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Recording Technology

Photo of Control Room A
Control Room A


Cedar Valley college can start you on a successful career track. Whether your interest is in pursuing a career as a recording engineer or you simply want to take a few courses, CVC will provide you with the technical and music skills necessary in the recording field.

Recording Labs at Cedar Valley are small with a large percentage of "one-on-one" instruction. Students enrolled in the Associate degree program typically will engineer three major recording projects from the beginning to the end of the program with approximately 30 hours of studio time per project.


Recording students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the basics of music, acoustics and electronics
  • Engineer studio sessions
  • Produce live sound for concerts
  • Perform in ensembles
  • Produce commercials and jingles
  • Learn about the business of music and recording

Career Opportunities

There will always be a need for trained, competent professionals in almost any market, and this is especially true for sound and recording engineers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Commercials, film, live sound, broadcasting and multi-media industrial shows are all areas needing recording engineers who can pull together the creative and technical sides of a production.


The Equipment

Cedar Valley College is proud to announce the outfitting of a brand new Studio A tracking and mixing facility. With plans for the new room started in the fall of 2009, we are happy to report that all of our Audio IV students are recording their final projects in the new studio which came online just before Spring 2011 began. Of particular interest are our new 24' x 25' control room/instructional area, nearly twice the size of our old Studio A, and our new Solid State Logic AWS900 SE+. That's right folks, CVC has an SSL! After 33 years of offering Recording Technology instruction, the first program of its kind in the state, this new flagship recording studio is a point of immense pride and excitement for our students, faculty and staff alike. Cedar Valley College now offers four studios available for instruction, lab work and various stages of a recording project, all with Mac Pro Dual Quad Core computers and industry standard Avid Pro Tools recording/editing software. See below for a comprehensive equipment list.

Studio A

Solid State Logic AWS900 SE+ Analog Mixing Console/Controller with patchbay and Mogami cablingPhoto of Control Room A Mixing Board
Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 2.27 gigahertz computer
Avid Pro Tools HD2
Lynx Aurora AD/DA Converter (2)
Waves Platinum Plugin Package
Universal Audio UAD2 Processor
Tannoy Studio Monitors with Subwoofer
Furman Headphone Distribution System
Furman Personal Headphone Mixer (6)
AKG Headphones
TC Electronics M3000 Multieffects Processor
Tube Tech CL1B Vacuum Tube Compressor/Limiter

Studio B

Mackie d8b Digital 8 Bus Mixing ConsolePhoto of Studio B mixing board
Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 2.27 gigahertz computer
Avid Pro Tools HD1
Digidesign 192 Digital Interface
Digidesign 96K Digital/Analog Interface
Waves Platinum Plugin Package
Universal Audio UAD2 Processor
Tascam DA78 Digital Audio Tape Machine (2)
Altec Studio Monitors
Tannoy Studio Monitors
Furman Headphone Distribution System
Furman Personal Headphone Mixer (8)
Digimax 8 Mic Preamplifier
Lexicon PCM 70 Digital Effects Processor
dBx 165A Compressor/Limiter
UREI LA-4 Compressor/Limter (2)
Audio Arts Parametric Equalizer
Pultec Passive Band Pass Filter

Studio C

Mackie d8b Digital 8 Bus Mixing ConsolePhoto of Studio C mixing board
Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 2.27 gigahertz computer
Avid Pro Tools HD Native
Digidesign 192 Digital Interface
Waves Platinum Plugin Package
Tascam DA78 Digital Audio Tape Machine (2)
Tannoy Studio Monitors
Orban Compressor/Limter (2)

Studio D

Mackie 8 Bus 16x8x2 Analog Mixing ConsolePhoto of Studio D mixing boardbr /> Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 2.27 gigahertz computer
Avid Pro Tools LE
Digidesign 003 Rack+
Waves Platinum Plugin Package
Tascam DA78 Digital Audio Tape Machine (2)
Tannoy Studio Monitors
Lexicon PCM 70 Digital Effects Processor

Microphones

Rode K-2 (1)
Audio Technica 4050 (1)
AKG 414 (4)
Neumann U87 (2)
Neumann KM184 (2)
AKG 451 (2)
Pearl TL-4 (1)
Sennheiser 421 (4)
Shure SM58 (8)
Shure SM57 (8)
Sony ECM377 (2)
Sony ECM33 (2)
Sony ECM21 (2)
Crown PZM (2)
Bang & Olufsen Ribbon (2)
Beyer M101 (2)
Beyer M201 (2)
Electro Voice RE20 (1)
Sennheiser E602 (1)

MIDI Lab

Also available in the Commercial Music area is a well-equipped MIDI and Digital Music Production lab with several state-of-the-art workstations for composing, arranging, producing, editing and scoring music to film and video. Our Mac-based labs include Garage Band, Logic Pro, Finale, and a variety of other supporting programs. As we move into the 21st Century and strive for cutting edge relevance in all of our programs, we maintain a blend of new and vintage synthesizers and modules including Yamaha, Roland, Emu, Sequential Circuits, Nord, and Arp in addition to a full complement of virtual synthesizers and drum machines.


Requests for Program Brochures, Degree Plans, and Registration Information should be sent to Roger Dismore, or the Liberal Arts office 972-860-2997.

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