Recording Studio

In addition to supporting the learning and teaching of heritage and foreign languages, the recording studio’s services are available to the entire campus and public. Clients include: UCOP, Hearst Museum, Graduate Division, ETS, Cal Performances, National Public Radio, BBC, Enfoque Nacional, CBS radio. Services include:

Audio Recording:

  • Multitrack production specializing in instructional materials, voice overs, podcasts, etc.
  • Onsite recording anywhere on campus for lecture series, events, panels, etc.
  • Tape sync available for remote clients (call-in or Skype).

Media transfer and digitization:

  • Analog tape – 1/2″ and 1/4″ reel to reel; cassette
  • Digital media – DAT, MiniDisc, CD
  • Video tape – DV, Hi8, VHS
  • Audio restoration and analysis

Media mass duplication – DVD, CD

Equipment Loans and Rentals:

  • Zoom H4 audio recorder

Production Equipment Used:

  • Converters: Apogee Symphony, Metric Halo
  • Software: Pro Tools, Logic, iZotope RX, Audition
  • Microphones: Neumann U87i, AKG C451E, Sennheiser MD421, ME40, and more
  • Tape machines: Ampex ATR-100 (1/4” full or 2 track and 1/2” 4 track) reel to reel; Nakamichi MR-1 Cassette deck
  • Analog front-end: Auditronics 8 channel console, Amek 9098 EQ/pre, UREI LA-4
The BLC now has a DIY video-editing station in B-27C. This facility allows you to make a video recording of yourself and/or your computer screen and allows sophisticated, intuitive video editing of the end result (Camtasia). Reserve the facility here, or (contact for help in getting started.

Contact Keith Hernandez, Recording Studio Manager, for scheduling and rates. (510) 877-4002 ext. 12 or e-mail.