Open Studio Blocks
With a valid library card you can reserve two 3-hour sessions a month in the Studio to work on your projects, learn the art of recording from our instructor, and refine your skills. Upon submitting your library card information, you will receive an email going over the studio guidelines and procedures.
Ready to reserve your spot?
Please follow the link below to apply. Soon after your application has been submitted you will be contacted via email regarding studio guidelines and time slot availability. If you don’t believe you received an email, please check your spam folder. Due to high demand, Open Studio sessions are sometimes not available for up to two weeks from the current date.
- The studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Downtown Chattanooga Public Library branch.
- The studio consists of three live rooms; vocal booth, drum room, live room and the main control room.
- The studio is just under 1,000 square feet.
- The studio features 48 line inputs, including 40 microphone preamps.
- The studio is an educational facility.
- No food or drink allowed inside the studio.
- The studio is not designed to connect personal computers to the system for recording, but a laptop can be connected to the monitors for mixing and mastering purposes.
- All work must be saved on a personal hard drive or transferred via AirDrop or cloud storage; Google Drive, Dropbox etc.
- Avid HDX
- Avid C24 Pro Tools Control Surface
- Argosy Mirage NC 24 Desk
- Focusrite ISA828 MkII — 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier
- Audient asp808 — Two 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifiers
- Apple Mac Pro
- Avid Pro Tools Mac Keyboard
- Lynx Aurora AD/DA Converter
- Universal Audio Apollo Twin
- Dangerous 2 Bus LT
- Dangerous Music Monitor System with Remote
- Presonus Nearfield Monitors
- Presonus Sceptre Studio Subwoofers
- Key Lab 61 Keyboard and Stand
- Yamaha 88-key USB Piano
- 4K Television
Software & Plugins
- Avid Pro Tools
- Ableton Live
- FL Studio
- Universal Audio Luna
- Antares 8 Auto-Tune Native
- Arturia Analog Lab
- Native Instruments Komplete 10
- Universal Audio
- Waves Horizon
- 10x Shure SRH840 Pro Monitoring Headphones
- 10x Behringer 16 Channel Personal Mixer
- 1x AKG D112
- 4x Audio Technica 4040
- 1x Audix D6
- 4x sE Electronics 2200A
- 1x sE Electronics T2
- 4x Sennheiser E604
- 1x Sennheiser E602
- 4x Shure SM81
- 4x Shure SM57
- 4x Shure SM58
- 4x Shure SM7B
- 24x Various Mic Stands