Audio Studio

Room 1335, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094

The Audio Studio is an audio laboratory set up in the style of a recording studio. The resources are intended to encourage experimentation and research, and develop skills and techniques in audio production.


The studio consists of five rooms: the control room, main tracking room, two isolation booths, and an amp room. It has been set up with the resources to explore stereo recording, surround recording and surround recording with height.


The studio is equipped with an API Vision console and set up for full 5.1 surround sound mixing as well as listening.

It includes:

  • 48 channels
  • 96 faders
  • 32 microphone pre-amps
  • 32 parametric qualizers
  • 16 graphic equalizers
  • 24 compressors
  • surround buss compressor

The studio is also equipped with a large selection of outboard gear including compressors, equalizers, and reverberation units. 

Get Trained

Certification to use the Audio Studio is the fourth and final step in the audio software and facilities training sequence.

To be certified to use the Audio Studio, you must first be trained to use the Electronic Music Studios and take a multi-session training course for the Audio Studio.
Our training sessions are intended to ensure that all users have the same knowledge base and expectations of the rooms in the Duderstadt Center. Everyone, regardless of depth of recording experience, is required to complete the training sessions for each room. The training workshops are not-for-credit, orientation sessions offered by the Digital Media Commons; this is different from the sound recording course offered as part of a degree program by the School of Music, Theatre and Dance.

Reserve the Studio

Certified users can reserve the room through our online reservation system.

Collaborate with a Certified Student Audio Engineer

If you are a musician looking for a certified studio engineer to collaborate with, you may send a request to audio.studio@umich.edu. This email address reaches all certified users in the studios.

Work with Us

Faculty and graduate students who would like to work on a recording project with one of the DMC's professional audio engineers, are requested to submit an Audio Recording Project Support Request Form.

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Digital Media Commons Computer Training Labs

Third Floor, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
(734) 763-3266 (p)

The DMC has two computer training labs that are open to all U-M students, faculty and staff — though reservations are required.

Both labs can be combined to make larger rooms with 44 work stations.

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Advanced Podcasting Room

Room 1122, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
(734) 763-3266 (p)

The Advanced Podcasting Room has all the tools you need to record professional-quality audio and video podcasts that are ready for immediate upload.

The room includes:

  • a teleprompter
  • high definition video camera
  • touch screen interface
  • professional lighting
  • multiple backdrops
  • and drawing tablet for annotation.

Get Trained

30-minute training session is required before you can use the room.

Reserve the Room

Trained users can reserve the room through our online reservation system.

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UM3D Lab

Room 1365, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
(734) 615-9699 (p)

Hours this week:

Monday09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The UM3D Lab provides students, facutly and staff with access to technologies, expertise and education in cutting-eduge computer modeling and visualization, including:
  • Advanced 3-D modeling, animation and simulation
  • Open access 3-D printing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Motion capture
  • Scanning and virtualization of physical objects
  • Application development
  • Support and consultation through every stage of a project's life cycle 

Curious? Come See Us

The lab has an open door policy and welcomes visitors Monday through Friday, 9 a..m to 6 p.m.
A formal open house is held the second Friday of every semester.

More About Our Offerings

Photo of 3-D printed material.3-D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

The lab offers a wide range of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing technologies to help you create physical versions of your digital creations. We provide you with the technology and support needed to do what you do best — bring great ideas into reality: medical devices, mechanical parts, architectural designs, art work, etc.
If you have a design you want printed, you can learn more about the process and submit your model at the UM3D Lab website. We will take care of the dirty work, allowing you to pick up your creation when it's ready.
However, if you want to get your hands dirty and print yourself, we have a new collection of 3-D printers that are open-access, easy to operate, and free to use. More information on getting started can be found on the UM3D Lab website.
Photo of 3-D visualization.Advanced Visualization

Perhaps you have volumetric data of solar winds, an architectural space that needs to be experienced before being built, or even the desire to simulate mass casualty scenarios for training first responders. We can help you take a wide range of data and display it in ways that allow for easier exploration, communication, and discovery — whether for research, education, or creative activities.
The lab offers a wide range of services related to visualization including training and workshops, consultation and planning, image and animation generation, interactive experiences, and custom tool development. To learn more about advanced visualization at the lab, visit the UM3D Lab website.
Photo of motion capture session.Motion Capture

Tracking precise movements in three-dimensional space can be a challenging process. The lab offers several options for capturing accurate movements of objects or people through space. Whether you’re interested in capturing differences in movement patterns, identifying stress on an architectural form, or controlling autonomous robots, data from the system can be used for analysis, applied to digital characters or objects, used to control devices, preserved for posterity, or help you obtain greater insights into the object of your investigation. To learn more about motion capture, visit the UM3D Lab website.
Photo of 3-D scanning in progress.3-D Scanning

Working with digital tools, there are times when you need to reference real world objects, or sometimes it’s better to start with a digital version of what you want to create in order to modify it. Our scanners allow you to scan a physical object and generate a 3-D model — which can then be sculpted, measured, archived, or duplicated. Whether you have interest in engines, faces, potatoes, or insects, our scanners can quickly get your objects into digital form. To learn more about 3-D scanning, visit the UM3D Lab website.
Illustration of toolbox.Project Development

Not sure where to start? Do you have an idea but are looking for expert advice? The lab provides a wide range of support services including training, workshops and course integration. We can consult with you at any stage in a project's life cycle, and assist with the development of visually rich applications and tools for multiple platforms — mobile, web, virtual reality. One of our greatest joys is seeing your project succeed whether we’re directly involved or not. You can explore some of our past projects at UM3D Lab website. Let us know how we can help with your next project.
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Gallery in the Duderstadt Center

Room 1019, Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
(734) 763-0606 (p)

Hours this week:

Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Doggies in the Dude!

Shake off end-of-semester stress while relaxing with a furry friend. Therapy dogs await your attention, courtesy of Therapaws of Michigan.

Join us in the lobby of the Duderstadt Center:

     Monday, April 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
     Tuesday, April 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Event Information

Date & Time
April 22, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Lobby, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type
Open House

Creating an Inexpensive Open Source Book Scanner

For the past two semesters, the University of Michigan Library collaborated with Mechanical Engineering 450 students to create a prototype linear book scanner based on openly-available designs by Google. Please join us to hear the Winter 2014 ME450 students discuss their project, describe the improved design, and demo their prototype.

Event Information

Date & Time
April 24, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Duderstadt Center, DESIGN LAB 1 (was B245)
Event Type

Multimedia: A World Without Ice

This multimedia installation/performance piece helps the audience experience Global Warming through sight, sound and temperature; melting ice is amplified with contact microphones and complemented by landscapes of the Arctic North taken by Nobel-Prize-winning Physicist Henry Pollack.

Event Information

March 26th through March 28th
Video Studio, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type

Celebrate Creativity Art Show and Blueprint Magazine Release

Blueprint Magazine, a student-produced literary magazine on U-M's North Campus, presents a Celebrate Creativity Art Show and Blueprint Issue 4 Release which showcases artwork and poetry from students, faculty, and staff from the College of Engineering and across North Campus.

The Duderstadt Gallery is open weekdays, noon to 6 p.m.

Event Information

February 28th through March 18th
Gallery, Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Event Type

Material Conversations

Learn about the newest and coolest materials on the planet and new trends in materials research and design applications. What are you making? Need a little inspiration and impetus? The library's not just about books and journals!

Event Information

Date & Time
November 3, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, 2nd Floor Duderstadt Center, North Campus
Material Conversations series
Event Type


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