The DSC supports audio recording and editing by offering recording space, equipment, workstations, and project advice.
The Audio Production Studio (APS), located just off the DSC Lab in McHenry 0384, 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.
APS key can be checked out at the Media Desk in the DSC.
Note that this space is sound treated, but not sound proofed. While the room is located in a quieter part of the library, there may still be some noise from nearby offices and the DSC Lab. While we cannot guarantee a 100% quiet environment, the Shure MV7X's do a very good job of rejecting extraneous noise both inside and outside the room.
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.
The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.