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Digital Scholarship Commons

Digital Scholarship at UCSC Libraries

Audio Recording

The DSC supports audio recording and editing by offering recording spaces, equipment, workstations, and project advice.

Audio Production Studio—Now Open!

The Audio Production Studio (APS), located in McHenry 0384, is now open. The APS is a fully equipped audio recording studio geared for spoken word and basic music recording. The sound-treated space comes equipped with an iMac for recording and editing (software includes Logic Pro X, Adobe Audition, GarageBand, and Audacity), two Shure MV7X microphones on boom arms, a Steinberg UR44C audio interface, and additional mic stands.

If you are interested in using the space for recording or editing, please contact us at

Note that this space is sound treated, but not sound proofed. While the room is located in a quieter part of the library, there is still some noise from nearby offices and the Digital Scholarship Commons Lab. We cannot guarantee a 100% quiet environment, though the Shure MV7X microphones do a very good job of rejecting extraneous noise both inside and outside the room.

Podcasting Studio

Located in McHenry Library Room 0344, the DSC Podcasting Studio is a space for you to record audio, create podcasts, and experiment with sound. The room offers sound insulation and can be reserved for recording or interview sessions. Audio equipment is available for checkout at the Media Desk in the DSC.

Reserve the Podcasting Studio