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Recording Studio

Record a podcast or work on your next musical hit in our recording studio! Try our state-of-the-art recording equipment in our soundproof booth.

Booking Instructions

User Requirements

To reserve the Recording Studio, users must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have a valid Cranbrook Public Library card


Reserve a two-hour time slot up to 72 hours in advance of your desired appointment time. Please use the information below to book your time, and view the calendar for upcoming workshops on using this equipment.

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  • Reservations will expire 10 minutes after the set appointment time and must be rebooked
  • For appointment adjustments or cancellations, please contact us at the information above


Mixing Board


  • Model: Sennheiser MK 4 Condenser Microphone
  • Description: Professional quality cardioid condenser microphone for home, project, and professional studios; a 1 inch true condenser capsule produces powerful, warm sound; ideal for vocals and acoustic instruments

Audio Interface

  • Model: Behringer U-Phoria UMC22
  • Description: An ultra-compact 48 kHz USB audio interface with a professional-grade Midas-designed Mic Preamp, combination XLR or TRS input for your vocal or line input, and an additional quarter-inch instrument input


  • Model: Sennheiser HD 300 PROtect Headphones
  • Description: Combines advanced protection from peak levels with incredibly detailed sound and an exceptionally high level of wearing comfort. This makes it a reliable tool for demanding productions.


View a list of available applications (PDF, 172 KB) and related tutorials and help sites.

Tutorials & Help

  • Gale Courses: Just under 350 highly interactive, instructor-led courses on numerous topics such as Adobe Apps, digital scrapbooking, podcast recording, and more that you can take entirely online! Courses run for six weeks, and new sessions begin every month. Free with your library card!
  • LinkedIn Learning: Discover a multitude of courses about recording equipment, podcast recording, and audio mixing and editing software for free with your library card.
  • Berklee College of Music – Free Music Resources: Offers free course samplings and handbooks useful for teaching all aspects of music – production, theory, and practice.
  • Applications List (PDF, 172 KB): Links directly to each app’s official help site.
  • Recording Studio Workshops: Keep an eye on our calendar for special workshops with local professionals.

Related Policies

OP-01 Patron Code of Conduct

OP-08 Technology Access

OP-14 Photography, Filming & Other Recordings

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Creative Commons Licensing