TeenHQ Recording Studio

Teens happily tinker with the recording studio equipment at SJPL TeenHQ.

Reservations

Reserve the Studio

Hours

Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm
Sun, 1pm-5pm

Phone

408-808-2165

What is the Recording Studio?

TeenHQ features a private recording booth where music can be produced, recorded, edited and saved. Teens can use the computer and mixing boards outside the studio to produce musical tracks, and a computer inside the studio to record vocals and instruments. The studio is also a great place to record podcasts or other audio projects!

Recent Workshop: Beat-Making

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Equipment

Specific equipment and software for the recording studio include:

microphone
High-quality microphones, microphone stand, and pop screen

speaker
High-qualityheadphones and external speakers

Pro Tools 12 purple and black software box
Pro Tools 12 (software for recording live music or podcasts in the studio)

Reason icon
Reason 8 (software for recording live music or podcasts in the studio)

Mackie 802VLZ4
Mackie 802VLZ4 (mixing board for producing music)

Akai Advance 49
Akai Advance 49 (midi controller for producing music)

Maschine Studio
Maschine Studio (production studio with paired software)

Traktor Kontrol S5
Traktor Kontrol S5 (all-in-one DJ controller system)

Who Can Use the Recording Studio?

The Recording Studio is reserved for use by library patrons between the ages of 12 and 18. The library will also host special times for adults to enjoy the equipment in the Recording Studio. Please keep an eye on the King Library calendar to learn about these adult programs as they are scheduled.

How Can I Use the Recording Studio?

Follow these steps to use the Recording Studio:

  • Contract & Waiver: Complete a Contract and Waiver (PDF, 171KB), including a signature from a parent or guardian.
  • Training: Attend a Recording Studio training before reserving and using the space. Regular trainings will be scheduled by library staff; please check the TeenHQ event calendar for the next available training dates.
  • Reservations: Reserve the Recording Studio in advance. Reservations can be made up to four days in advance for one-hour sessions. You may only have one active reservation at a time. Please remember to bring a personal USB to your session to transfer and store your music files.

Your reservation will include use of the production computer, where you can use the mixing boards and production software to create your own music, as well as the use of the Recording Studio to record your vocals and/or any instruments you wish to play.

If you have questions about how to use the equipment or schedule a reservation, please ask a TeenHQ staff member for assistance and review the TeenHQ Recording Studio Policy.

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