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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Video Production: Audio Recording Studio

Audio Recording Studio Equipment





ARS hours: click here
(Same as Media Design Lab)

Self Service Audio Recording Studio

The Self Service Audio Recording Studio (ARS) is located within the Media Design Lab / CrAFT Studio area on the lower level of Ramsey Library.  It offers patrons a quiet place to record personal and academic audio projects including podcasts, voice overs, interviews, and more. This space is for current UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff only. Drop-ins are welcome or you can make a reservation below.

Please note: There are 2 audio recording facilities in Ramsey Library: the Audio Recording Studio (ARS) and the Audio Lab.  The ARS is a self service studio and should not be confused with the Audio Lab, which is a full service lab where technicians do the recording for you.

For all ARS patrons: Whether you have a reservation or would like to drop in, the ARS door is locked at all times. To have someone unlock the ARS, do one of the following:

  • Visit the MDL Help Desk or office #038 (MDL Staff office across from the Media Design Lab)
  • Call 828.251.6659 (MDL Help Desk)
  • Visit Kent Thompson in Video Production (or call 828.251.6425)

Just let the staff member know you would like to use the ARS or that you have a reservation, and they will unlock the door for you.

Note: If for some reason you cannot reach anyone by the above methods, visit the circulation desk on the main floor of the library and ask someone to unlock the door for you.

Reservations Down for Maintenance

Our online reservation system is temporarily unavailable. You can still reserve the ARS by any of the methods listed below:

  • Email:

  • Call: 828.251.6659

  • Visit the MDL Help Desk or office #038 (MDL Staff office across from the Media Design Lab)

Before you reserve, please note:

  • If you're running late for your appointment, we will hold your reservation for 15 minutes before turning it over to the next person in line.


The ARS is a sound isolation booth, measuring 12.5 feet X 15 feet and is equipped with 2 Audio-Technica AT4033CL cardioid condenser microphones, Atlas microphone stands with booms, pop filters, music stands, and Sony headphones.  High quality audio is captured digitally using Adobe Audition software on a 27" iMac with a PreSonus Studio 24C interface.  Recorded files can be saved in a variety of formats and transferred via flash drive, share drive, or SD card.

Detailed self service operating instructions are provided in the Studio and technical assistance is available if necessary.


Kevin Watson

One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804


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Kent Thompson
Suite 30
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
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