From legendary to leading edge, you’ll learn how to handle any gear in any environment.

Not all recording studios are created equal. In the real world, you’ll find everything from classic retro studios with analog tape machines to state-of-the art digital playgrounds. After 11intense months and over 650 hands-on hours in studio, you know them all like the back of your hand.

Labs, workstations, studios and screening rooms…we have them all on-site.

Hands-on practical studio experience is crucial to the OIART experience and you spend every second of it – in small groups of no more than 4 students at a time -- in our extensive on-site facilities.

Studio 1

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Studio 1

With the rapid evolution of digital technologies, many hardware-based recording tools have been replaced by software plug-in devices using AVID’s Pro Tools™ platform. Studio One models this industry standard.

Equipment:

  • AVID C|24 Console
  • Pro Tools|HDX System
  • 2x AVID HD I/O
  • Pro Tools HD 11Apple Mac Pro
  • Beachroad 312- 2-Channel Mic Preamps
  • Focusrite 3 Dual Compressor/Limitor
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves, SSL, Celemony Melodyne and others
  • Monitors: Altec “Big Red” 604Es, Tannoy System 600 Series 5.1 surround and near-field
  • Secondary Editing Station: Pro Tools 11, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, 27" iMac

Specifications:

  • “Staggered wedge” design creates ideal surface geometry for acoustic control
  • 265 sq. ft. Control Room/Critical Listening Space
  • 500 sq. ft. Recording Floor with Iso-booth

Studio 2

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Studio 2

Boasting industry-standard audio hardware, combined with professional-grade software, Studio Two follows the design philosophies of the finest recording and mixing studios worldwide.

Equipment:

  • Westar 24-channel analog console
  • Sony APR-24 – 2” 24 Track Analog Tape Machine
  • Pro Tools|HDX System
  • 2x AVID HD I/O
  • ProTools HD 11
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Outboard gear by Neve, SSL, Eventide, Focusrite, Bellari, Urei, Lexicon, Digitech, Empirical Labs, and more
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves, SSL, Celemony Melodyne and others
  • Monitors: Yamaha NS10s, Dynaudio BM6As, Tannoy DMT 215s, Neumann KH 310
  • Yamaha C3X Grand Piano
  • Secondary Editing Station: Pro Tools 11, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, 27" iMac

Specifications:

  • Floating-floor, RFZ (Reflection Free Zone) built using LEDE™ (Live End Dead End) and RPG™ design concepts
  • 390 sq. ft. Control Room/Critical Listening Space
  • 800 sq. ft. Multi-surfaced Recording Floor

Studio 3

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Studio 3

Our main lecture studio features theatre-style seating facing an “exploded-view” control room set-up. All aspects of studio recording technologies are represented and exposed to reveal their interconnections and provide access. A video projector displays class content, and when required, close-up images of any piece of equipment or cabling. Additionally, large acoustic baffles transform the lecture theatre into a controlled monitoring environment for recording and mixing during lab use.

Equipment:

  • Westar 32-channel analog console
  • Studer A80 – 2” 24 track analog tape machine
  • Pro Tools|HDX System
  • 2x AVID HD I/O
  • Pro Tools HD 11
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Outboard gear by Urei, DigiTech, Lexicon, TC Electronics, Alesis, and others
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves, SSL, Celemony Melodyne and others
  • Monitors: Yamaha NS10s, Fostex LS4s, and Yorkville YSM1
  • Secondary Editing Station: Pro Tools 11, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, 27" iMac

Specifications:

  • 1400 sq. ft. lecture theatre
  • Baffles allow room to transition in to a controlled monitoring environment
  • Headphone distribution system allows monitoring at every desk

Studio 4

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Studio 4

Based on professional editing environments as used in post-production, music and mastering suites, Studio Four offers multiple individual workstations.

Equipment:

  • 2x Digidesign 003 systems with Pro Tools 11
  • 2x Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interfaces
  • 4x iMac 27” i7 computers
  • 2x Novation 25SL MK II MIDI Controller
  • Roland TD-3KWS electronic drums
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves, SSL, Celemony Melodyne and others

Specifications:

  • Multiple individual computer workstations
  • Acoustically designed voiceover recording booth

Studio 5

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Studio 5

OIART's second lecture studio features theatre-style seating, surround sound, and a video projector providing a large-format view of software tools, video playback, and lecture presentations. It also includes a voiceover recording booth equipped for Foley and ADR recording.

