Introducing: Wooster's New Digital Recording Studio
by: Sophia Cilento
Daschel Knuff at the new digital music soundboard
This year, Wooster has introduced a new type of music class. One of our rooms in the Music Building has been made into a digital recording center. If you go into the studio at first, you will notice the superficial changes, such as new flooring and a new recording booth that looks into the room with the brand new soundboard. When I toured around with Mr. Johnston, he pointed out the new jacks in the walls. Basically, these jacks allow you to plug in a machine that you plug your mics into, and it stores all the recordings and sends them to the new soundboard. This type of technology allows Wooster to record essentially anything due to the jacks in every room. After discussing technology and construction, we discussed what he hopes will happen in the upcoming years. He told me, "I mean, it's amazing we haven't even thought about all the possibilities for our new equipment."
After talking with Mr. Johnston, I thought I should talk to a dedicated music student who was thrilled they got such new, high-tech, and exciting equipment. Daschel Knuff, '23, and I sat down to chat about his hopes for the new equipment and how music classes will evolve this year. "The class has changed a little, but it's the same idea of an open space where you can ask for any type of help," he said. Daschel also told me that Mr. Newbury and Mr. Johnston are there to help figure out ideas or even play a few guitar chords for students to record. We talked about some goals to help elevate the Wooster Music program; he said that they talked about releasing an EP, and about how they want to start recording CIE so it can be put out online. So keep your eyes out for any projects from our music program.
Thank you to everyone that donated at the Gala to help Wooster fundraise for such a cool addition to our campus and student life!
The equipment up close