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Facilities

Facilities at the School of Creative Arts

 

MQ219 - 'The Mac Lab'

 

As the main computer lab within the Foyle Arts building, The Mac Lab is designed to be a modern, flexible and comfortable facility catering for a wide range of IT and high end content development requirements. Each of the 25 workstations is equipped with a 21.5" Apple iMac including 25 key semi-weighted piano keyboard, USB audio interface and Wacom Intuos 4 Graphics Tablet. The lab also incorporates monochrome print facilities, high quality audio playback and a large screen for the purposes of demonstration. There follows a list of the available software applications:

 

Developer Title Version
Autodesk Maya           2011
Unity Technologies Unity           3.5.5
Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium                                            5.5
Adobe After Effects 10.5
Pixologic Z Brush 4R4
Apple Final Cut Studio 2
Apple Logic Studio 3
Avid Media Composer 5.5
Avid Sibelius 5
Cycling '74 Max 6
Processing Processing 1.5
Apple Xcode 4.5
CDP Composer Desktop Project 5
Arduino Arduino Software Environment 0022
Spear Sinusoidal Partial Editing and Resynthesis 0.7.4
Audacity Audacity 1.3
Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip 1.9
JES JES Deinterlacer 3.3

 

In addition, each workstation includes as standard Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Liquid CD, VLC and Open Office.

 

The Mac Lab timetable for Semester 1 is available here and for Semester 2 here 

 

Studio One

 

Our more traditional music recording studio, the facility includes a spacious live room, tie line and video links to the Recital Room (incl. Yamaha Grand Piano) above, an extensive selection of microphones by Neumann, DPA, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Shure, Rode, ADK, sE and additional outboard processing. Acoustically treated and supporting a range of configurations via flexible acoustic gobos, Studio One can cater for a large range of musical styles and projects. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer Model Version
Sony DMX-R100 2
Mackie Mackie Control Universal Pro
Genelec 1030A Bi-amplified Monitor (Pair) 
Drawmer 1960 Vacuum Tube Compressor & Pre-amplifier
Focusrite ISA430 Producer Pack
TLA 5013 Dual Valve Equaliser
Apple Logic Studio 3
Apple Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon and 8GB RAM
RME HDSPe RayDat
RME HDSP TCO
TC Electronic M2000
Lexicon MPX110
Yamaha SPX900

 

Studio Two

 

Our flagship 'intermedia' facility, Studio Two provides for ITU standard 7.1 surround sound and working based on a symmetrical octaphonic array through KRK monitoring, with stereo listening provided by Genelec in addition to HD video monitoring and a comprehensive selection of high end content development tools. The facility also includes a small recording booth, selection of microphones and a range of video accessories. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer Model Version
Euphonix MC Control 2
Euphonix MC Mix
KRK VXT 6 Powered Reference Monitor x 8
KRK V12S Powered Subwoofer x 2
Apple Logic Studio 3
Apple Final Cut Studio 2
Apple Shake 4
Cycling '74 Max incl. Max for Live 6
Processing Processing 1.5
Apple Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon and 8GB RAM
RME Fireface 800 x 2
Avid Media Composer 5.5
Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium  5.5
Adobe After Effects 10.5
Ableton Live 8

 

Studio Three

 

A more modest - though still highly specified - pre-production suite running both audio and visual software incl. 4-channel Genelec surround and 27" LCD monitor. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer Model Version
Genelec 1030A Bi-amplified Monitor x 4
Apple Logic Studio 3
Apple Final Cut Studio 2
Apple Shake 4
Pixologic Z Brush 4R4
Cycling '74 Max incl. Max for Live 6
Processing Processing 1.5
Apple Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon and 6GB RAM
Tascam FW-1884
Avid Media Composer 5.5
Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium  5.5
Adobe After Effects 10.5
Ableton Live 8

 

Video & Audio Resources

 

We provide a range of audio and video capture and production resources; many available on short loan to students at the School. All equipment is supplied including extended capacity batteries, durable case/bag, SD card, stands/supports and environmental protection as appropriate.

 

Manufacturer Model Quantity
Sony HVR-A1e HDV Camera 2
Sony Alpha 37 SLT Camera incl. 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens 2
Canon HDC-SD90 HD camera 5
Canon HC-V700 HD Video camera  1
Rode Videomic Directional Condenser Microphone 6
Zoom H4n 24-bit 96kHz Portable Audio Recorder 2
Audio Technica AT8015 Shotgun Microphone 2
SoundField SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone 1
M-Audio Microtrack II 24-bit 96kHz Portable Audio Recorder 2
Lastolite Chromakey Green Curtain 3M x 7M 2
Canon PowerShot A590 IS 8 megapixel Camera  2
Arri 800 Three Head Lighting Kit 1
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