The Recording Studio

Open to the WCMS community and the general public for recording sessions. The Recording Studio (located next to Nichols Hall) is designed to handle all of your music recording and production needs. From songwriting and arranging assistance to producing release-ready CDs, our expert staff offers extensive industry experience and will customize your recording/production session for any type of group: an individual, an ensemble, a band, or a vocal group (current COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed). The studio is available for booking any time of year, and can accommodate a wide range of recordings:

  • for college applications
  • for audition submissions
  • to promote yourself or your group
  • to share with family and friends
  • to use for marketing, fundraising, or commemoration
  • to document progress in music studies or songwriting
  • to record a speech, audio book, or podcast

We also offer video services to accompany audio recordings, which is a requirement for some applications and audition submittals.

To send a request for information and/or to inquire about specific dates for recording, submit the Booking Request Form below.

Private instruction is also available in recording and production.

Faculty:  Scott Janovitz, Recording & Mix Engineer

College Application Package or Audition Package
$400 package price includes:

  • 2 hours of recording time (2-3 pieces)
  • 2 hours of editing time
  • 1 hour for set-up, break-down, and sanitizing equipment

Hourly Recording Rate (2022-2023):

  • $85 an hour (includes engineer/producer)
  • There is a minimum booking requirement of 2 hours for instrumental recording sessions.
  • If you would like to pay online for your session, please click here.

Other Services Available (additional fee):

  • Instrumental accompanist from the WCMS faculty
  • Piano tuned specially for your recording session
  • A production meeting with our engineer/producer to help prepare your song(s) for the recording session
  • Songwriting lessons with a faculty member to help fine tune your song(s)

Equipment List:

  • Interface: Digidesign Digi 003 Rack
  • Mic Pre's: Presonus DigiMAX FS
  • Software: Pro Tools and Logic Pro
  • Microphones: Rode NT4, Crown PZM-30D, Audio-Technica AT 4040's & PRO-45's, AKG D112, and Sennheiser e60, e609 and e914's
  • Steinway B Grand Piano, Pearl Vision Birch VBL 5-piece kit, access to various other instruments and amps

Audio Samples