Audio Studio

The Marriott Library's Audio Studio assists the University of Utah community in integrating digital learning objects into curriculum/course and campus affiliated projects. It houses a soundproof Studio with professional microphones, digital recorder and the capacity for creating, recording and editing digital sound files. Matriculating Students, Staff and Faculty are eligible to use the Audio Studio. 


The Audio Studio is located within the Faculty Center, Room 1705-X, on Level 1 of the Marriott Library. 

Audio Studio Performance Space

Performance Room, with microphones, of the Audio Studio


Students Recording Jazz

Students recording and engineering a School of Music performance

Set up a consultation

  1. Email to schedule a consultation
  2. Access can be arranged if you have your own equipment or just need access to the soundproof performance space
  3. Your files will be delivered via a flashdrive,  external hard disk or cloud account
  4. Sound editing or (limited) post production assistance available
  5. Assistance, advice, and instruction is available for individuals, small groups or classes for: sound recording, research interviews, sound editing, and sound art projects 
  6. Equipment includes: Audio Technica 2050 microphones (4); PreSonus 192 Audio Interface; PreSonus Faderport 8 Control Surface; Adobe Audition Digital Recorder.

U Rising podcast audio - Nobel laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi

     U Rising podcast with Nobel laureate Dr. Mario Capecchi, recorded in the Audio Studio July 12, 2023

Types of Audio Recording Projects

  • Podcasts for Students, Staff & Faculty 
  • Interviews, Focus Groups, Oral Histories
  • Digital Storytelling & Documentary Film Narration
  • Campus marketing projects
  • Public Service Announcements, Tape-Synch recordings for Public Radio broadcasts
  • Poetry, Spoken Word, Drama & Theater Auditions
  • Automated Dialogue Recording for Student Films
  • Anime, Machinima and Video Game Audio/EFX/Soundtracks
  • PowerPoint/Slide Show Narration
  • Landline phone access for remote interview capability
  • Sound Art


The Audio Studio is in a faculty space with limited weekday hours. It also requires arrangement with Media Studios personnel for most use.

This led to the establishment of two Podcast Booths:

The Podcast Booths are user scheduled, soundproof recording facilities located in Protospace on Level 2

Users can record audio using a Snowball microphone and Audacity digital audio recorder.


During the Covid 19 pandemic, podcasting from home became a necessity. 

Podcasting from Home

To faciliate remote media creation, the Marriott Library purchased 9 podcasting kits: a Snowball USB microphone and hard plastic carry case. Check-out is available at the Knowledge Commons Desk, Level 2 Marriott Library. Students can check them out for 30 days. Staff and Faculty 3 days.