Sound Booth Policies and Procedures
Sound booths are available for checkout during the COVID-19 pandemic with some restrictions. Please make sure that all policies and procedures for the sound booths are followed at all times, for your safety and the safety of others. Violation of these policies can result in the loss of access to the sound booths for the remainder of the semester.
Reserving a Sound Booth
Sound Booths can be temporarily held by calling ATEC Tech Resources at (972) 883-7515 or emailing atec_tech at utdallas.edu a maximum of 30 minutes in advance. After 30 minutes has passed the sound booth will be made available to others if needed. Otherwise sound booths are first-come, first-serve for walk-up checkouts.
Checking Out a Sound Booth
For either a walk-up checkout or a phone/email appointment please visit the service window in the Open Lab (ATC 2.302). You will need to show your Comet Card to the lab tech on shift to check out a sound booth. We will not be holding on to Comet Cards during the COVID-19 pandemic for sanitation reasons. A lab tech will then walk you up to the sound booth checked out to you and let you in. AKG P220 condenser microphones are setup in the space.
Policies for Using a Sound Booth
Please be aware that there should only ever be maximum of two people in a sound booth at a time. Violation of this policy can result in the loss of sound booth privileges for the semester. Please be aware for security purposes the sound booths have cameras that will be monitored at all times. Sound booths are reserved for sound recording only. The machines in the Sound Lab (ATC 3.601) have ProTools available as well as a few machines in the Open Lab (ATC 2.302) for editing.
If you need to leave the sound booth temporarily during your reservation please make sure that the door is locked and closed behind you. Call (972) 883-7515 to have a lab tech let you back into the room.
When you are finished with your recording please call the lab techs at (972) 883-7515 and inform them that you have finished with your session. Failure to do so may result in a loss of sound booth privileges. After informing the lab techs via phone and making sure the equipment in the space is in the same condition as when you entered, you may leave the sound booth. You do not need to wait for a lab tech to check the room. Please make sure the door is locked and closed securely behind you after you leave. Leaving the sound booth unlocked, leaving the door open, or taking equipment from the room can result in bans on sound booth usage.