beverly Hills Cop II.
We have complimented a collection of vintage Analog outboard gear and the natural acoustics by housing the computer and expansion chassis in a separate machine room.
This multi user studio that has six Pro Tools HD stations. This multi-user functionality makes it the Audio Production Module’s primary room. The acoustic character of this room is within the range of the other four studios thanks to a ceiling diffusor array featuring the Auralex T’Fusor diffusors.
Each of our unique sound studios offers something special depending on students’ goals, and it’s the ability to choose between them and experience all the variety of each historic sound room that makes them such an important component of Video Symphony’s advantage over other audio production colleges.