As the spring 2020 semester commences here for Boston College, O’Neill Library will be offering recording options in a revamped space.

The Digital Studio, located on the 2nd floor of O’Neill Library, boasts a multitouch table, a sound recording room, twenty-five macs fitted with media editing applications to serve a variety of student needs, and, as semester begins, a new sound recording space.

New recording station in the faculty preview room. The recording software used in this example is Audacity.

The new equipment will consist of: Two Audio Technica AT2005USB microphones as well as two pairs of Audio Technica ATH-M20x headphones. This equipment can be used in conjunction with GarageBand, available on Macs, or Audacity, a well-known and widely-used open-source recording software.

Audio Technica USB Microphone connecting directly to the headset for easy and clear playback.

In addition to the recording equipment, the room has been outfitted with six acoustic panels to prevent echoes and unwanted sounds.

A total of 6 acoustic panels make for a more crisp recording experience, while also allowing for a more private setting for meetings.

The Faculty Preview Room will still be available for meetings and bookable through the Digital Studio site; but now the room will double as a creative space for those working on audio-based projects.