L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance

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The L. Austin Weeks Recording Studio, one of the most advanced academic and professionalrecording studios in the world, is home to the Music Engineering Technology (MuE) program at the Frost School of Music. It underwent a million-dollar overhaul recently, making it the first of its kind to house three full-size integrated mixing consoles with digital and analog capabilities. The new control room boasts a 24-channelAvid S6 controller; a 32-channel all-analog API 1608 with Automation; and an SSL 948 Delta, a digitally controlled analog console.

Parson’s Audio along with enrolled students working under their supervision installed the new audio equipment, which included components, console wiring, fiberoptic network, and more. The renovation also provides isolation areas for different types of instrumental performance needs, including a drum booth, vocal alcove, and sound lock. The main studio features a high ceiling and Yamaha C5 grand piano, and is spacious enough forstring sections and other group performance needs.

The Weeks Recording Studio is used for MuE coursework, including hands-on workshops, recording sessions, recital recordings, and laboratories where students obtain practical experience in recording studio technique, audio for video, and the use of the Studio’s synchronization and post-production capabilities. Students can also earn a studio license through the MuE program and book their own studio sessions. L. Austin Weeks was a music lover and generous donor to the Frost School of Music. The Weeks Recording Studio was named in his honor, through acharitable gift from his family.