Forsyth County Central Library offers a Sound Production Studio, complete with software and equipment. Reservations can be made by phone after completion of the required orientation and agreement to our Sound Production Studio policy. Full details about the requirements for using the Sound Production Studio are described below.

You can find the full Conditions of Use policy for the sound production room by clicking here.

Who Can Use the Sound Production Studio?

The Sound Production Room is open to valid Forsyth County Public Library and consortium cardholders 18 years of age. Cardholders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The cardholder must be in good standing (no fines/fees) to reserve use of the studio.

How Can I Use the Sound Production Studio?

Follow these steps to use the Sound Production Studio:

  • Waiver: Complete a waiver, including a signature from a parent or guardian, if applicable.
  • Training: A studio orientation is required for first-time users before reserving and using the space. Regular trainings will be scheduled by library staff at the Computer Services desk in person or by phone at 336-703-3050.
  • Reservations: Users can use the studio for two hours per day. Meeting rooms (including the studio) may be booked no more than 45 days in advance, and no more than three three bookings may be made in a 14-day period. Please remember to bring a personal USB to your session to transfer and store your music files.
  • The library does not provide one-on-one production recording assistance in the Sound Production studio. User proficiency in using computers, software, and recording devices is required.
  • Check-In: Upon arrival, check in at the computer services Information desk. Users are required to leave a photo ID with the staff member at the desk to use the sound production room.

Your reservation will include use of the production computer, where you can use the mixing boards and production software to create your own music, as well as the use of the studio to record your vocals and/or any instruments you wish to play.

To make a reservation, please call 336-703-3050.

Space

  • The studio is located on the 1st floor of the Central Library.
  • The studio is just under 800 square feet.
  • The studio is a Pro Tools and Garage Band enabled studio. People will not be able to hook up their own personal computers to our system for recording. All work must be saved on an external memory device.
  • No food or drink allowed inside the studio.

Equipment

  • AVID HDX C24 Pro Tools Studio System
  • Focusrite 8 channel Scarlett Mic Preamplifiers
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Mac Keyboard & Mouse
  • Behringer Monitors
  • Middle Atlantic Slim 2 Series Rack
  • RDL Stereo Headphone Distribution Amp
  • Panorama P4 Keyboard

Plugins/Software

  • Pro Tools
  • Nektar Panorama P4 keyboard
  • RDL Stereo Headphone Distribution Amplifier
  • Garage Band
  • Behringer Monitor MS 16

Microphones

  • 2x Shure SM58 Microphone
  • Blue Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Atlas Professional Mic Stand w/Air Suspension
  • 2x On-Stage SB96 Tripod

Headphones

  • Shure SRH440 Pro Studio Headphones
  • RDL Stereo Headphone Distribution Amp

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