John Candy Room
Location: Melnitz A405
The John Candy Room is both a classroom and an audio recording and mixing space. It features both Final Cut Studio and Pro Tools LE, with a Digidesign Digi002 Rack with Control|24 digital mixing console. The room is capable of 5.1 monitoring. The Candy Room features a small sound booth, used for ADR voice-over recording and small musical instrument performances. Headphone monitoring in the booth provides talent with a stereo feed (including talkback from the main room) while maintaining a quiet recording environment.For recording in sync to picture, the Candy Room’s Apple Mac Pro computer routes playback of quicktime movies to two TV monitors (a small TV in booth and a large, wide-screen 50” Panasonic plasma, mounted on the wall in the control room). With just a click of the remote, the Panasonic 50” Plasma screen can switch from video playback to a VGA line from the computer to allow teachers to demonstrate different software techniques to the class on the big screen.
There is a MIDI keyboard in the main control room, which can be used to program and play voices in the application Garageband for basic digital music recording. The Candy Room serves as a training ground for students to learn some of the same digital mixing techniques used on mixes in the Re-Recording Stage.