Shapiro Design Lab Media Production Rooms

Design Lab Media Rooms

The Shapiro Design Lab Media Rooms offer high-quality media production and post-production software and equipment. The Winberg Media Production Room is designed for audio production, while the Perlstein Editing Room is designed for media post-production as well as game design, 3D and graphic design, and animation.

Carl Winberg, M.D. Media Production Room (Shapiro 1136)

4' x 4' Recording booth

5K iMac Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with 25-key synthesizer and Ableton Push

Rode NT-USB and Neumann KMS-105 microphones. The Rode is a USB microphone that can be used with your own laptop or the DAW, while the Neumann is an XLR microphone that can only be used with the DAW. Please note that these microphones are intended for single-voice recording and shouldn't be used together to record multiple voices. if you'd like to record more than one person at a time, please contact us about using additional microphones to get the best sound for your project. 


The Winberg Media Production Room includes a recording booth that is 4 feet by 4 feet (with a height of 7 feet) and is entered by stepping through a doorway that is 26.5 inches across with a 9 inch threshold. Because of this design, the booth may not be accessible to those who use a wheelchair or have other access needs. 


The larger Winberg Room has an accessible entrance (low profile threshold and low-effort door) and is acoustically treated, so users can make a high-quality recording in the room itself, whether using your own microphone(s) or with the Design Lab's equipment. If you have questions about accessing the Winberg Room, please email shapirodesignlab@umich.edu
 

Michael J. and Leslee C. Perlstein Editing Room (Shapiro 1138)

Mac Pro + Two 4K Monitors
27" 5K Retina iMac
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 tablet


Software

A variety of software is available on both machines, with the most popular listed below. To ask about or recommend a specific piece of software, please email shapirodesignlab@umich.edu.

Audio (on Winberg Audio Station - Shapiro 1136)

Ableton Live 10 Suite
Adobe Audition CC
Audacity
GarageBand
Logic Pro X
ProTools 10
Waves Audio Plugins
Izotope Rx 7 Noise Reduction Plugins

Video

Adobe Premiere CC
Camtasia
Da Vinci Resolve
Final Cut Pro
iMovie

3D + CAD

AutoDesk Suite
Auto Desk Fusion 360
SketchUp

Graphic Design + Animation

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects CC
Clip Studio Pro (Perlstein Station A)

Software Development and Data Analysis

Arduino
OpenRefine
Processing
Python
R
Xcode

Using the Rooms

In order to reserve and use the Shapiro Design Lab Media Production Rooms (MPRs), you must complete two brief orientation modules in the Design Lab’s Canvas course. These modules cover general policies and procedures, as well as information related to the specific hardware and configuration of our MPR spaces. The first module is entitled “Policies & Procedures,” and must be completed in order to unlock the second, dedicated “Media Production Rooms” module. Each section of these modules must be completed, including the brief quizzes that conclude each of them.

Upon successful completion of the relevant Canvas modules, you will be given a private link to our reservation calendar, where you will be able to make bookings for the Winberg Room, as well as Stations A and B in the Perlstein Room. Please do not share this link, as it is important that all users of these spaces be adequately trained on the equipment.

Recording and Engineering Assistance

Would you like help recording, engineering, or mixing? The Design Lab has Audio Interns who can help your project sound its best! To schedule a consultation or recording/mixing session, please email shapirodesignlab@umich.edu. This could include interview recordings for a podcast, editing assistance, music production and mixing, and more. Please give us 48 hours notice if you would like assistance with recording or engineering, so we can ensure someone will be available to help you. 

Also check out our Research Guide on Podcasting and Audio Storytelling for a variety of resources to help you with your project.

 

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Last modified: 11/25/2019