The intent of this policy is to clarify the use of Music Technology Center Equipment for recording purposes. Under the following guidelines and with the consent of the Director of the Electronic Music Studios, archival recordings may be made of Junior, Senior, and Graduate Recitals and Competitions. Under no circumstances are recordings to be made for personal monetary gain.
Students or faculty who violate these guidelines will be denied further access to the studio facilities.
1. All undergraduate and graduate students who have successfully completed Introduction to MIDI Technology and who are currently enrolled in Electronic Music II-VI may serve as a student recording engineer. The enrollment must be verified by the Director of the Music Technology Center prior to the recording date. At the beginning of each semester, the Director of the Music Technology Center will draw up a list of students who are able to serve as student recording engineers.
2. The recording project must be a junior, senior, graduate recital, or for a competition or audition tape. Ensemble concerts are to be recorded in the Concert Hall by an engineer hired by the School of Music, and therefore, are not covered under this policy.
3. There will be minimal editing involved with the project. Although multiple "takes" are allowed (in the case of a competition tape), no further processing or editing may take place (e.g., filtering, effects, etc.).
4. The hourly rate for the student engineer may not exceed $50.00/hour, the approximate length of a student recital.
5. The price of a recording for the student is $50 for a junior recital, $75 for a senior recital, $100 for a graduate recital. These pricings are based on the length of the recital. If the recital greatly exceeds the expected length, additional fees may apply. If the student cancels the recital less than two weeks before the performance, or cancels it and does not notify Dr. Matthusen, then the student will not be credited the cost of the recording. If proper cancellation procedure is followed, then the student is credited for exactly one semester.
6. The performer is provided a CD of their recording. Student engineers are authorized to make a single copy of the recording for junior and senior recitals, three copies for graduate recitals. However, subsequent duplications are prohibited.
7. The Music Technology Center will provide the following equipment: two microphones, microphone stand, proper cabling and a portable recorder. This equipment is the only Music Technology Center equipment that may be checked out by students and faculty. All of this equipment must be signed-out on the Music Technology Center studio doors. There is a sheet listing name, phone, equipment borrowed, time/day out and time/day returned.
8. All other equipment such as keyboards, keyboard stands, effect processors, keyboard pedals, etc. are not guaranteed for recitals or student rental. Any such lending of equipment must be cleared with the Director of the Electronic Music Studios.
9. The only person allowed to handle the equipment is the student engineer. That student is responsible for the any and all damage to the equipment, and s/he will be held financially responsible should something break.
10. The Music Technology Center is not responsible for the quality of the recording. These are student engineers and they are charging student prices. If professional quality is desired, email Prof. Sudol for additional contacts.
The Music Technology Center is not a professional recording facility. The student recording projects are provided as a privilege available only to music majors. Failure to abide by these rules will result in revocation of recording privileges. Please understand that there are no exceptions to these rules. Thank you for your cooperation.
Under the following guidelines and with the consent of the Director of the Electronic Music Studios, archival recordings will be made for Graduate Recitals. Under no circumstances are recordings to be made for personal monetary gain. Students or faculty who violate these guidelines will be denied further access to the studio facilities.
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