Oberlin’s Recording Arts and Production program houses an extensive collection of hardware and software, allowing for incredible flexibility to explore old and new techniques alike.

A robust fiber optic network on campus, in conjunction with MADI hardware from RME and DirectOut Technologies, makes it possible to scale from a simple stereo session to large multitrack in-studio or remote recordings.

Our collection of over 100 microphones from manufacturers like AEA, AKG, Coles, DPA, Neumann, Sennheiser, Telefunken and more ensures we always have the right tools on hand to capture performances in the highest quality right from the start.

The Clonick control room features a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console, 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos monitoring, and a highly flexible workstation compatible with Merging Technologies Pyramix Masscore, Magix Sequoia, and Avid Pro Tools.


Equipment List

Mixing Consoles

  • Rupert Neve Designs 5088
  • Yamaha DM2000
  • Yamaha DM1000
  • Yamaha QL1
  • Yamaha TF5
  • Sony DMX-R100
  • Midas Pro2
  • BAE 8 Channel Mixer (Fully loaded 1084 channels)

Preamps

  • Grace Design M802 - 40 Channels
  • DirectOut Technologies Andiamo.MC - 32 Channels
  • RME Micstasy - 24 Channels
  • RME OctaMic XTC - 8 Channels
  • Millenia-Media HV-3D-8 - 8 Channels
  • Telefunken V76 - 2 Channels
  • Thermionic Culture The Earlybird 2.2 - 2 Channels
  • AEA TRP - 2 Channels
  • AEA RPQ - 2 Channels
  • Integer Audio RMP2 - 2 Channels

Processors/Effects Hardware

  • Sontec MEP-250EX - 2 Channel Parametric EQ
  • Gyraf G14 - 2 Channel Parallel-Passive EQ
  • Thermionic Culture The Phoenix Mastering Compressor
  • Rupert Neve Designs 5033 5 Band EQ - 12 Channels
  • Rupert Neve Designs 5043 2 Channel Compressor/Limiter - 4 Channels
  • Bricasti M7 Stereo Reverb
  • iZotope ANR-8

Monitoring

5.1.4 Dolby Atmos including

  • L/C/R/LS/RS using PMC Speakers MB2 XBD and IB1
  • LFE using JL Audio Fathom F212
  • Heights using KEF R8a
  • Powered by Parasound JC1 and A21 Amplifiers

Nearfield Monitors

  • SLS
  • Genelec 1031A
  • Dynaudio BM5A

Headphones

  • Audio Technica ATH-M50
  • Sennheiser HD580
  • Sennheiser HD650
  • Sennheiser HD800
  • ORA Sound GQ headphones

Interfaces

  • RME HDSP MADI
  • RME HDSP AES
  • RME UFX+
  • RME MADIface XT
  • Merging Technologies HAPI

Converters

  • DirectOut Technologies Andiamo.XT
  • Digital Audio Denmark AX24
  • iZ Technology RADAR 6

Digital Workstations

  • Merging Technologies Pyramix
  • Magix Sequoia
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • iZotope RX

Microphones

AEA

  • 3 N8 Active Ribbon
  • 2 R84 Ribbon
  • 1 R88 Stereo Ribbon

AKG

  • 2 C414 B-ULS
  • 2 C414 “COMB”

Audio Technica

  • 4 ATM350
  • 1 4080 Active Ribbon
  • 1 4081 Active Ribbon

Beyerdynamic

  • 2 M160 Ribbon

Blue

  • 2 Hummingbird

B&K

  • 1 4006

Coles

  • 2 4038 Ribbon

DPA

  • 1 4003 130 Volt Stereo Set
  • 2 4015C
  • 1 4021 Stereo Kit
  • 1 4023
  • 1 4041 Volt Stereo Set
  • 9 4060/4061
  • 3 4099

Electro-Voice

  • 1 RE27

Gefell

  • 2 MT 71S

Neumann

  • 1 KM 183
  • 2 KM 184
  • 1 KMS 105
  • 4 M149
  • 5 M150
  • 1 SM69 Stereo Mic
  • 4 TLM193
  • 2 U87AI

Royer

  • 2 R-122

Schoeps

  • 2 221B
  • 2 MK2
  • 5 MK2H
  • 2 MK2S
  • 2 MK4

Sennheiser

  • 4 MD-421
  • 3 MKH 20
  • 2 MKH 30
  • 4 MKH 40
  • 2 MKH 50

Shure

  • 2 Beta 57
  • 6 Beta 58
  • 6 KSM32
  • 1 KSM8

Telefunken

  • 2 CU-29
  • 4 M260
  • 1 M82