Audio Studios

As of April 1, our Winter 2022 studio production calendar is full. We are no longer accepting proposals for use of the Audio Studio for this semester. Please feel free to submit a proposal for Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters.


The DMC Audio Studio consists of three bookable studios which are intended to encourage experimentation and research, and develop skills and techniques in audio production. Audio Studio A consists of five rooms: the control room, main tracking room, two isolation booths, and an amp room. It has been set up with the resources to explore stereo recording, surround recording, and surround recording with height. Audio Studios B and C may be used separately or combined for expanded capabilities – allowing one to function as a control room while the other acts as a tracking space. Audio Studios B and C include two state-of-the-art recording laboratories that facilitate a broad range of activities and research including: electronic music composition, recording experimentation, mixing audio to motion picture, scientific investigation and acoustic studies.

Work with Us

Faculty and graduate students who would like to work on a recording project with one of the DMC’s professional audio engineers are requested to submit an Audio Recording Project Support Request Form.

Collaborate

If you are a musician looking for a certified student studio engineer to collaborate with, you may send a request to audio.studio@umich.edu. This email address reaches all certified users in the studios.

Get Trained

Certification to use Audio Studio A  is the third and final step in the audio software and facilities training sequence. To be certified to use Audio Studio A, you must first be trained to use Audio Studios B & C and take a multi-session training course for Audio Studio A. Our training sessions are intended to ensure that all users have the same knowledge base and expectations of the rooms in the Duderstadt Center. Everyone, regardless of depth of recording experience, is required to complete the training sessions for each room. The training workshops are not-for-credit, orientation sessions offered by the Digital Media Commons; this is different from the sound recording course offered as part of a degree program by the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.


Interested in using the studios? Several options are available to the university community. If you are already certified to use the studios, please use the links to the Self-reservation System for each of the Audio Studios (A, B, or C) in the sidebar menu: “AUDIO STUDIO LINKS” on the left side of this page.