The recording studio in the University of Michigan’s Duderstadt Center will soon be adding a new API Vision surround sound mixing and recording console. The studio is part of a wide-ranging interactive facility that includes an electronic music studio, digital media lab, video studio and multimedia workrooms. The Duderstadt Center is open to anyone affiliated with the university, although certification is required.
The recording studio, which is used in both production and education roles, is being updated and renovated for its 10th anniversary. John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group will handle the acoustical update to the 480sq ft control room.
The studio will be decommissioned later this spring so that work can be completed by the beginning of the fall 2006 semester. The university will accept delivery of a new 48-frame, 40-channel API Vision console in July. Along with its acclaimed warmth and intuitive use, the mixing desk’s ability to perform simultaneous 5.1 surround and stereo mixes was a key element in the selection process.
Surround mix and production capability in 5.1 is a major cornerstone of the renovation effort. Part of the University of Michigan coursework is dedicated to creating music-based surround projects as well as surround for film and television. The idea is to provide students with a useful learning environment that prepares them for their future careers, while also meeting current needs.
For more information, visit www.apiaudio.com/vision.html.