Since we were finishing up our Care and Repair class, we decided to make the short walk over to meet up with Professor Randall Davidson and other RTF faculty and staff. We had a great time checking out their technology and music collection, and I know that we will continue to deepen our connection to their program through Music Industry minors and other collaborations via the recording studio and radio station.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
|The class is hard at work on soldering cables and doing repairs|
A Friday tradition throughout the history of the Music Industry program has been the "Care & Repair" class. As you might imagine, as gear is utilized and many projects are taken on throughout the semester, it's only natural that there are parts that break and pieces of gear that need to be fixed.
|Desi thoroughly cleans a channel strip from the console|
One of the most common repairs is when cables need to be re-soldered. Aside from that, we also find ourselves often doing fixes to the vintage Sony mixing console, and cleaning up or tweaking equipment to ensure it's maximum sonic fidelity.
|Dylan and Gabi work on a channel from the Sony mix console|
One additional major task this year has been working on the studio design itself. From new curtains to adding new fiberglass paneling to the walls, there were a lot of tasks aimed at optimizing the studio both acoustically and aesthetically. We have all greatly enjoyed learning about the process of studio upkeep in both the analog and digital realm, and I look forward to continuing the process of working on our creative space for working and learning.
|Replacement VU meter bulbs in our vintage Urei compressors|
Saturday, April 2, 2016
|The students were really excited for Wally to visit for an afternoon!|
|Carlos with one of the nine DBX 150x Noise Reduction units he brought|
|Wally checks the voltage while Adam makes adjustments on the tape machine|