Equipment:

  • AVID C|24 Console
  • Pro Tools|HDX System
  • AVID HD I/O
  • ProTools HD 11
  • Apple Mac Pro
  • Dolby Labs DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool
  • Dolby Labs LM100 Broadcast Loudness Meter
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves, SSL, Celemony Melodyne, iZotope RX3, Native Instruments Absynth, and others
  • Monitors: Tannoy VNET mains, Tannoy EFX-1 surround sound, Genelec nearfield reference monitors
  • Secondary Editing Station: Pro Tools 11, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface, 27" iMac

Specifications:

  • 1000 sq. ft. lecture theatre
  • Headphone distribution system allows monitoring at every desk

Studio 6

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Studio 6

A computer-based studio, this facility teaches professional desktop audio production — an increasingly important aspect of the industry. Its MIDI-controllable instruments and software sequencers may appear simple to the untrained eye, but they offer a cost-effective alternative popular with musicians, sound designers and educators.

Equipment:

  • Pro Tools HD Native system with Pro Tools 11
  • HD Omni I/O
  • Apple 27" iMac
  • Semi-anechoic recording chamber
  • Yamaha S80 keyboard/synth
  • Plug-ins by McDSP, SoundToys, Waves Gold, SSL, Celemony Melodyne and others
  • Roland tone generators, Moog Minitaur and Waldorf Rocket synths, Steven Slate drums
  • Novation 25SL MK II MIDI controller
  • Lucid Gen x192 master clock
  • SSL G384 compressor
  • GML 8200 parametric EQ
  • Monitors: Neumann KH 120 w/KH 810 Sub

Studio 7

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Studio 7

This area focuses on stage assembly, AC distribution, FOH and stage monitor loudspeaker systems, power amps, speaker management and processing, as well as basic DMX lighting design and programming. It’s where our students learn about the dramatic world of live audio performance.

Equipment:

  • 16' x 12' Professional Stage
  • Yamaha M7CL Digital Mixing Console
  • Allen & Heath GL3300 32 Channel Analog Mixing Console
  • QSC WideLine-8 Line Array Speaker System with Basis 914 Processor
  • 4-way Active Electro Voice ETX-35P and ETX-18SP Loudspeaker System
  • Electro Voice ZLX-12P Active Monitors
  • DBX260 Drive Rack
  • Shure UR4D Wireless Microphone System
  • Shure PSM300 In-Ear Monitor System
  • Tourtruss Professional Lighting Truss
  • Source Four Conventional Lighting Fixtures

 

  • Microh Tri LED Bar Lighting Fixtures
  • American DJ Inno Pocket Spot LED Moving Lights
  • ETC Smartfade 1248 Lighting Console
  • Jands Vista M1 Lighting Console and Software
  • Roland V-40HD Video Switcher
  • Draper Ultimate Fast Fold Video Projection Screen
  • Professional 100amp 3-phase 220V AC power Distro

Studio 8

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Studio 8

Our Acoustic Research Lab doubles as a 5.1 surround sound screening and game-play studio. Its adjustable acoustic elements allow students to analyze and alter systems using acoustics analysis software. This demonstrates common acoustic concerns represented in high-end home theatre systems and other audio environments.

Equipment:

  • 60” Stewart Lexus Deluxe Firehawk G3 screen
  • Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080UB HD projector
  • Pioneer Elite receiver
  • B&W surround sound system with Tannoy bipole rear speakers
  • Blu Ray DVD player
  • Sony PS3
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Modular passive acoustic treatment

Better yet, come see, touch and experience all 8 studios in person

Book a tour and pay us a visit!

Our tours provide a real life, up-close and personal look at our broad range of studio technologies, introduce you to campus facilities and give you a taste of OIART student life. Please book anytime during the school year by contacting Asha Hall, our Admissions Counsellor, at 1-866-686-5010 (x22).

Special rates are available for overnight visitors at the following local hotel.

Four Points by Sheraton

1150 Wellington Rd
London, ON N6E 1M3
P: (519) 681-0600
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