With sound dampening construction, SCS Studios A and B are well suited for audio and
small-scale video production. The larger Studio C is optimized for video recording
and group work. All SCS studios are easy to book and ready for your inspired visit.
Book a Studio
To book a studio, log in to the university's online resource booking system—ORBS—select a time range not exceeding two hours, select your preferred studio, and complete
your booking. If you need staff assistance, be sure to indicate that on your booking
form and describe your specific needs under Notes.
Studio A (CK34A) is 7'x12' and includes a 27-inch dual-boot (Mac+Win) iMac, a USB
audio interface, a professional XLR microphone, two audio reference monitors, two
small softbox lights and wall-mounted green and black paper backgrounds. Ableton Live
9 Suite is available in Studio A only.
Studio B (CK34B) is identical to Studio A, except it does not include Ableton software.
Studio C (CK36) is 12'x20' and includes changable backgrounds and four softbox lights
on floor stands. It is intended for video recording, rehearsals, and group work; it
does not include a computer.
SCS Studio Tips
Please bear in mind that multimedia files can be exceptionally large. We strongly
recommend that you bring a multi-gigabyte flash drive or an external USB hard drive
or SSD on which to save and transport your projects and files. While you may save
to internal hard drives on the studio computers, you should note that SCS periodically
deletes client files from the studio computers to maintain optimal performance. The
safest course is to keep (or, at least, backup) your projects and all associated media on your own storage device.
SCS limits bookings to two hours to guard against monopolization by a single client
or group. However, one hour into your session, you may make a new booking for the
subsequent two-hour period provided that the studio is available. For example, if your booking is for 8:00-10:00 a.m., at 9:00 a.m., you may make
a new booking for 10:00-Noon, extending your session to four hours.
SCS Studios Terms & Conditions
In reserving and using SCS Studios:
You attest that you are a Towson University student, faculty member or staff member
and possess a valid TU OneCard identification;
You agree to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the facility and the included
equipment from damage and theft, and to adhere to the SCS guidelines for equipment
You acknowledge your understanding that if you repeatedly book SCS facilities and
then fail to show up without alerting SCS in advance, we may deny your bookings in
You acknowledge your understanding that Towson University, the Office of Technology
Services, and Student Computing Services are not responsible for file or media loss
due to equipment malfunction or misuse;
You acknowledge your understanding that Student Computing Services routinely deletes
all user content (i.e., image, audio, and video files) from studio computers, and
that it is your responsibility to transfer your files to your own storage device on
a per-use basis.
Appropriate Use of the SCS Studios
The SCS studios are not intended for general computing activities (e.g., web browsing,
checking email, word processing, etc.) which can be completed just as well using any
computer in the SCS Lab or elsewhere in Cook Library.
When you make a booking, SCS holds the studio for you. No one else can book it. If you do not report for your booking (or alert us to extenuating circumstances) within 15 minutes after the start time, the booking will automatically cancel, freeing the resource for other users. If you know well in advance that you will
not need the resource, please log into ORBS and cancel the booking.
SCS Studios are not an appropriately private space for clients to work with nude models,
and bookings made for this purpose will be canceled.
As described in the University’sAcceptable Use Policies, clients may not use the SCS studios for commercial or profit-making purposes without
written authorization from the University.