UVic Digital Music Studios



Three digital music studios are housed in the School of Music building providing state-of-the-art workspaces for students and faculty to investigate, create and study music and music technology. The three studios: a Recording Studio, Post-production/Editing suite, and Electronic Computer Music Studio, have been designed to integrate completely allowing projects to move from studio to studio depending upon the specific needs of the project.

The digital music studios are committed to providing a professional studio environment using the latest in technology in order to promote innovation and excellence in the study and practice of digital music.




Attached to the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall is Studio One, the main recording studio for the School of Music. This studio provides archival, audition and production recording services for School of Music students, faculty and community members. Twenty-eight microphone lines are available between the stage and recording booth.  The studio also provides work-study employment opportunities for a select number of students. Qualified and eligible students are given the opportunity to learn and advance their skills in recording technology through the recording of the Schools extensive recital schedule.

Equipment List:

Yamaha 01V96kHz Version 2, 16mic/line inputs, 8 group buss outputs

Tascam DA-30 Dat
Tascam DV-RA 1000
Pro-Tools 9 with 002 rack
Apple iMac 21.5” Intel Core i5 2.7Ghz Quad-Core, 4GB RAM

Millenia Media HV-3D 8-channel microphone pre-amplifier
Apogee “Big Ben” master-clock

Monitors, Amps and Headphones:
Bryston 3B power amp
Dynaudio BM5 speakers
AKG240 DF headphones

Schoeps CMC6-U (3)
Schoeps MK-8 (1, figure-of-eight)
Schoeps MK-4 (2, cardioid)
Schoeps MK-2S (2, omni)
Neumann KM183 (2)
Oktava MK-012A with Michael Joly “OktavaMod” (4, omni, cardioid, hyper-cardioid)
Electro-Voice Raven Dynamic Microphone (cardioid)



Located on the lower floor of the music building, this studio provides post-production and digital audio editing facilities as well as housing the School's remote recording unit. Projects in this studio vary and can include classical music editing, narration overdubs, multi-track mixing, CD sequencing and mastering.

Equipment List:

Merging Technologies Pyramix 5.0
Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 1Gig, LynzTwo-B soundcard, dual monitors

Mackie 1604-VLZ3
Tascam SS-CDR1
Yamaha SPX90

Monitors, Amps and Headphones:

Yamaha NS-10M speakers
Bryston 2B-LP power amplifier

AKG 414EB (2)
AKG 414XLII (stereo kit)
Neumann KM184 (2)
Audio-Technica AT2020 (2)
Crown SAS-P Stereo PZM microphone
Shure SM58 (3)
Shure SM57 (3)
Yorkville YDI-1P (2, passive direct box)



Studio 3, the largest studio at the School of Music, has extensive facilities for digital audio exploration, creation and recording. The goal of this studio is to provide not only the latest in software and computer based digital music programs but also to provide students with access to rare and iconic musical instruments and controllers. A Buchla series 200 analog synthesizer, Korg Wavedrum, Moog Voyager and permanently installed Radio Drum controller form the basis of the collection which is continually being added to.

Equipment List:

Yamaha 01V96kHz Version 2, 16mic/line inputs, 8 group buss outputs

Pro-Tools 9 with 003 rack
Apple iMac 24” Intel Core 2 Duo 2.97GHz, 4GB RAM

Cycling ’74 Max 5
Ableton Suite 8 and Max for Live

Outboard, Synthesizers and instruments:
Universal Audio LA-610 MKII tube pre-amplifier, eq, compressor/limiter
Buchla Series 200 modular analog synthesizer
Moog Voyager (rack-mount edition)
Yamaha DX-7 FM synthesizer
Yamaha TX802 FM synthesizer module
Roland U-110 sound module
Korg Wavedrum WD-1
Boston by Steinway and Sons upright piano

Roland A80 (88 weighted keys)
M-Audio Oxygen 8
Novation Remote Zero SL midi controller

Monitors, Amps and Headphones:
Mackie HR824 powered speakers
Sony MDR7506 headphones

Neumann TLM103 (large diaphragm cardioid)
Shure SM7B (cardioid)



  1. Recitals and concerts that are recorded automatically include – faculty, guest artist, credit/degree, class/studio, Tuesdaymusic and Fridaymusics.  Any other concerts will not be automatically recorded unless a request is made through the music office at least 10 working days prior to the recital date.  Please refer to the section below for all other recording requests.
  2. Faculty, students and guest artists may request a copy of their recitals by submitting an “Application for Reproduction of Recorded Performance” form, available from the School of Music office.  Requests should be made at a minimum of 3 working days prior to the recital date.
  3. All automatically recorded recitals, excluding Tuesdaymusic and Fridaymusic recitals, are archived and available for listening in the Music and Audio department of the Macpherson Library.  Allow a minimum of five working days for processing before recordings become available for listening.


Private Recording: P.T Young Recital Hall

  1. Private recordings are divided into three specific categories: 1) private recital/concert recording 2) audition recordings 3) “for release” session recordings

    1. Private recital/concert recordings is for recitals held by members of the community outside of the School of Music or by School of Music students where the recital is not for credit or part of a degree program. 
    2. Audition recording is a category reserved for School of Music students or Faculty members wishing to make recordings as part of an audition, competition or academic application process.  It is understood that these recordings are not to be used for purposes other than those set out above and may not be used for commercial release.
    3. “For release” session recordings are for those individuals wishing to make a recording for the purpose of a commercial release.

  2. All Private Recordings are subject to an Engineering Services Fee outlined below.
  3. Recital Hall bookings must be organized through the School of Music Office and are subject to the Schools terms of use and rates
  4. Audition, application or recording project enquires should be directed to kmcnally@uvic.ca or 472-5628.


Engineering Services Fees:

Fees do not apply to any automatically recorded recitals/concerts

Recital/Concert recording ... $20/hr

  • includes an edited digital master in CD format
  • DVD-R data backups can be provided at a per disc price of $10.00
  • additional CD copies are available at a per disc price of $5.00
  • additional dubbing or post-production time is calculated at the $20/hr rate

Audition recording (UVic Students & Faculty) ... $11/hr

  • includes an edited digital master in CD format
  • additional CD copies are available at a per disc price of $10.00
  • additional dubbing or post-production time is calculated at the $11/hr rate

“For Release” recording ... $500/day

  • includes all engineering services and equipment (recording, editing and mastering), a digital master in CD format and all required data back-ups

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