The Music Production and Engineering Department recording studio complex currently consists of 13 professional production facilities, which offer multitrack digital and analog recording capability, automated mix-down, digital audio editing, video postproduction, 5.1 multichannel surround mixing, and comprehensive signal processing equipment.
Music production and engineering students acquire extensive hands-on experience with a wide array of professional studio equipment and multiformat systems. In collaboration with students from the Professional Performance, Professional Writing, Professional Education, and Music Technology divisions, MP&E majors gain specialized experience in producing and engineering a wide diversity of contemporary music styles.
The recording studio complex has studio/classroom configurations optimized for effective teaching and professionallevel student production needs. The facilities are appointed with industry-standard equipment from Solid State Logic, API, Neve, ATC, GML, Digidesign, Lexicon, Neumann, Quested, Sonic Solutions, Sony, Studer, Yamaha, and other manufacturers.
The Music Production and Engineering Department is host to three multitrack control rooms appointed with 24-track Studer and Otari analog 2" tape machines, up to 32 channels of Digidesign Pro Tools, and video playback and synchronization capability (Studios A, B, and LB). Three multiformat studios feature 5.1 multichannel surround mixdown options (Studios C, LB, and M27). Four additional studios/classrooms support up to 32 channels of Digidesign Pro Tools, video playback, dubbing, and synchronization (Studios D, E, F, and LC). MP&E also maintains a dedicated mastering facility appointed with a Sonic Solutions workstation, ATC and Lipinski monitoring, and a suite of professional mastering tools (Studio G). The newest addition to the studio complex is a state-of-the-art 48-track control room connected to the 1,200-seat Berklee Performance Center. This studio provides live concert recording capability, and the addition of new live recording curriculum. The 13th facility is a multiformat dubbing and editing studio (L12). Here, students have virtually 24-hour access to Digidesign Pro Tools digital audio workstations, CD burners, and analog formats. This room facilitates “Black Box” experimentation and analog alignment. All 13 studios have high-speed access to the college intranet and internet services..