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Music Program Gets Half-A-Million Dollar Upgrade

Millersville gets two new studios to compose and record music.

studio.one5They say that change brings opportunity. That is exactly what the additional recording studios in the Winter Center will bring. New this fall, students in the music business technology concentration now have two new studios in which to compose and record music.

Acoustical design by the Walter Storyk Design Group combined with engineering provided by Spillman Farmer and Associates, the architect responsible for the transformation of Lyte Auditorium into The Winter Center, and audio installation by Clair Solutions combine to create a state-of-the-art recording facility for Millersville University’s Music Business Technology (MBT) students.

studio.two5The studio facilities include two 5.1 surround audio rooms with specialized audio isolation booths made by Noise Barriers. Centered on the revolutionary customizable Avid S6 M40 console, students will be working on a console installed in major studios and production houses all over the world.  Based on Ethernet control future growth is easily accommodated.  Audio over IP (AoIP) using Dante protocol and Focusrite’s RedNet products provides future audio inputs using existing building Ethernet to send and receive audio between the recording studios and performing spaces in the building.

Enrollment in the MBT program has grown over 600% in the past three years which prompted the change, according to Dr. Barry Atticks, Director of Music Business and Technology at Millersville University.

“When I got here three years ago, we only had 18 to 20 students. With 120 students this fall, one working studio wouldn’t allow much studio time,” said Atticks.

The total cost for the studios was $489,000.

To learn more about the business technology program, contact Dr. Barry Atticks at barry.atticks@millersville.edu or visit http://millersville.edu/music/index.php for more information.

 

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