Get the Beats
Our close partnership with the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts means that you’ll have experience in professional venues, including the acoustic crown jewel of northeast Wisconsin, Cofrin Family Hall, the main performance facility at the Weidner Center.
Audio Production students record and stream Weidner Center events over a digital multimedia network where microphones, mic preamps, and cameras in various performance spaces are managed through a central computer workstation.
In addition, students will have an opportunity to work with cutting edge equipment:
- Mac Pro workstation with Focusrite RedNet Dante interface for 128 tracks I/O
- Studio DAWs include Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live Suite, and Reaper
- Genelec, JBL, and M-Audio studio monitors
- Full control room interconnection to one live room and two large rehearsal rooms—whether it's solo piano, a three-piece rock band, or a full symphonic string section, there’s no project too big for our spaces.
- Top-notch studio-standard mics from AEA, AKG, Coles, Earthworks, Gefell, Neumann, Royer, Sennheiser, Shure, and others
- Mic preamps and studio outboard equipment from AMS/Neve, Aphex, ART, Bricasti, DBX, Grace Design, Looptrotter, Millennia, Rupert Neve Designs, and Warm Audio
- Fully-networked analog or LiveMix digital monitoring options for performers
- Plug-ins include Waves Mercury bundle, Waves SSL, and Blue Cat Audio Complete
- The Studio Arts student computer lab is equipped with Reaper, Ableton Live, Max/MSP, and other specialized audio software that allows students to mix, edit, and make progress on projects outside of scheduled sessions.