Studio Reservations & Procedures

With sound dampening construction, SCS Studios A and B are well suited for audio and small-scale video productions. The larger Studio C is more appropriate for work involving movement or student groups. All three SCS studios are easy to book and ready for your inspired visit.

Female student works on a voiceover project in Studio A

Book a Studio

To book a studio, log-in to the university's online resource booking system, Tiger ORBS; select a time range not exceding two hours; select your preferred studio; and complete your booking. If you need staff assistance, be sure to indicate that in your reservation request and describe your specific needs under Notes.

studio description

Studio A

 

Studio A (CK34A) is 7'x12' and includes a 27-inch dual-boot (Mac+Win) iMac, a 12-channel mixer/audio interface, a professional XLR microphone, two audio reference monitors, two small softbox lights and a background support with green, black and white muslins. 

Ableton Live 9 Suite is available in Studio A only.

Studio B

 

Studio B (CK34B) is identical to Studio A, except it does not include Ableton software.

 

Studio C

 

Studio C is our original 12'x20' studio. It includes the same equipment as A and B, plus two additional softbox lights, an overhead boom microphone stand, a professional tripod, two music/copy stands and a mottled blue background muslin. Studio C also includes a ceiling-mounted LCD projector and a large projection screen for presentation rehearsals.

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 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 a new booking for 10:00-Noon, extending your session to four hours.

SCS Studios Terms & Conditions

In reserving and using SCS Studio A, B or C,

  1. You attest that you are a Towson University student, faculty member or staff member and possess a valid TU OneCard identification;
  2. 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 care;
  3. 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 reservation and borrowing requests in the future;
  4. You acknowledge your understanding that Towson University, the Office of Technology Services, and Student Computing Services is not responsible for file or media loss due to equipment malfunction or misuse;
  5. 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 regular 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. If you do not report for your booking (or alert us to extenduating circumstances) within 20 minutes of 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 Tiger 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. For this type of shoot, clients are encouraged to use more appropriate spaces in Center for the Arts.

As described in the university’s Acceptable Use Policies, clients may not use the SCS studios for commercial or profit-making purposes without written authorization from the University.

 

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