One of the many jobs required of a beginning recording engineer is to ensure that the place of employment is in proper operating order. Your current "place of employment" is the MDIA Sound Studio complex (referred to throughout as MDIA Sound). Rooms governed by these policies include:
In an effort to make us all responsible users of MDIA Sound, the school has implemented the following policies. These school wide policies & procedures supersede any studio procedures that may be spelled out in course syllabi.
All students are responsible for the order and cleanliness of MDIA Sound as well as issues that may arise through the normal course of studio use. The pictures included in this manual show the condition that each of the rooms shall be in at the conclusion of any session or class of which you are part. To ensure all students are properly informed on studio operation please reference the individual room guides through this online manual.
Learn about reserving time for course assignments & projects using Media Cal.To report an issue with the studio please submit an online trouble report.
Access to MDIA Sound facilities is provided only to students actively enrolled in courses that necessitate their specific use. If a student is not enrolled in a course that specifies one of the MDIA Sound facilities as the class location they will be denied access. Facility access is provided between the end of the first and second week of course once all students are enrolled in classes. Students should not expect access to be instantaneous as we are reliant upon OU Facilities to reprogram the locks. Students must also sign the MDIA Sound Studios Policy & Procedure Agreement.
Students access MDIA Sound facilities using student ID cards. Students who lose / replace their studnt IDs during the semester must notify the MDIA office immediately to retain access as the ID must then be reprogrammed. Students will be charged a $25 fee for all lock reprogramming after the second week of the semester. This fee is also assessed for students who add the course after the second week of the semester. Any fees associated with investigating a studio incident will be assessed to the guilty party. Please note that the MDIA Sound facilities operate 24hr/day during the semester.
III. Policies & Procedures
There are several general policies and operational guidelines which must be abided by at all times:
Your job at the end of your time in the studio is to "zero" the facility just like a console. This will at least include:
IV. Violations & Consequences
If, at any time, faculty or staff finds one of the MDIA Sound Studios in anything but pristine condition or a violation of any of the policies stated above is discovered, there will be consequences.
The studio is inspected every morning for studio policy infractions: should a piece of equipment show damaged in any way, the facility be found not-zeroed (microphone cables improperly wrapped, microphones not stored in their appropriate spot, etc.), the facility found messy by the unauthorized presence of food /drink, or any other infraction of studio policy be discovered, one or all of the following corses of action will be taken:
Non-equipment related violations:
Note: Consider all consequences above “minimum sentences”. The School of Media Arts & Studies in coordination with MPRI faculty have ultimate discretion as to how policies are administered. MPRI faculty can, at their discretion, determine that any offense is severe enough to warrant immediate failure of a student’s enrolled audio course, a permanent facility ban, the suggestion of criminal prosecution, and / or a damage charge to a student’s bursar account.
Keep reading for example photos of a clean MDIA Sound which are contained in Section VI.
V. Scripps College Photo Release Agreement
As indicated in my signing of the MDIA Sound Studio Policies, I either:
Agreement With Ohio University
I understand that films, photographs, or reproductions have been made in which I appear. I agree to let the Scripps College of Communication, its subsidiaries, and its agents publish or make other public use of these films, photographs and other reproductions.
I also agree to give the Scripps College of Communication, its subsidiaries, and its agents all responsibility and authority for inspecting, approving and selecting these pictures.
While the Scripps College of Communication agrees not to make any deliberate distortion or other alteration of these pictures, I agree not to hold it liable for any distortion or alteration that may result.
VI. Example Photos of a Clean MDIA Sound Studio